Results, stats for Cup Series playoff opener at Chicago


Martin Truex Jr. bounced back from an early speeding penalty and other mistakes to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

The win in the Tales of the Turtles 400 is a career-best fifth this season. It’s Truex’s second win in two years in the race.

Truex led 77 laps on the way to the win.

Making up the top five were Truex, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson.

Here’s where the 16 playoff contenders finished.

Martin Truex Jr. – winner

Chase Elliott – second

Kevin Harvick – third

Denny Hamlin – fourth

Kyle Larson – fifth

Brad Keselowski – sixth

Jimmie Johnson – eighth

Matt Kenseth – ninth

Jamie McMurray – 10th

Ryan Blaney – 11th

Kyle Busch – 15th, one lap down

Austin Dillon – 16th, one lap down

Kurt Busch – 19th, two laps down

Kasey Kahne – 21st, three laps down

Ryan Newman – 23rd, three laps down

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 25th, four laps down

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