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Keselowski wins Chase opener, advances

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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Stop Brad Keselowski if you've heard this one before.

"I guess you couldn't ask for a better way to start the Chase," he said after winning NASCAR's playoff series opener. "Today was about as much of a statement as you can make."

That's because his win at Chicagoland Speedway not only guarantees Keselowski, the top seed in the 16-driver field, a spot in the second round; it also traces the route he took to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in 2012. Now a series-leading five-time winner this season, he can race for fun the next two weeks as he awaits the Chase reset following the Sept. 28 race at Dover - when the field will be cut to 12 drivers.


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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupSylvania 300Sep. 2111:15 PT12:15 MT1:15 CT2:15 ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 北京时间11:15 MST1:15 EST22:15 UAE1:15 CT20:15 CET TV: ESPN 300Sep. 204:45 PT5:45 MT6:45 CT7:45 ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 北京时间4:45 MST6:45 EST3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 CT1:45 CET TV: ESNW
Camping World TruckUNOH 175Sep. 2010:19 PT11:19 MT12:19 CT1:19 ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 北京时间10:19 MST12:19 EST21:19 UAE12:19 CT19:19 CET TV: FS1
2014 Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300
Final Results
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kyle Busch
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Trevor Bayne
6. Elliott Sadler
7. Ty Dillon
8. Regan Smith
9. Brian Scott
10. Chase Elliott
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Nationwide Leaders: Points
1 C.Elliott 951 3
2 R.Smith 933 1
3 T.Dillon 911 1
4 E.Sadler 900 1
5 B.Scott 895 0
6 T.Bayne 871 0
7 C.Buescher 780 1
8 B.Gaughan 751 1
9 R.Reed 706 0
10 J.Buescher 697 0
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