CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - — NASCAR says Kevin Harvick has clinched at least a wild-card berth in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Harvick was not listed among drivers who had clinched after Saturday night's race at Bristol because there are still scenarios where he could fall outside of the top 10 in points. Further review Monday by NASCAR determined his three victories this season have earned him at minimum one of the two wild cards.
Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards officially clinched berths on Saturday night.
That leaves seven spots open to be claimed over the next two races. Drivers would prefer to make it into the Chase by being inside the top 10 in the standings because that will award them bonus points not eligible to the two wild cards.