Clinch scenarios for the 2015 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup


The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Sprint Cup will begin in earnest after Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network). The 16 drivers will be whittled down to four for the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Those final four will have their points reset so they are all even . The champion will be the driver who finishes ahead of the others. Tuesday NASCAR released the clinch scenarios for Saturday night.  We know now that 11 drivers are in and five spots are still up for grabs.

Kyle Busch clinched a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup spot in the Southern 500 on Sunday at Darlington Raceway. He joins Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Carl Edwards.  All these drivers need to do is attempt to qualify for the one remaining regular-season race.

The rest of the drivers, with the exception of one, Jamie McMurray who clinches by starting the race, will have to finish well, or win, if they want to be part of this year’s 10-race championship battle. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.