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The Latest: Truex wins 1st stage at Fontana; Harvick wrecks

From FOX Sports - March 18, 2018

FONTANA, Calif. (AP)The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. has won the first stage of the NASCAR race at Fontana, while Kevin Harvick is essentially out of the running for his fourth consecutive victory after an early wreck.

Truex pushed in front of Kyle Busch and eventually won the first stage under caution. The defending NASCAR Cup Series champion lost the lead to Joey Logano early in the second stage.

Six-time Fontana champion Jimmie Johnson scored his first stage points of the season by rolling into the top 10 after starting deep in the field.

Harvick is five laps down after stopping for repairs, but he has been cleared to continue racing because he met the minimum speed requirement.

1:40 p.m.

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