Kyle Busch clinched the regular-season points championship at the conclusion of Stage 2 of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This gives him 15 additional bonus points for the 2018 playoffs. He will start playoffs with 50 bonus points.
Kevin Harvick survived multiple problems in the pits (including an uncontrolled tire in Stage 1 and an air gun problem in Stage 2) to finish fourth. He enters the playoffs tied with Busch at 50 bonus points.
Martin Truex Jr. broke a left front brake rotor in Stage 1 and finished 40th. He enters the playoffs with 35 bonus points.
Kurt Busch finished sixth. It was his eighth consecutive top 10 finish. He enters the playoffs with 14 bonus points
Brad Keselowski had 15-lap fresher tires than Hamlin. He grabbed the lead as the field took the white flag and gave Roger Penske his first NASCAR win at the Brickyard. Keselowski enters the playoffs with 19 bonus points.
Clint Bowyer finished fifth in the Brickyard 400. Despite winning two races, he waited until the final regular season race to win a stage. He enters the playoffs with 15 bonus points.
Kyle Larson finished the Brickyard 400 in 14th. He enters the playoffs with five bonus points.
Ryan Blaney finished 11th in the Brickyard 400. He had five stage wins during the season and enters the playoffs with seven bonus points.
Denny Hamlin lost the lead as the white flag waved and finished third in the Brickyard 400. He enters the playoffs with three bonus points.
Chase Elliott finished 15th to snap a six-race, top-10 streak. He enters the playoffs with eight bonus points.
Erik Jones slipped around teammate Hamlin on the last lap to finish second. He enters the playoffs with five bonus points.
Aric Almirola was the first driver to finish one lap off the pace in 23rd. He enters the playoffs with one bonus point.
Jimmie Johnson finished 16th. He enters the playoffs with no bonus points.
Austin Dillon cut a tire after contact with Logano. He hit the wall with nine laps remaining and finished 22nd. Dillon enters the playoffs with five bonus points.