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Gear up for the second round of The Playoffs Grid Challenge

After an exciting and tension-filled opening round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, confirm your picks for which of the 12 remaining drivers will advance to the Round of 8 in The Playoffs Grid™ Challenge presented by Ruoff Mortage — a $10,000 grand prize is on the line.

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For the Round of 12, beginning Sunday, Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), players should choose which eight drivers they think will move on to the next round after another three-race slate. Remember, if a driver wins in this round he is automatically locked into the next.

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Selections for the Round of 8 close just before the Las Vegas race, so be sure to make them before then. If you have already made your picks, check back throughout the playoffs to see your position in the standings.

Round of 12 Date (TV)
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. ET (NBC)
Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course Sunday, October 10 at 2 p.m. ET (NBC)

Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Christopher Bell and Kevin Harvick are the remaining title-eligible drivers. Aric Almirola, Tyler Reddick, Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell were eliminated in the Round of 16.

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If you missed out on registering at the start of the playoffs, there is still time to complete a bracket. Simply register for or sign in to your free account and choose your drivers. Registering for an account allows you to keep up with all of the latest news and tips to help you throughout the playoffs. In addition to the overall grand prize, cash prizes are awarded to eligible second-place and third-place finishers in the overall standings.

See the official rules for additional information on eligibility, prizes and tiebreak procedures.