And they’re off on a 10-race run to determine this year’s Sprint Cup champion. Sunday's 400-mile race at Chicagoland Speedway starts the Chase for the Sprint Cup title.
Just 12 points separate top-seed Denny Hamlin from 12th-place Jeff Gordon. Last year’s champion Tony Stewart is three points back of Hamlin. Last year, Stewart started the Chase as the ninth seed and hadn’t even won a race