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.
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:
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Darrell Wallace Jr.
Matt Courson/TRE Franklin Romero/TRE