Updated NASCAR Playoff Standings After Denny Hamlin’s Win at Bristol

Jackson Wheeler
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In addition to past champions Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano, the other two drivers eliminated from the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway were Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Michael McDowell.

The Round of 12 begins Sept. 24 at Texas Motor Speedway, then goes to Talladega on Oct. 1 before ending at the Charlotte Roval on Oct. 8. The Playoff field will be cut to eight following the race at Charlotte.

Round of 12

NASCAR Cup Playoff Standings

William Byron, Chevrolet, 3,036

Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 3,036

Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 3,032

Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 3,023

Chris Buescher, Ford, 3,021

Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 3,019

Christopher Bell, Toyota, 3,016

Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 3,014

Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 3,011

Brad Keselowski, Ford, 3,011

Ryan Blaney, Ford, 3,008

Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 3,000


Drivers Eliminated From Contention Following Sept. 16 Race at Bristol:

Joey Logano, Ford, 2,071

Kevin Harvick, 2,071

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2,068

Michael McDowell, Ford, 2,059


Saturday Night’s Results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Bristol Motor Speedway

       1. (2) Denny Hamlin (P), Toyota, 500.

       2. (36) Kyle Larson (P), Chevrolet, 500.

       3. (1) Christopher Bell (P), Toyota, 500.

       4. (20) Chris Buescher (P), Ford, 500.

       5. (8) Ty Gibbs #, Toyota, 500.

       6. (4) Michael McDowell (P), Ford, 500.

       7. (7) Chase Elliott (P), Chevrolet, 500.

       8. (6) Brad Keselowski (P), Ford, 500.

       9. (3) William Byron (P), Chevrolet, 500.

       10. (25) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P), Chevrolet, 500.

       11. (16) Carson Hocevar(i), Chevrolet, 499.

       12. (17) Ryan Preece, Ford, 499.

       13. (13) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 499.

       14. (9) Bubba Wallace (P), Toyota, 499.

       15. (12) Tyler Reddick (P), Toyota, 499.

       16. (30) Todd Gilliland, Ford, 499.

       17. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 499.

       18. (26) Aric Almirola, Ford, 499.

       19. (5) Martin Truex Jr. (P), Toyota, 498.

       20. (15) Kyle Busch (P), Chevrolet, 498.

       21. (24) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 498.

       22. (11) Ryan Blaney (P), Ford, 498.

       23. (23) Ross Chastain (P), Chevrolet, 498.

       24. (31) Erik Jones, Chevrolet, 497.

       25. (10) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 497.

       26. (35) JJ Yeley(i), Ford, 495.

       27. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 495.

       28. (32) Harrison Burton, Ford, 495.

       29. (21) Kevin Harvick (P), Ford, 495.

       30. (22) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 491.

       31. (34) BJ McLeod(i), Chevrolet, 490.

       32. (29) Austin Cindric, Ford, 488.

       33. (33) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Accident, 263.

       34. (28) Joey Logano (P), Ford, Accident, 262.

       35. (19) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, Accident, 261.

       36. (27) Ryan Newman, Ford, Accident, 260.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 94.99 mph.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 48 Mins, 20 Secs. Margin of Victory: 2.437 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 53 laps.

Lead Changes: 10 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: C. Bell (P) 1-71;C. LaJoie 72-119;C. Bell (P) 120-178;K. Larson (P) 179-198;C. Bell (P) 199-255;T. Gibbs # 256-353;D. Hamlin (P) 354;T. Gibbs # 355-358;D. Hamlin (P) 359-364;C. Buescher (P) 365;D. Hamlin (P) 366-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Christopher Bell (P) 3 times for 187 laps; Denny Hamlin (P) 3 times for 142 laps; Ty Gibbs # 2 times for 102 laps; Corey LaJoie 1 time for 48 laps; Kyle Larson (P) 1 time for 20 laps; Chris Buescher (P) 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 20,7,23,24,45,1,6,5,19,54

Stage #2 Top Ten: 20,54,5,11,42,34,17,24,41,9

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