Chase tracker: Clint Bowyer moves closer to spot in top 16

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Sixteen races have been run and 10 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 victory, ranking in the top 30 in points and having started every race (unless granted a NASCAR waiver) will make the Chase. If there are more than 16 different winners, ties will be broken by number of wins and then points.

Kyle Busch became the season’s 11th different winner Sunday at Sonoma Raceway but he’s not eligible for the Chase since he’s not in the top 30 in points. That leaves 10 drivers who would qualify based on wins with the final six spots – as of now – going to winless drivers with the most points.

Those six winless drivers in a Chase spot remained the same after Sunday’s race, but Clint Bowyer moved to within one point of the final spot, which is held by Aric Almirola. Bowyer gained 11 points Sunday after finishing third at Sonoma.

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

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 546 points

2 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 616 points

3 – Kurt Busch (2 wins) … 469 points

4 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 563 points

5 – Joey Logano (1 win) … 559 points

6 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 win) … 545 points

7 – Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 505 points

8 – Matt Kenseth (1 win) … 479 points

9 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 438 points

10 – Carl Edwards (1 win) … 405 points

11 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) … 497 points

12 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 483 points

13 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) … 462 points

14 – Paul Menard (0 wins) … 452 points

15 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) … 435 points

16 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 431 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 1 point behind 16th

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

19 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 54 points behind 16th

20 – Greg Biffle (0 wins) … 63 points behind 16th

21 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 86 points behind 16th

22 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 90 points behind 16th

23 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 102 points behind 16th

24 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 124 points behind 16th

25 – David Ragan (0 wins) … 127 points behind 16th

26 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 130 points behind 16th

27 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 145 points behind 16th

28 – Trevor Bayne (0 wins) … 147 points behind 16th

29 – David Gilliland (0 wins) … 168 points behind 16th

30 – Cole Whitt (0 wins) … 170 points behind 16th

WINNERS NOT IN TOP 30 IN POINTS

37 – Kyle Busch (1 win) … 136 points behind 30th