Studs ‘N’ Duds: Which drivers heated up ‘Hotlanta,’ and who cooled off? Tom Jensen @tomjensen100 Oct 20, 2016 at 4:51p ET Studs 'N' Duds It was a crazy night in 'Hotlanta,' as Kasey Kahne raced his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Here are this week's Studs 'N' Duds from Atlanta Motor Speedway. Getty Images Jonathan Moore STUD: KASEY KAHNE After a hugely disappointing season to date, Kahne came up huge when he had to, winning the Oral-B USA 500 and earning a slot in the Chase. Getty Images Daniel Shirey DUD: KYLE BUSCH Running over someone two laps from the finish while racing for 17th? Really? Time for an intervention. NASCAR via Getty Images Todd Warshaw STUD: MATT KENSETH The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas looked better than they had in months, with Kenseth clinching a Chase spot with his runner-up finish. Getty Images Jamie Squire DUD: BRAD KESELOWSKI One little late-race pileup cost Keselowski a shot at victory. Instead, he finished 39th. Getty Images Jamie Squire STUD: KEVIN HARVICK Regrettably, perhaps, the race isn't always won by the fastest car. Otherwise Harvick would have seven or eight wins by now. Getty Images Jamie Squire DUD: AJ ALLMENDINGER Tough night for the 'Dinger, who finished 40th, retiring with a vibration after 258 laps. Getty Images Jonathan Moore STUDETTE: DANICA PATRICK Best Sprint Cup finish ever for Patrick, who ran well and finished an excellent sixth. Getty Images Jeff Curry DUD: CLINT BOWYER The shifter broke off in his hand? Son of a gun. Finishing 39th was a big blow to his Chase hopes. Getty Images Jeff Curry STUD: RYAN NEWMAN Not the fastest guy in the field, but Newman's seventh-place run helped his Chase chances immensely. NASCAR via Getty Images Brian Lawdermilk STUD: TONY STEWART Where he finished was immaterial; Stewart got back behind the wheel, which was huge. NASCAR via Getty Images Todd Warshaw Next Gallery 10 Photos: Racing under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!