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The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange

6: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories Matt Kenseth has recorded this season, his first with Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth claimed his series-best win No. 6 Sunday night at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and put his fellow competitors on notice that he's a serious threat to win a second NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Chicagoland became the first venue in the Chase two years ago, and in both 2011 and 2012, the winner of the Chase opener has gone on to win the series championship. Kenseth isn't a superstitious man, but an omen like that never hurts.