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Playoff grid heading into Sunday’s elimination race at Kansas Speedway

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 - Practice

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 13: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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This Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway marks the end of the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup playoffs.

When the checkered flag falls Sunday, four playoff contenders will be eliminated, leaving eight drivers to left to contend for the title.

The third round will be made up of races at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.

Four drivers will advance to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Heading into Kansas, Martin Truex Jr. (won at Charlotte) and Brad Keselowski (won at Talladega) have automatic berths into the Round of 8.

Entering Kansas, the four drivers are out of a transfer spot are: Kyle Busch (seven points out of the final transfer spot), Matt Kenseth (eight points), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (22 points) and Jamie McMurray (29 points).

Here’s the playoff grid: