The final time the NASCAR playoff discipline was minimize, spots had been up for grabs till the ultimate laps.

Four extra drivers might be eradicated Sunday at Kansas Motor Speedway, and there is positive to be some drama alongside the way in which, with simply two of the ultimate eight spots locked up.

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Daniel Hemric has the pole, however he isn’t within the playoffs. Ryan Blaney certified in third, however he is already secured a spot within the subsequent spherical. The top-qualifying playoff driver racing to maintain his season alive Sunday is Brad Keselowski, who will begin in third and is in seventh within the standings.

There are 18 factors between ninth-place Alex Bowman and eighth-place Joey Logano, which might simply be made up Sunday. And any of the drivers on the bubble might take issues into their very own palms by profitable the race outright.

That’s what Larson and Ryan Blaney did within the first two Round of 12 races, guaranteeing they will not be eradicated Sunday.

Which six drivers be part of them might be determined at Kansas.

Sporting News is monitoring dwell updates, highlights and outcomes from the Hollywood Casino 400 because the NASCAR playoffs are minimize from 12 drivers to eight. View the NASCAR playoff standings and observe together with minute-by-minute updates under.

NASCAR at Kansas dwell updates, highlights from Hollywood Casino 400

Green flag is scheduled for two:30 p.m. Live updates will start then.

NASCAR playoff standings coming into Kansas

Rank Driver Points to cutline
1 Kyle Larson N/A (Race win)

2

Ryan Blaney N/A (Race win)

3

Denny Hamlin +56
4 Martin Truex Jr. +48
5 Kyle Busch +41
6 Kevin Harvick +36
7 Brad Keselowski +20
8 Joey Logano +18
9 Alex Bowman -18
10 Chase Elliott -22
11 Clint Bowyer -24
12 William Byron -27

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