Busch, who won from the pole, put together a complete effort and joined Truex in the next round of the playoffs. The field is cut from 16 drivers to 12 following next week's race at Dover International Speedway.
Truex, who won the playoff opener at Chicagoland, led 112 laps early until he was caught up in a wreck that ended his shot at a sixth win.
The playoff standings were shaken up in the wake of massive multi-car wreck that sent playoff drivers Kurt Busch and
Kurt Busch, the
"It's all-in. We'll go there with everything we've got like we have been," Busch said.
Harvick, the 2014 series champion, had accumulated enough playoff points that one DNF shouldn't cost him a spot in the top 12.
"I couldn't really tell where I was with all the smoke and everything that was happening, but just got hit from behind and spun out," he said.
Playoff drivers filled the top five spots: Kyle Larson was second, followed by
"We had damage and had to fight from the back of the pack the rest of the day," Truex said.
Kyle Busch, who had his shot at victory at Chicagoland end because of pit road miscues, survived the wreckage and took his customary victory bow toward the cheering fans.
"That was pretty intense," Busch said. "That was some `Days of Thunder' stuff over there. You couldn't see anything."
It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest.
Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt's longtime team owner, said of protesting, "It'll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus." Childress said he told his team that "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America."
Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty's sentiments took it a step further, saying: "Anybody that don't stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got `em where they're at? The United States."
When asked if a protester at