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