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Who is projected to make NASCAR playoffs following 400 at Pocono Raceway

Denny Hamlin won the Pocono race to further secure his playoff position. We break down the standings coming out of the 400.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Mavis Tires & Brakes Toyota, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 23, 2023 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Denny Hamlin took home the checkered flag on Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. He edged out Martin Truex, Jr. to win the 400 to win his second race of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. This marked his 50th career win and he set a record with his fifth career win at Pocono Raceway.

Who is projected to make the playoffs after the 400?

The playoff field will consist of the regular season champion and the 15 drivers with the most wins. If there are not enough drivers to meet those requirements, the winless drivers with the most overall points earn the remaining spots.

  1. Martin Truex, Jr.
  2. William Byron
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Christopher Bell
  5. Ross Chastain
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Ryan Blaney
  10. Joey Logano
  11. Tyler Reddick
  12. Brad Keselowski
  13. Chris Buescher
  14. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
  15. Bubba Wallace
  16. Michael McDowell

Who earned playoff points at Pocono Raceway?

Denny Hamlin won five points with the race victory. Although Joey Logano crashed after only 48 laps, he claimed a playoff point with his stage 1 victory. Kyle Larson claimed a point for winning stage 2.