2022 NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs subject is about

August 28, 2022

Austin Dillon races at Daytona.


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Editor’s be aware: This yr’s playoff subject can be spotlighted in USA Community’s new unscripted sequence “Race for the Championship” airing this fall. The primary episode is Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer right here.

The 16-driver subject for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Sequence Playoffs is about after Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway.

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Fourteen drivers had clinched postseason berths heading into Daytona by advantage of wins, leaving two spots up for grabs.

The beneath drivers will compete for the NASCAR Cup Sequence championship over the 10-race playoffs:

Notice: The beneath is the unofficial seeding. This can be up to date with the brand new factors standings later tonight.

Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Joey Logano, No. 22 Staff Penske Ford
Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Staff Penske Ford
Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Kyle Busch, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Daniel Suárez, No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric, No. 2 Staff Penske Ford
Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

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• All postseason drivers will see their level totals reset to 2,000, with their playoff level totals then added in forward of the three-race Spherical of 16 that features Darlington Raceway, Kansas Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Any playoff-eligible driver who wins a Spherical of 16 race is mechanically locked into the following spherical. Following the Bristol race, the drivers with the 4 lowest level totals (who haven’t received in that spherical) can be eradicated.

• To begin the Spherical of 12, all postseason drivers will see their level totals reset to three,000, with their playoff level totals then added in forward of the three-race spherical that features Texas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Any playoff-eligible driver who wins a Spherical of 12 race is mechanically locked into the following spherical. Following the Charlotte race, the drivers with the 4 lowest level totals (who haven’t received in that spherical) can be eradicated.

• To begin the Spherical of 8, all postseason drivers will see their level totals reset to 4,000, with their playoff level totals then added in forward of the three-race spherical that features Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. Any playoff-eligible driver that wins a Spherical of 8 race is mechanically locked into the Championship 4. Following the Martinsville race, the drivers with the 4 lowest level totals (who haven’t received in that spherical) can be eradicated.

• The Championship 4 will see their level totals reset to five,000, solely playoff factors won’t be added in and these drivers won’t be awarded stage factors within the last race on Nov. 6 at Phoenix. The title winner would be the highest ending driver among the many 4 Championship-eligible drivers. Since this format was adopted in 2014, the championship winner has additionally received the ultimate race.

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