Chase Grid: Field cut to 12 heading to Charlotte

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Round one of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is done with Kevin Harvick advancing after his Dover win and Jimmie Johnson not.

The series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway – the opening race of the second round of the Chase –  for Saturday night’s race on NBC.

The Chase field was cut from 16 to 12 after Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway. Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer were eliminated from title contention. Their points were reset to 2000 and the points they earned in the first round were added to their total. Any driver eliminated before the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway can finish as high as fifth in the points.

The 12 remaining Chase drivers have their points reset to 3000. No bonus points carried over from wins earlier this season. The Chase field will be cut to eight drivers after the Oct. 25 race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Here’s the Chase standings

1 – Matt Kenseth …. 3000 points

2 – Joey Logano … 3000 points

3 – Denny Hamlin … 3000 points

4 – Carl Edwards … 3000 points

5 – Martin Truex Jr. … 3000 points

6 – Kurt Busch … 3000 points

7 – Jeff Gordon … 3000 points

8 – Brad Keselowski … 3000 points

9 – Kyle Busch … 3000 points

10 – Ryan Newman … 3000 points

11 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 3000 points

12 – Kevin Harvick … 3000 points

Eliminated from the Chase

13 – Jamie McMurray … 2098 points

14 – Jimmie Johnson … 2086 points

15 – Paul Menard … 2075 points

16 – Clint Bowyer … 2048 points