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Harvick, Keselowski Lead Ford Efforts At NASCAR Playoff Round No. 1

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The top six finishers at last weekend’s NASCAR Tales of the Turtles 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway was evenly split between Toyota, Chevrolet, and Ford, with Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion making it onto the podium in third, and Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 Ford Fusion crossing the line in sixth.

The Tales of the Turtles 400 was the first race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff series.

Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. dominated the event in his No. 78 Toyota Camry, leading the race for 77 laps and managing a 7-second gap by the time the checkered flag fell. Chase Elliott in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS nabbed second, and between Harvick and Keselowski came Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota) and Kyle Larson (No. 42 Chevrolet). Joey Logano, who missed the playoffs, was the third and final Ford Fusion driver to place in the top ten, crossing the line in seventh.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff round No. 2 – the ISM Connect 300 – will take place this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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