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Stage points for 2018 Monster Energy Series

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.

Through Las Vegas 2 
Note: Does not include points earned for the Can-Am Duels at Daytona

 

2018 TOTAL STAGE POINTS
RANK DRIVER TEAM STAGE POINTS STAGE WINS
1. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 283 5
2. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 271 12
3. Brad Keselowski Team Penske 241 5
4. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing 224 2
5. Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 214 8
6. Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 202 3
7. Ryan Blaney Team Penske 196 5
8. Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 181 1
9. Joey Logano Team Penske 177 3
10. Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 168 3
11. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 129 2
12. Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing 112 0
13. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 109 1
14. Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 82 0
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing 57 2
16. Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports 52 0
17. Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 47 1
18. Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing 42 0
19. William Byron Hendrick Motorsports 39 0
20. Michael McDowell Front Row Racing 36 0
21. Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing 32 0
22. Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 29 0
23. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing 24 1
24. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 18 0
25. Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing 14 0
t-26. Ty Dillon Germain Racing 11 0
t-26. Matt Kenseth Roush FenwayRacing 11 1
t-28. Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 7 0
t-28. Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing 7 0
t-30. Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports 5 0
t-30. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports 5 0