After a pair of late wrecks jumbled the field, Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs.
Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion.
Sunday’s outcome at Texas leaves only one spot up for grabs next week at Phoenix, the final race before the title-deciding finale at Homestead.
Toyota drivers finished 1-2 at Martinsville on Sunday, giving the car maker victories in six of the seven playoff races this season.
Martin Truex Jr. overcame two early mistakes to win a wild playoff elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, an emotional victory for his Furniture Row Racing team following the death of a crew member the previous night.
Martin Truex Jr. won in overtime Sunday at Charlotte after two late cautions created extra laps and forced him to hold off Denny Hamlin on a pair of restarts.
Rain is playing havoc with the opening race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Kyle Busch’s victory at Dover, his fourth win of the season, kept him hot at the right time as NASCAR’s playoffs head into the second round.
Kyle Busch joined Martin Truex Jr. in the second round of the playoffs following Sunday’s dominating win.
“I don’t really care a whole lot about statements. I’m just having fun. It’s important to come here and not let the pressure get to you, and I think we did a good job with that.”