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Chase grid: Chris Buescher still on outside after surprise win

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 01: Chris Buescher, driver of the #34 Dockside Logistics Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race was delayed due to inclement weather on Sunday, July 31. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Chris Buescher will need to keep his nose clean over the next five Sprint Cup races to make sure the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports qualifies for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Despite Buescher’s surprise win Monday in the fog-shortened race at Pocono Raceway, he is still not fully qualified for the postseason. Buescher is still six points out of 30th in the point standings. A driver must be higher than 30th in the points to be a part of the Chase. David Ragan is 30th with 287 points.

The only driver in the top 16 on the Chase grid to lose spots following Pocono was Chase Elliott, who dropped to 14th after a crash. Only the top 16 drivers on the grid will be part of the Chase.

Twenty points currently separate Kyle Larson, the driver in 16th, and Kasey Kahne in 17th.

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