Some short takes from the AP notebook at NHIS:
Jeff Gordon, whose Cup career began in the season-finale in 1992 at Atlanta, will start his 500th consecutive race on Sunday.
Clint Bowyer is the 14th different pole winner in 26 Cup races at New Hampshire.
Rick Hendrick and Jack Roush go into Sunday’s race as the winningest owners at NHIS with three victories apiece.
There have been six different race winners in the last six races here – Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch – and all but Newman are in the Chase field. Chase drivers Johnson, Gordon and Jeff Burton have also won at New Hampshire.
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