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Daniel Suarez - Joe Gibbs Racing Daniel Suarez finished eighth in the South Point at Las Vegas to become the highest finishing driver who is not in the playoffs. They worked really hard all day. Search form

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I was trying to get too much and got in the fence and made another mistake and we were able to come down on pit road and get all the damage fixed and the car was back to being good again. I am proud of that effort. That was a really hard fought sixth place. Man, one of these races we will have it go smooth and we will be a contender.

I am really proud of that effort. That was a really hard fought sixth. Kyle Busch — Finished 7th: Daniel Suarez — Finished 8th: We had a 15 to 20th place car. We have to keep working hard for the rest of the season and hopefully keep improving for our next half-mile track.

Austin Dillon — Finished 11th: They brought a really fast race car. We gave up a lot of track position throughout the day, not just from starting in the back, but on pit stops we really struggled. But, you know, proud of the effort. I felt like I got out all I could out of it.

Bummer at the end. We needed a top Alex Bowman — Finished 19th: I was running 50 percent probably maybe 60 percent that first run towards the end and just mowing guys down. Our long run speed was so good. We were too tight to restart, but our long run speed was really good.

Jimmie Johnson — Finished 22nd: We had good speed in the car, good pit stops, everything was going well and unfortunately, cut a right-front tire when we touched the No. So, sure, we finished higher than some guys, but any cushion we could have gotten today would have been nice.

Denny Hamlin — Finished 32nd: No grip and just a bad day overall. Ty Dillon — Finished 34th: It could have completely ended our day, but my team worked hard in the garage to get everything fixed and get me back out there.

None of us wanted to quit. We still wanted to get all that we could out of this race and gain as many spots as possible. All we can do is hold our heads up and regroup to be ready for them next week in Richmond. Jamie McMurray — Finished 35th: So, typically it will run a while.

I wish I had stayed against the wall. Chase Elliott — Finished 36th: But it popped really big and then I kind of got stopped and got to messing with it and it popped really big again.

We had a really good car today and yeah, almost, just barely clipped him Jamie McMurray. I just hate it. So many guys fell out today. I feel like half the top 16 has crashed. William Byron — Finished 37th: Then in the wall the first time off Turn 2 and we were able to fix it after that and then pitted again, same spot, so just kind of ended our day after that.

Kevin Harvick — Finished 39th: We were going to finish top 10 no matter what. Brad Keselowski kept the momentum alive that he generated with wins at Darlington and Indy by winning the South Point at Las Vegas. The win locks Keselowski into Round 2 of the playoffs.

It also gives Roger Penske his th win for the organization. Kyle Busch spun by himself on Lap and drove into the infield grass. He stayed on the lead lap and finished seventh. Joey Logano spun his tires on two late race restarts. He fell two spots at the end and finished fourth. Kurt Busch sustained damage when Alex Bowman hit him on a late-race pit stop.

Back in traffic, he crashed with two laps remaining in regulation. Ryan Blaney got pinched into the wall during Stage 1 but did minimal damage before finishing fifth. Kyle Larson had a flat near the end of Stage 1 and had to take a wave around at the beginning of Stage 2 to remain in contention. Other than slight contact with Blaney early in the race, Aric Almirola kept his nose clean and finished sixth. Austin Dillon had to drop the back of the pack to start the race after making unapproved adjustments.

He rebounded to finish 11th. Clint Bowyer slapped the wall with 10 to go. He got caught in an accident with two laps remaining in regulation after David Ragan and Michael McDowell crashed. Alex Bowman cut a left front with 10 to go after getting into the side of Kurt Busch.

Jimmie Johnson was running in the top 10 until he hit the wall hard with 10 to go and was forced to pit. Chase Elliott had nowhere to go when Jamie McMurray cut a tire and hit the wall.

He crashed and failed to finish, credited with 36th. Jones finished last 40th. Denny Hamlin spun into the infield on Lap and ripped the front splitter off. Joey Logano, driver of the No. But all three drivers have won series championships — and in the last four years, no less. The Cup season has largely been a snore. Ticket-buyers and television viewers have continued to tune out.

After the NASCAR Cup Series season comes to an end, Trevor Bayne will no longer drive the 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, which he drove full-time from the season through the season and has driven part-time throughout the first 26 races of this season. In 16 starts so far this season, the Daytona champion has an average finish of His best finish is his 11th place finish in the Bojangles' Southern at Darlington Raceway, which took place earl The difference on this occasion is that Alonso could in theory be available to compete at Daytona in February, even if he also commits to a full IndyCar season alongside his WEC commitments with Toyota.

Isaac Brekken AP The answer to the question many of us race fans have been wondering has been answered. Brad Keselowski responded to the call. Keselowski has been on a roll. But he proved to be next to unstoppable as soon as the engines fired, despite the fact that it was a race of attrition for plenty of the playoff guys.

Kyle Busch goes for a spin through the grass in Las Vegas after getting loose in turn four. Roush Fenway Racing has made its decision on who will replace Trevor Bayne, but it isn't ready to reveal the new driver of the No. It's been widely suspected that the relationship between Trevor Bayne and Roush Fenway Racing was moving in the wrong direction this year, and that fact was never more clear than today.

A fifth championship was one steady Sunday drive away and Dixon wasn't the least bit stressed. Dixon needed only an uneventful Sunday at Sonoma Raceway to win the championship and sealed it by finishing second, the same place he started, behind Ryan Hunter-Reay. The fifth title moved him into second in IndyCar history, two behind A. Top seeds Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are attempting to become the 16th driver to win multiple Cup series championships.

Erik Jones and Alex Bowman are making their first Playoff appearance and Johnson, winner of seven titles, is seeded next-to-last and goes into Suarez entered the lap race around the four-turn, 2. Keselowski raced to his third consecutive Cup series victory Sunday, opening the playoffs by persevering through a wreck-filled afternoon and taking charge of overtime.

He also secured team owner Roger Penske's th victory across all competitions with his resourceful performance amid degree conditions and cons After failing to win any of the first 24 races of the season, the year-old Rochester Hills, Michigan native Brad Keselowski has earned his third consecutive victory by winning the playoff-opening NASCAR race at Las Vegas, persevering through a wreck-filled afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime.

Keselowski excelled on the final restart and secured team owner Roger Penske's landmark th victory across all competitions. Michael McDowell and Kurt Busch wrecked with just two laps to go, forcing a red-flag stop and overtime. After the drivers re-fired their engines for the two-lap shooto The first race of the NASCAR Playoffs was full of potential opportunity, but also hazards, and it was latter that found two of the 16 championship contenders.

Erik Jones did not, and his title chances may already be sunk. Both drivers began the first playoff race right near the front, with Jones winning the pole and Harvick starting third and leading laps during the first half of the race.

Unfortunately, Harvick blew a right Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2. Keselowski finally made the pass coming down the front straightaway and pulled away to win by 0. Hamlin was third 1. The win was No.

And in his first season driving the No. Prior to his move to HMS this season, Bowman had never finished better than 33rd in the Cup series standings. But there was a dirt track east of town that I could hear with my bedroom window open on any summer Saturday night. The past two week Get the Android app. Get the iOS app. Kyle Busch goes for wild ride through the grass. Recap the high drama, high stakes of Las Vegas playoff race.

Las Vegas leaves many title contenders in major trouble At least 10 were involved in incidents during the playoff opener Sunday. Denny Hamlin is the biggest loser of the first playoff race Denny Hamlin finds himself at the bottom of the playoff standings after Las Vegas.

McMurray, Elliott wreck in final stage at Las Vegas. Elliott 'all good' after crash triggers shoulder pain Chase Elliott held his shoulder gingerly after a crash ended his race Sunday at Las Vegas.

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