Getty Images

Talladega Speedway sent Brad Keselowski on to more competition in the chase for the championship. But some of NASCAR's biggest names were sent packing.

6-time champ Jimmie Johnson eliminated. Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr eliminated. Kyle Busch eliminated.

Among the drivers who will advance...Jeff Gordon, Matt Kensth, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards.

Now the chase for the NASCAR championship moves on to the short track in Martinville, Virginia.