Chase Tracker: Clint Bowyer gains on last Chase spot after Pocono

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Fourteen races are down and 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup events remain until the Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set.

Sixteen drivers will advance to the Chase. Any driver with a win while also ranking in the top 30 in points and having attempted to qualify for every race (unless granted a NASCAR waiver) will make the Chase. If the points leader does not have a win, they’ll make the Chase. If there are more than 16 different winners, ties will be broken by number of wins and then points.

Martin Truex Jr. became the 10th different winner this season on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. That leaves the final six Chase spots – at this time – to be based on points.

The same 16 drivers who were in a Chase spot last week remain in such a position this week, but Ryan Newman’s advantage on those just outside the cutoff shrunk after he finished 39th.

Clint Bowyer is the first driver outside the cutoff. He gained 17 points on Newman and is 20 points out of the last transfer spot.

Here’s who would be Chase eligible at this point in the season:

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 481 points

2 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 559 points

3 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 520 points

4 – Joey Logano (1 win) … 480 points

5 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 win) … 465 points

6 – Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 441 points

7 – Matt Kenseth (1 win) … 415 points

8 – Kurt Busch (1 win) … 379 points

9 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 379 points

10 – Carl Edwards ( 1 win ) … 368 points

11 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) … 427 points

12 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 417 points

13 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) … 411 points

14 – Paul Menard (o wins) … 385 points

15 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 379 points

16 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) … 374 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 20 points behind 16th

18 – Greg Biffle (0 wins) … 31 points behind 16th

19 – Kyle Larson (0 wins) … 41 points behind 16th

20 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 46 points behind 16th

21 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 66 points behind 16th

22 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 74 points behind 16th

23 – David Ragan (0 wins) … 84 points behind 16th

24 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 84 points behind 16th

25 – David Gilliland (0 wins) … 114 points behind 16th

26 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 119 points behind 16th

27 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 121 points behind 16th

28 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 131 points behind 16th

29 – Justin Allgaier (0 wins) … 140 points behind 16th

30 – Trevor Bayne (0 wins) … 146 points behind 16th