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Almirola moves into Chase contention

July 06, 2014, Staff report,

Becomes one of 11 drivers with a Sprint Cup Series win this season

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Aric Almirola added his name to the list of contenders in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings with his first career win on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Eleven drivers have combined to win the first 18 points-paying races of the season, and eight races remain in the Sprint Cup Series before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins. After the 18th points race of NASCAR's regular season, here is how the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings look: