Camry drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the second round of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs following an event-filled series debut at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course on Sunday.
It was a weekend of ups and downs for many drivers as the field worked to better understand the new track configuration in the inaugural running of the ROVAL race. Truex Jr. and Busch started fourth and fifth, respectively, fighting to stay at the front of the field throughout the day.
Truex led five laps (of 109) before an incident in the final turn on the final lap resulted in a 14th-place finish. Denny Hamlin was the highest-finishing driver, positing a 12th-place finish. Hamlin and Erik Jones saw their playoff runs come to an end as they did not make the cut to advance in the 12-driver field.