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Final 2017 Cup points standings after Miami

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Martin Truex Jr. completed the 2017 season with his first Cup title after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400.

Truex finished the season with 5,040 points. He also won Furniture Row Racing its first NASCAR title.

Kyle Busch finished second in the race and the points standings (5,035).

Kevin Harvick placed fourth in the race and third in the standings (5,033). Brad Keselowski completed the Championship 4 as he finished seventh in the race (5,030).

Chase Elliott, who was eliminated following the Round of 8, finished the season in fifth (2,377).

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JR Motorsports sweeps top three in final Xfinity Series standings

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William Byron finished third in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 to give JR Motorsports its second Xfinity title.

The team, co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., swept the top-three spots in the final standings with Elliott Sadler placing second and Justin Allgaier in third.

Daniel Hemric placed fourth after finishing last among the Championship 4 drivers in the race.

Race-winner Cole Custer ends the season in fifth.

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Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. clinch spots in championship race

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After the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway there is only one opening left in the four-driver field for the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Kevin Harvick and Martin True Jr. will join Kyle Busch in contending for the title in two weeks. Harvick clinched his spot by winning the race at Texas. Truex, who finished second, earned his spot via points.

“We’ve had an amazing run on mile‑and‑a‑half (tracks),” Truex said. “To win (five) in a row was ridiculous.  To think we came up (10) laps short to do (six) is pretty good.  I’m proud of what we did today.

“Homestead is a completely different animal.  Excited to go there.”

Five drivers will compete next week at Phoenix Raceway to for the final spot in the championship four.

Brad Keselowski leaves Texas 19 points to the good after he finished fifth Sunday.

He is followed by Denny Hamlin (-19), Ryan Blaney (-22), Chase Elliott (-49) and Jimmie Johnson (-51).

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Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer tied at top of Xfinity playoff standings

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Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer are tied for the top spot in the Xfinity playoff standings after the playoff opener at Kentucky Speedway.

Each driver has 2,057 points.

Allgaier finished third after bouncing back from losing a tire on Lap 19 and going two laps down. He was two laps down for 27 laps and one lap down for 30 before getting back on the lead lap.

Custer, who finished fifth, won the first two stages of the race, earning two playoff points in the process.

The top five in points are Allgaier, Custer, Elliott Sadler (-2), Daniel Hemric (-5) and William Byron (-6).

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Martin Truex Jr. leaves postseason opener with 58 playoff points after win

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With his win in the NASCAR Cup playoff opener, Martin Truex Jr. grabbed his fifth win of the season and banked five more playoff points to bring his total to 58.

Two races remain in the first round. Among the 16 playoff contenders, the top five in points are Truex, Kyle Larson (-27), Kevin Harvick (-35), Brad Keselowksi (-41) and Kyle Busch (-41).

Only 12 drivers will advance to the second round. The bottom five drivers are Austin Dillon and Kurt Busch (tied at -76), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-80), Ryan Newman (-81) and Kasey Kahne (-83).

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