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Martin Truex Jr. enters NASCAR Cup playoffs with commanding points lead

Martin Truex Jr. is awarded the inaugural trophy for winning the regular-season championship.

Martin Truex Jr. not only won the 26-race regular season NASCAR Cup title (see video), he also enters the upcoming 10-race Cup playoffs with a commanding lead.

Truex, who finished 20th in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway after being involved in a last-lap crash with Denny Hamlin, enters the playoffs with a 20-point edge over Larson, who won the race.

At the opposite end of the playoff spectrum, Truex has more than a one-race worth of points over drivers ranked ninth through 16th in the updated playoff standings heading into Chicagoland.

Click here to see the reset point standings.

Click here to see how the points were after the first 26 races before being reset.

Other drivers are still trying to figure out how to beat Truex, like Kyle Busch. Check out Busch’s comments in the video below.