NASCAR's race for the chase hit Louden, New Hampshire on Sunday, as drivers try to stay in the running for the series championship.

FOX News Radio's Rich Denison reports:

 

(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Matt Kenseth takes the checkered flag at New Hampshire Speedway Sunday in the second race for the chase in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.

Defending series champ Kevin Harvick ran out of gas with three laps to go. For Kenseth, it was his fifth win this season.

(Kenseth) "These are all big races, they're hard to win. You ever get in a position to win one, you want to do everything in your power to be able to win it."

The 16-driver chase field will be cut to 12 after this weekend's race in Dover.

And NASCAR has a new "Iron Man." Jeff Gordon set a NASCAR record Sunday with his 789th consecutive start. Ricky Rudd previously held the record.

Rich Denison, FOX News Radio