Five contenders: Which drivers have the best shot at victory Sunday in Kansas?
Find out which five drivers have the best shot at taking home the trophy in Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
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5. Matt Kenseth
With his struggles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kenseth is in need of a big weekend in Kansas. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has two wins, six top-fives and 11 top-10s at the 1.5-mile track. Kenseth has an average finish of 13.8 and the second-best driver rating.
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4. Kevin Harvick
The defending series champion is a threat to win nearly every week, but especially at Kansas Speedway. In the past four races at the 1.5-mile track, Harvick has one win, three top-two finishes and three poles. He also led 371 of the possible 1,068 laps in those four races.
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3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Much like Kenseth, Earnhardt is in need of a big day at Kansas Speedway after a tough outing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt was leading the 2014 Chase race at Kansas when he blew a right front tire and hit the wall hard. In the past four Kansas races, he recorded two top-fives and three top-10s.
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2. Joey Logano
Team Penske's Logano already punched his ticket to the Eliminator Round of the Chase with his Charlotte win, and the Daytona 500 champion will be a threat this weekend. A win means he would keep the other 11 Chase drivers on pins and needles headed to Talladega. Logano is the defending race winner, sat on the pole in May, and has four top-fives and a win in the past four Kansas races.
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1. Jimmie Johnson
His hopes at a seventh Sprint Cup title may be over, but Jimmie Johnson can still play the spoiler role in the Chase. Johnson has three wins at the 1.5-mile track, including the May race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has the best average finish (9.1) and the highest driver rating of active drivers at Kansas.