Chase Tracker: Top 16 drivers remain same but Jeff Gordon drops a spot

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Twenty-three races have been run and three 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.

Matt Kenseth‘s win Sunday at Michigan International Speedway means there remain 11 different winners this season. Ten winners already have clinched a Chase spot. Kyle Busch, who has four wins, is not guaranteed a Chase spot because he has not clinched a place in the top 30 in points.

While the top 16 drivers in the Chase grid remain the same from last week, Jeff Gordon fell from 14th to 15th after Michigan. Ryan Newman passed him after finishing eighth. Gordon placed 17th.

 

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

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 752 points*

2 – Kyle Busch (4 wins) … 395 points

3 – Matt Kenseth (3 wins) … 751 points*

4 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 866 points*

5 – Joey Logano (2 wins) … 818 points*

6 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 wins) … 784 points*

7 – Kurt Busch (2 wins) … 683 points*

8 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 755 points*

9 – Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 754 points*

10 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 670 points*

11 – Carl Edwards (1 win) … 628 points*

12 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) .. 663 points

13 – Paul Menard (0 wins) … 654 points

14 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) … 649 points

15 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) … 648 points

16 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 616 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 23 points behind 16th

18 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 26 points behind 16th

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

20 – Kyle Larson (0 wins) … 68 points behind 16th

21 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 83 points behind 16th

22 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 108 points behind 16th

23 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 119 points behind 16th

24 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 121 points behind 16th

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

26 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 166 points behind 16th

27 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 175 points behind 16th

28 – Trevor Bayne (0 wins) … 202 points behind 16th

29 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 205 points behind 16th

30 – Justin Allgaier (0 wins) … 239 points behind 16th

 

 

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