NASCAR sends championship contenders on Chase tour
Heather Williams/KWCH (September 11, 2012)
Kahne watched a Dale Earnhardt Jr. interview shown on the giant big screen TV before he answered questions from a pack of NASCAR fans.
Drivers in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship crisscrossed their way across the country Tuesday to promote the 10-race playoff that will crown a champ. Kahne visited Philadelphia. Earnhardt did a media tour in Connecticut. Martin Truex, Jr. met with National Guard members in Kansas. Emporia native Clint Boywer was in Texas.
The "Chase Across America" tour sent drivers to various events where they met breast cancer survivors, Coast Guard personnel and firefighters.
The Chase kicks off Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny Hamlin holds the points lead over five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Defending champion Tony Stewart is third.