The magic number is 8

With only a handful(9) of Nascar races to go, and with my driver sitting comfortably in the points lead, it’s been brought to my attention, via Jayski’s, that Matt Kenseth needs to finish 8th or better in the remaining races to lock up the championship. If he can do that, nothing that the second place runner, currently Dale Earnhardt Jr., can do to take over the lead.