Texas Motor Speedway, 1 p.m., Ch. 11


What: Race 34 of 36 (eighth of the Chase)

Track: Oval, 1.5 miles

Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps

Last year: Jimmie Johnson won the fall race at the track for the third year in a row, winning a two-lap overtime sprint.

Last week: Jeff Gordon won at Martinsville to earn a berth in the four-man Chase finale on Nov. 22 at Homestead-Miami.

Fast facts: Matt Kenseth begins a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano last weekend, putting Erik Jones in the No. 20 Toyota. … After several hours of trying to dry the TMS track following a period of steady rain overnight, NASCAR canceled both scheduled practice sessions for Saturday.

Next race: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Nov. 15, Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz.

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