Harvick, Blaney lead charge on stage points
By Dominic Aragon
Mar. 7, 2018
With three races complete this season, a pair of Ford drivers have earned the most stage points in 2018 thus far.
Kevin Harvick leads the Cup Series with 40 total stage points, the most among the competition.
Ryan Blaney holds the second most with 34 points and Martin Truex Jr. is third with 31 points.
“Hopefully those stage points can turn into wins, that’d be nice,” Blaney said to The Racing Experts.
Five of the top-six drivers with stage points are from the Ford stable.
20 competitors have earned stage points this season.
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.
Harvick has won three stages, the most among the competition.
Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski have each won a stage in 2018.
STAGE POINTS THROUGH THREE RACES:
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Darrell Wallace Jr.