Chase Elliott Rallies from Crash to Win Playoff Elimination Race at Charlotte Road Course

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 29: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 29, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

CONCORD, N.C. – Moments after taking the checkered flag in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, race winner Chase Elliott revisited the site of his biggest mistake.

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Playoff Standings Tighten as First Elimination Race Approaches

RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 13: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Ford, leads Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Global Poker Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 13, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The scenario for Sunday’s much-anticipated Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course provides exactly the intensity NASCAR fans want, but for the Playoff drivers competing to advance to the Round of 12 – the recently added road course also presents high anxiety.

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Hendrick Threesome

For the first time in 16 years Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won’t be a part of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ championship Playoff run, however, his three young teammates will. Chase Elliott, 23, paced the championship organization with two wins – at Talladega and Watkins Glen – this season and heads into Sunday’s Playoff opener ranked seventh.

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Denny Hamlin Wins on Fumes at Pocono

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 28: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2019, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Returning to Pocono Raceway for their second event of the season, the Monster Energy Cup Series looks to continue what has been an eventful stretch of racing throughout the middle course of the season. With the standings tightening up, racing at Pocono will give drivers a challenge on the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in order to make up ground in the standings.

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Alex Bowman Earns First Monster Energy Cup Win with Late-Race Theatrics at Chicagoland

JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 30: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, takes a selfie with his crew after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 30, 2019, in Joliet, Illinois. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

JOLIET, Ill.  – Alex Bowman’s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory at Chicagoland Speedway was as much a lesson in perseverance, determination and guts as it was a show of his raw talent. It took it all those qualities for the 26-year-old to reach Victory Lane for the first time in Sunday’s Camping World 400.

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Bowman’s Recent Momentum Could Lead Him to Victory Lane

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 25: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Patriotic Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Alex Bowman showed up in the Pocono Raceway Media Center feeling as confident and optimistic as he has in his young career. The 26-year old is coming off the best four-race stretch he’s ever turned in – including three consecutive runner-up finishes at Talladega, Dover and Kansas.

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Alex Bowman is Confident his First Win is Approaching

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 17: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Open Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the brink. Oh, so close.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman has heard the words and lived the sentiment.

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Kyle Larson’s Triumphant Win Pays Out One Million Dollars

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 18: Kyle Larson, the driver of the #42 Advent Health Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series reached the All-Star break this past weekend. It was a hot one in Charlotte, as race day temperatures nearly reached one hundred degrees leaving the track surface hot and slick. NASCAR likes to test out different packages in the All-Star Race and this year they added a few features that could possibly be used with the Gen-7 package that will be released in a couple of years.

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Brad Keselowski Wins Overtime Shootout at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 11: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 11, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – At the end of a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway, race winner Brad Keselowski’s first thoughts sped to the truck owner who helped further his career.

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Martin Truex Jr. Charges to Dominant Victory at Dover

DOVER, DE – MAY 06: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 SiriusXM Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 6, 2019, in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

DOVER, Del. – If anyone loves a rainy day, it’s Martin Truex Jr.

The Mayetta, New Jersey driver won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after a rain delay pushed the event to Monday, June 4, 2007.

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