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DOVER, DELAWARE - AUGUST 23: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on August 23, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kevin Harvick clinches 2020 regular season championship

Kevin Harvick is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion, claiming the distinction just past the midway point of Stage 2 of after Sunday’s Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway.

Clinching the regular-season title hands Harvick a 15-point bonus heading into the 10-race NASCAR Playoffs, which begins Sept. 6 with the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The top-10 finishers in the regular-season standings receive bonus points on a sliding scale, starting with 15 for first and ending with one extra point for 10th.