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Kasey Kahne

Starting from the rear of the field at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne quickly got to work Sunday afternoon. In the first 15 laps he had already advanced into the Top 25, and by Lap 44 he was running 20th. Kahne would race inside the Top 10 for much of the second half of the race and finish ninth in the Bad Boy Off Road 300, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.

Impact

Kahne kept his current string of Top 10's alive with a great performance at the New England short track Sunday. He would have to race from the rear of the field to the front, but he would pull off another good finish. The No. 5 team now rides a four-race Top-10 streak into Sunday's contest at Dover. Although Kahne is not participating in the Chase, he's been one of the hottest drivers in the last month and not to be overlooked in fantasy racing circles.

Jimmie Johnson

Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway featured extensive green-flag runs for the first 240 laps of the race - and a flurry of cautions in the final 60 laps. Through it all, the four Hendrick Motorsports teammates all finished inside the Top 14, led by Jimmie Johnson in eighth, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.

Impact

The opportunity to pit for fresh tires with 16 laps to go would pay big dividends. Johnson would race from the middle teens to finish eighth over the closing laps. The moves were great for salvaging a Top-10 finish and keeping Johnson's hopes of advancing to the Round of 12 in the Chase alive. Currently eighth in the championship standings, the Hendrick Motorsports star stands a good chance of advancing this weekend at Dover.

Martin Truex Jr.

A late-race caution helped propel Truex Jr. to victory at Chicagoland Speedway. But Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway the Furniture Row Racing driver suffered the opposite effect when two cautions in the final 15 laps took him out of contention for the win, furniturerowracing.com reports.

Impact

"I raced with Matt (Kenseth) so hard for the lead for such a long time that I just kind of burned my tires up and then really had trouble getting going on those last two restarts," explained Truex. "It was unfortunate to have a car that good all day long and then come home seventh. But all in all it was a fun day." While not a win, the seventh-place finish was still a good showing in this second race of the Chase. Truex is set to challenge for the championship based on how well he's racing to this point.

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch finished fifth in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet needed a good finish to improve his chances of advancing in the Chase, and that's what Busch delivered at Loudon. The Stewart Haas Racing veteran started 13th on the grid and he quickly raced into the Top 10 and stayed there much of the day. After 300 laps of action at the Magic Mile, Busch would cross the finish line third. His 11th Top-5 finish of the season holds Busch at 11th in the Chase standings and in precarious position heading to Dover next weekend.

Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski finished fourth in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

Keselowski came to New England just looking to shore up his position in the Chase and not do anything to beat himself Sunday at Loudon. The Penske Racing star would do just that and race inside the Top 10 most of the day. The final 36 laps would be slowed by three cautions and restarts, but that would prevent Keselowski from grabbing his series-leading 14th Top 5 of the season. He assumes the Chase for the Cup standings lead by 1 point over Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch finished third in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The driver of the No. 18 Toyota would start 12th on the grid and battle inside the Top 10 most of the day. Busch would lead just a scant 3 laps in the early going as he just didn't have the speed to really challenge for the win. He would use good pit strategy and work track position in the closing stages to secure his 12th Top-5 finish of the season. Busch currently holds down third in the Chase for the Cup standings at 2 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch finished third in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The driver of the No. 18 Toyota would start 12th on the grid and battle inside the Top 10 most of the day. Busch would lead just a scant 3 laps in the early going as he just didn't have the speed to really challenge for the win. He would use good pit strategy and work track position in the closing stages to secure his 12th Top-5 finish of the season. Busch currently holds down third in the Chase for the Cup standings at 2 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.

Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth finished second in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

The Joe Gibbs Racing star came to Loudon looking to win three in-a-row at the one-mile oval. Things looked good for most of the afternoon with Kenseth dominating and leading 105 laps. However, the veteran driver could not hold off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick in the closing laps. Kenseth would surrender the lead to the No. 4 Chevrolet and cross the stripe second after 300 laps. He failed to get the win and automatic pass into the next round of the Chase, but Kenseth's fifth Top 5 of the season moves him into fourth in the Chase standings and more certain of advancing after Dover next week.

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick won the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Impact

It would take a late-race surge and some great restarts, but Harvick would come through with a clutch victory at the Magic Mile. Harvick would take the lead from Matt Kenseth with 6 laps to go and cruise to the big win in this second race of the Chase. The Stewart Haas Racing star gets his ticket punched to the Round of 12 in the Chase with the win.

Ryan Blaney

Ryan Blaney finished third in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

The driver of the Penske Racing No. 22 would have to deal with several cautions over the final 25 laps of Saturday night's race. Blaney would lead a combined 10 laps during this stretch, but the multiple restarts would work against him in getting the win. Blaney would eventually cross the stripe third at lap 200 for his second Top-5 finish of the season in just his sixth start.

Daniel Suarez finished second in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

Despite not leading any laps in this 200-mile battle, Suarez raced among the leaders all night at the Kentucky oval. He started on the outside pole and battle up front in the lead pack. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver would get a shot at the win on the final restart with 4 laps to go, but would fall short of passing Elliott Sadler. The runner-up finish was his 13th Top 5 of the season, and places Suarez second overall in the Chase standings after Kentucky.

Elliott Sadler won the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night.

Impact

The RCR veteran took the lead from Ryan Blaney on the final restart and led the final 4 laps for the win. Sadler would have to hold off a stiff challenge by Daniel Suarez over the closing laps, but he would succeed for the victory. It was his third win of the season and it places Sadler in first-place overall in the Chase for the Cup standings.

Erik Jones won the pole for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 187.207 mph.

Impact

Jones has been fast all weekend long, and that didn't change in pole qualifying. He put the No. 20 Toyota on the pole position with a great lap, beating out teammate Daniel Suarez for the honor. It was Jones' eighth pole position of the season and 11th of his career. He'll be the top contender to win Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300.

Matt Crafton finished third in the UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The ThorSport Racing star would bounce up and down the running order all afternoon, but he would consolidate his Top-5 position in the closing third of the race. Crafton's experience at this one-mile oval was the ultimate factor that would lead the No. 88 team to a third-place finish Saturday afternoon. His sixth Top-5 finish of the season places Crafton second in the Chase standings at 16 points back of leader William Byron.

Christopher Bell finished second in the UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

Bell was the only driver on the track that had anything to challenge William Byron for the win. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota truck started third on the gird and raced among the leaders all afternoon. He would lead 11 laps in the middle stages of the race, but he couldn't hold off a much faster Byron. The runner-up finish was his eighth of the season, and Bell leaves Loudon third overall in the Chase standings.

William Byron won the UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Impact

The KBM driver led all but 14 of the 175 laps and dominated the afternoon at the Magic Mile. Byron cruised to his sixth victory of the season to kickoff the Chase for the Cup. As a result of the win, Byron gets an automatic spot in the next round of the Chase.

Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 132.577 mph.

Impact

Larson swept both practice sessions Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and turned in the fastest lap of the day in final practice. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet looks incredibly consistent and strong in these practices, and should be set up to crack the Top 5 in Sunday's Bad Boy Off Road 300.

Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson was fastest in Saturday's first practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He turned a fast lap of 132.186 mph.

Impact

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver showed the speed that he had in pole qualifying Friday. Larson paced the opening 55-minute session and edged Martin Truex Jr. for the fastest lap of the practice. The No. 42 Chevrolet appears to be dialed-in and ready for Sunday's 300-mile race at the Loudon oval. Larson looks like a potential Top-5 finisher in this second race of the Chase.

William Byron won the pole for the UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday morning. He turned a fast lap of 132.864 mph.

Impact

The driver of the No. 9 Toyota edged Timothy Peters to nab the pole position at the Magic Mile. It was Byron's first-career truck series pole in his 18th series start. He is seeking his sixth win of the season in Saturday's UNOH 175, and will be a big contender for the win.

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards won the pole for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 135.453 mph.

Impact

The struggling Joe Gibbs Racing star looks to have gotten things together this weekend for the second race in the Chase for the Cup. Edwards beat out Martin Truex Jr. to claim the pole position during Friday's knockout qualifying. It was his sixth pole of the season and third-career at the Loudon short track. Edwards will be a Top-5 threat in Sunday's 300-mile race at New Hampshire.