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Truex Jr. wins at Chicagoland.

In the opener of NASCAR's playoffs, Martin Truex Jr. continues his regular season-dominance by leading 77 laps to win at Chicagoland.

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Chase Elliott was docked 15 points and crew chief Alan Gustafson was suspended for one race for an illegal modification to a component that affected aerodynamics during Elliott's second-place run Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Elliott dropped from sixth to eighth in the standings and from having a 33-point cushion on the current elimination cutoff to 18 points with two races left in the opening round. Gustafson also was fined $25,000 and the team also lost one playoff point it had earned for winning a stage at Chicagoland.

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William Byron, who replaces Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports next year, said he hasn't focused much on the crew-chief change for Kahne (Darian Grubb in, Keith Rodden out) as his crew chief for next year remains undetermined. Byron: "I really just watch from afar and try to observe all four teams and try and learn from everything that is going on there. I've been to a few races (recently) and just walking around and observing from different teams over there. I trust what decision they're going to make."

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Martin Truex talks about coming back from some early adversity to win at Chicagoland Speedway:

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