Clinch scenarios for elimination race at Kansas – Nascar

It’s now or never for the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers who have yet to clinch an exclusive spot in the Round of 8.

Both Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski have already advanced to the next round with wins at Charlotte and Talladega, respectively.

Three former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champions are on the bubble: Jimmie Johnson (8th), Kyle Busch (9th), and Matt Kenseth (10th).

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Below are the clinch scenarios for Sunday’s cut-off race at Kansas (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN). 

  • Kyle Larson (0 Wins, 3096 Points) — Would clinch by scoring 34 Points.
  • Kevin Harvick (0 Wins, 3089 Points) — Would clinch by scoring 41 Points.
  • Denny Hamlin (0 Wins, 3088 Points) — Would clinch by scoring 42 Points. 
  • Chase Elliott (0 Wins, 3087 Points) — Would clinch by scoring 43 Points. 
  • Ryan Blaney (0 Wins, 3076 Points) — Would clinch by scoring 53 Points. 
  • Jimmie Johnson (0 Wins, 3074 Points) — If an already clinched driver wins (or a non-playoff winner), would clinch by scoring 49 Points. 
  • Kyle Busch (0 Wins, 3067 Points) — Only guaranteed clinch would be with a win.
  • Matt Kenseth (0 Wins, 3066 Points) — Only guaranteed clinch would be with a win.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr (0 Wins, 3052 Points) — Only guaranteed clinch would be with a win.
  • Jamie McMurray (0 Wins, 3045 Points) — Only guaranteed clinch would be with a win.

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