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Martin Truex Jr. takes home first checkered flag of NASCAR playoffs
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Chase Elliotts crew works through a pit stop Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Elliott received the NASCAR Nationwide Series trophy following the event. - photo by Vincent DeVries Dawson Community News
Taking advantage of Kevin Harvick’s difficulty in passing lapped cars, Truex Jr. timed his move to the front perfectly with only 20 laps remaining and quickly pulled away from the field to cross the line 4.173 seconds ahead of Harvick for his fifth win of the season. Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.