Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/31/14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 16: Clint Bowyer speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 16, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer has joined Jimmie Johnson in being locked in for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series chase spot. Matt Kenseth, who won at Bristol, is ensured of being at-least a wild card. Kenseth, with five wins, would be the top seed in the Chase if Johnson fails to win at Atlanta or Richmond. The top ten drivers and two drivers with wins/points earn a spot in the chase. Currently Martin Truex and Ryan Newman would be the wild cards at this point. There are two races left before the Chase starts. Full NASCAR Standings following Bristol RK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 1 Jimmie Johnson 821 — 4 2 9 15 2 Clint Bowyer 803 -18 0 0 8 13 3 Carl Edwards 768 -53 1 1 7 12 4 Kevin Harvick 760 -61 2 0 6 12 5 Kyle Busch 739 -82 3 3 10 14 6 Matt Kenseth 736 -85 5 2 6 12 7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 714 -107 0 1 5 13 8 Kasey Kahne 701 -120 2 0 8 11 9 Greg Biffle 698 -123 1 0 3 10 10 Joey Logano 685 -136 1 1 7 13 *** Chase for the Sprint Cup cut-off (excluding two wild cards) ...

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