Driver Points Standing
Displays both the Regular and Playoff Point Standings! The RS RNK (Regular Season Rank) column displays each driver's Regular Season Points Standings rank. The IN PO (In Playoffs) column with the trophy icon shows the drivers qualified for the Playoffs. The PO RNK (Playoff Rank) column shows the Playoff Standings rank. The Playoff Standings are calculated first by number of Wins, then Points, then Top-5s and finally Top-10s.
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Round of 16
- Darlington - Cookout Southern 500
- Kansas - Hollywood Casino 400
- Bristol - Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Round of 12
- Texas -AutoTrader 500
- Talladega - YellaWood 500
- Charlotte RC - ROVAL 400
Round of 8
- Las Vegas - South Point 400
- Homestead-Miami - Dixie Vodka 400
- Martinsville - Xfinity 500e
- Phoenix - Championship Race
Round of 16: The first round (races 27-29) is the Round of 16. If a Playoff driver wins a race in this round, the driver automatically advances to the next round (Round of 12). The remaining available positions 1-12 that have not been filled based upon wins will be based on points. Drivers in positions 13, 14, 15 and 16 are eliminated from the Playoffs.
Remaining drivers' points are reset to 3000 + any regular season "playoff points" - and advance to the Round of 12.
Round of 12: The second round (races 30-32) is the Round of 12. Likewise, if a driver in the top 12 in points wins a race in this round, the driver automatically advances to the next round (Round of 8). The remaining available positions 1-8 that have not been filled based upon wins will be based on points. Drivers in positions 9, 10, 11 and 12 are eliminated from the Playoffs.
Remaining drivers' points are reset to 4000 + any regular season "playoff points" - and advance to the Round of 8.
Round of 8: The third round (races 33-35) is the Round of 8. If a driver in the top eight in points wins a race in this round, the driver automatically advances to the next round (Championship 4). The remaining available positions 1-4 that have not been filled based upon wins will be based on points. Drivers in positions 5, 6, 7 and 8 are eliminated from the Playoffs.
Remaining drivers' points are reset to 5000 - and advance to the Championship 4.
Points Adjustment for Eliminated Drivers
Drivers who are eliminated in the Round of 12 and Round of 8 will have their points readjusted. Each eliminated driver will return to the Playoff-start base of 2000 + any regular season "playoff points" starting with race number 27 added. This will allow all drivers not in contention for the title to continue to race for the best possible season-long standing, with final positions fifth-through-16th still up for grabs.
The 36th and final race of the season will be the Championship Race, which will feature the Championship 4. Simply stated, the highest finisher in that race among the remaining four eligible drivers will win the NASCAR Cup Series title.
Playoff points for stage wins will not apply in the season finale, so the official finishing position alone will decide the champion.
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Select a race # to view the driver point standings at that time in the season.