NASCAR Playoff Standings – Sept 12

It was a busy weekend for NASCAR at Kansas Speedway the brought an end to the first of the playoffs in the Truck Series, a rain shortened race for the Xfinity Series, and the 18th different race winner in the Cup Series.

Despite having a couple of bad weeks on the track,Chase Elliott continues to lead the field with 2,040 points.  Martin Truex Jr continues to lead the field in stage wins with seven.  Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, and Ross Chastain all have dive stage wins exactly.

Cup Series Stage Point Standings:

Chase Elliott – 240

Joey Logano – 213

Ryan Blaney – 208

Martin Truex Jr – 198

Kyle Larson – 191

William. Udon – 189

Ross Chastain – 178

Kyle. Busch – 177

Christopher Bell – 170

Denny Hamlin – 147

Erik Jones – 103

Tyler Reddick – 102

Chase Briscoe – 96

Alex Bowman – 94

Daniel Suarez –  92

Bubba Wallace – 88

Kevin Harvick – 85

Kurt Busch – 77 (still out due to a head injury)

Aric Almirola – 66

Ricky Stenhouse Jr – 55

Brad Keselowski – 47

Austin Cindric – 45

Harrison Burton – 41

Chris Buescher – 34

Austin Dillon – 33

Cole Custer – 33

Ty Dillon – 33

Todd Gilliland – 31

Michael McDowell – 21

Justin Haley – 19

Joey Hand – 14

Corey LaJoie – 8

Cody Ware – 2

After the race in Kansas that brought the 18th different winner of the season when Bubba Wallace took the number 45 car to victory lane for the 23XI Racing sweep, it secured the 45 car would continue in the race for the owner’s championship and move on to the next round in fifth place.  It was the second week in a row that the race winner is a non-playoff driver.  As a result, the only driver to have secured a spot in the next round going into Bristol for the final race in the round is Christopher Bell.

Currently Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe, and Kevin Harvick are below the cut line and at a risk of being eliminated from the playoffs.  After two playoff races with a DNF, Harvick will have to win the race in Bristol to assure he can advance to the next round.

Cup Series Playoff Standings:

Christopher Bell – 2,108

William Byron – 2,098

Denny Hamlin – 2,097

Joey Logano – 2,090

Ryan Blaney – 2,086

Alex Bowman – 2,080

Chase Elliott – 2,078

Kyle Larson – 2,077

Ross Chastain – 2,076

Daniel Suarez – 2,056

Tyler Reddick – 2,052

Austin Cindric – 2,052

Kyle Busch – 2,050

Austin Dillon – 2,049

Chase Briscoe – 2,043

Kevin Harvick – 2,017

In the Xfinity Series, it was the next to the last race in the regular season.  Drivers managed to complete stage two before the rains came and washed out the remainder of the race.  Noah Gragson notched his fifths win of the season to tie with Ty Gibbs for race wins.  That makes a total of 10 race wins for JR Motorsports drivers this season.

After his win on Saturday afternoon, Noah Gragson took over the lead with 2,045 points; five in front of Ty Gibbs.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings:

Noah Gragson – 2,045

Ty Gibbs – 2,040

AJ Allmendinger – 2,032

Justin Allgaier – 2,030

Josh Berry – 2,022

Austin Hill – 2,016

Brandon Jones – 2,010

Sam Mayer – 2,005

Daniel Hemric – 2,003

Riley Herbst – 2,002

Ryan Sieg – 2,001

Landon Cassio – 2,000

In the Camping World Truck Series the Friday night race brought an end to the first round of the playoffs and the elimination of two drivers.

Camping World Truck Series Playoff Standings;

Zane Smith – 3,037

Chandler Smith – 3,028

John Hunter Nemechek – 3,024

Ben Rhodes – 3,017

Stewart Friesen – 3,013

Ty Majeski – 3,008

Grant Enfinger – 3,007

Christian Eckes – 3,007

Carson Hocevar – 2,099

Matt Crafton – 2,092

Carson Hocevar and Matt Crafton are the first drivers to eliminated from the playoffs.

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