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Truex Opens the Playoffs With A Victory
The incredible season of Martin Truex, Jr. continued on Sunday in NASCAR's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.  Truex won the race by a margin of more than seven seconds, but he had to overcome a speeding penalty and a return to pit road because of loose lug nuts.  He had the…
Martin Truex, Junior Takes First Chase Race
The first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway goes to Martin Truex, Jr.  Using a late pit stop for new tires, Truex caught and passed rookie Chase Elliott in the final restart of the race and held on for the victory.  Elliott had led 75 laps until that…
Hamlin Opens The Chase With a Win
Denny Hamlin was the winner in the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.  Hamlin gambled on staying on the track with old tires, and it paid off when he took the lead on a restart with five laps left and he held off teammate Carl Edwards to…