Chase Tracker: More drivers clinch spots while Kyle Busch moves into top 30 in points

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Twenty-two races have been run and four 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.

Kyle Busch climbed into the top 30 in points for the first time this season with his runner-up result Sunday at Watkins Glen but a poor finish could drop him out of that spot. With Busch Chase eligible for now, there are 11 winners in a Chase spot, leaving the final five spots for non-winners.

Joey Logano‘s win Sunday allowed drivers who have had one win to clinch a Chase spot, assuring Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards a chance to run for the championship.

Here’s who is Chase eligible at this point in the season (*clinched Chase spot):

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 747 points*

2 – Kyle Busch (4 wins) … 361 points

3 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 823 points*

4 – Joey Logano (2 wins) … 781 points*

5 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 wins) … 750 points*

6 – Matt Kenseth (2 wins) … 703 points*

7 – Kurt Busch (2 wins) … 659 points*

8 – Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 719 points*

9 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 714 points*

10 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 631 points*

11 – Carl Edwards ( 1 win) … 589 points*

12 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) … 635 points

13 – Paul Menard (0 wins) … 622 points

14 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) .. 620 points

15 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) … 613 points

16 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 612 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 50 points behind 16th

18 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 51 points behind 16th

19 – Greg Biffle (0 wins) … 80 points behind 16th

20 – Kyle Larson (0 wins) … 95 points behind 16th

21 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 119 points behind 16th

22 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 120 points behind 16th

23 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 123 points behind 16th

24 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 131 points behind 16th

25 – David Ragan (0 wins) … 151 points behind 16th

26 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 187 points behind 16th

27 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 194 points behind 16th

28 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 219 points behind 16th

29 – Trevor Bayne (0 wins) … 220 points behind 16th

30 – Justin Allgaier (o wins) … 250 points behind 16th)

 

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