NASCAR Chase for the Cup Standings

Championship contenders
Through Chase Race 10 of 10
1 photo Brad Keselowski
Points: 2,400; Wins: 5
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Last race: 15th at Homestead-Miami
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2 photo Clint Bowyer
Points: 2,361; Wins: 3
Behind first: -39
Last race: Second at Homestead-Miami
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3 photo Jimmie Johnson
Points: 2,360; Wins: 5
Behind first: -40
Last race: 36th at Homestead-Miami
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4 photo Kasey Kahne
Points: 2,345; Wins: 2
Behind first: -55
Last race: 21st at Homestead-Miami
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5 photo Greg Biffle
Points: 2,331; Wins: 2
Behind first: -69
Last race: Sixth at Homestead-Miami
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6 photo Denny Hamlin
Points: 2,329; Wins: 5
Behind first: -71
Last race: Second at Homestead-Miami
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7 photo Matt Kenseth
Points: 2,324; Wins: 3
Behind first: -76
Last race: 14th at Homestead-Miami
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8 photo Kevin Harvick
Points: 2,320; Wins: 1
Behind first: -80
Last race: Ninth at Homestead-Miami
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9 photo Tony Stewart
Points: 2,311; Wins: 3
Behind first: -89
Last race: 17th at Homestead-Miami
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10 photo Jeff Gordon
Points: 2,303; Wins: 2
Behind first: -97
Last race: First at Homestead-Miami
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11 photo Martin Truex Jr.
Points: 2,298; Wins: 0
Behind first: -102
Last race: Seventh at Homestead-Miami
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12 photo Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Points: 2,244; Wins: 1
Behind first: -156
Last race: 11th at Homestead-Miami
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What is the Chase?

The top 10 drivers in the point standings after 26 races -- plus two wild-cards -- compete for the Sprint Cup championship during the final 10 races.

The wild-card spots go to the two drivers outside the top 10 -- but inside the top 20 -- who've accumulated the most wins during the "regular season." If necessary, ties are broken by points, then second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc.

Before Race 27, the points are reset to 2,000 for all 12 drivers who qualified for the Chase. The top 10 receive an additional 3-point bonus for each win earned during the regular season. Therefore, a driver can conceivably sit 10th in points after 26 races, but begin the Chase with the points lead if he has the most victories. The two wild-card drivers do not receive bonus points for their wins.

No additional bonus is awarded for victories by Chase drivers during the final 10 races.

If at the end of the final 10 races there is a tie, the first tiebreaker is number of wins, then second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc.

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