Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup clinch scenarios
July 24, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Those drivers with multiple wins and who cannot fall out of the top 30 in points have clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, assuming they attempt to qualify for the remaining races.
As was announced after the race in New Hampshire, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski have clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, assuming they attempt to qualify for the remaining seven races. Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have clinched a top-30 spot, but do not have multiple wins.
At Indianapolis, the following drivers can clinch a Chase spot with a win or by clinching a top-30 spot: Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
The magic number for a top-30 clinch: 289. Any driver 289 points ahead of 31st place leaving Indy will clinch a top-30 points position.