Matt Kenseth won the Hollywood Casino 400 in 2012, and he'll be hoping to repeat his success at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday. If he can win again, he'll widen his lead in the 2013 Sprint Cup standings. He currently holds a slim eight-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson won last week's race at Dover to close the gap significantly, with Kenseth finishing seventh. The two stars have won the last two Hollywood Casino 400 events, with Johnson coming out victorious in 2011.
Needless to say, both are drivers to watch heading into the race on Sunday.
While many eyes may be on Kenseth and Johnson, it was Kevin Harvick who paced the field and earned the pole position during qualifying. His 187.526 mph speed on Saturday could be a hint of things to come. The win was kind of a big deal for Harvick considering he hadn't captured a pole position in seven years.
As the Chase continues to progress, there are tons of storylines. Here's how you can watch the action unfold.
Here's a look at the 43 drivers who will compete for the win at Kansas Speedway, per the Miami Herald. The car numbers appear in parentheses.
1. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 187.526 mph
2. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.48
3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 187.162
4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.233
5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.168
6. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 186.072
7. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 185.893
8. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.874
9. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.669
10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 185.433
11. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 185.42
12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 185.261
13. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 185.204
14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.141
15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 184.982
16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 184.925
17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 184.628
18. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 184.603
19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 184.477
20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 184.382
21. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 184.106
22. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 183.73
23. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 183.667
24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.38
25. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 183.069
26. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 182.803
27. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 182.685
28. (47) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota, 182.531
29. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 182.039
30. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 182.02
31. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 181.971
32. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 181.959
33. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 181.953
34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 181.892
35. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 181.843
36. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 181.83
37. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, Owner Points
38. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points
39. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points
40. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points
41. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points
42. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points
43. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points
The Chase Standings
Kenseth is on top for the moment, but Johnson and others are hot on his heels. Here's a look at the top 10 in the Sprint Cup standings.
Sunday's Favorite—Jimmie Johnson
Per Bovada, Johnson is the 4-1 favorite to smile in the winner's circle for the second straight week. If that happens, he'll likely assume the lead in the standings. It is easy to see why he has been deemed the man to beat.
The No. 48 car has been stellar the last three races, and Johnson is carrying the same "you can't stop me" demeanor he did during his run of five straight Sprint Cup titles. He'll be tough to beat on Sunday.
Quietly, Logano finished third behind the dueling Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the AAA 400 last Sunday. His solid performance didn't get much attention amongst the hoopla of the exciting finish and Earnhardt Jr.'s pit-stop gaffe that may have cost him the win.
Logano is still racing well. As he mentions in this tweet, he had a shot at the pole position on Sunday were it not for an error on his part.
If he can "get it right" on Sunday, he could make some serious noise.
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