CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports has locked down the driver and sponsor of its No. 5 car with an extension of Great Clips for driver Kasey Kahne.The two-year agreement covers the 2017 and 2018 seasons and gives Kahne 10 races of sponsorship each year. Great Clips, which has been with Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, also will be a major associate sponsor of the No. 5 team each year.Kasey has been a member of the Great Clips family for over 13 years and is a great ambassador of our brand, said Terri Miller, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips.Kahne has been with Hendrick since 2012 and has five wins and three berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He has not made the Chase the last two years, and is currently 17th in the standings. There had been speculation that Hendrick would replace him in the No. 5, but his contract and sponsorship keeps him with the organization at least through 2018.Great Clips has believed in me throughout my career, Kahne said. Theyre a big part of the No. 5 team, and we feel like members of their team, too.---SADLER BACK IN THE CHASETwelve years after participating in his first Chase for the championship, Elliott Sadler is back in the field.This time, though, its the inaugural Chase in the Xfinity Series.Sadler is one of the 12 drivers competing in the Chase for NASCARs second-tier series title. In 2004, he was among the 10-driver field that made the original Chase. He finished ninth in the standings that season.I dont know if thats good or bad, Sadler said, unsure if it gives him any sort of edge over 11 drivers who have no playoff experience.Its not like Im a seasoned quarterback that can read the defense better than a rookie quarterback coming in. I think thats when experience plays a part, he said. I think now its just about which teams can get their cars the fastest, what driver can get the best information and not make mistakes on the track. I feel like everybody thats a part of this Chase, all 12 guys, can do just as good a job as anybody else, no matter their age or where theyre from or how many years theyve raced.---PAGENAUD-PETIT LE MANSFresh off his IndyCar championship, Simon Pagenaud has already lined up another race.Pagenaud will join Action Express Racings points-leading No. 31 Corvette at Petit Le Mans on Oct. 1. Hell joint drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran on the team that holds a one-point lead in the standings over fellow Action Express teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa. The Fittipaldi-Barbosa lineup will be bulked for Petit Le Mans with Filipe Albuquerque.Pagenaud was a regular competitor in sports car racing from 2008 until 2010, primarily participating in the American Le Mans Series. 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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- About the only thing left to determine for the San Francisco 49ers will be if 2016 will go down as the worst season ever in franchise history.After losing their franchise-record 13th straight game on Sunday in Atlanta, the Niners (1-13) must win their final two games to avoid matching, or breaking, the team record for losses in a season.San Francisco can tie the single-season loss record reached in 1978, 1979 and 2004 by losing at the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. With a loss in that game, the 49ers can set the record with a loss in the season finale at home on Jan. 1.I dont think its the time right now where we sit down and look at it and say, `All right. Lets evaluate from a 50,000 foot above, take a look at the entire season, coach Chip Kelly said Monday. Well have time to do that once the seasons ended. Right now, were just really on a week-to-week deal.Kelly said the approach right now is the same as it is every week: Evaluate the previous game, make the necessary corrections and move on to the next opponent.There is plenty to fix from the latest loss, a 41-13 defeat that was the second-most lopsided of the season for San Francisco.The Niners fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter, were held scoreless in the second half for a third straight game and allowed 550 yards to the Falcons.It can get difficult for them, Kelly said of his players. Theyre human. Everybody can kind of, when you start to look at it and say, `Hey, its not going the way we want to get it going. But, the one thing I dont think they do, I dont think they blame others.I think they take responsibility. Everybody does. Were not looking to blame people. Were looking to try and find solutions in terms of moving forward to rectify the situation.The Niners were once again hampered by injuries. 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