NASCAR Sprint Cup: AAA 400 at a glance


AAA 400

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—Distance: 400 laps, or 400 miles.

—Where: Dover International Speedway, a 1-mile, high-banked, concrete oval in Dover, Del.

—When: 2:30 p.m. EDT, Sunday.

—TV: NBC Sports Network.

—Last year’s winner: Jeff Gordon.

—Also this week: Hisense 200, Xfinity Series, Dover International Speedway, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC Sports Network; Rhino Linings 350, Truck Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 10 p.m., Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

—Worth mentioning: This is the final race in the Chase’s opening round; the bottom four in the 16-driver field will be eliminated.

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Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

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HOT

—Matt Kenseth: Wins way into Chase’s second round at New Hampshire and continues Joe Gibbs Racing’s domination.

—Denny Hamlin: Has finished first and second in the Chase races, not bad for a guy with a bum knee.

—Ryan Blaney: Pulsating victory in Xfinity race at Kentucky, winning in a green-white-checkered finish.

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NOT

—Kevin Harvick: Reigning Cup champion has come up empty in two Chase races, has one last chance to advance at Dover.

—Kyle Busch: Can’t shake those Chase blues; wreck at New Hampshire sends him to 37th-place finish, 13th in points.

—Danica Patrick: Had a good run going at New Hampshire until wreck on Lap 203 knocked her out of the race.