NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup: MyAFibStory.com 400 scheduleTV times

What: 267 laps (400.5 miles)

Where: Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, paved tri-oval in Joliet, Ill.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth

Also this week: Lucas Oil 225, Camping World Truck Series, Chicagoland Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1. Jimmy John’s 300, Nationwide Series, Chicagoland Speedway, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champion, enters the 10-race Chase as the top seed.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Brad Keselowski: Four wins so far this season. More appear to be on the way.

Ryan Newman: Makes the Chase in his first season with Richard Childress Racing.

Jimmie Johnson: Dehydrated or not, he has made every Chase since it began in 2004.

Kyle Busch: Led every lap in a Nationwide Series win at Richmond.

Chase Elliott: Eight races to go until this rookie could also be called NASCAR champion.

NOT

Michael Waltrip Racing: Neither Clint Bowyer nor Brian Vickers earn a spot in the Chase.

Tony Stewart: Loose lugnuts derailed his chance at a win, which was his only hope to make the Chase.

Richmond fence climber: Had the guy who climbed the catchfence fell onto the track instead of climbing back down, the repercussions would have been staggering.

Jim Utter

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