Who Needs What at Richmond to Advance Into The Next Round of The Postseason

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The Round of 16 is underway and Kevin Harvick has clinched his spot in the Round of 12 with his victory last weekend at Darlington Raceway to kickoff the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. That leaves 11 spots still up for grabs heading into this weekend’s action at Richmond Raceway (August 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Already Clinched:

The following driver has clinched a spot in the 12-driver postseason field: Kevin Harvick.

Can Clinch Via Points:

If there is a new winner, the following drivers could clinch by being 56 points above the 10th winless driver in the standings.

  • Denny Hamlin: Would clinch with 45 points.
  • Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, William Byron and Kyle Busch: Could only clinch with help.

If there is a repeat winner, the following drivers could clinch by being 56 points above the 11th winless driver in the standings. They could also clinch if there was a new winner among Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Kyle Busch or Kurt Busch and being 56 points above the 10th winless in the standings.

Denny Hamlin: Would clinch with 40 points

  • Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch: Could only clinch with help.

 Can Clinch Via Win:

All 15 remaining Playoff drivers without a win in the Round of 16 can clinch on their win alone this weekend: Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano,  Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto and Ryan Blaney.

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