Author: NASCAR Staff Writer

Date: August 18, 2018

Three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers officially clinched playoff berths by virtue of points following Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, joining nine other drivers in the field by virtue of victories.

Team Penske drivers Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski, along with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson, have qualified for the 16-driver postseason field via points. All three have an insurmountable lead over a pair of winless drivers in the standings with two regular-season races remaining.

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