Kyle Larson snapped a two-year win drought at an opportune time within the 2019 NASCAR Cup Sequence playoffs. What does the playoff image appear to be?

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson couldn’t have picked a extra opportune time to finish his 25-month, 75-race win drought. After having not received  a race for the reason that 2017 common season finale at Richmond Raceway, he received the opener of the three-race spherical of 12 of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Sequence playoffs.

In successful this race, the Drydene 400, at Dover Worldwide Speedway, he locked himself into the spherical of eight for the primary time in his profession, and he locked Chip Ganassi Racing into the spherical of eight for the primary time in group historical past.

The highest six finishers on this 400-lap race across the four-turn, 1.Zero-mile (1.609-kilometer) high-banked Monster Mile oval in Dover, Delaware had been all spherical of 12 drivers, and three of the opposite six had been hampered by mechanical points.

These three drivers, Staff Penske teammates Joey Logano, the reigning champion, and Ryan Blaney and Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott, are three of the 4 drivers at present under the spherical of eight lower line because of these points. Logano and Elliott, nonetheless, are solely proper under it whereas Blaney might very properly be in a must-win state of affairs earlier than lengthy.

The opposite driver who sits under the spherical of eight lower line is Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer, who completed this race in 10th place and forward of two of the eight drivers who’re above that lower line. He at present sits between Logano and Elliott, as he sits just a few factors under this lower line as he seeks his second consecutive look within the third spherical of the playoffs.

Right here is the NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff image following the 2019 Drydene 400 at Dover Worldwide Speedway.

Rank – Driver – Automobile, Staff, Producer: Factors (Behind), Playoff Factors (Rank)
1st – Kyle Larson – #42, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet: 1 WIN (IN), 11 (eighth)
2nd – Martin Truex Jr. – #19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota: 3095 (+63), 42 (2nd)
third – Kyle Busch – #18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota: 3080 (+48), 46 (1st)
third – Denny Hamlin – #11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota: 3080 (+48), 31 (third)
fifth – Kevin Harvick – #Four, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford: 3074 (+42), 28 (fifth)
sixth – Brad Keselowski – #2, Staff Penske, Ford: 3052 (+20), 24 (sixth)
seventh – Alex Bowman – #88, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet: 3049 (+17), 5 (ninth)
eighth – William Byron – #24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet: 3032 (+Zero), 1 (11th)
————————— ROUND OF eight CUT LINE —————————
eighth – Joey Logano – #22, Staff Penske, Ford: 3032 (Zero), 29 (4th)
10th – Clint Bowyer – #14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford: 3028 (-Four), Zero (12th)
11th – Chase Elliott – #9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet: 3025 (-7), 24 (sixth)
12th – Ryan Blaney – #12, Staff Penske, Ford: 3010 (-22), Four (10th)

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The 500 is the subsequent race on the 2019 NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff schedule. It’s scheduled to happen on Sunday, October 13, and it’s set to be broadcast reside on NBC from Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.


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