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Results, playoff standings after Cup playoff race at Texas

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Kevin Harvick led 119 laps from the pole to claims his fourth Cup Series win of the year Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Harvick also became the second driver to clinch a spot in the Nov. 17 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, joining Martin Truex Jr.

It is his third straight win in the playoff race at Texas.

The top five was completed by Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez, Joey Logano and Alex Bowman.

Logano earned his first top-five finish of the playoffs.

With his win, Harvick tied Tony Stewart on the all-time wins list with his 49th victory.

John Hunter Nemechek finished 21st in his Cup Series debut.

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Playoff standings

There are now only two spots left unclaimed for four the championship race.

Kyle Busch and Joey Logano currently occupy those spots.

Chasing them are Denny Hamlin (-20), Ryan Blaney (-23), Kyle Larson (-23) and Chase Elliott, who with a 78 point deficit will have to win to be able to advance

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Results, point standings after Bristol night race

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BRISTOL, Tenn — Denny Hamlin led the final 12 laps after passing Matt DiBenedetto and won Saturday night’s Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It is his fourth win of the year.

The top five was completed by DiBenedetto, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott.

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Points

With Hamlin’s win, drivers without wins have two races left to lock themselves in the playoffs.

Daniel Suarez is currently 16th in the points, with a two-point advantage over teammate Clint Bowyer.

Jimmie Johnson is 18th, 26 points behind Suarez.

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Results, point standings after Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

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Austin Cindric claimed his second Xfinity Series win in a row Saturday with his victory at Mid-Ohio.

The top five was completed by Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger, Tyler Reddick and Noah Gragson.

Cindric is the fourth Xfinity regular with multiple wins this year.

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Points

Tyler Reddick continues to lead the series with a 28-point advantage over Bell.

The top five is completed by Custer (-105 points), Justin Allgaier (-156) and Cindric (-183).

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Results, point standings after Xfinity race at Watkins Glen

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Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger Saturday at Watkins Glen International to claim his first career Xfinity Series win.

The win comes in his 54th career start.

Allmendinger lost his second-place finish after his No. 10 Chevrolet failed post-race inspection.

The revised top five is made up by Cindric, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick.

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Points

With his win, Cindric is the sixth driver to qualifying for the playoffs with a race win.

The playoff field will be made up of 12 drivers. There are six races left in the regular season.

Brandon Jones currently holds the 12th spot in the point standings with 534 points. Gray Gaulding is 13th, 102 points behind Jones.

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Results, driver points after Daytona 500

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After three multi-car wrecks inside the last 20 laps, Denny Hamlin hung on to win Sunday’s Daytona 500.

He beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to earn his second win in the “Great American Race.” He is the first driver to win the 500 twice in the last 10 years. He first won in 2016.

The top five was completed by Joey Logano and Michael McDowell.

Due to the multiple wrecks in the closing laps only 14 of 40 cars finished on the lead lap. Only Hamlin, Busch and Ross Chastain, who finished 10th, were not involved in any wreck throughout the night

Hamlin led twice for 30 laps. Matt DiBenedetto led a race-high 49 laps before he was eliminated in a crash on Lap 191.

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After his win, Hamlin is qualified for the playoffs. But he heads to Atlanta in a tie with Logano for the points lead at 52 points each.

They are followed by Busch (-7 points), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-13) and Jones and Alex Bowman (-17).

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