Martin Truex Jr. won his seventh race and further cemented himself as the driver to beat heading into Sunday's final playoff elimination race at Martinsville. The race at Kansas wasn't safe from controversary and on this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Around the Track editor Brandon Reed and Game On's Katie B. speak on it all.
Beginning of show: Brandon took a trip to Cleveland (Ohio that is) last week and shares some little-known facts about the "A Christmas Story" house and museum
6-minute mark: Martin Truex Jr. raced to his seventh win of the season at Kansas despite some on-track setbacks and the tragic loss of one of his crew members the night before the race. Brandon discusses the win and Truex's championship quest.
7:30-minute mark: Controvery befell Kansas in the form of Matt Kenseth being ousted from the race (and as it turned out the playoffs) because of a pit road violation. What happened and how has the social media world reacted.
11-minute mark: A discussion of Kyle Larson's untimely bad day
12-minute mark: Of those eliminated from the playoffs, who was the most suprising?
13:30-minute mark: Were Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson lucky to stave off elimination of did they race their way in?
16:40-minute mark: What should fans expect in the final elimination race at Martinsville?
End of show: Chase Elliott's status in the drive to the Championship
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