With one race down in the round of eight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series chase, drivers who are still in the chase are now looking forward to get their win at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend in the eighth race of in the chase.

Last weekend, Jimmie Johnson took the win at Martinsville Speedway in the first race and locked himself into the final round of the championship four at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He awaits three more drivers to join him in battle for the championship title.

Johnson is racing for his seventh championship title and will attempt to join the elite class of having seven titles where only Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty are the only two to have achieve it.

After the race at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are in the final three spots to join Johnson based on points at the moment. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards are currently outside of the top four. However, with two races remaining in the final round before Homestead, anything can happen and with a win for any of the chasers can book them a ticket into the final round.

Now at Texas the chasers go and Johnson has the most wins at the track out of all the chasers with six wins. He won the Texas race last year, but was already eliminated from the chase. Ky. Busch is the recent winner at the track when he won the first race at Texas earlier this year for his second win of the season.

Every chase driver has won at the speedway except for Harvick. The 2014 Sprint Cup Champion best finish at the track was second twice. After a disappointing finish last weekend, Harvick will look to get his first win at the track in the Sprint Cup Series and join Johnson in the final four for the third straight year.

The race will be shown live on NBC this Sunday, Nov. 6th at 2:00 PM EST for the AAA Texas 500.


Josue Hernandez is a staff writer for the Sports Blaze covering NASCAR. Contact him via email at josue_d_hernandez@hotmail.com or Twitter @JosueDHernande2.