Chase Tracker: Clint Bowyer remains in final transfer spot with two races to go

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Twenty-four races have been run and two 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.

Joey Logano‘s victory Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway means there remain 11 different winners this season. Ten winners 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, Clint Bowyer extended his hold on the final transfer spot. He leads Aric Almirola by 35 points after gaining 12 points on Almirola at Bristol.

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

1 – Jimmie Johnson (4 wins) … 792 points*

2 – Kyle Busch (4 wins) … 433 points

3 – Joey Logano (3 wins) … 865 points*

4 – Matt Kenseth (3 wins) … 753 points*

5 – Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 908 points*

6 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2 wins) … 819 points*

7 – Kurt Busch (2 wins) … 713 points*

8 – Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 793 points*

9 – Martin Truex Jr. (1 win) … 771 points*

10 – Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 712 points*

11 – Carl Edwards (1 win) … 666 points*

12 – Jamie McMurray (0 wins) … 696 points

13 – Ryan Newman (0 wins) … 683 points

14 – Paul Menard (0 wins) … 674 points

15 – Jeff Gordon (0 wins) … 672 points

16 – Clint Bowyer (0 wins) … 655 points

DRIVERS OUTSIDE A CHASE SPOT

17 – Aric Almirola (0 wins) … 35 point behind 16th

18 – Kasey Kahne (0 wins) … 37 points behind 16th

19 – Greg Biffle (0 wins) … 83 points behind 16th

20 – Austin Dillon (0 wins) … 91 points behind 16th

21 – Kyle Larson (0 wins) … 104 points behind 16th

22 – Danica Patrick (0 wins) … 130 points behind 16th

23 – Casey Mears (0 wins) … 139 points behind 16th

24 – AJ Allmendinger (0 wins) … 140 points behind 16th

25 – David Ragan (0 wins) … 164 points behind 16th

26 – Sam Hornish Jr. (0 wins) … 179 points behind 16th

27 – Tony Stewart (0 wins) … 189 points behind 16th

28 – Trevor Bayne (0 wins) … 212 points behind 16th

29 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (0 wins) … 221 points behind 16th

30 – Justin Allgaier (0 wins) … 246 points behind 16th

 

After NASCAR’S regular season ends, 16 drivers will advance to the Chase. Drivers will be eliminated after each round until a champion is crowned. Sign up at nbcsports.com/gridchallenge for a chance to win $16 million.