Joey Logano Earns Clutch Win at Kansas Speedway

Joey Logano earns clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400  on Sunday, October 18th at Kansas Speedway.
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Joey Logano, driver of the No.22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 18, 2020, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Joey Logano earns clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, October 18th at Kansas Speedway.

One final round remains for NASCAR Cup Series teams to move on to the championship race. Beginning this past Sunday at Kansas Speedway, playoff competitors were in for a 400-mile battle. A victory here gives the winning team two more races to earn stage points, and those points will give them an edge in the championship race. With some big contenders already knocked out, some teams are trying to take advantage and advance to the championship for the first time.

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Chase Elliott’s Dominance Continues on the Road Courses

Chase Elliott's dominance continues on the road courses with another victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Chase Elliott’s dominance continues on the road courses with another victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

There was one final race remaining in the second round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. With four more drivers on the verge of elimination, the previous two races at Las Vegas and Talladega were no walk in the park. The Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval played host for the last race of the Round of 12, and this alone has most teams coming to the track with worry on their faces. Throw in some rain showers, and this race was up for grabs to anyone able to keep their car together.

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Elliott’s Charlotte ROVAL Win Advances him to the Playoffs

Elliott's Charlotte ROVAL win advances him to the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 Playoffs after his victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday afternoon.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Elliott’s Charlotte ROVAL win advances him to the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 Playoffs after his victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday afternoon.

In only his fifth NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Elliott is proving himself a road course master, easily besting the field Sunday at the Charlotte ROVAL and more importantly, the 24-year old continues to establish himself as a perennial championship contender.

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‘Cash or Pass’ Picks for Charlotte Roval

'Cash or Pass' Picks are for the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 11th.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 29: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, during 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 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

‘Cash or Pass’ Picks are for the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 11th.

The ROVAL was a shocking addition to the NASCAR playoff schedule during the 2018 season, and in both years since, it has provided a crazy day of racing that has ended with four drivers’ seasons coming to an end. Matters are no different in 2020, with the ROVAL acting as the last race in the Round of 12. Coming into the race, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, and Aric Almirola are well outside of the cutline, with everyone other than Busch likely needing a win to move on to the Round of 8. Throw in the possibility of a thunderstorm, and Sunday should provide a wild day of racing. Picking a race like this is never easy, but here goes. 

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NASCAR 2020 Playoff Predictions for the Cup Series

NASCAR 2020 Playoff Predictions for the Cup Series is presented prior to the first race of the ten-race playoff season.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, leads William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, and Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #21 Menards/Dutch Boy Ford, during the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on August 29, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

NASCAR 2020 Playoff Predictions for the Cup Series is presented prior to the first race of the ten-race playoff season. These are the point standings going into the Round of 16.

Cook Out Southern 500 (Darlington)

Race Breakdown: Chase Elliott was oh-so-close to claiming victory at Darlington earlier in the season, but was involved in a pretty well-known wreck with Kyle Busch. Elliott sits on the pole for the first playoff race, and he’ll get his vengeance by starting the Round of 16 with his third win of the season. Harvick, Hamlin, and Kurt Busch all put together solid top-five finishes, with Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, and Kyle Busch all finishing in the top-ten. Ryan Blaney loses his engine early and does not finish the race.

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