Logano wins to advance, Hamlin moves on

(AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR's playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room.

Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

There was suddenly a wide-open competition to earn the final transfer spots into the third round of the Chase, and Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon raced a tense final two laps in overtime to fill the bracket. With each pushing for every last point, it was Hamlin who advanced into the round of eight on a tiebreaker over Dillon.


Formula 1 Leaders: Points
1 N.Rosberg 331 9
2 L.Hamilton 305 7
3 D.Ricciardo 227 1
4 S.Vettel 177 0
5 K.Raikkonen 170 0
6 M.Verstappen 165 1
7 S.Perez 84 0
8 V.Bottas 81 0
9 N.Hulkenberg 54 0
10 F.Alonso 52 0
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