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The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR’s opening playoff race

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. Truex’s victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team to beat in this
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The Latest: Truex passes Logano to win 2nd stage

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the second stage of NASCAR’s playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Truex was able to pass leader Joey Logano when Logano was held up in traffic near the end of the 80-lap stage. The second stage was difficult for playoff contenders Clint
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The Latest: Logano wins opening stage of NASCAR playoff race

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Reigning series champion Joey Logano has won the first stage of Sunday’s opening round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Logano led four Fords at the end of the stage, with the Stewart-Haas Racing trio of Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Daniel Suarez right behind him at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR’s playoffs begin at Las Vegas with SHR out front

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR’s playoffs begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Clint Bowyer leading all four Fords from Stewart-Haas Racing to the green flag. Bowyer won his first pole 12 years to the day of his last pole-winning run to earn a spot at the front of the field. He’s ranked at the bottom of the 16-driver playoff field. Starting behind Bowyer are teammates Daniel Suarez, Kevin
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Tyler Reddick stretches gas tank to a win in the desert

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car but Reddick’s Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat Bell for the win. The reigning series champion has five wins this season. Reddick had to save as much
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Bowyer speeds to surprise pole for NASCAR’s playoff opener

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs. Bowyer earned the top starting spot in Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the opening event in NASCAR’s 10 race push to crown the Cup Series championship. Bowyer had to claw his way into the 16-driver field, then admittedly surprised even himself with his fast qualifying
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Joe Gibbs has a heavyweight lineup in NASCAR’s playoffs

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it would be one of Gibbs’ guys. Only the championship isn’t decided on regular-season strength, and is instead a calculated series of three-race segments in which a driver need only advance. The goal is to qualify for