Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Updated NASCAR Cup Playoff standings after Charlotte

Updated NASCAR Cup Playoff standings after Charlotte

Heading into this weekend, the Mayetta, NJ native had accumulated five wins and led over 1,800 laps. Earnhardt had to start from the rear after going to a backup vehicle after a Friday practice crash. "It would be nice to run top-10 all race here, but we struggled up and down". That's not what happened though, as Truex struggled to move forward with an ill-handling vehicle early on.

Truex was mostly a non-factor in the first two stages of the race, but in the last hundred laps or so, he burst through the pack and stormed to the front. "The auto started bouncing really bad and started losing grip as the VHT went away and kind of lost what I had at the beginning of the race - to arc it into the corner and do all the things I needed to do to get through the middle of the corner and be in the throttle". Get started for free by clicking the button below. Larson is with Chip Ganassi/Felix Sabates Racing, Harvick is with Stewart-Haas Racing, and Hamlin and Busch are with Joe Gibbs Racing.

For the second year in a row, the Bank of America 500 was threatened by a tropical system.

As their steamroll of positive energy continued, Stage Three began to fall right into the No.78 team's hands.

After last week's race, the 16-driver field for the season championship was cut to 12, and McMurray finished just two points ahead of Ryan Newman. He stormed back, taking the lead for the first time in the last hundred laps or so, and managed to stave off a handful of drivers who tried to do the same. The No.42 and No.4 were some of the strongest cars all day at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Truex wasn't going to give up without a fight. A few late cautions sent the race into overtime, but by that point, only an absolute catastrophe could have kept him out of Victory Lane. As the checkered flag flew, Truex, one whom many didn't think had a shot, crossed the finish line first. While it's hard to argue that anyone but Truex deserves to win the title at this point, a good battle down the stretch is only a good thing for the sport and its backers. "So if we just did waht we had done all year long, we would be fine". You dream about days like today.

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Winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway is often special for drivers as they can celebrate with their family. Photo by Zach Darrow.

"When we loaded up the speedway let me leave the bus here and we drove on home, took us about 8 hours to get there because Matthew did some pretty good damage in Lumberton", said Williamson. When crew chief Chad Knaus noticed a missing lug nut, Johnson slowed his exit from the pit box. He almost won for the first time in the Cup series a week ago, but Busch ran him down and passed him for the win with one lap to go. "They got us the lead. I'm sorry, I just wish I had seen the battery".

Chase Elliott finished second for the second consecutive week and sixth time in his career.

Busch was not the only driver who received medical attention for dehydration post-race.

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