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Kyle Busch becomes 13th driver to qualify for Cup playoffs

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400

LONG POND, PA - JULY 30: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, poses with the winner’s sticker after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 30, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Things are starting to get hot on the bubble of the Cup playoff grid.

With Kyle Busch’s breakthrough win Sunday at Pocono Raceway he became the 13th driver to qualifying for the playoffs.

That leaves just three spots left for a driver to potentially get in on points with five races left in the regular season. Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray and Matt Kenseth make up the three bubble spots heading to Watkins Glen International.

Kenseth is 17 points above Clint Bowyer in the 17th spot. Joey Logano, who had his Richmond win encumbered for failing post-race inspection, is in 18th, 69 points out of 16th.

Below is the playoff grid following the Overton’s 400.


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