Two rounds down, eight drivers eliminated, two more rounds to go with eight other drivers remaining.
That pretty much sums up the status of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.
Following Sunday’s elimination race at Kansas, which cut the number of drivers still eligible for the Cup championship to eight, the Round of 8 semifinals begin with Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
Kansas winner Martin Truex Jr. continues to maintain his strangehold on the points going into the second-from-last playoff round.
Here’s the updated playoff leaderboard grid: