The enhanced race format for 2017 provides drivers with additional opportunities to earn points throughout an event.
Each race except the spring Charlotte race is comprised of three stages — Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final Stage. The Coca-Cola 600 added a fourth stage. Drivers who finish in the top 10 in Stage 1 and Stage 2 earn additional race points, with the winner of each stage earning 10 points, second place earning nine points, third place earning eight points, etc., down to one point for 10th place. Stage 3 of the Coca-Cola 600 awards points in the same manner as Stages 1 and 2 in the other races.
The Final Stage produces the race results and awards points across the field.
Below is a cumulative running tally of how many stage points drivers have earned this year, as well as their stage wins — a stage win will provide an additional bonus point per win of the postseason.
Note: Does not include points earned for the Can-Am Duels at Daytona
|2017 TOTAL STAGE POINTS|
|RANK||DRIVER||TEAM||STAGE POINTS||STAGE WINS|
|1.||Martin Truex Jr.||Furniture Row Racing||215||11|
|2.||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||201||3|
|3.||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||150||4|
|4.||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||135||2|
|5.||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||132||3|
|6.||Ryan Blaney||Wood Brothers Racing||115||3|
|7.||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||112||2|
|8.||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||110||1|
|9.||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||92||2|
|10.||Matt Kenseth||Joe Gibbs Racing||90||1|
|11.||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||84||0|
|12.||Joey Logano||Team Penske||77||1|
|13.||Erik Jones||Furniture Row Racing||56||0|
|14.||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||43||0|
|15.||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||41||0|
|16.||Ryan Newman||Richard Childress Racing||29||0|
|17.||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||26||0|
|18.||Kasey Kahne||Hendrick Motorsports||20||0|
|19.||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||19||0|
|20.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||17||0|
|21.||AJ Allmendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing||16||0|
|22.||Trevor Bayne||Roush Fenway Racing||15||0|
|23.||Danica Patrick||Stewart-Haas Racing||10||0|
|t-24.||Paul Menard||Richard Childress Racing||4||0|
|t-24.||Daniel Suarez||Joe Gibbs Racing||4||0|
|26.||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing||2||0|