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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire: New Hampshire 301 at a glance

Kevin Harvick is the first Sprint Cup Series driver to officially clinch a spot in this season’s championship Chase.
Kevin Harvick is the first Sprint Cup Series driver to officially clinch a spot in this season’s championship Chase. Getty Images

What: 301 laps or 318.5 miles

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 1.058-mile flat, paved oval in Loudon, N.H.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC Sports Network

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski

Also this week: Lakes Region 200, Xfinity Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 4 p.m., NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: Kevin Harvick is the first Sprint Cup Series driver to clinch a spot in this season’s championship Chase. His eighth-place finish at Kentucky, combined with his multiple wins, guarantees him to be one of the 16 Chase drivers, assuming he starts the remaining races.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kyle Busch: His “Race to the Chase” just got a whole lot easier.

Carl Edwards: A big fan of the new aero package and he showed why at Kentucky.

New aero package: More of this, please.

Jeff Gordon: Ends his career with no wins at Kentucky, but he will have 96 bottles of bourbon on the wall.

Brad Keselowski: Kentucky remains kind to Keselowski: Xfinity win Friday and led the second-most laps in the Cup race.

Matt Crafton: Looking for his third Truck series title and running even more impressive than when he won the first two.

NOT

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: He was never in the picture at Kentucky.

Danica Patrick: Igniting the fan base of the sport’s most popular driver might not be the best of career moves.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

Driver

Points

1. Kevin Harvick

692

2. Jimmie Johnson

624

3. Joey Logano

624

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

616

5. Martin Truex Jr.

596

6. Brad Keselowski

559

7. Jamie McMurray

556

8. Kurt Busch

542

9. Matt Kenseth

540

10. Jeff Gordon

537

11. Denny Hamlin

522

12. Kasey Kahne

513

13. Paul Menard

509

14. Ryan Newman

497

15. Clint Bowyer

490

16. Aric Almirola

473

17. Carl Edwards

449

18. Greg Biffle

420

19. Kyle Larson

404

20. Casey Mears

399

21. Austin Dillon

398

22. Danica Patrick

396

23. AJ Allmendinger

370

24. David Ragan

362

25. Trevor Bayne

350

26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

344

27. Sam Hornish Jr.

343

28. Tony Stewart

342

29. Justin Allgaier

306

30. Cole Whitt

287

31. David Gilliland

282

32. Brett Moffitt

245

33. Alex Bowman

242

34. Michael Annett

208

35. Kyle Busch

200

36. Josh Wise

186

37. Matt DiBenedetto

184

38. Michael McDowell

111

39. Jeb Burton

108

40. Alex Kennedy

71

41. Bobby Labonte

39

42. Brian Vickers

32

43. Reed Sorenson

31

44. Michael Waltrip

26

45. Mike Wallace

8

46. Will Kimmel

6

47. Ron Hornaday

2

Xfinity

Driver

Points

1. Chris Buescher

593

2. Chase Elliott

557

3. Ty Dillon

547

4. Elliott Sadler

528

5. Regan Smith

527

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

510

7. Brian Scott

478

8. Daniel Suarez

477

9. Brendan Gaughan

473

10. Ryan Reed

471

11. Jeremy Clements

400

12. Dakoda Armstrong

384

13. David Starr

380

14. Ross Chastain

372

15. J.J. Yeley

370

Truck

Driver

Points

1. Matt Crafton

417

2. Tyler Reddick

397

3. Erik Jones

388

4. Johnny Sauter

359

5. John Wes Townley

330

6. Timothy Peters

322

7. Cameron Hayley

315

8. Daniel Hemric

308

9. Spencer Gallagher

308

10. Ben Kennedy

297

11. Ray Black Jr.

289

12. Tyler Young

260

13. Justin Boston

255

14. Brandon Jones

241

15. Korbin Forrister

230

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