NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013

NASCAR Chase TV Schedule 2013 Bowyer Ryan Berenz

NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013: The Sprint Cup Series “playoffs” begin Sunday, Sept. 15, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the GEICO 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Full Chase TV schedule below.

NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013

The Sprint Cup Series “playoffs” begin Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2pm ET on ESPN at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the GEICO 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings have a shot at racing for the championship over the season’s final stretch. The drivers competing for the championship are Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman. A controversial finish in Saturday’s race at Richmond resulted in Michael Waltrip Racing being penalized and fined for drivers Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers “diving” to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase field and keep Ryan Newman out. The penalty, however, reverses that outcome and gives Newman the 12th and final Chase spot and knocks Truex out. (The above photo was taken at Richmond before the penalties were assessed.)

NASCAR Chase TV Schedule 2013 Bowyer

“Based upon our review of Saturday night’s race at Richmond, it is our determination that the MWR organization attempted to manipulate the outcome of the race,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “As the sport’s sanctioning body, it is our responsibility to ensure there is a fair and level playing field for all of our competitors and this action today reflects our commitment to that.”

NASCAR Chase TV Schedule 2013
All Times Eastern. Schedule subject to Change.
Sept. 15: GEICO 400/Chicagoland Speedway ESPN 2pm
Sept. 22: SYLVANIA 300/New Hampshire Motor Speedway ESPN 2pm
Sept. 29: AAA 400/Dover International Speedway ESPN 2pm
Oct. 6: Hollywood Casino 400/Kansas Speedway ESPN 2pm
Oct. 12: Bank of America 500/Charlotte Motor Speedway ABC 7:30pm
Oct. 20: Camping World RV Sales 500/Talladega Superspeedway ESPN 2pm
Oct. 27: Goody’s Fast Headache Relief Shot 500/Martinsville Speedway ESPN 1:30pm
Nov. 3: AAA Texas 500/Texas Motor Speedway ESPN 3pm
Nov. 10: AdvoCare 500/Phoenix International Raceway ESPN 3pm
Nov. 17: Ford EcoBoost 400/Homestead-Miami Speedway ESPN 3pm

NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup 2013 Contenders

Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating
1. Matt Kenseth 2,015 5 2 6 108.6
2. Jimmie Johnson 2,012 4 2 1 104.3
3. Kyle Busch 2,012 4 3 5 102.2
4. Kevin Harvick 2,006 2 0 3 93.1
5. Carl Edwards 2,006 2 1 4 94.6
6. Joey Logano 2,003 1 1 8 89.6
7. Greg Biffle 2,003 1 0 9 82.5
8. Clint Bowyer 2,000 0 0 2 94.3
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,000 0 1 7 94.3
10. Kurt Busch 2,000 0 1 10 95.1
11. Kasey Kahne 2,000 2 0 12 98.2
12. Ryan Newman 2,000 1 1 14 81.3

Note: The first 26 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season determine which 12 drivers qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, contested over the final 10 races of the season. After race No. 26, the top 10 earn a berth in the Chase. Spots 11 and 12 – the Wild Cards – will go to those drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, provided they are in the top 20.


Photos: Credit: 290021Jerry Markland/Getty Images; Credit: 290009Streeter Lecka/Getty Images



  1. I will not watch the race this year… I was a NASCAR
    fan but when tricks are played to cheat… I am out
    no more nascar…. a lot of fans feel cheated…

    • I will not watch 2013 NASCAR CHASE RACE.
      Martin Truex, Jr. should not have been taken out of the CHASE race. HE DID NOTHING WRONG!!!!!!
      Nascar had the option of penalizing Clint Boyer, ONLY, if they felt he changed the outcome of the line-up by “spinning out”. Which in my opinion was not premeditated. Nascar should have held off making a final decision of the drivers 10-12th position if they needed to review the finish of the race. Nascar could have changed the line-up by putting Clint Boyer in 12th position. Really, Nascar, you put Jeff Gordon in the Chase. You just showed blatant disregard for what is the right decision. Martin Truex, Jr. has fans, too! NASCAR, I don’t recall you penalizing JJ and Chad when he said to Jimmy, make sure you hit the back of the car after having won race. We the fans heard that. NASCAR, YOU MADE THE WRONG DECISION IN TAKING MARTIN TRUEX OUT, MAKE IT RIGHT.

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