Elliott wins again in Cup playoffs

(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own.

Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in three races, cementing himself as a title threat late in a season in which mighty Hendrick Motorsports has lagged. He needed 98 career starts and maybe a dozen near-misses before he finally closed out his first Cup victory.

The breakthrough victory 11 events ago sparked Elliott's performance in NASCAR's playoffs, the second round bookended by a pair of Elliott victories. Elliott opened the round with a win at Dover and closed it with the Kansas victory.

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RankDriverPointsWins
1 K.Busch 4055 7
2 K.Harvick 4054 7
3 M.Truex Jr. 4038 4
4 C.Elliott 4018 3
5 C.Bowyer 4015 2
6 J.Logano 4015 1
7 K.Busch 4015 1
8 A.Almirola 4006 1
9 R.Blaney 2212 1
10 B.Keselowski 2194 3
11 K.Larson 2178 0
12 D.Hamlin 2159 0
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