Weekend Clean-up: NASCAR

NASCAR

Kansas Speedway was Martin Truex Jr.’s 7th win of the season. But the race was not without its shockers as it eliminated 4 from the Chase.

Kyle Larson, who has had one of the best years in the field, engine exploded on lap 77 causing him to finish 39th of 40. He was 3rd in the Cup Standings going into the race, he did not make it to the Round of 8.

Matt Kenseth, Rickie Stenhouse Jr and Jamie McMurray were also eliminated. Kurt Busch was able to stay in the Chase with a 2nd place finish and Larson’s misfortune.

Kansas Race Results:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Denny Hamlin

 

Round of 8 Standings

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Ryan Blaney
  8. Chase Elliott

 

Eliminated from Playoff Contention:

Kyle Larson

Matt Kenseth

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Jamie McMurray

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