Chase points: McMurray, Dillon, Stewart, Buescher outside entering Dover cut race


With one race remaining in the first round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s clear which drivers will be facing the most pressure in the Oct. 2 race at Dover International Speedway.

Of the 16 eligible for the championship, 12 will advance to the next round, and Jamie McMurray (ranked 13th, five points out of 12th), Austin Dillon (-5), Tony Stewart (-11) and Chris Buescher (-30) are in danger of missing the cut.

On the flip side, Brad Keselowski (35 points ahead of 13th) and Kyle Busch (+33) virtually are locked into advancing to the next round.

Martin Truex Jr. (Chicagoland) and Kevin Harvick (New Hampshire) have secured second-round berths through victories.

Full standings: