CONCORD, N.C.—Kyle Busch claimed victory in the 100th points-paying stage since NASCAR implemented stage racing in the Cup Series in 2017.
Busch swept the first three stages of the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, bringing the driver’s total to five stage wins in 2018 and 19 overall.
In total, 15 drivers have won at least one stage since 2017. Martin Truex Jr. has won the most stages all-time (21), and Busch is second overall.
Rounding out the top five on that list are Kevin Harvick (12), Brad Keselowski (12) and Kyle Larson (9).
Four drivers earned points in all stages in the Coke 600: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.
Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne both more than doubled their season totals with their top-10 finishes in various stages in NASCAR’s longest mileage race.
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/WINS THROUGH CHARLOTTE
|6||Martin Truex Jr.||96||2|
|13||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||38|
|26||Darrell Wallace Jr.||5|
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