Cup Series playoff grid after Brickyard 400
With Kevin Harvick’s victory Sunday in the Brickyard 400, no additional drivers locked themselves into the Cup Series playoff field.
But there was some movement at the bottom of the playoff grid as drivers jockey to make the 16-car field.
After he missed the race due to his COVID-19 diagnosis, Jimmie Johnson fell from 12th to 15th on the grid. He’s now 36 points above the cutline.
Matt DiBenedetto earned stage points in each stage before finishing 19th. He moved from 14th to 12th in the standings.
After earning stage points in both stages Sunday, Austin Dillon has cracked the top 16, moving up one spot. He has a six-point advantage over Erik Jones, who crashed out of Sunday’s race and had a 14-point advantage over Dillon entering the weekend.
With his ninth-place finish Sunday, Bubba Wallace is now within reach of the top 16. He sits at 19th, 42 points back from 16th.
Here’s the full playoff grid.