Chase Grid: Kurt Busch joins Chase field with Pocono win


Kurt Busch became the third first-time winner of the season in as many races with his victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

That made him the ninth driver to become eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup this season through 14 races. The win moved Busch up three spots on the latest Chase grid, ahead of Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin.

Outside of the Chase eligible drivers, no one entered or dropped out of the top 16 – which will make up the Chase – or the top 20.

The first four drivers currently out of the Chase are AJ Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne.


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