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Points after Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway; Jamie McMurray on the Chase bubble

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 - Practice

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 29: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Entering the regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway, Jamie McMurray is clinging to the final provisional spot in the Sprint Cup playoffs.

McMurray, who finished 15th in Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, is ranked 13th in the standings and seven points ahead of Ryan Newman.

Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon are the other winless drivers who currently occupy positions on the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup grid. Elliott is 24 points ahead of Newman, and Dillon is 16 points in front of Newman, his Richard Childress Racing teammate.

Chris Buescher, who needs to be ranked in the top 30 to qualify for the playoffs by virtue of his Pocono Raceway win, is well positioned entering Richmond. The Front Row Motorsports drivers is ranked 30th and 11 points ahead of David Ragan.

Points standings:

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