Congratulations to Chase Elliott #9 of Hendrick Motorsports, as he is the 1st driver to punch his ticket into the Round of 8 with his Victory at Dover on 10-7-18! With the victory, Chase will be stress free in Talladega and Kansas!
The week before at the New road course in Charlotte, we saw a crazy end to the race and the Round of 16. Jimmie Johnson #48 was battling for the win with Martin Truex Jr. that resulted in spinning out both drivers just before the finish and eliminating Johnson from the Playoffs. Tough break but what and ending to that race! Other drivers eliminated Austin Dillon #3 of RCR, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones.
Current Playoff Standings:
Chase Elliott #9 hendrick Motorsports – Clinched Round of 8 with victory at Dover
Kevin Harvick – 3101 pts
Kyle Busch – 3096 pts
Martin Truex Jr. – 3069 pts
Joey Logano – 3064 pts
Kurt Busch – 3054 pts
Brad Keslowski – 3054 pts
Ryan Blaney – 3043 pts
Outside Looking In:
Aric Almirola – 3033 pts
Clint Bowyer – 3033 pts
Kyle Larson #42 Ganassi Racing – 3031 pts
Alex Bowman #24 Hendrick Motorsports – 3009 pts
2 races left to determine the Round of 8 include Talladega 10/14/18 and Kansas 10/21/18.
Best of Luck!