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Hamlin holds off Elliott to win in Kansas
  Eliliott advances to Round of 8, Keslowski out
With a green-white-checker to finish the race, Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin held off Chase Elliott an Kyle Busch to win Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Monster Cup race at Kansas Speedway. With his 2nd place finish Hendrick Motorsports driver Elliott advanced to the round of 8 while Team Penske Ford driver Brad Keselowski finished 19th and was eliminated from championship contention.
Brandon Jones plays spoiler in Kansas playoff race
  Beats out four championship contenders for first-career win
After Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 took a sharp turn with 16 laps left, Brandon Jones sped away on two straight restarts to collect his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a race that ended with Playoff drivers Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick brawling on pit road. Jones stretched his advantage after a restart on Lap 196 of 200, with first Chase Briscoe and then Reddick giving chase. Jones held off both pursuers and crossed the finish line 0.272 seconds ahead of Reddick, with Briscoe 0.623 seconds behind the leader. 
Daniel Hemric wins first-career Cup Series pole at Kansas
  Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. In Saturday’s time trials for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 elimination race, Hemric covered the 1.5-mile distance in 30.329 seconds (178.047 mph) to earn the top starting spot, not to mention his first career Busch Pole Award, by .035 seconds over second-place David Ragan (177.842 mph). 
Blaney Edges Out Newman For Wild Talladega Win
  by Brandon Reed
For Ryan Blaney, it was worth the wait. Blaney muscled his way around Ryan Newman moments after Newman had taken the lead on the final lap, and edged out the veteran driver for the win by inches at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday. The race had been postponed after 57 laps on Sunday due to rain, and was completed Monday afternoon.
Chase Elliott Takes Busch Pole at Talladega
  For 500
At wildly unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway, having a fast car is preferred and talent is obviously necessary. But typically, you also need some luck at Talladega, to earn a trip to Gatorade Victory Lane. It helps to make your own luck, by working your way toward the front of the field and trying to stay there. And if you’re fortunate enough to start a race at or near the front, it sure doesn’t hurt your chances. Chase Elliott was the fortunate one Saturday during Foodland/Food Giant Qualifying, capturing the Busch Pole Award
Boyd wins Talladega Truck race after Sauter penalized
  by Amy Henderson
Spencer Boyd was ruled the winner of the Sugarland Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway after NASCAR determined that Johnny Sauter had violated the double-yellow line rule on the final lap. The rule says that if you force a competitor below the yellow line you may be black flagged. NASCAR determined that Sauter forced Riley Herbst below the double yellow on the final lap. Sauter was scored as the last truck on the lead lap in 14th.
Larson gets key playoff win at Dover
  Ends 75-race winless streak
Kyle Larson finally broke through to Victory Lane, winning Sunday at Dover International Speedway to advance to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Larson ended a winless streak of 75 races, a stretch that included nine runner-up finishes to win for the first time at the Monster Mile during Dover’s 50th anniversary celebration and its 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Cole Custer tames Monster Mile for seventh NXS win
  Fifth driver to win in their 100th start
In his 100th NASCAR Xfinity Series start, Cole Custer conquered the Monster Mile. Custer held off a hungry field of Playoff contenders on a restart with seven laps to go and pulled away from Justin Allgaier to win the Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Custer, who claimed the victory as Dover celebrates its 50th anniversary, is the fifth Xfinity Series driver to win in their 100th start. 
Denny Hamlin wins Dover pole
  Monster Cup
Denny Hamlin beat out Kyle Larson for his second Busch Pole Award of the season, edging Larson out by a mere 0.003-seconds to led the field for the opening race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five qualifiers.
Chase Elliott rallies to win at the Charlotte ROVAL
  by Pete McCole
Chase Elliott shook off a nearly disastrous wreck while leading the race and fought his way back through the field to win the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to score his third win of the season and secure himself a spot in the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
A.J. Allmendinger wins at the Charlotte ROVAL
  by Pete McCole
A.J. Allmendinger played the role of the playoff spoiler as the part-timer beat out four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers to win his first Xfinity Series race since 2013 in Saturday's Drive for the Cure 250 on the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield road course. Allmendinger got past series points leader Christopher Bell with 19 laps to go and then got a good jump over Austin Cindric on the final restart with three laps to go to score the victory. Tyler Reddick beat out Cindric to take second, followed by Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson.
2019 IndyCar Champ Josef Newgarden tries the ROVAL
  First IndyCar driver to run at Charotte since 1999
How does Josef Newgarden celebrate winning Team Penske's second major championship in the last 11 months? By driving his Shell Pennzoil Indy car around Charlotte Motor Speedway's 17-turn, 2.28-mile ROVAL. Newgarden was officially crowned the NTT IndyCar Series title earlier this week, and after Friday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, he strapped into his Team Penske Shell/Pennzoil IndyCar and took it out on the track for a few laps.

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