Martin Truex Jr. starts Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland
during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois.

Martin Truex Jr. starts Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland

Sept. 17, 2017 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Remember all those playoff points that were supposed to carry regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr. through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? He didn’t need them—not after what turned out to be a dominating victory in Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400, the Playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex’s fifth victory of the season, his second straight at Chicagoland and the 12th of his career was hardly a cakewalk, even though the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota took the checkered flag 7.179 seconds ahead of…

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Justin Allgaier Steals Chicagoland Speedway Victory on Late Restarts

September 16, 2017   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Justin Allgaier had the drive of his life. Brendan Gaughan was hanging on for dear life. But both drivers were winners at Chicagoland Speedway. Grabbing the lead with a bold move to the inside after a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Allgaier, an Illinois native, captured the big prize at his home track—a victory in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series regular-season finale. Gaughan rallied from an equalized tire that put him three laps down to finish 13th on the lead lap and nail down the final spot…

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Joey Logano advances to Championship 4 with hard-fought win at Phoenix

Nov. 13, 2016 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Joey Logano earned a return trip to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway after a year’s absence. Kyle Busch will head to the South Florida track to try to defend his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. And Kevin Harvick won’t be competing for the title for the first time since NASCAR debuted its elimination Chase format in 2014. Needing a victory to advance, as it turned out, Harvick finished fourth in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. In a race that featured spectacular side-by-side racing and a substitute…

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