“We still had a shot, but on the last restart we got the inside lane there, restarted third,” Truex said.“It wasn’t the place to be, obviously.” RELATED: Truex pits from the lead with flat tire Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five in the 19th of 36 points-paying races for the series this season.
He avoided major trouble when a right-front tire went flat on his Furniture Row Racing No.
78 Toyota by quickly pitting on Lap 219, on the early end of the pit window.
I wish we could have been a spot better again, but really proud of my team and proud of the cars that they’re bringing for me to drive each and every week.” Martin Truex Jr.
led a race-high 137 laps from the Coors Light Pole, but was shuffled back to a third-place finish.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, has signed on to be LFR's primary driver for the 2018 season.[More](9-19-2017)Darian Grubb named crew chief of the #5 Chevy Hendrick Motorsports has named Darian Grubb crew chief of the #5 Chevrolet SS team and driver Kasey Kahne for the remaining nine playoff races of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season.
He will be atop the pit box for Sunday's event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Kyle Busch led twice for 95 laps and prevailed in Stage 2, but was dropped back in the running order by speeding penalties on each of his last two pit stops — on Lap 237 and 262.He drove back to a 12th-place finish in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. Aric Almirola finished 24th — last car on the lead lap — in his first event since breaking his back in a May 13 crash at Kansas Speedway.“Finished second, but another hard‑fought race,” Larson said.“You know, this is the third time we’ve had to start last and drove up to second.Wins by other drivers with other drivers running the #5.