A have a look at the winners and losers from the playoff race at Kansas Speedway:
Tyler Reddick — He entered the season with two playoff appearances, each of which ended within the Spherical of 16. For the primary time in his Cup profession, he strikes to the Spherical of 12 after successful in extra time at Kansas Speedway.
Brad Keselowski — For the second consecutive week, he prevented the problems that plagued different playoff drivers. He scored factors in stage 1, received stage 2 after which crossed the road ninth because the checkered flag waved. This helped Keselowski transfer to fifth within the playoff standings with one race remaining within the Spherical of 16.
Erik Jones — He entered the Kansas weekend with six top-10 finishes on the season and no high fives. He went out and scored Legacy Motor Membership’s finest end by taking the checkered flag third.
Joey Logano — He was set to cross the end line outdoors of the highest 10 earlier than the warning flew for Chris Buescher blowing a tire with seven laps remaining. A two-tire pit cease put him on the second row for the extra time restart. Logano capitalized by ending fifth after holding off drivers that opted for 4 tires. This technique moved him to eleventh within the playoff standings and 12 factors above the cutline.
Truex Jr.’s day ends virtually because it begins at Kansas
Martin Truex Jr. slides up into the wall after plummeting via the sphere early at Kansas, and his race ends on Lap 4.
Martin Truex Jr. — An sudden tire puncture despatched him into the skin wall on the opening laps of the race. He completed thirty sixth with just one level. Truex is seven factors under the playoff cutline after successful the regular-season championship. There’s a risk that he turns into the primary regular-season champion to overlook the Spherical of 12.
Bubba Wallace — He had a automotive able to contending for the win, which he used to complete second in stage 1. An sudden blown tire despatched him into the wall and broke the toe hyperlink on the No. 23. Wallace needed to spend intensive time on pit street for repairs. He completed thirty second and fell to 19 factors under the cutline.
Michael McDowell — He gambled by staying out on the observe through the remaining stage as the remainder of the drivers within the discipline accomplished inexperienced flag pit stops. The hope was to catch a warning and acquire observe place. This technique didn’t pan out because the race remained inexperienced. McDowell completed twenty sixth and fell to 40 factors under the cutline.
Christopher Bell — Joe Gibbs Racing swapped his pit crew with Ty Gibbs’ earlier than the playoffs. The objective was to assist Bell keep away from errors that may knock him out of competition for the win. This plan has not paid off. Pit stops had been points at Darlington. The issues continued at Kansas because the No. 20 workforce had points on three separate stops.