VICTORY: Martin Truex Jr. takes NASCAR South Point 400 race

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Martin Truex Jr. of Joe Gibbs Racing emerged the winner of the NASCAR South Point 400 race amidst the heart-pounding excitement at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

VICTORY LANE: Martin Truex Jr. wins the South Point 400

Posted by 8 News Now on Sunday, September 15, 2019

The race was the start of NASCAR’s 10-race playoff series, and Truex’s victory clinched him an automatic spot in the second round.

It was a bit of a heartbreaker for Las Vegas, as native Kurt Busch fell out after a flat tire caused his car to crash.

The top nine finishers were:

  • Martin Truex Jr. (19)
  • Kevin Harvick (4)
  • Brad Keselowski (2)
  • Chase Elliott (9)
  • Ryan Blaney (12)
  • Alex Bowman (88)
  • William Byron (24)
  • Kyle Larson (42)
  • Joey Logano (22)

Logano is the reigning series champion.

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