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Chase for the Sprint Cup championship: What are the odds for Kenseth, Harvick?

Stock up

Kevin Harvick. He’s joined Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth as the only drivers with multiple Chase wins this year. And his four wins tie him with Kyle Busch for third-most this year.

Stock down

Carl Edwards. It was a Chase year for Edwards, but that’s about the best that can be said about it. He sits last in the standings, 134 points behind the leader. He started the Chase in fifth, nine points off the lead.

Notable

Johnson numbers: How good has Jimmie Johnson been in the Chase this year? Here are the numbers: 4.7 average finish, 5.0 average running position, 29 percent of all laps led, 127.7 driver rating.

Done before: Kenseth needs to outpoint Johnson by 29 points. He’s done that twice this year, at Bristol in August and at Richmond in September. At Homestead-Miami, it happened in 2005 and 2011.

Done before II: Harvick needs to outpoint Johnson by 35 points. He has done that seven times, including once this year, in August at Michigan.

Quotable

“It's no layup at all. Everybody is so eager to predict the champion, but you've got to play the game. You've got to run the race, and stuff happens.” Jimmie Johnson

0Wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway

for Johnson

CHASE STANDINGS

Pos. Driver Chase Ws Season Ws Pts. Last wk.
1. Jimmie Johnson 2 6 2,384 1
2. Matt Kenseth 2 7 2,356 2
3. Kevin Harvick 2 4 2,350 3
4. Kyle Busch 0 4 2,327 4
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0 0 2,321 5
6. Jeff Gordon 1 1 2,304 7
7. Greg Biffle 0 1 2,301 8
8. Clint Bowyer 0 0 2,297 6
9. Joey Logano 0 1 2,287 9
10. Kurt Busch 0 0 2,285 10
11. Ryan Newman 0 1 2,259 12
12. Kasey Kahne 0 2 2,252 13
13. Carl Edwards 0 2 2,250 11

Results, Schedule

Race Winner
Chicago Matt Kenseth
New Hampshire Matt Kenseth
Dover Jimmie Johnson
Kansas Kevin Harvick
Charlotte Brad Keselowski-x
Talladega Jamie McMurray-x
Martinsville Jeff Gordon
TMS Jimmie Johnson
Phoenix Kevin Harvick
Date Site Time, TV
Today Homestead-Miami 2 p.m., ESPN

x: Non-Chase drivers

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