Cup playoff standings after Talladega
One race remains in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 12 and after a wreck-filled race at Talladega, the defending champion is in danger of elimination.
Kyle Busch, who is winless through 31 races, is the first driver below the cutline to advance to the Round of 8.
Entering Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Roval, Busch trails Joey Logano by 21 points. Busch is tied with Austin Dillon.
The remaining drivers beneath the cutline are Clint Bowyer (-38 points) and Aric Almirola (-48 points).
Below are the full Cup playoff standings.
Drivers in red are below the cutline. Drivers in yellow hold the remaining six spots to be filled for the Round of 8.