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Chase Across America stops at 10 cities

September 11, 2013, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com

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Ten drivers visit 10 cities today to spread the word about the Chase for the Sprint Cup

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1:21 p.m. ET: Who won?

Dual burnouts: @jimmiejohnson vs. Tony Schumacher#ChaseAcrossAmerica #lowes48 #nascar

12:57 p.m. ET: Post-racing career in the making?

Homestead-Miami@HomesteadMiami
VIDEO: Carl Edwards learns how to be a firefighter miamidadefire #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR instagram.com/p/eIAcaVv51l/

12:49 p.m. ET: Kurt's media day got underway just a little while ago.

Kansas Speedway@kansasspeedway
@KurtBusch
touring the KCK Fire House #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/57j6VqZl4E

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12:40 p.m. ET: Think Harvick knows how to play the bagpipes?

RCR 29 Cup Team@RCR29KHarvick
@KevinHarvick
is presented with a custom fire fighter helmet by first responders #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/DeDX6YnVHy

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12:20 p.m. ET: So awesome.

Texas Motor Speedway@TXMotorSpeedway
Helmet presented to @KevinHarvick signed by all the first responders today. Note: Kevin's father was a fire fighter. pic.twitter.com/1GXM9avGB4

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12:15 p.m. ET: He's a natural.

Homestead-Miami@HomesteadMiami
Carl Edwards learns how to use the Jaws of Life at @MiamiDadeFire #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/Pd9GURpAmx

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12:04 p.m. ET: What would you ask Kasey Kahne if you got the chance?

NASCAR @NASCAR
MARTINSVILLE: @kaseykahne is taking fan questions in @DowntownRoanoke alongside @MissSprintCup. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/18Kg1EgfAH

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11:57 a.m. ET: When looking at this photo, keep this in mind: Matt Kenseth is an above-average 5-foot-9.

NASCAR @NASCAR

CHICAGO: Photo op! @MissSprintCup, @mattkenseth, artist Don McClelland and @Scott_Paddock. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/sM5wbU32wy

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11:51 a.m. ET: Greg Biffle: Cinderella Chase story? (He's already got the broom.)

NASCAR @NASCAR

TALLADEGA: The Fire Station One crew wasted no time in putting @gbiffle to work. #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/dp9gytwp67

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11:47 a.m. ET: Breg Giffle?

No. 16 3M Team@163MTEAM
Guess who? #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/XWHnpnoJcV

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11:45 a.m. ET: That's one huge and scary plane. Yikes.

NASCAR @NASCAR
NH: @joeylogano addresses the Pease Air Force Base Airmen in front of a Boeing Stratotanker. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/0j7HP5CJqH

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11:43 a.m. ET: Almost time for that burnout.

CharlotteMotorSpdwy@CLTMotorSpdwy
Tony Schumacher preps @JimmieJohnson on what to expect in his Top Fuel Dragster #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/AFz1Wrup8s

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11:36 a.m. ET: Matt Kenseth on a ferris wheel!

NASCAR @NASCAR
CHICAGO: @mattkenseth on a ferris wheel? @mattkenseth on a ferris wheel. #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/VWwKtfCk4r

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11:34 a.m. ET: Definitely a worthy organization.

Monster Mile @MonsterMile
At the USO Delaware Center @KyleBusch and Samantha are learning about the organization. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/R7ySepTum9

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11:32 a.m. ET: I wonder how much that thing weighs.

NASCAR @NASCAR
HOMESTEAD: A different fire suit for Carl Edwards. "I bet Miami feels safer now," he says. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/yu3uLaxRoJ

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11:30 a.m. ET: Certainly a meaningful day for the troops.

Penske Racing@penskeracing
NH: @joeylogano meets Commanders from the 157th. #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/HU5EDzaYu7

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11:28 a.m. ET: Kevin Harvick: Public speaker.

RCR @RCRracing
@KevinHarvick
speaks for a group of first responders @TXMotorSpeedway. #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/AhuxMBCESH

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11:11 a.m. ET: The newest form of stress relief?

NASCAR @NASCAR
HOMESTEAD: It's not every day you get to take an ax to a metal door with @MiamiDadeFire. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/1bywoBBoSV

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11:09 a.m. ET: But what if he catches fire during the Chase?

Monster Mile @MonsterMile
NASCAR driver @KyleBusch chats with a few firefighters pic.twitter.com/hEZK5XnO0M

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11:03 a.m. ET: You ready for one epic burnout?

CharlotteMotorSpdwy@CLTMotorSpdwy
We're getting ready for the Burnout to the Playoffs! #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/bSfRxgshfV

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11 a.m. ET: Harvick has finished in the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway in nearly half of his appearances there (10 of 21 races).

Amanda Ellis@amandamellis
TEXAS: @KevinHarvick kicks off the day with a few autographs for @TXMotorSpeedway #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/PHZ7B42zaR

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10:58 a.m. ET: The No. 29 team is excited. Us, too.

RCR 29 Cup Team@RCR29KHarvick
Let the Chase begin! #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/H1t9szPDts

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10:47 a.m. ET: How many Stewart-Haas Racing cars will make it into the Chase next year? And, for that matter, will the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet be there in 2014 as well?

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
Ryan Newman continues his media availability here in Phoenix. #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR instagram.com/p/eH6uoRG87X/

10:35 a.m. ET: Edwards is down in Miami, where the Chase will wrap up on November 17.

NASCAR @NASCAR
HOMESTEAD: Carl Edwards and Chief Strickland observe a 9/11 moment of silence next to WTC relic. #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/pv5UU8wck1

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10:31 a.m. ET:  Sign 'em up!

Phoenix Raceway@PhoenixRaceway
The NBC 12 morning news crew with the @PhoenixRaceway pace car. #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica #AdvoCare500 pic.twitter.com/Ze0JRNXpsr

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10:28 a.m. ET: Biffle has shown to be strong at other bigger tracks. Still looking to break through at Talladega, though.

TalladegaSuperS@TalladegaSuperS
We're in Birmingham preparing for our @NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica event with @gbiffle! #DegaNation #EmpowermentWeek pic.twitter.com/UaCjXsjXi2

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10:26 a.m. ET: A Martinsville win has eluded Kasey Kahne in 19 tries. Will that change on October 27?

Martinsville Spdway@MartinsvilleSwy
Almost ready for @MissSprintCup & @kaseykahne #ChaseAcrossAmerica #NASCAR Will you be here? pic.twitter.com/KOBfVIkATl

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10:23 a.m. ET: Boy, that's a green screen.

Phoenix Raceway@PhoenixRaceway
.@RyanNewman39 with 12 News anchor Doug Meehan. #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/nGc0NKjDgb

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10:20 a.m. ET: Five-Time's favorite kind.

K.C.@KristineC48
The Chase starts for @LowesRacing and @JimmieJohnson today with media. First up - some donuts - the smoky kind - @CLTMotorSpdwy #NASCAR

10:16 a.m. ET: Close quarters, indeed.

Kevin Harvick @KevinHarvick
My view for the next 2 hours... instagram.com/p/eHpDIjRkO-/

10:13 a.m. ET: As a former Loudon winner and New England native, Joey Logano will be looking to capitalize in the second race of the Chase.

Joey Logano @joeylogano
NH: Headed to @NHMS for #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/pHKo8dZvt4

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10 a.m. ET:It's been a busy, busy week for Ryan Newman.

NASCAR @NASCAR
PHOENIX: @RyanNewman39 gets us started this morning as he gets mic'd up for local TV. #NASCAR #ChaseAcrossAmerica pic.twitter.com/UtGrGJvhal

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NASCAR @NASCAR
10 drivers. 10 cities. Lots of fun. It's #ChaseAcrossAmerica. Follow us and @NASCARNation to keep up! nas.cr/ltdn #NASCAR