Talladega Chase clinching scenarios

Oct 15, 9:35 AM

This Sunday’s race at Talladega marks the final race of the second round of the Chase. Two drivers have already locked themselves into the next round, but there are still six spots up for grabs.

Here’s how each Chase driver needs to perform on Sunday to advance:

  1. Joey Logano: already clinched at Kansas
  2. Kevin Harvick: already clinched at Charlotte
  3. Kyle Busch: Must finish 24th or better; 25th if 1 lap led; 26th if most laps led
  4. Ryan Newman: Must finish 19th or better; 20th if 1 lap led; 21st if most laps led
  5. Carl Edwards: Must finish 18th or better; 19th if 1 lap led; 20th if most laps led
  6. Jeff Gordon: Must finish 16th or better; 17th if 1 lap led; 18th if most laps led
  7. Denny Hamlin: Must finish 15th or better; 16th if 1 lap led; 17th if most laps led
  8. Kasey Kahne: Must win to guarantee a spot in the Eliminator Round
  9. Matt Kenseth: Must win to guarantee a spot in the Eliminator Round
  10. Brad Keselowski: Must win to guarantee a spot in the Eliminator Round
  11. Jimmie Johnson: Must win to guarantee a spot in the Eliminator Round
  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Must win to guarantee a spot in the Eliminator Round

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