Here are the 16 drivers who made the NASCAR Cup playoffs

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After 26 races, the NASCAR Cup regular season concluded with Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Now it’s on to the NASCAR Cup playoffs for 16 drivers. For every other driver, it’s wait until next year to make the playoffs.

Here are the 16 drivers who made the playoffs and how they finished the regular season, as well as the points they’ll have heading into the NASCAR Cup playoff opening race next Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway:

  • Martin Truex Jr.: Regular season champion, won four races, enters playoffs with 2,053 points.
  • Kyle Larson: Finished regular season in second place, won four races including Saturday night’s race, enters playoffs with 2,033 points.
  • Kyle Busch: Finished regular season in third place, won two races, enters playoffs with 2,029 points.
  • Brad Keselowski: Finished regular season in fourth place, won two races, enters playoffs with 2,019 points.
  • Jimmie Johnson: The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion finished the regular season in fifth place, won three races, enters the playoffs with 2017 points.
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished regular season in sixth place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2,015 points.
  • Denny Hamlin: Finished regular season in seventh place, won two races, enters playoffs with 2,013 points.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Finished the regular season in eighth place, won two races, enters playoffs with 2,010 points.
  • Ryan Blaney: Finished regular season in ninth place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2,008 points.
  • Chase Elliott: Finished regular season in 10th place, did not win any races, enters playoffs with 2,006 points.
  • Ryan Newman: Finished the regular season in 11th place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2005 points.
  • Kurt Busch: The Daytona 500 winner finished the regular season in 12th place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2,005 points.
  • Kasey Kahne: Finished the regular season in 13th place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2,005 points.
  • Austin Dillon: Finished the regular season in 14th place, won one race, enters playoffs with 2,005 points.
  • Matt Kenseth: Finished regular season in 15th place, has no wins, enters playoffs with 2,005 points.
  • Jamie McMurray: Finished regular season in 16th place, has no wins, enters playoffs with 2,003 points.

Drivers who failed to make the playoffs: Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Erik Jones, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Daniel Suarez.