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3 drivers hit 100 stage point mark at Pocono

Clint Bowyer (14) and William Byron (24) battle at Pocono.
Clint Bowyer (14) and William Byron (24) battle for position at Pocono Raceway in June 2018. (Tyler Head | The Racing Experts)

Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney earned their 100th stage point of 2018 with their top-10 showings in the first two stages of the Pocono 400 Sunday. Altogether, eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have earned at least 100 stage points this year.

Truex, the winner at Pocono Raceway, has earned the fifth-most stage points (113) among the Cup Series competition in 2018.

Bowyer now has the seventh-most with 104 points and Blaney the eighth-most with 102 points.

Through the first 14 races of 2018, Kyle Busch has earned the most stage points with 190 total. Busch has led the stage points standings since Richmond in April.

Rounding out the top-three drivers are Brad Keselowski (151) and Kevin Harvick (144).

Harvick leads the competition in stage wins (7), Busch is second (5) and Keselowski is third (4).

If the playoffs started today, Busch and Harvick would lead the field in playoff points from stage wins and race victories with 25 points each.

Rounding out the top five in that category are Truex (13), Logano (7) and Clint Bowyer and Austin Dillon (tied-5).

OVERALL

Kevin Harvick at Pocono in June 2018.
Kevin Harvick at Pocono in June 2018 (Tyler Head | The Racing Experts)

In total, 29 drivers have earned stage points, with 10 of them winning stages in 2018.

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

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

STAGE POINTS/STAGE WINS/PLAYOFF POINTS AFTER POCONO

RANK DRIVER POINTS WINS PLAYOFF
1 Kyle Busch 190 5 25
2 Brad Keselowski 151 4 4
3 Kevin Harvick 144 7 25
4 Joey Logano 117 2 7
5 Martin Truex Jr. 113 3 13
6 Kurt Busch 108 2 2
7 Clint Bowyer 104 5
8 Ryan Blaney 102 3 3
9 Kyle Larson 98 1 1
10 Denny Hamlin 78 1 1
11 Aric Almirola 57
12 Jimmie Johnson 52
13 Chase Elliott 46
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 38
15 Erik Jones 36
16 Paul Menard 29 1 1
17 Michael McDowell 17
18 William Byron 16
19 Ryan Newman 16
20 A.J. Allmendinger 14
21 Alex Bowman 14
22 Daniel Suarez 13
23 Jamie McMurray 10
24 Austin Dillon 7 5
25 Kasey Kahne 6
26 Ty Dillon 5
27 David Ragan 5
28 Darrell Wallace Jr. 5
29 Trevor Bayne 4

SOURCES
Racing-Reference.info

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Dominic Aragon View All

I am a co-owner and reporter for TheRacingExperts.com.

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