Johnson, who was involved in an incident early in Stage 2, finished the race in 26th. He remains 16th on the playoff grid, but holds a two-point advantage over the cutline.
Going into Thursday’s race at Kansas Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), Johnson’s teammate, William Byron, is the first driver outside the top 16.
With eight races left in the regular season, here’s how the playoff standings look.