Cup Series playoff grid after Kansas Speedway

0 Comments

After two consecutive Cup races with surprise winners, Denny Hamlin won at Kansas Speedway for his fifth win of the year.

Meanwhile, there was a big shakeup around the cutline to get into the 16-driver playoff field

After being involved in a mid-race wreck, Jimmie Johnson finished 32nd and dropped from 16th on the grid to 19th. He is 18 points back from the cutline now.

His teammate, William Byron is now 16th. He is 10 points above the cutline. Rookie Tyler Reddick is the first driver outside the top 16. Behind him are Erik Jones (-12 points), Johnson and Bubba Wallace (-100).

In the graphic below, drivers in green have won at least a race to earn a playoff spot, those drivers in yellow don’t have a win but have enough points to be in a playoff spot at the moment, those drivers in the red are currently outside a playoff spot.

Cup playoff grid Kansas