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October 5, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Ryan Blaney celebrates after winning the NASCAR playoff race at the Charlotte Roval. He is one of seven Ford drivers to advance into the Round of 12. [AP/MIKE MCCARN]

NASCAR THIS WEEK

1. Round of 12

A dozen drivers advanced into the NASCAR Round of 12 playoff segment. The four left behind were Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones. Of the 12, seven are from the Ford camp, including all four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers, counting Clint Bowyer, who jumped over the cut line. “Pretty crazy,” Bowyer said. “I didn’t expect that to happen, but I knew it was gonna be wild.”

2. Roval hangover

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