1. New Hampshire is a good track for Denny Hamlin and after a disastrous start in the Chase, he needs some help from the "Magic Mile" to get back in the hunt.
2. Ryan Newman used a win at New Hampshire to help secure a spot in the Chase. Could he use another to help secure his first Sprint Cup championship?
3. If there is an opportunity for a non-Chase driver to spoil the party this weekend, keep an eye on Jeff Burton. Sooner or later his bad luck will end.