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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Races

ROUND TRACK WINNER
Round of 16 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski
Round of 16 Richmond Raceway Kyle Busch
Round of 16 Charlotte Motor Speedway Ryan Blaney
Round of 12 Dover International Speedway Chase Elliott
Round of 12 Talladega Superspeedway Aric Almirola
Round of 12 Kansas Speedway Chase Elliott
Round of 8 Martinsville Speedway Joey Logano
Round of 8 Texas Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick
Round of 8 ISM Raceway Kyle Busch
Championship Race Homestead-Miami Speedway

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Drivers

DRIVER HOW ELIGIBLE
#18-Kyle Busch 6 wins
#4-Kevin Harvick 7 wins – 6 used for playoffs
#78-Martin Truex Jr. 4 wins
#2-Brad Keselowski 2 wins
#14-Clint Bowyer 2 wins
#22-Joey Logano 1 win
#41-Kurt Busch 1 win
#9-Chase Elliott 1 win
#20-Erik Jones 1 win
#3-Austin Dillon 1 win
#42-Kyle Larson points
#12-Ryan Blaney points
#11-Denny Hamlin points
#10-Aric Almirola points
#48-Jimmie Johnson points
#88-Alex Bowman points

Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Phoenix:
#18-Kyle Busch, 1st
#10-Aric Almirola, 4th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 5th
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 14th
#9-Chase Elliott, 23rd
#41-Kurt Busch, 32nd
#14-Clint Bowyer, 35th
#22-Joey Logano, 37th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Phoenix – race 3 of 3 in the Round of 8, 9 of 10 in the Playoffs]
competing for the Championship at Homestead:
#4-Kevin Harvick, 5000
#18-Kyle Busch, 5000
#22-Joey Logano, 5000
#78-Martin Truex Jr., 5000
Eliminated from the Playoffs:
#41-Kurt Busch
#9-Chase Elliott
#10-Aric Almirola
#14-Clint Bowyer

Playoff Drivers Points after Phoenix
Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Phoenix
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Phoenix


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Texas:
#4-Kevin Harvick, 1st
#22-Joey Logano, 3rd
#9-Chase Elliott, 6th
#41-Kurt Busch, 7th
#10-Aric Almirola, 8th
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 9th
#18-Kyle Busch, 17th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 26th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
AFTER HARVICK’S PENALTY
[after Texas – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 8, 8 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #22-Joey Logano, Martinsville win
2) #18-Kyle Busch, 4128, +28
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4125, +25
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 4103, +3
Currently outside the top 4 to advance to the Championship race:
5) #41-Kurt Busch, 4100, -25
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 4086, -39
7) #10-Aric Almirola, 4068, -57
8) #14-Clint Bowyer, 4052, -73

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
BEFORE HARVICK’S PENALTY
[after Texas – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 8, 8 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #4-Kevin Harvick, Texas win
2) #22-Joey Logano, Martinsville win
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 4128, +28
4) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4125, +25
Currently outside the top 4 to advance to the Championship race:
5) #41-Kurt Busch, 4100, -25
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 4086, -39
7) #10-Aric Almirola, 4068, -57
8) #14-Clint Bowyer, 4052, -73

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Texas
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Texas


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Martinsville:
#22-Joey Logano, 1st
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 3rd
#18-Kyle Busch, 4th
#41-Kurt Busch, 6th
#9-Chase Elliott, 7th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 10th
#10-Aric Almirola, 11th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 21st

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Martinsville – race 1 of 3 in the Round of 8, 7 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #22-Joey Logano, Martinsville win
2) #18-Kyle Busch, 4104, +46
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4083, +25
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 4083, +25
Currently outside the top 4 to advance to the Championship race:
5) #41-Kurt Busch, 4058, -25
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 4052, -31
7) #14-Clint Bowyer, 4041, -42
8) #10-Aric Almirola, 4033, -50

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Martinsville
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Martinsville


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Kansas:
#9-Chase Elliott, 1st
#18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
#42-Kyle Larson, 3rd
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 5th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 6th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 7th
#22-Joey Logano, 8th
#88-Alex Bowman, 9th
#10-Aric Almirola, 10th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 12th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 13th
#41-Kurt Busch, 18th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Kansas – race 3 of 3 in the Round of 12, 6 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #18-Kyle Busch, 4055
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 4054
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 4038
4) #9-Chase Elliott, 4018
5) #14-Clint Bowyer, 4015
6) #22-Joey Logano, 4015
7) #41-Kurt Busch, 4015
8) #10-Aric Almirola, 4006
Eliminated from the Playoffs:
#12-Ryan Blaney
#2-Brad Keselowski
#42-Kyle Larson
#88-Alex Bowman

Playoff Drivers Points after Kansas
Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Kansas
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Kansas


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Talladega:
#10-Aric Almirola, 1st
#14-Clint Bowyer, 2nd
#22-Joey Logano, 5th
#42-Kyle Larson, 11th
#41-Kurt Busch, 14th
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 23rd
#18-Kyle Busch, 26th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 27th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 28th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 29th
#9-Chase Elliott, 31st
#88-Alex Bowman, 33rd

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Talladega – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 12, 5 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #10-Aric Almirola, Talladega win
2) #9-Chase Elliott, Dover win
3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3128, +63
4) #18-Kyle Busch, 3111, +46
5) #22-Joey Logano, 3104, +39
6) #41-Kurt Busch, 3095, +30
7) #14-Clint Bowyer, 3086, +21
8) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 3083, +18
Currently outside the top 8 to advance to the next round:
9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3065, -18
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 3061, -22
11) #42-Kyle Larson, 3057, -26
12) #88-Alex Bowman, 3015, -68

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Talladega
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Talladega


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Dover:
#9-Chase Elliott, 1st
#22-Joey Logano, 3rd
#41-Kurt Busch, 5th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 6th
#18-Kyle Busch, 8th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 11th
#42-Kyle Larson, 12th
#10-Aric Almirola, 13th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 14th
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 15th
#88-Alex Bowman, 28th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 35th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Dover – race 1 of 3 in the Round of 12, 4 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #9-Chase Elliott, Dover win
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3101, +68
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3096, +63
4) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 3069, +36
5) #22-Joey Logano, 3064, +31
6) #41-Kurt Busch, 3054, +21
7) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3054, +21
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 3043, +10
Currently outside the top 8 to advance to the next round:
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 3033, -10
10) #14-Clint Bowyer, 3033, -10
11) #42-Kyle Larson, 3031, -12
12) #88-Alex Bowman, 3009, -34

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Dover
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Dover


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Charlotte:
#12-Ryan Blaney, 1st
#14-Clint Bowyer, 3rd
#88-Alex Bowman, 4th
#41-Kurt Busch, 5th
#9-Chase Elliott, 6th
#48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 9th
#22-Joey Logano, 10th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 12th
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 14th
#10-Aric Almirola, 19th
#42-Kyle Larson, 25th
#20-Erik Jones, 30th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 31st
#18-Kyle Busch, 32nd
#3-Austin Dillon, 39th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Charlotte – race 3 of 3 in the Round of 16, 3 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #18-Kyle Busch, 3055
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3050
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 3038
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3025
5) #14-Clint Bowyer, 3015
6) #22-Joey Logano, 3014
7) #41-Kurt Busch, 3014
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 3013
9) #9-Chase Elliott, 3008
10) #42-Kyle Larson, 3006
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 3001
12) #88-Alex Bowman, 3000
Eliminated from the Playoffs:
#48-Jimmie Johnson
#3-Austin Dillon
#11-Denny Hamlin
#20-Erik Jones

Playoff Drivers Points after Charlotte
Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Charlotte
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Charlotte


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Richmond:
#18-Kyle Busch, 1st
#4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 3rd
#9-Chase Elliott, 4th
#10-Aric Almirola, 5th
#3-Austin Dillon, 6th
#42-Kyle Larson, 7th
#48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 9th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 10th
#20-Erik Jones, 11th
#88-Alex Bowman, 12th
#22-Joey Logano, 14th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 16th
#41-Kurt Busch, 18th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 19th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Richmond – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 16, 2 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #2-Brad Keselowski, Las Vegas win
2) #18-Kyle Busch, Richmond win
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2141, clinched spot in Round of 12 on points
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2113
5) #22-Joey Logano, 2081
6) #10-Aric Almirola, 2079
7) #42-Kyle Larson, 2073
8) #41-Kurt Busch, 2071
9) #9-Chase Elliott, 2066
10) #3-Austin Dillon, 2066
11) #88-Alex Bowman, 2061
12) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2060
Currently outside the top 12 to advance to the next round:
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2056
14) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 2054
15) #20-Erik Jones, 2039
16) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2031

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Richmond
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Richmond


Where the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoff drivers finished at Las Vegas:
#2-Brad Keselowski, 1st
#42-Kyle Larson, 2nd
#78-Martin Truex, Jr., 3rd
#22-Joey Logano, 4th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 5th
#10-Aric Almirola, 6th
#18-Kyle Busch, 7th
#3-Austin Dillon, 11th
#88-Alex Bowman, 19th
#41-Kurt Busch, 21st
#48-Jimmie Johnson, 22nd
#14-Clint Bowyer, 23rd
#11-Denny Hamlin, 32nd
#9-Chase Elliott, 36th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 39th
#20-Erik Jones, 40th

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Las Vegas – race 1 of 3 in the Round of 16, 1 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #2-Brad Keselowski, Las Vegas win
2) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2087
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2085
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2060
5) #22-Joey Logano, 2056
6) #41-Kurt Busch, 2046
7) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2042
8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2041
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 2034
10) #3-Austin Dillon, 2031
11) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2029
12) #88-Alex Bowman, 2028
Currently outside the top 12 to advance to the next round:
13) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 2022
14) #9-Chase Elliott, 2019
15) #20-Erik Jones, 2009
16) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2008

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Las Vegas
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Las Vegas


2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Indianapolis:
1) #18-Kyle Busch, 2050
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2050
3) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2035
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2019
5) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2015
6) #22-Joey Logano, 2014
7) #41-Kurt Busch, 2014
8) #9-Chase Elliott, 2008
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2007
10) #20-Erik Jones, 2005
11) #3-Austin Dillon, 2005
12) #42-Kyle Larson, 2005
13) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2003
14) #10-Aric Almirola, 2001
15) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 2000
16) #88-Alex Bowman, 2000
Playoff Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Playoff Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Post-race Drivers Points Standings after Indianapolis
Post-race Owners Points Standings after Indianapolis