Kyle Larson became the ninth Cup Series driver to earn triple-digit stage points in 2018 with his second-place finish in Stage 2 of the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday.
Larson has earned 107 total stage points, the ninth-most among the competition.
Kyle Busch continues to lead the field in stage points with 197. Rounding out the top five are Kevin Harvick (161), Brad Keselowski (160), Clint Bowyer (121) and Kurt Busch (120).
PLAYOFF POINTS EARNED
If the postseason started today, Harvick would lead all drivers with playoff points earned solely through stage wins and race wins.
Harvick, the 2014 series champion, has earned 26 playoff points between his eight stage wins and five race victories.
Busch, who has won four races and five stages, has the second most playoff points at 25.
Rounding out the top five are Martin Truex Jr. (13), Clint Bowyer (10) and Joey Logano (7).
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 MICHIGAN
|8||Martin Truex Jr.||113||3||13|
|15||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||38|
|26||Darrell Wallace Jr.||5|
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