Denny Hamlin gained the race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, however Chase Elliott got here away with a lot to have a good time after the Hollywood Casino 400.

Elliott prevailed in a hard-fought battle via two overtimes to earn the ultimate spot within the Round of 8 over Brad Keselowski.

Hamlin had a dominant automotive all afternoon, main 153 of the 277 laps to say his fifth victory of 2019 and profession win No. 36.

“This is just a great feeling,” Hamlin informed NBC. “I’ve got to thank everyone who pushed me there on the restarts.”

Behind Hamlin, Elliott and Keselowski scrambled for the eighth and ultimate spot within the NASCAR Playoff discipline. Entering double extra time, Keselowski held a slim lead for the place, however he misplaced six spots after the restart, permitting Elliott, who completed second, to advance.

“I couldn’t get anything to go on the restart … it was just all bad,” Keselowski informed NBC.

“I was under the impression (I had to win) … excited to move on,” Elliott mentioned.

The NASCAR playoffs proceed Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR playoff points standings 2019

Rank Driver Wins Points
No. 1 Kyle Busch 4 4,046

No. 2

Martin Truex Jr. 6 4,042

No. 3

Denny Hamlin 5 4,037
No. 4 Joey Logano 2 4,030
No. 5 Kevin Harvick 3 4,028
No. 6 Chase Elliott 3 4,024
No. 7 Kyle Larson 1 4,011
No. 8 Ryan Blaney 1 4,009
No. 9 Brad Keselowski 3 2,229
No. 10 William Byron 0 2,181
No. 11 Clint Bowyer 0 2,181
No. 12 Alex Bowman 1 2,165
No. 13 Aric Almirola 0 2,148
No. 14 Kurt Busch 1 2,130
No. 15 Ryan Newman 0 2,121
No. 16 Erik Jones 1 2,072
No. 17 Jimmie Johnson 0 772
No. 18 Daniel Suarez 0 757
No. 19 Paul Menard 0 699
No. 20 Chris Buescher 0 644
No. 21 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0 620
No. 22 Matt DiBenedetto 0 614
No. 23 Austin Dillon 0 613
No. 24 Ty Dillon 0 551
No. 25 Ryan Preece 0 449
No. 26 Daniel Hemric 0 447
No. 27 Michael McDowell 0 441
No. 28 Bubba Wallace 0 435
No. 29 Corey LaJoie 0 373
No. 30 Matt Tifft 0 352
No. 31 David Ragan 0 349
No. 32 Reed Sorenson 0 112
No. 33 Quin Houff 0 73
No. 34 Jamie McMurray 0 19
No. 35 Austin Theriault 0 17
No. 36 Andy Seuss 0 9
No. 37 Stanton Barrett 0 2
No. 38 Casey Mears 0 1

How the NASCAR playoffs work:

Sixteen NASCAR drivers certified for the playoffs. Four had been eradicated within the Sept. 29 race at Charlotte. Four extra had been eradicated within the Oct. 20 race at Kansas, and 4 extra will fall out at Phoenix on Nov. 10, leaving the ultimate 4 drivers to compete straight up for for the NASCAR Cup title Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the primary of the 4 playoff drivers to cross the end line is topped the champion.

How drivers earn points:

– Win Stage 1 or Stage 2 in a race: 1 playoff level (level awarded per stage win)
– Win a race: 5 playoff points
– Win the regular-season championship: 15 playoff points

Second place within the ultimate regular-season standings earns 10 playoff points, third place receives eight points, and the points awarded decline to at least one level for 10th (4th = 7 points, fifth = 6 points, and so on.).

Championship-contending drivers can accumulate further playoff points all through the playoffs through stage and race wins and should use all of the playoff points they earn, from each the common season and the playoffs, to advance all the way in which as much as the Championship 4.

Playoff points are added to a championship-contending driver’s reset points complete at the beginning of each spherical of the playoffs till they’re eradicated from championship rivalry.

At Homestead-Miami, playoff points are off the desk, and the Championship 4 drivers enter the “winner-take-all” race tied within the standings. 

Cup playoff data offered by NASCAR.

No Comments
Comments to: NASCAR playoff standings 2019: Updated points for Cup chase after Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas