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.
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