After two races of the Chase, there are five drivers out of contention for the championship — Ryan Newman, Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne are all more than 43 points behind Kenseth.
The Chase is shaping up to be a contest between the Chevrolet of Johnson and the Toyotas of teammates Kenseth and Busch. Not much drama there.
IN OTHER RACING NEWS
Travis Baden captured the ARCA/CRA Super Series championship with his victory last weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway. Jimmy Kirby made it two Street Stock series wins in a row and New Castle’s Jason Atkinson won his fourth Sportsman Late Model race of the year.
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