Brad Keselowski took the lead in the Chase for the Cup, but there is still plenty of time for the rest of the field to catch him.
The Dodge driver will look to double up with a win at the Sylvania 300 after taking the checkered flag at the Geico 400. However, there are a number of drivers trying to take control of the Sprint Cup Series with a big performance.
Tony Stewart won this event last season en route to his title, so this race should not be taken lightly.
With only eight races remaining after this weekend, it should be an action-packed event.
Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
When: September 23, 2 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN3
Listen: Performance Racing Network
Starting Lineup (via NASCAR.com)
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||28.451|
|Qualifying||9/21||3:40 p.m.||Speed (10 p.m. ET)|
|Final Practice||9/22||11 a.m.||Speed|
Drivers to Watch
Last year's Sprint Cup champion is in good position to win once again. A sixth-place finish in Chicago allowed Stewart to stay in third place behind Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson.
He has been inconsistent this season, but he has had a ton of success in New Hampshire. A 12th-place finish earlier in the year broke a streak of three straight races first- or second-place finishes. And last year's win in this race gave him the boost necessary to win it all.
If he struggles on Sunday, it might be difficult for Stewart to make his move in the coming weeks.
Keselowski does not have a big lead over the field, but it is always nice to be out in front. He earned the top spot with a win last week to continue an unbelievable run in the last couple of months. He has a top-10 finish in 10 of the last 11 races.
He is already having the best year of his young career, and he'll try to keep it going as he tries to upset the field to win a title.
Kahne moved up six spots into the top five after a big third-place finish at the Geico 400. After struggling to reach the Chase, he has put himself in good position to win it.
He'll look to continue the momentum on a track that he has already won at this season. He finished first at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 in July in a race that might have turned his year around.
A win could help him continue to climb the rankings as he looks for his first championship.
Predicted Winner: Tony Stewart
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