Who has best chance to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup?

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Only six races remain before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway. But who will be among the 16 drivers racing for the championship?

Eric Chemi, CNBC’s Sr. Editor-at-Large for Data Journalism has assembled  a graph showing the chances nearly every Sprint Cup driver has of making the 16-car field.

Some drivers, such as Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., already have clinched their spots and Chemi’s numbers say seven other drivers have a 100 percent of making the Chase. The chart also says Kyle Busch (95 percent) and Jeff Gordon (94 percent) are essentially locks.

Six drivers, including Danica Patrick, have a 1 percent chance of making the Chase.

Head over to CNBC.com to see the full chart, which also gives each driver’s chances of advancing to each round of the Chase.