Who's In, Who's Out of the Chase
The GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway marked the sixth race of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the final race of the Eliminator Round of the Chase. With four drivers eliminated, the Chase field now stands at eight drivers entering the Eliminator Round.
The four drivers eliminated from the Chase after Talladega are: Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne.
The eight drivers advancing to the Eliminator Round are: Joey Logano (Won at Kansas), Kevin Harvick (Won at Charlotte), Brad Keselowski (won at Talladega), Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth.
For the eight drivers advancing to the Eliminator Round, their point totals will be reset to 4,000. For the four drivers that are eliminated from the Chase field, they will see their point totals reset to the Chase-start base of 2,000 plus any bonus points for regular-season wins and the additional points they have earned in the Chase.
The Eliminator Round consists of three races: Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. A Chase driver who wins one of those three races will automatically clinch a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16. The rest of the four-driver field to compete for the title in the season finale will be determined by the points scored in the three Eliminator Round races.