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NASCAR Cup: assignment — advancing in the Chase

2. PRINT - 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint CupBy AMANDA VINCENT
Sunday’s Alabama 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is the third race in the second round, or Round of 12, in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, making it an elimination race. When the checkered flag waves at Talladega on Sunday, four of the remaining 12 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase.
Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have nothing to worry about, Chase-wise, as they’re guaranteed two of the eight spots in the next round, by virtue of wins in the first two races of the current round.
For others, here’s what needs to be done to be done to move forward in the Chase, regardless of how others in the race field, both in the Chase an not, perform (courtesy of NASCAR):
Matt Kenseth (0 Wins, 3074 Points) – Would clinch on points with 13 Points (28th and no laps led, 29th and led at least one lap, 30th and led most laps) and a new winner. If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 11 Points (30th and no laps led, 31st and led at least one lap, 32nd and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.
Kyle Busch (0 Wins, 3072 Points) – Would clinch on points with 15 Points (26th and no laps led, 27th and led at least one lap, 28th and led most laps) and a new winner. If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 14 Points (27th and no laps led, 28th and led at least one lap, 29th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.
Carl Edwards (0 Wins, 3069 Points) – Would clinch on points with 18 Points (23rd and no laps led, 24th and led at least one lap, 25th and led most laps) and a new winner. If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 16 Points (25th and no laps led, 26th and led at least one lap, 27th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.
Kurt Busch (0 Wins, 3062 Points) – Would clinch on points with 25 Points (16th and no laps led, 17th and led at least one lap, 18th and led most laps) and a new winnerIf Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 24 Points (17th and no laps led, 18th and led at least one lap, 19th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.
Martin Truex Jr. (0 Wins, 3058 Points) – Would clinch on points with 29 Points (12th and no laps led, 13th and led at least one lap, 14th and led most laps) and a new winner. If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 28 Points (13th and no laps led, 14th and led at least one lap, 15th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.
Joey Logano (0 Wins, 3045 Points) – If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 41 Points (2nd and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a new winner and help.
Austin Dillon (0 Wins, 3045 Points) – If Johnson, Harvick or a non-Chaser wins, would clinch on points with 41 Points (2nd and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a new winner and help.
Denny Hamlin (0 Wins, 3039 Points) – With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with help.
Brad Keselowski (0 Wins, 3038 Points) – With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with help.
Chase Elliott (0 Wins, 3020 Points) – With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with help.
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