Race Blog

The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway was Matt Kenseth's (14th) to lose. The No. 20 team had a Charlotte race to forget a week ago, with bad pit stops, wall contact, and eventually a day-ending crash that left them 12th of the 12 Chase teams entering Kansas Speedway. They almost did what they needed to do Sunday.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

The AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway did not produce as much side-by-side racing drama as some races, but the drivers near the cutoff in NASCAR's first Chase elimination race felt the heat all race long. Kevin Harvick, fresh off of his worst two-race stretch of the season, pretty much had to win to advance in the playoffs. Rain washed out qualifying, putting Matt Kenseth (7th) on the pole, based on owner's points.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull