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Harvick, Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Keselowski and Kurt Busch.
Kevin Harvick wins at New Hampshire, secures his spot in the Round of 12.
One lap to go with Harvick leading.
Busch around the No. 2 for third.
Harvick hasn't won at Loudon since 2006, as reported by NBCSN.
Keselowski sits in third and Kyle Busch in fourth.
Kenseth is unwilling to let him go as he races on his back bumper.
Harvick takes the lead.
Harvick and Kenseth battling for first.
Kenseth holds onto his lead. Harvick is second.
Green flag! Kenseth leads.
Bowyer is the lucky dog.
McMurray amongst some to pit.
Caution: Stenhouse, Sorenson make contact to bring out the yellow.
Truex now fifth.
Truex dropping. Kenseth holds onto first.
Kenseth and Truex restart 1-2.
The top nine stayed off pit road.
Now Stewart will restart in the lucky dog spot. He is 22nd.
Johnson, Patrick, more on pit road.
The firs half of the race saw just one caution, while the second half has already seen four (as reported by NBCSN).
Bayne's No. 6 limps to pit road.
Dillon is the free pass.
Caution: In Turn 3, Bayne hits the wall hard.
Busch was able to go around Harvick four third.
Edwards, currently, sits below the cutoff. That penalty didn't help.
Busch and Harvick battling for position.
After getting put back on the lead lap, Logano now 17th.
Three Chasers sit a lap down: Dillon, Stewart and Buescher.
Busch around Elliott for fourth.
Top five as they run: Kenseth, Truex, Harvick, Elliott and Kyle Busch.
McMurray looks to take eighth from Keselowski.
Edwards now P20 after his penalty while Hamlin is just ahead of him in 19th.
NASCAR looking at smoke in Turn 2.
Truex continues to take the lead from Kenseth but Kenseth is unwilling to relinquish his lead.
NASCAR reports that the No. 41 is clear.
Green flag! Kenseth maintains his lead.
There are reports of oil coming from the No. 41.
Tony Gibson telling Busch: "The grille is cracked in the center."
Edwards penalized for commitment line violation.
Hamlin penalized for an uncontrolled tire.
Edwards, Kurt Busch and Patrick are some on pit road.
Busch leads some to pit road.
Logano is the free pass.
Caution: McDowell spins and is smoking.
NASCAR looking into McDowell's No. 95, it might have a tire rub.
NASCAR looking into McDowell's No. 95, it might have a tire rub.
Truex already is clinched to the Round of 12 but he's racing Kenseth like he's in a 'must-win' situation.
Harvick took third from Elliott on Lap 257.
Truex is only .10 seconds behind the leader.
Elliott, Kahne, McMurray and Kyle Busch all race in a pack.
Top five as they run: Kenseth, Truex, Elliott, Harvick and Kahne.
Busch and Patrick make some contact.
Harvick looks to take third from Elliott.
Larson brushes the outside wall. No caution.
Truex unwilling to let Kenseth go and the pair race closely.
Elliott and Harvick race third and fourth respectively.
Some tough racing between Kenseth and Truex, but the No. 20 remains P1.
Truex right on Kenseth's back bumper.
Kenseth holds onto his lead.
Kenseth and Truex restart 1-2, bringing the field back to green.
Patrick will now restart eighth.
Kurt Busch: "Season is on the line right here. No biggie."
Johnson also on pit road.
Patrick now on pit road.
Danica, who had yet to pit, was the leader at the time.
Caution: No. 46 of Annett smoking on the track. Blaney is the free pass.
Patrick has yet to pit and is leading some circuits.
Truex close behind Kenseth.
Now Patrick the new leader.
Keselowski is the new leader.
Green flag pit stops are underway.
Next week's Dover race will be the final race in the Round of 16.
After pitting, Logano and Dillon are now two laps down.
Green flag pit stops are expected to happen in about 15 laps or so.
75 laps to go.
A frustrated Stewart: "I'm trying every trick in the book I know." He sits in 18th.
NASCAR looking into reports of debris.
Kahne continues to be the only non-Chaser in the top 10.
Logano now on pit road.
Logano sitting in the lucky dog spot.
Dillon on pit road for tires and fuel.
Kenseth is looking for his third consecutive Loudon win.
Kenseth has 1.1 seconds over Truex.
And Logano and Dillon are now back to being a lap down.
Dillon is reporting debris.
Buescher is the lowest ranked Chaser in 28th and two laps down.
After racing inside the top three for a while, Johnson has now fallen to ninth.
Kenseth hitting some lapped traffic.
Kenseth hitting some lapped traffic.
Chasers Logano, P20, and Dillon, P21, will have to pit soon.
Truex will officially finish the day as the lap leader.
While teammate McMurray is up to 10th, Larson appears to be struggling in 13th.
100 laps to go at Loudon.
Harvick, in third, is running on four fresh tires while Truex, second, only has two.
Top five as they run: Kenseth, Truex, Harvick, Elliott and Busch.
Kahne, P8, the only non-Chase in the top 13.
Harvick took third on Lap 189.
Chip Ganassi teammates Larson and McMurray racing together.
Kahne looks to take seventh from Johnson.
Johnson and Edwards battling for sixth.
Elliott right on Truex's back bumper.
New leader: Kenseth.
Kenseth right on Truex's back bumper. Kenseth has four fresh tires while Truex has only two.
Elliott around Busch for third.
Slight contact between Kahne and McMurray.
Harvick around Edwards for sixth.
Busch and Elliott fighting for third.
Kenseth takes second;
Truex maintains first.
Restart! Both Logano and Dillon didn't pit under caution and took the wave-around.
Truex and Busch first off pit road. Both only took two tires while the rest took four.
Patrick is the free pass.
Caution: Debris on the back straightaway.
Elliott back to fourth as Busch drops to fifth.
Busch up to fourth. Elliott now fifth.
Edwards eyes sixth from Harvick.
Busch takes fifth from Harvick.
Elliott, Harvick and Busch all battling for position.
Chad Knaus tells Johnson that Kenseth has the best car on the track.
Kenseth around Johnson for second.
Josh Wise is back in the race.
We are now three laps past the halfway point.
Polesitter Edwards is currently seventh.
Johnson sits about 1.5 seconds behind Truex.
Kahne, who started at the rear, now sits 12th.
Kenseth around Elliott for third.
Kenseth around Hamlin for fourth.
Logano, P19, sits in the free pass position.
Johnson and Elliott are batting on the track for position.
Joe Gibbs Racing -- with FRR, affiliate -- and Hendrick Motorsports complete the top five.
Busch and Harvick battling for sixth.
Logano battling Blaney for the lucky dog spot.
Kenseth now fifth after Hamlin takes fourth.
Now Elliott around Kenseth for third.
Johnson takes second from Kenseth.
Truex maintains his lead following the restart.
Logano down four spots after that pit stop and still a lap down.
Race off pit road: 78 20 18 48 4 24 19 11 42 1. All took four. Edwards down two spots; Harvick and Elliott up a spot.
Leaders head to pit road.
Allmendinger is the lucky dog.
Caution: Debris going into Turn 1.
Lapped traffic appears to be slowing down Truex a bit -- giving Kenseth some time to catch up.
Kenseth has dramatically decreased the gap between himself and Truex. The pair sit less than a second apart.
Buescher goes two laps down.
This is Logano's home track.
Keselowski could be the next Chase driver to go a lap down. He is the last car on the lead lap.
Logano is the third Chase driver to go a lap down.
Kurt Busch, Stewart, Dillon and Buescher currently sit outside the top-12 on the Grid.
This is the longest green-flag run at Loudon since the Chase has started (previous record was 87 laps), as reported by NBCSN.
There's about a five-second gap between Kenseth, P2, and Busch, P3.
Kahne around Logano for 16th.
The top 10 is only Chase drivers now that Newman has dropped to 11th.
200 laps to go! Truex continues to set the pace here at New Hampshire.
Team Penske sit in 15th (Keselowski) and 16th (Logano).
After starting today 19th, Harvick is already up to sixth.
McMurray around Newman for ninth.
Truex has now led for 55 circuits.
The cycle of green flag pit stops is now complete with Biffle heading to pit road.
Paul Menard, P21, is the last car on the lead lap.
Top five: Truex, Kenesth, Johnson, Busch and Edwards.
Biffle is the only driver in the field who has yet to pit.
Keselowski pits now. Truex back atop the leaderboard.
Keselowski is the new leader. He has yet to pit.
Many Chasers are pitting.
Truex gives up the lead to pit.
Newman gives up eighth and heads to pit road.
Hamlin pits now.
Logano begins the green flag pit stops. He pits for fuel, tires and adjustments.
McDowell, P23, is the last car on the lead lap.
Kenseth has slightly shortened the gap but Truex still leads by 1.6 seconds.
Now both a lap down, Dillon and Buescher will need to bounce back strongly in order to remain in contention for the championship.
Green flag pit stops expected to happen shortly.
Hamlin, P12, is the sole JGR driver outside the top five.
Dillon goes a lap down.
Elliott looks to take fifth from teammate Johnson.
Kenseth took second from teammate Edwards on Lap 59.
But Truex is slowed a bit as he battles his way through lapped traffic.
Truex leads by almost three seconds.
Dillon is close to being put a lap down as well.
Truex puts fellow Chase driver Buescher a lap down.
Kahne continues to make up ground after starting from the rear. He's currently P19 and looking to take more positions.
Newman is the sole non-Chase driver sitting inside the top 10 in eighth.
Truex puts Biffle a lap down.
Both Chip Ganassi entries racing well with Larson in seventh and McMurray in 10th.
Hendrick teammate Johnson and Elliott race together in fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the live Chase update, Harvick now sits above the cutoff position. Kurt Busch drops to P13 on the Grid.
Stewart around Logano for 15th.
Both Team Penske Fords sit outside the top 10 with Keselowski in 13th and Logano, 15th.
Hamlin now P11.
Harvick enters the top 10 for the first time today.
Harvick now up to 11th, inching towards the top 10.
Johnson not willing to let him go as he races closely behind Busch's Toyota.
Busch around Johnson for fourth.
Truex won 123 laps during the July event at the New Hampshire track. His day ended in the 16th position.
Truex now has one second over his competition.
Harvick making up some ground from his 19th-place starting position. He now battles in 12th.
Truex secures his lead with a .5 second gap between his Toyota and Edwards' No. 19.
Leaders are, again, hitting some lapped traffic.
New leader: Truex.
Seven Chasers currently outside the top 10.
Top five as they run: Edwards, Truex, Kenseth, Johnson and Kyle Busch.
We can't carry any speed to the center and rotate," Blaney tells his team. He sits 19th.
Johnson and Larson battling for fourth.
After starting third, Newman down to eighth.
JGR owns the current top three. Edwards is first, Truex sits second and Kenseth up to third. Truex races for the organization's affiliate, Furniture Row Racing.
Edwards hitting some lapped traffic.
Truex has closed the gap between himself and Edwards.
After starting from the rear, Kahne has already moved up to 25th.
Drivers complaining of debris on the track. Could be due to the wind. We are still green.
It seems that the No. 3 team of Dillon is having audio issues on their radio.
Alex Bowman, who is subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., sits 12th in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy.
Edwards has roughly .5 seconds over Truex.
Harvick (P15), Stewart (P17), Buescher (P25) and Dillon (P30) are the lowest ranked Chase drivers currently on the leaderboard.
Keselowski eyes 11th from Kurt Busch.
After starting 29th, Dillon has dropped to 30th.
And it's Kenseth who takes fourth. Larson now P5.
Larson and Kenseth battle for fourth.
Kyle Busch takes seventh from Elliott.
Hamlin: "Tell the No. 20 to check his left rear, I ran into it."
Newman, Elliott and Kyle Busch all battling for sixth.
SHR teammates -- and Chase contenders -- Harvick and Stewart race together in 17th and 18th, respectively.
After starting seventh, McMurray now sits in 10th.
Now Elliott looks to pass Newman for sixth.
Defending race winner Kenseth around Newman for fifth.
Larson racing on Johnson's back bumper in a battle for third.
Larson trails Johnson in fourth.
Johnson moves up to third, Newman has dropped a few spots.
Carl Edwards maintains his lead following the start. Truex still P2.
Start of the Bad Boy off Road 300 (300 laps, 317.4 miles).
"Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: Kevin Holleran, President & CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles.
Fly-By TOT: 2 F-15C Eagles from the 104 Fighter Wing out of Barnes Air National Guard Base -Westfield, MA.
National Anthem: Daniel M. Clark, US Marine Corps Veteran and retired Massachusetts State Trooper.
Invocation by: Dustin Pari, Actor on show "Ghost Hunters."
Presentation of Colors by: New Hampshire State Police Honor Guard & Combined Services Military Color Guard.
Canadian National Anthem by: Kirk Young.
To the rear
The No. 5 of Kasey Kahne to the rear for unapproved adjustments.
Chase Grid update
Truex, Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin take up the top-four spots on the Grid.
Chase Grid update
Here are the four Chasers that enter today's race below the cutoff: Dillon, Harvick, Larson and Buescher.
Where the Chasers are starting
Here's where the rest of the Chase field will lineup: Kyle Larson (P6), Jamie McMurray (P7), Chase Elliott (P10), Brad Keselowski (P11), Kyle Busch (P12), Kurt Busch (P13), Joey Logano (P15), Kevin Harvick (P19), Tony Stewart (P22), Chris Buescher (P28) and Austin Dillon (P29).
Defending race winner
JGR's Matt Kenseth, who is starting eighth today, has won the last two New Hampshire races.
Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin complete the starting top five.
On the pole
Pole winner Carl Edwards lines up alongside Truex in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. This marks Edwards sixth start on the pole this season.
Last weekend's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway saw Martin Truex Jr. wheel his No. 78 Toyota to Victory Lane, securing a spot in the Round of 12. Today, he will start on the front row, but in second.
Welcome to today's Sprint Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Today marks the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.