Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 04: Driver Kasey Kahne speaks during the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet during the final day of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Even standing alone in a Philadelphia sports bar, Kasey Kahne kept an eye on the competition. 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. 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.
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