Chase tracker: Clint Bowyer passes Aric Almirola for final transfer spot

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Seventeen races have been run and nine 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.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory made him the fourth multi-race winner this season. His win also leaves 11 different winners – including Kyle Busch who is not in the top 30 and not eligible for a Chase spot at this moment.

With 10 race winners Chase eligible, it leaves six winless drivers in a Chase spot. Clint Bowyer moved past Aric Almirola into the final transfer spot after Bowyer placed 10th at Daytona International Speedway.

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

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 589 points

2 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 656 points

3 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 wins) … 593 points

4 – Kurt Busch (2 wins) … 508 points

5 – Joey Logano (1 win) … 581 points

6 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 569 points

7 -Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 520 points

8 – Matt Kenseth (1 win) … 501 points

9 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 480 points

10 – Carl Edwards (1 wins) … 408 points

11 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) … 526 points

12 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) … 500 points

13 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 496 points

14 – Paul Menard (0 wins) … 480 points

15 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) 472 points

16 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 465 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 24 points behind 16th

18 – Kyle Larson (0 wins) … 70 points behind 16th

19 – Greg Biffle (0 wins) … 73 points behind 16th

20 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 79 points behind 16th

21 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 86 points behind 16th

22 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 87 points behind 16th

23 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 113 points behind 16th

24 – David Ragan (0 wins) … 129 points behind 16th

25 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 134 points behind 16th

26 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 144 points behind 16th

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

28 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 154 pints behind 16th

29 – Justin Allgaier (0 wins) … 179 points behind 16th

30 – Cole Whitt (0 wins) … 185 points behind 16th.

WINNERS NOT IN TOP 30 IN POINTS

37 – Kyle Busch (1 win) … 128 points behind 30th