The round of 12 is complete; 4 more drivers eliminated from NASCAR Playoffs
On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series unloaded at the Charlotte Roval. The skies opened and we saw the first career rain race for the Cup Series in the modern era.
View 2020 NASCAR Playoff points below.
12 driver entered Sunday’s race in Charlotte, North Carolina with a shot at the 2020 championship. Following the event, four drivers have been eliminated.
Kyle Busch is the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion. However, he will go no further in the 2020 Playoffs.
Busch picked up left front damage after a flat tire and contact with Clint Bowyer. He fought he was back to the lead on strategy. However, he was unable to hold off the field on old tires.
“It’s one of those off years. A terrible year for me. But, I knew this round was going to be trouble with the year that we’ve had. Yeah, I was right,” Kyle Busch told NBC Sports after the race.
Austin Dillon was looking to be one of the favorites early in the Playoffs. However, a series of bad races in this round have knocked him out.
Aric Almirola was also eliminated.
Clint Bowyer led laps on the Roval. He suffered broken power steering after contact on a restart. Bowyer fought hard for the remain 45 laps in a must win situation and was treated in the medical center after the race.
NASCAR Cup Series
After: Roval (Oct 11, 2020)
-Race 3 of 3 in Round of 12
Pos | Driver | Points
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Chase Elliott
5. Joey Logano
6. Martin Truex Jr
7. Alex Bowman
8. Kurt Busch
— Eliminated After Round of 12 —
No 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
No. 10 Stewart Haas Racing Ford
No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Ford
— Previously Eliminated After Round of 16 —
No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
No. 12 Team Penske Ford
Round of 8
The field now heads into another playoff round. Only four races remain in the season. The next three races will detirmine whcih four drivers advance into the championship race at Phoenix Raceway
October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020
Texas Motor Speedway
November 1, 2020
— Four eliminated —
NASCAR Cup Series Championship