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The second of 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be
the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on
Sunday, Sept. 23, and ESPN will have a live telecast. NASCAR Countdown
airs at 1:00pm/et with the race's green flag at 2:15pm/et. All NASCAR
programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers,
smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. 
ESPN.com senior motorsports writer Terry Blount will report from
Chicagoland.

FUN FACT!

  • 2012 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:

    (classic system meaning not the chase system)

    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]

    1) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [2 wins], 945

    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X) [1 win], 938, -7

    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [3 wins], 924, -21

    4) #17-Matt Kenseth(X) [1 win], 924, -21

    5) #2-Brad Keselowski(X) [4 wins], 915, -30

    6) #56-Martin Truex Jr.(X) [0 wins], 897, -48

    7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X) [2 wins], 893, -52

    8) #11-Denny Hamlin(X) [4 wins], 879, -66

    9) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [0 wins], 873, -72

    10) #14-Tony Stewart(X) [3 wins], 849, -96

    11) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 825, -120

    12) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 814, -131

    13) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 786, -159

    14) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 773, -172

    15) #99-Carl Edwards [0 wins], 772, -173

    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)

    (X) = a Chase driver.



  • 2012 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:

    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]

    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [4 wins], 2056

    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 2053, -3

    3) #14-Tony Stewart [3 wins], 2048, -8

    4) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins], 2041, -15

    5) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins, 11th in points], 2041, -15

    6) #15-Clint Bowyer [2 wins], 2041, -15

    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [1 win], 2039, -17

    8) #16-Greg Biffle [2 wins], 2037, -19

    9) #56-Martin Truex Jr. [0 wins], 2035, -21

    10) #29-Kevin Harvick [0 wins], 2032, -24

    11) #17-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 2030, -26

    12) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win, 12th in points], 2009, -47

    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)

  •  
    September 21, 2012  01:02 PM ET

    I have set aside time for this 2nd Chase race.

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