20 drivers have scored stage points in 2018


By Dominic Aragon

February 25, 2018


HAMPTON, Ga.—Twenty drivers have scored at least one stage point during a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2018.


Kurt Busch, who finished eighth in Atlanta, leads all drivers with 22 total stage points after two races.


Busch declined comment on this story.


Kevin Harvick has scored the second most stage points at 20. Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney are all tied for the third most with 18 points. See below for a full break down.


With the exception of the Coca-Cola 600 in May, every points-paying race in 2018 is broken up into three stages.


Each of the first two stages pays out points to the top-10 finishing drivers. A first-place finish gets 10 points, second-place gets nine points, and so forth.


STAGE WINS

Through two races, four different drivers have won out of a possible total of four stages in 2018.


Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski have all claimed stage victories this season.


STAGE POINTS THROUGH TWO RACES:

RANK

DRIVER

POINTS

1

Kurt Busch

22

2

Kevin Harvick

20

3

Brad Keselowski

18

4

Martin Truex Jr.

18

5

Ryan Blaney

18

6

Aric Almirola

16

7

Joey Logano

16

8

Kyle Busch

13

9

Clint Bowyer

11

10

Michael McDowell

11

11

Paul Menard

11

12

Alex Bowman

9

13

Denny Hamlin

8

14

Kyle Larson

8

15

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

7

16

Darrell Wallace Jr.

4

17

Trevor Bayne

4

18

Chase Elliott

3

19

Austin Dillon

2

20

Daniel Suarez

1



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SOURCES
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