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Truex fastest for playoff elimination race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had already locked up his spot in the next round of NASCAR's playoffs.

Now, he'll have the prime pit position for its first race.

Truex won the pole for this weekend's elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Friday night, and with that prize came the chance to have pit choice at Martinsville. The paper clip-like geometry of that track makes stall selection arguably the biggest advantage of any track all season.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Oct. 21
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.31201
2Brad Keselowski31012
3Kyle Larson30963
4Kevin Harvick30894
5Denny Hamlin30885
6Chase Elliott30876
7Ryan Blaney30767
8Jimmie Johnson30748
9Kyle Busch30679
10Matt Kenseth306610
11Ricky Stenhouse Jr.305211
12Jamie McMurray304512

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