Who’s hot, who’s not in Cup Series heading to Chicago

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A look at some of the drivers who are streaking or reeling heading into Sunday’s Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

HOT

Martin Truex Jr.

• Won at Sonoma

• Won 2 of the last 3 races

• Won the last 2 races at Chicagoland

• Has won 7 of the last 15 races on 1.5-mile tracks

• Has finished in the top 5 in 13 of the last 15 races on 1.5-mile tracks

Kevin Harvick

• Finished 2nd at Sonoma

• Finished 4th or better in 3 straight races

• In 16 races in 2018, has 13 finishes of 7th or better (including 5 wins) and 3 finishes of 31st or worse

• Finished in the top 5 in 15 of the last 20 races, dating back to last season

• Finished in the top 5 in 4 of the last 7 Chicagoland races

• Has won 4 of the last 7 races on 1.5-mile tracks

• Finished top 10 in 13 of the last 14 races on 1.5-mile tracks

Clint Bowyer

• Finished 3rd at Sonoma

• Finished in the Top 3 in the last two races

• Has led 308 laps in 2018, more than he had in the previous 4 seasons combined (145)

• Finished 13th or worse in 4 straight races at Chicagoland

Chase Elliott

• Finished 4th at Sonoma

• Finished in the top 10 in 3 straight races

• Has finished 12th or better in 8 straight races

• Finished 3rd (2016) and 2nd (2017) in 2 career starts at Chicagoland

• Chicagoland is 1 of 3 tracks where he’s never finished outside the top 10 (Atlanta, Michigan)

Kyle Busch

• Finished 5th at Sonoma

• Finished in the top 5 in 4 straight races and in the top 10 in 5 straight races

• Top 5 in 11 of 16 races in 2018

• Top 10 in 5 of the last 6 races at Chicagoland

• Finished in the top 10 in 6 straight races on 1.5-mile tracks

• Has led 493 laps in the last 3 races on 1.5-mile tracks

NOT HOT

Jamie McMurray

• Finished 37th at Sonoma (DNF – over revved the engine and ECU shut down with no oil pressure on lap 34

• Has 3 DNFs this season

• Finished 15th or worse in 13 of 16 races this season

• Two top 10s in last 4 Chicagoland races, but those are his only top 10s in last 7 Chicagoland races.

Austin Dillon

• Finished 16th at Sonoma

• Finished 12th or worse in 11 straight races

• Finished outside top 10 in 14 of 15 races since Daytona 500 win

• Has never finished better than 14th in 4 career starts at Chicagoland

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

• Finished 18th at Sonoma
• Finished 11th or worse in 5 of the last 6 races
• Three top 10s in 16 races in 2018
• Finished 17th or worse in 4 straight races at Chicagoland

• Finished 24th at Sonoma

• Finished 22nd or worse in 7 of last 8 races, including 6 straight

• Finished 15th or worse in 3 of the last 4 races at Chicagoland

• One top 10 in the last 11 races on 1.5 mile tracks