By virtue of his seventh-place finish in the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway – the cutoff race for the Chase for the Championship – Stewart secures a spot in the Chase for the seventh time in his career.

With Newman having already secured a spot in the Chase, SHR becomes one of just two organizations to place all of its teams in the Chase, the other being Penske Racing. Newman is seeded eighth in the Chase standings, nine points behind series leader Kyle Busch. Stewart slots in at ninth, 12 points out of first.