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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs field set

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers:
drivers in with at least one win
#78-Martin Truex Jr., 4 wins
#42-Kyle Larson, 4 wins
#48-Jimmie Johnson, 3 wins
#18-Kyle Busch, 2 wins
#2-Brad Keselowski, 2 wins
#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2 wins
#11-Denny Hamlin, 2 wins [1 win encumbered]
#4-Kevin Harvick, 1 win
#21-Ryan Blaney, 1 win
#41-Kurt Busch, 1 win
#31-Ryan Newman, 1 win
#5-Kasey Kahne, 1 win
#3-Austin Dillon, 1 win
made the playoffs on points
#24-Chase Elliott
#20-Matt Kenseth
#1-Jamie McMurray

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2053
2) #42-Kyle Larson, 2033
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2029
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2019
5) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 2017
6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2015
7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2013
8) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2010
9) #21-Ryan Blaney, 2008
10) #24-Chase Elliott, 2006
11) #31-Ryan Newman, 2005
12) #41-Kurt Busch, 2005
13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 2005
14) #3-Austin Dillon, 2005
15) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2005
16) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2003
Note: For the Round of 16, all drivers get 2000 points plus playoff points earned through the first 26 races.

Ways drivers earn playoff points:

• Win Stage 1 or Stage 2 in a race: 1 playoff point (point awarded per stage win)
• Win a race: 5 playoff points
• Win the regular season championship: 15 playoff points
- Second place earns 10 playoff points, third place received eight points, and the points awarded decline to 10th (4th = 7 points, 5th = 6 points, etc.)
• Championship-contending drivers can accumulate additional playoff points throughout the Playoffs via stage and race wins and may use the points to advance all the way up to the Championship 4.

Playoff points take effect during the...Playoffs:

• Playoff points are added to a championship-contending driver's reset points total at the start of every round of the Playoffs until they are eliminated from championship contention.
• If a driver accumulates playoff points during the regular season, but does not qualify for the Playoffs, their playoff points are eliminated from the scoreboard.
• At Homestead-Miami, playoff points are off the table and the Championship 4 drivers enter the "winner-take-all"