Relive all the action from the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in the Geico 400 from Chicagoland Speedway.
Chase contenders Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon give their thoughts on the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Casey Mears and Germain Racing have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep Mears in the No. 13 Chevrolet through 2018, the team announced Thursday. GEICO also extended its relationship with Germain Racing to be the vehicle's primary sponsor through 2018. GEICO has been a primary sponsor with the team since its inception in 2009. "This is great news for our Germain Racing team because everyone has worked so hard to build this GEICO program and people in the garage are taking notice of what we're accomplishing," Mears said in a team release. " GEICO is such a great partner and they not only support our team, but the sport in general, which makes me even prouder to have the opportunity to drive the GEICO Chevy. We appreciate their belief in us and have enjoyed our relationship with everyone at the corporate office, as well as the GEICO associates that we get to interface with each week at the race track." Mears has piloted the car full time since the 2011 season, notching one top five and five top 10s during that span. He currently sits 22nd in the points standings with two races remaining in the 2015 season. If it holds, it would be his best finish with Germain Racing .
Watch championship contenders battle through adversity and Tony Stewart win at Chicagoland Speedway.
Watch the drama of the first race of the Chase for the Sprint cup unfold as Matt Kenseth captured his sixth NSCS victory of the season.
Relive the drama and gamesmanship between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson along with the rest of the sights and sounds from Chicagoland.
Drivers react to how difficult it is to get their car just right to win in The Chase.
Toyota driver Matt Kenseth holds on to the lead to win the first race of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Jimmie Johnson chats with Rachel Rupert after capturing his second pole of the 2012 season, and his second at Chicagoland.
Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert chats with Joey Logano after winning his second NSCS Coors Light Pole Award of 2013.