Playoff Update: Truex On The Brink Of Elimination?

The second race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs produced another thrilling finish Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as Tyler Reddick’s three-wide move for the lead heading to the final lap secured his spot into the Round of 12. Entering Bristol, Hamlin has two victories and an average finish of 14.3 in 32 starts on the concrete track. It was a mediocre day for William Byron at Kansas with a 15th-place finish. Without a victory this season, Brad Keselowski was behind the eightball heading to the playoff opener at Darlington. Keselowski has three victories at Bristol and two pole positions in 24 starts there. Now, “Rowdy” Busch heads to Bristol where he has eight victories and an average finish of 13.7 in 33 previous starts. While his points situation isn’t what he hoped, the driver of the No. Without a victory, Truex has an average finish of 20.8 in 32 starts. McDowell finished 26th at Kansas, one week after a 32nd-place result at Darlington.

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