|What four drivers will drop this week?|
Below are the finishes each driver needs in Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN) to guarantee a spot in The Eliminator Round, regardless of the finish of any other driver:
Kyle Busch: 24th or better; 25th and at least one lap led; 26th and most laps led
Ryan Newman: 19th or better; 20th and at least one lap led; 21st and most laps led
Carl Edwards: 18th or better; 19th and at least one lap led; 20th and most laps led
Jeff Gordon: 16th or better; 17th and at least one lap led; 18th and most laps led
Denny Hamlin: 15th or better; 16th and at least one lap led; 17th and most laps led
Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. only control their own destiny by winning Sunday at Talladega.