CHASE POINTS: Ninth, -176
POSITION CHANGE: Minus 1
WHAT HAPPENED: Kahne was wrecked early when Tony Stewart spun out in front him, damaging his Dodge and sending him to the garage for heavy repairs. He’s not looking forward to Kansas, where he’s failed to finish in the top 10 in two previous starts.
SPEAKING: “We’ve had disappointing finishes in the first two races in the Chase. The accident last week was a devastating blow to our title hopes. Those things happen. We’re disappointed, but there are eight races left. Maybe we’ll dominate the last eight races, who knows?” Kahne said.
DRIVER: Kyle Busch
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
CAR: No. 5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet
CHASE POINTS: 10th, -224
POSITION CHANGE: None
WHAT HAPPENED: Busch was victim to a rare engine failure for Hendrick Motorsports and wound up finishing 40th. He’s pretty much written off any chance of winning the title.
SPEAKING: “I can sit here and say we’re done, but I guess you never know until it’s over. We won’t know until Homestead, but right now we have a big hole to dig out of,” Busch said.