RICHMOND, Va. —
Kasey Kahne claimed the first wild-card berth, and Joey Logano, Keselowski's teammate at Penske Racing, qualified for the Chase for the first time in his career, by rounding out the top 10 in points. Logano edged four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon for the final spot in the field.
Kurt Busch finished second to make Furniture Row Racing the first single-car organization to make the Chase.
Busch had been plagued by a slow pit crew all year and it bit him on the first caution of the race when he led the field down pit road as the leader. But the Furniture Row crew was almost a second slower than all the other contenders, and Busch lost five spots, restarting in sixth.
He scolded over the team radio Furniture Row general manager Joe Garone, who to The Associated Press before the race the pit crew was under tremendous pressure Saturday night. It had been the weakest spot of the team all season, and Busch might have as many as three races had the crew performed at a higher level.
"It's a new group, they started at the beginning of the year and the time that it takes for a crew to come together and gel and be running with the top five cars in the series, you don't get there in eight months," Garone said before the race. "The performance of the car has jumped ahead of the guys. It's not that they are bad, or we have bad stops. The two learning curves don't go together, and we are a little behind. If we can have good, clean, solid stops tonight, we'll leave the rest up to the calls on the pit box and Kurt behind the wheel."