The 10-race Chase begins next Sunday at Chicago with a field NASCAR likely considers close to perfect. The 12-driver field also includes former series champions Busch, Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon. Edwards, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and five-time defending champ Jimmie Johnson round out the star studded lineup.
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Kevin Harvick recorded his 4th win of the season, and top spot in the chase field, by holding off Carl Edwards to win the Wonderful Pistachio 400. Jeff Gordon finished 3rd, David Ragan was 4th and Kurt Busch was 5th.