With Joey Logano’s victory, Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, the list of Sprint Cup Series winners this season grows to ten. If there are seven more drivers who reach Victory Lane over the final eleven regular-season races, then there’ll be one driver with a victory to his credit that will not get a spot on the 2016 Chase Grid – which will include only the sixteen top eligible drivers based primarily on race wins. The lone remaining driver who won last year but is still without a victory in 2016 is Dale Earnhardt Junior.
The Sprint Cup Series is heading into its next-to- last off- weekend of 2016 and will resume competition June 26 thin Sonoma, California. There’s one more weekend off in mid-August before the series has fourteen straight weeks of racing to close NASCAR’s sixty-eighth season.