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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 Kentucky
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 223 5
2. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 193 9
3. Brad Keselowski Team Penske 189 4
4. Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 151 1
t-5. Ryan Blaney Team Penske 148 4
t-5. Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 148 5
7. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing 146 2
8. Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 134 0
9. Joey Logano Team Penske 126 2
10. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 96 2
11. Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing 79 1
12. Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 75 0
13. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 73 0
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing 57 2
15. Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 42 1
16. Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 41 0
17. Michael McDowell Front Row Racing 29 0
t-18. Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing 27 0
t-18. William Byron Hendrick Motorsports 27 0
t-18. Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports 27 0
21. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing 24 1
22. Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0
23. Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing 14 0
24. Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 13 0
25. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing 12 0
26. Ty Dillon Germain Racing 11 0
27. Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing 6 0
t-28. Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports 5 0
t-28. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports 5 0
30. Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 4 0