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Matt Kenseth, who doesn't have a ride next year, needs to rally to avoid elimination from the playoffs today at Kansas. Kenseth, 10th in the standings and eight points out of the current cutoff as the field will go from 12 drivers to eight, knows this could be his last chance. Kenseth: "If we don't run good Sunday, then we don't deserve to be in the next round."

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Kyle Busch has won five poles and four races in the last 12, but after finishes of 29th at Charlotte and 27th at Talladega, he enters the elimination race Sunday at Kansas on the outside looking in. Kansas used to be one of his worst tracks but he has five consecutive top-5 finishes at Kansas.

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Four out of the 12 playoff drivers will be eliminated from championship contention after the race today at Kansas. Barring accidents, it appears four drivers are vying for the last two spots. Ryan Blaney enters seventh in the standings with a nine-point cushion and is battling three past Cup champions – Jimmie Johnson is seven points ahead of the cutoff, Kyle Busch is seven behind and Matt Kenseth is eight behind.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., who announced Monday that his wife Amy is pregnant, said he is trying to soak up all the experiences of being an expectant father.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about hearing the news of his wife being pregnant and the heartbeat. His wife, Amy, is due to give birth to their first child May 2.

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Martin Truex Jr. on his pole-winning lap at Kansas Speedway: "The commitment level was high."

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Kevin Harvick will start beside polesitter Martin Truex Jr. on Sunday at Kansas. Harvick has a 22-point edge on the current playoff cutoff and feels he has done everything so far at Kansas to put him in position to keep from being among the four drivers eliminated Sunday.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR
0:23

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Kyle Busch will wear this helmet the next two weeks and will raffle it off through his foundation website. The helmet, created by noted helmet designer Jason Beam, actually glows in the dark.

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR
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Clint Bowyer says the frustration he displayed at Talladega includes the safety concerns of racing there. Bowyer, who got out of his car on pit road and yelled at his crew chief, said he didn't think the car could continue and his race was over.

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