Then there were eight.
That’s how many playoff drivers are left after Sunday’s Cup elimination race at Kansas Speedway.
Eights drivers – Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Martin Truex Jr. – will compete in the next three races for a spot among the championship four.
Here’s a look at some interesting numbers for the remaining playoff drivers ahead of this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
0 – Career wins on short tracks by Martin Truex Jr.
1 – The number of wins in the first six playoffs races by the “Big 3” of Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick.
2 – Wins by Chase Elliott through the first six playoff races. He’s the only driver with multiple wins in the playoffs this season.
3 – Top fives Kurt Busch has in 36 Martinsville starts, two are wins.
4 – How many Stewart-Haas Racing drivers remain in the playoff field: Harvick, Almirola, Busch and Bowyer.
5 – Martinsville races since Matt Kenseth intentionally wrecked Joey Logano in 2015.
8 – Different winners in last nine Martinsville races.
20 – Times in the last 22 playoff races the driver who led the most laps failed to win. Kyle Busch was the most recent driver to lead the most laps and win, doing it last year at Martinsville.
22 – Aric Almirola’s average finish at Martinsville in 19 starts.
190 – The race winless streak Clint Bowyer snapped in the spring at Martinsville Speedway.