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Truex wins day after crew member dies

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. didn't feel a sense of urgency to win Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte.

No, the sense of urgency was much more personal.

Truex learned overnight that one of the Furniture Row Racing team's crew members, Jim Watson, died of a heart attack while in town for the race. So with a heavy heart, Truex climbed into his No. 78 Toyota and overcame two early mistakes to win a wild playoff elimination race.

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NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 M.Truex Jr. 4069 7
2 K.Busch 4042 4
3 B.Keselowski 4026 3
4 K.Harvick 4017 1
5 J.Johnson 4017 3
6 D.Hamlin 4014 2
7 R.Blaney 4009 1
8 C.Elliott 4006 0
9 K.Larson 2236 4
10 M.Kenseth 2184 0
11 J.McMurray 2138 0
12 K.Kahne 2126 1
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