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Only 2 Chase spots left in season finale

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.

Kasey Kahne did it Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where his first win of the season earned him an automatic berth in the 16-driver field. Matt Kenseth, who is winless on the year, also became eligible based on points. They became the 13th and 14th drivers locked into the Chase with only Saturday night's race in Virginia remaining.

"It was just an unbelievable way to make The Chase," Kahne said. "I told a couple friends ... `I have to win. I have to win Sunday night.' It was all that I could think about. I knew Atlanta was a better opportunity for myself to win at than Richmond."

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NASCAR Schedule
Sprint CupFederated Auto Parts 400Sep. 64:44 PT5:44 MT6:44 CT7:44 ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 北京时间4:44 MST6:44 EST3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 CT1:44 CET TV: ABC
NationwideVirginia 529 College Savings 250Sep. 54:44 PT5:44 MT6:44 CT7:44 ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 北京时间4:44 MST6:44 EST3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 CT1:44 CET TV: ESPN2
Camping World TruckLucas Oil 225Sep. 125:49 PT6:49 MT7:49 CT8:49 ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 北京时间5:49 MST7:49 EST4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 CT2:49 CET TV: FS1

NASCAR Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Gordon 872 3
2 D.Earnhardt Jr. 851 3
3 M.Kenseth 794 0
4 J.Logano 791 3
5 B.Keselowski 782 3
6 J.Johnson 766 3
7 C.Edwards 755 2
8 K.Harvick 748 2
9 R.Newman 747 0
10 G.Biffle 728 0
11 K.Kahne 708 1
12 C.Bowyer 705 0
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