Why does Dale Earnhardt Jr never slide in the points even though he has been finishing 25th or worse?

For two weeks in a row Junior has finished 25th or worse, yet he never slides in the point standings? Every other driver with poor finishes is sliding...not Jr. Can anyone help me figure out "NASCAR Statistics," I sure can't figure this formula out, other than NASCAR can't let Jr miss the... show more For two weeks in a row Junior has finished 25th or worse, yet he never slides in the point standings? Every other driver with poor finishes is sliding...not Jr.

Can anyone help me figure out "NASCAR Statistics," I sure can't figure this formula out, other than NASCAR can't let Jr miss the chase...
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