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NASCAR

Oct 11 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. Advance in NASCAR Playoffs at Charlotte Roval

Sunday, October 11, 2020, Erik Jones finishes third at The Roval at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayDenny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. Advance in NASCAR Playoffs at Charlotte Roval
Erik Jones led the way for Team Toyota in Sunday afternoon's race at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a fourth-place finish. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. Advanced into the Round of Eight in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
Sunday, October 11, 2020, Martin Truex Jr finishes seventh at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway and advances to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs

“I knew we were there and had tires. We were in a really good spot, but I knew that 9 (Chase Elliott) was really fast and has been pretty tough to beat here the last few years. They’ve got something figured out, they’re really quick here,” Jones said. “I was just kind of losing time to him everywhere. He caught me and I couldn’t hold him off more than a couple cars. The Craftsman Camry was good, it was good to get a top-three. Probably a little bit better than what we ran, but we’ll definitely take it.”

Brandon Jones

Martin Truex Jr. brought home a seventh-place finish and will join Hamlin in the next round of The Playoffs. “Overall, just a so-so day for the Bass Pro Toyota. We had decent speed, not winning speed, but had a lot of fun out there, especially in the rain,” Truex said.

Denny Hamlin finished 15th, Christopher Bell 24th, Daniel Suárez 25th and Kyle Busch finished 30th in the event.

The NASCAR Playoffs Round of Eight kicks off at Kansas Speedway next Sunday afternoon, October 18th. Coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET on NBC and can be heard on MRN Radio as well as Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.