Kevin Harvick Punches Championship 4 Ticket with Texas-Sized Victory

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 03: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer/Ducks Unlimited Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 03, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH, Tex. – For Kevin Harvick, Texas is the new Phoenix.

Overcoming a pit road penalty for a tire placed in his pit box too early, Harvick took control of the AAA Texas 500 as the sun set on Texas Motor Speedway and won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at the 1.5-mile track in Cowtown.

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Martin Truex Jr. Advances to the Championship Final Four with Martinsville Win

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 27: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2019, in Martinsville, Virginia. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

Only two more races of the Round of 8 are left to run before the final four drivers do battle for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship crown. On Sunday afternoon, Martinsville Speedway was the first race of this round. Several drivers held a lot of promise heading into Sunday’s race with many drivers believing that Martinsville Speedway is the track to win and punch their ticket to the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway.

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Clint Bowyer has Positive Mojo to Counteract Run of Bad Luck

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 DEKALB Ford, speaks with the media following practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 18, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The good news? Clint Bowyer just signed a one-year extension to drive the No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing.

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Alex Bowman Owns Up to Ten-Car Wreck that Hurt his Playoff Chances

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 14: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide/Amazon Echo Auto Chevrolet, Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, wreck during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

TALLADEGA, Ala. – A small misjudgment may have cost Alex Bowman a chance to advance to the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

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Clint Bowyer Parlays Patience and Road Course Skills into Round of 12

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 29: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Rush/Cummins Ford, 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

Clint Bowyer had to restrain himself from his typically aggressive approach to driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and it paid off on Sunday with a berth in the Round of 12 of the series Playoffs.

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