Sprint Cup Chase bubble watch entering Bristol Motor Speedway

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The Bass Pro Shops / NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway marks four to go in the race to the Chase.

Eleven drivers on the Chase Grid have won races. Six of the 11 have multiple wins, with Tony Stewart, who won at Sonoma Raceway in June, the lowest seeded driver among those with one win. Stewart is 11th on the grid after missing the first eight races of the year.

But the Chase picture could change dramatically by Richmond International Raceway next month.

Chris Buescher is the most recent first-time winner of 2016 after being declared the victor of a rain-shortened event at Pocono Raceway. However, Buescher is 31st in points and not eligible for the Chase because he’s not in the top 30. With four races to go, the Front Row Motorsports driver needs to make up three points to move onto the Chase grid.

Here is the Chase bubble entering Saturday night at Bristol with and without Buescher in the top 30 in points:

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Following Bristol, the Sprint Cup Series will visit Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 28), Darlington Raceway (Sept. 4), and Richmond International Raceway (Sept. 10) to complete the regular season.

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