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Larson, Harvick say NASCAR points leader Truex no longer unbeatable – NASCAR

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NASCAR Cup Series playoff contenders Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson believe points leader Martin Truex Jr is no longer unbeatable following their battles with him at Charlotte.

Truex won Sunday’s race at Charlotte having started 17th on the grid, but Harvick ran second for much of the race until he was demoted to third by late race cautions.

Larson initially leapt ahead of Truex with a longer stint in the final stage that first allowed him to jump Harvick before pursuing and clearing the leader.

But a mistake in the pits when his right-rear tyre carrier tripped on the air hose meant he could only finish 10th by extending his final stint.

Larson now trails Truex by 34 points, with Harvick a further three points behind, but Chip Ganassi driver Larson says his pace proved he is a match for the title favourite.

“I felt like we’ve been better than the #78 [Truex] the past two weeks,” Larson said.

“Last week was probably the first time in a long time he hasn’t been the most dominant [Truex was fourth at…

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