GEICO 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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GEICO 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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After a week of controversy regarding the final few spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the NASCAR schedule resumes on Sunday with the Geico 400, the first of 10 Chase races.

Veteran driver and four-time champion Jeff Gordon was able to claim the final spot in the Chase earlier in the week in an unconventional way, as John Oreovicz of explains:

Citing unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances resulting from several allegations of race-fixing last week at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR has expanded the field for its Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs by adding Jeff Gordon as a 13th driver.

Last year's Geico 400 winner and Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, who failed to qualify for the Chase this season, will start second after an impressive qualifying speed of 189.248. Joey Logano earned the pole position with a 189.414 mph lap.

With the Chase field set, the most exciting part of the NASCAR season is about to begin. Here's a full preview of what should be a thrilling race from Chicagoland.

When: Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.

Watch: ESPN

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Jimmie Johnson's car


Starting Lineup for 2013 GEICO 400
Position Driver Manufacturer Team
1 Joey Logano Ford Penske Racing
2 Brad Keselowski Ford Penske Racing
3 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
4 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
5 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
7 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
10 Matt Kenseth Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Paul Menard Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
12 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
13 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota JTG Daugherty Racing
14 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
15 Aric Almirola Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
16 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing
17 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
18 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
19 David Ragan Ford Front Row Motorsports
20 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
21 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
23 Danica Patrick Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
24 Clint Bowyer Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
25 Brian Vickers Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
26 Marcos Ambrose Ford Roush Fenway Racing
27 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
28 Cole Whitt Toyota Swan Racing
29 Mark Martin Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing
30 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing
31 Casey Mears Ford Germain Racing
32 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Hillman Racing
33 David Reutimann Toyota BK Racing
34 Josh Wise Ford Front Row Motorsports
35 David Gilliland Ford Front Row Motorsports
36 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
37 Travis Kvapil Toyota BK Racing
38 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing
39 Timmy Hill Ford FAS Lane Racing
40 Reed Sorenson Ford Leavine Family Racing
41 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing
42 Joe Nemechek Toyota Nemco-JRR Motorsports
43 Tony Raines Chevrolet Circle Sport Racing

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Drivers to Watch

Logano was part of the Chase drama this week, but he was still able to put the off-track controversy to the side and qualify for the pole. With 14 top-10 finishes, eight top-five finishes and one victory this season, the Connecticut native should be among the top contenders on Sunday as someone motivated to prove that he belongs in the Chase.

Even though his attempt to repeat as champion fell short, Keselowski is another driver that will be tough to beat this weekend. He hasn't finished in the top 10 in his last four Sprint Cup races, but his career success in Chicagoland makes him a good bet to finish in the top five.

Jimmie Johnson is once again in the Chase, and he will start ninth on Sunday. As a five-time champion who drives some of his best races during the Chase, Johnson is always a threat at this time of the year. He also had a solid race in this event last season with 172 laps led (the most of any driver).

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Up-to-Date Standings

Chase for the Cup Standings
Position Driver Points Behind
1 Matt Kenseth 2015 --
2 Jimmie Johnson 2012 3
3 Kyle Busch 2012 3
4 Kevin Harvick 2006 9
5 Carl Edwards 2006 9
6 Joey Logano 2003 12
7 Greg Biffle 2003 12
8 Clint Bowyer 2000 15
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000 15
10 Kurt Busch 2000 15
11 Kasey Kahne 2000 15
12 Ryan Newman 2000 15
13 Jeff Gordon 2000 15

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