Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR playoff race in Virginia
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  • Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR playoff race in Virginia

    Kyle Busch has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway to open the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Busch turned a lap at 96.254 mph around the Virginia paperclip to earn the top starting spot in Sunday's race.

    More important, it earned Busch the first pit stall and easiest exit during pit stops. Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team won at Martinsville last fall to put his Toyota in the championship four. There are four slots open to race for the title in the season finale and a victory in this...


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    Chase Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in three races, cementing himself as a championship threat. Elliott needed 98 career starts before he figured out how to close out a win. The breakthrough victory 11 events ago sparked his performance in NASCAR's playoffs and...


  • Chase Elliott wins 2nd NASCAR playoff race

    Chase Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in three races, cementing himself as a championship threat late in a season in which mighty Hendrick Motorsports has lagged.

    Elliott needed 98 career starts before he figured out how to close out a win. The breakthrough victory 11 events ago sparked his performance in NASCAR's playoffs and Elliott bookended this second round with wins.

    His victory three races ago at Dover ensured Elliott a spot in the round of eight, and the...