CONCORD, N.C. -- The first round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup comes to a close this Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
Four drivers will be eliminated following the event, leaving 12 competitors still racing for the championship.
As it stands, both Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson are inside of the top 12 in the Chase standings.
Elliott's sixth-place finish at Chicago and 13th-place result at New Hampshire have left him ninth in the standings.
Without any help from fellow competitors, in order to guarantee his spot in the Round of 12, Elliott would need to earn 31 points if there is a new winner. That amounts to finishing 10th with no laps led, 11th with at least one lap led or 12th with the most laps led.
If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 26 markers. That can be accomplished by finishing 15th with no laps led, 16th with at least one lap led or 17th with the most laps led.
He would automatically advance to the next round with a win at Dover.
Johnson's finishes of 12th at Chicago and eighth at New Hampshire have placed him eighth in the standings.
In order to ensure his spot in the Round of 12 without any help from competitors, he would need to secure 29 points if there is a new winner. That means a finish of 12th with no laps led, 13th with at least one lap led or 14th with the most laps led.
If there is a repeat winner, he would guarantee his advancement with 24 points -- finishing 17th with no laps led, 18th with at least one lap led or 19th with the most laps led.
Additionally, he would automatically advance with a win at Dover -- a track where his 10 wins lead drivers all-time.
The showdown at the "Monster Mile" is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.