What: 300 laps or 317.4miles
Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 1.058-mile flat oval in Loudon, N.H.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
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Radio: Performance Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Denny Hamlin
Also this week: Kentucky 300, Nationwide Series, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNNEWS.
Worth mentioning: Kevin Swindell, a four-time winner of the Chili Bowl, an indoor midget car racing event, will drive the next two Cup races for Swan Racing as that organization searches for a 2014 full-time driver. Swindell has 16 Nationwide Series starts.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Matt Kenseth: Lost in all the controversy was Kenseth cementing his position as championship favorite.
Kyle Busch: Two wins and a second at Chicagoland, plus second place in the Chase. That’s a stout weekend.
Kevin Harvick: Looks like he is going to be a player for this year’s Cup title.
Jeff Gordon: Late addition to the Chase showed he has what it takes to win it.
Sam Hornish Jr.: Slowly building a sizeable Nationwide Series points lead.
Michael Waltrip Racing: Will the organization be able to survive the scandal?
Clint Bowyer: His spin at Richmond, Va., launched 1,000 NASCAR investigations.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Could his Chase be over just one race in?
Joey Logano: Please see Earnhardt Jr.