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Truex Jr. wins at Chicagoland.

In the opener of NASCAR's playoffs, Martin Truex Jr. continues his regular season-dominance by leading 77 laps to win at Chicagoland.

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William Byron, who replaces Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports next year, said he hasn't focused much on the crew-chief change for Kahne (Darian Grubb in, Keith Rodden out) as his crew chief for next year remains undetermined. Byron: "I really just watch from afar and try to observe all four teams and try and learn from everything that is going on there. I've been to a few races (recently) and just walking around and observing from different teams over there. I trust what decision they're going to make."

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Martin Truex talks about coming back from some early adversity to win at Chicagoland Speedway:

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Bumpy ride: Chicagoland Speedway hasn't been repaved since it opened in 2001. That means some bumps and a worn race track. BK Racing driver Corey LaJoie explains the challenges as he drives the Toyota pace car around the 1.5-mile oval:

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Erik Jones was surprised by a NASCAR call on the final restart of the Xfinity Series race Saturday. Jones restarted fourth (second in the outside row) and was penalized for not maintaining track position until the start-finish line on a restart. Jones: "It's unfortunate. It was close. I was surprised to see the call. I'd like to just have a full clarification on the rule when you can pass. I had two tires outside of the 1 (of Elliott Sadler) before the start-finish line but I wasn't four tires and committed to passing him until the start-finish line. ... I thought it was fine to get two tires outside but not four. I guess I'll find out more about the rule and see how they prosecute it."

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