NASCAR releases clinch scenarios for Chase heading to Richmond

HAMPTON, GA - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of cars racing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 1, 2013 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HAMPTON, GA - SEPTEMBER 01:  A view of cars racing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 1, 2013 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HAMPTON, GA – SEPTEMBER 01: A view of cars racing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 1, 2013 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A total of ten drivers will vie for five remaining spots for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup when the series takes to the track at Richmond International Raceway this Saturday night.  In a press release via email Monday, NASCAR spelled out the scenarios.

After Sunday night’s Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, six drivers have clinched their spot in this year’s field: Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth. Kasey Kahne, on the strength of two wins, has clinched at least a Wild Card spot.

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