Closing on the Chase

Seth Livingstone - NASCAR Wire Service Monday, Aug 04 1655

While Harvick’s second-place finish locked the Stewart-Haas driver into the Chase, former SHR driver Ryan Newman solidified his standing with his eighth-place showing.

Though winless, Newman has eight top-10 finishes this season and is fifth in the point standings.

Greg Biffle’s fifth at Pocono helped vault him three spots to 13th in the standings, five points behind rookie Kyle Larson, who started on the pole Sunday and finished 11th.