Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

Place: Chicagoland Speedway

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Tune-in: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400.5 miles (267 laps)

What to Watch For: The 16-driver, four-elimination round Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup kicks off this weekend. … The winner of the opening Chase race has gone on to win the championship three times: Kurt Busch (2004), Tony Stewart (2011), Brad Keselowski (2012). … Defending Chicagoland race-winner Denny Hamlin goes for his second straight checkered flag after visiting Victory Lane at Richmond last weekend. … Tony Stewart embarks on his final Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. … Jimmie Johnson eyes a seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title, which would tie him with NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for the most championships all-time. … 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick enters the Chase leading the series in average running position (8.2), driver rating (110.3) and fastest laps run (830). … Four drivers are set to compete in their first Chase: Kyle Larson, 24, Chris Buescher, 23, Chase Elliott, 20, and Austin Dillon, 26.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.