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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 ISM Raceway-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. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 375 18
2. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 350 6
3. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing 304 3
4. Brad Keselowski Team Penske 285 5
5. Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 284 10
6. Ryan Blaney Team Penske 269 6
7. Joey Logano Team Penske 258 5
8. Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 243 1
9. Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 234 4
10. Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 232 4
11. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 170 3
12. Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing 160 1
13. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 130 0
14. Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 108 0
15. Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports 71 0
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing 57 2
17. Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 56 1
18. Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing 52 0
19. William Byron Hendrick Motorsports 41 0
20. Michael McDowell Front Row Racing 36 0
21. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 35 0
22. Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing 34 0
t-23. Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 29 0
t-23. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing 29 1
25. Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing 14 0
26. Ty Dillon Germain Racing 12 0
27. 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
32. Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing 1 0