With his win in the NASCAR Cup playoff opener, Martin Truex Jr. grabbed his fifth win of the season and banked five more playoff points to bring his total to 58.
With his win in Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Austin Cindric became the latest driver to qualify for the Camping World Truck Series playoffs.
He is the sixth driver to qualify for the playoffs through a win this season. Only eight drivers will compete for the title.
Even though he hasn’t won this year, Elliott Sadler earned himself a spot in the Xfinity Series playoffs Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The JR Motorsports driver and the series points leader finished third in the Food City 300 for his ninth top five of the year.
“Man, we had a great car,” Sadler told NBCSN. “I hit the wall with like 50 to go. Then I threw my water bottle out and it got in the jack man’s way, messed us up. We’re peaking at the right time.”
Sadler has led the Xfinity Series point standings for the last 10 races and following 20 of the 22 races this year.
There are still three spots left to be filled on the playoff grid with four races left until the regular season finale.
Kyle Busch finally clinched a spot in the Cup Series playoffs by winning Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
That makes 13 drivers who have qualified for the playoffs off wins.
With Busch’s win, that leaves three spots left for drivers to possibly get into the playoffs on points.
The highest driver in the standings without a win is Chase Elliott, who is seventh and 207 points back from Truex.