Truex trying to keep focus on title shot after Logano bump

Johnson's struggle a 'reality check' for Harvick

Johnson's struggle a 'reality check' for Harvick

Drivers race down the front stretch as the green flag drops during the NASCAR MENCS AAA Texas 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Harvick, who led 177 of 337 laps, said that he doesn't come here to count fingers and toes to attempt to deduce how he is going to make it, he wants to earn it.

Of Harvick's 32 starts in the Lone Star State, his only two wins are the last two fall races to get into the final four.

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, rocketing past polesitter Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas. Joey Logano is the only driver locked into the championship with his win at Martinsville Speedway last weekend, when he executed a bump-and-run on Truex on the final corner of the final lap.

Kevin Harvick, one of seven title contenders still trying to lock in a championship shot, has won the first stage of the NASCAR Cup race in Texas.

For the second consecutive race, Truex was forced to start from the rear of the field but unlike last week, he never found himself in position to pull out a win.

When asked at Texas if everything was cool with Truex, or if his head would be on a swivel looking around, Logano said only time would tell. However, a three-car incident involving Bubba Wallace, Chris Buescher, and Matt Dibenedetto caused headache for more than just the latter who suffered major damage late in the race.

Martin Truex Jr. came to pit road early on Lap 247 to correct a loose left front wheel and in the process drove through too many pit boxes entering his stall. Elliott was sixth, followed by Kurt Busch and Almirola, who had also gone to the rear at the start of the race for unapproved body modifications.

"I feel like we're in decent shape going to Phoenix".

Harvick knew that Blaney would have to be ideal on the restart to beat him and once Blaney's left tires clipped the apron Harvick was off to his second career win at TMS.

Les Miles 'frontrunner' for Kansas head coaching position
Miles has been out of coaching since getting fired by LSU, but he's reportedly had serious interest in returning to the sideline. Kansas, which is 3-6 record so far in 2018, fired coach David Beaty earlier this week.

"When that type of stuff happens, you see scenarios like that, you have to be real with yourself to say that these are scenarios that you better enjoy because they probably won't last forever". He finished 17, the last driver on the lead lap.

"I think he was a little frustrated and that is part of it".

Logano's differing pit strategy kept his rivals guessing late into the race.

"I'm really, really proud of everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing for these cars we've had for five years now", Harvick said.

"Just traffic was so bad and so hard to pass". "When Homestead comes around if I am not in, he will know it".

Johnson, who had qualified 23rd, was put at the back of the field after twice failing prerace inspection.

"That's the plan anyways", Truex said. Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus are making their 600th start together. Officials in NASCAR's scoring tower punished Johnson's team for failing pre-race inspection three times. If I sailed off in there as fast as he did, I would have got loose, wrecked us both. This became the decider of the playoff Round of 8 race.

Kevin Harvick's pit crew services his vehicle during a NASCAR Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas.

But when Harvick moved to SHR from Richard Childress Racing beginning with the 2014 season at age 38, there were no guarantees of success.

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