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  1. Kevin Harvick wins at New Hampshire, makes second phase of Sprint Cup's Chase

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    LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races that kept a championship push alive.

  2. Matt Kenseth hitting happy places in NASCAR calendar

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    LOUDON, N.H. — Matt Kenseth has to be one of the happiest drivers in NASCAR right now.

    Matt Kenseth, the 2003 Sprint Cup series champion, is a contender in the Chase again.
  3. William Byron wins first ever Chase race in NASCAR truck series

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    LOUDON, N.H. — William Byron aced the inaugural Chase race in NASCAR's truck series.

  4. Martin Truex wins Sprint Cup's Chase opener at Chicagoland

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    JOLIET, Ill. — Martin Truex went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to his first stint at the top of the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship standings.

    Martin Truex enjoys his win — yes, those are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the trophy.
  5. Jimmie Johnson not in top form, but can't be counted out in Chase

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    JOLIET, Ill. — If you're looking for a driver with a strong head of steam entering the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship, you're probably not thinking of Jimmie Johnson.

    Jimmie Johnson is the only driver to make every Chase since the first one in 2004.
  6. Erik Jones takes Xfinity series victory at Chicagoland as Chase field set

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    JOLIET, Ill. — Erik Jones passed Elliott Sadler with nine laps to go and held off Kyle Larson to win Saturday's Xfinity series race at Chicagoland Speedway, and Ryan Sieg and Blake Koch claimed the final two spots for the inaugural Chase for the Championship in NASCAR's second-tier series.

  7. Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman smooth things out after Richmond incident

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    JOLIET, Ill. — Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman left a NASCAR-mandated meeting Friday insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.

  8. Field for NASCAR's Chase set for 10 weeks of aggression

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    RICHMOND, Va. — After seven months and 26 regular-season races, NASCAR has hit that part of the year that really matters. The start of the playoffs signifies a shift in attitude and aggression.

  9. Chase for the Championship preview

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    A look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship field, which was set after Saturday's race at Richmond. The 10-driver Chase starts with 16 drivers. The field is cut to 12 drivers after the first three races, then eight after six, then four drivers going into the finale, Nov. 20 at Homestead.

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been processed using digital filters.) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick poses for a portrait during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
  10. As Chase field is set, Newman steamed at Stewart; Hamlin wins at Richmond

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    RICHMOND, Va. — It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR's regular season.

    RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, signs autographs for fans prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)