Exclusive Insider Look at the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Picture

Exclusive Insider Look at the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Picture



As the NASCAR Cup Series season heats up, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. With just a few races left to go before the playoffs begin, the competition is fierce and every point matters. Let’s take an exclusive insider look at the current playoff standings and what we can expect in the coming weeks.



Current Playoff Standings



With 26 races in the regular season, there are 16 spots available in the playoffs. Currently, the top 10 drivers in points automatically qualify for the playoffs, with the remaining spots going to the drivers with the most wins who are outside the top 10 in points. Here is a look at the current playoff standings:




  1. 1. Denny Hamlin

  2. 2. Kyle Larson

  3. 3. Martin Truex Jr.

  4. 4. William Byron

  5. 5. Joey Logano

  6. 6. Kevin Harvick

  7. 7. Chase Elliott

  8. 8. Kyle Busch

  9. 9. Brad Keselowski

  10. 10. Christopher Bell



These drivers are currently locked into the playoffs based on their points standings. However, there are still six spots up for grabs and the competition is fierce among those drivers looking to secure their spot in the postseason.



Contenders for the Playoffs



Several drivers are on the bubble when it comes to the playoff picture. With just a few races left, every point matters and one bad race could spell disaster for these drivers. Here are some of the top contenders for the playoffs:



11. Alex Bowman


Bowman has had a solid season so far, with a win at Richmond Raceway earlier this year. However, he is currently just outside the top 10 in points and will need a strong finish in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



12. Tyler Reddick


Reddick has been consistent this season, with several top-10 finishes. However, he is still looking for his first win of the season and will need a strong finish in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



13. Kurt Busch


Busch has been up and down this season, with several strong runs but also some bad luck. He is currently just outside the top 10 in points and will need a win in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



14. Austin Dillon


Dillon has had a solid season so far, with several top-10 finishes. However, he is currently just outside the top 10 in points and will need a strong finish in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



15. Tyler Dillon


Dillon has been consistent this season with a few top-10 finishes. However, he is still looking for his first win of the year and will need a strong finish in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



16. Daniel Suarez


Suarez has had a solid season so far, with a few top-10 finishes. However, he is currently just outside the top 10 in points and will need a win in the next few races to secure his spot in the playoffs.



Key Races to Watch



With the playoff picture heating up, there are several key races to watch in the coming weeks. These races could make or break a driver’s chances of making the playoffs, so every lap counts. Here are some of the key races to watch:



Bristol Motor Speedway


Bristol is a short track known for its high speeds and close racing. This race always provides plenty of excitement and drama, and could be a make or break race for several drivers on the bubble for the playoffs.



Darlington Raceway


Darlington is a tough track known for its rough racing surface and challenging corners. This race is a true test of a driver’s skill and could shake up the playoff picture in a big way.



Richmond Raceway


Richmond is a short track known for its tight corners and close racing. This race is always a fan favorite and could be a pivotal race for drivers looking to secure their spot in the playoffs.



Final Thoughts



As the NASCAR Cup Series regular season comes to a close, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. With just a few races left before the playoffs begin, the competition is fierce and every point matters. Keep an eye on these key races and watch as the drama unfolds in the coming weeks.



Who do you think will make the playoffs this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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