Chase-clinching scenarios for Bristol
August 21, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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All 12 race winners in 2014 have clinched a spot in the top 30 in driver points and a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, provided they qualifying for the final three races of the regular season.
Those drivers, in current Chase Grid order, are Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, AJ Allmendinger and Kurt Busch have clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining four races.
If a winless driver wins this weekend, and is 97 or more points ahead of 31st place, he or she will also clinch a spot.
No winless drivers can clinch a spot in the Chase after the Irwin Tools Night Race (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
Three-time Bristol winner Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle are in the provisional grid for now and on the bubble with Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson and Marcos Ambrose, fifth-place finisher at Bristol in March, who are the first four drivers outside the grid.
See the full rundown below.