NASCAR Championship: Full Driver Standings After Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

A look at the current playoff standings after Ryan Blaney's win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Playoff positions are beginning to fill up as the second half of the regular season gets underway. Another spot was secured today when Ryan Blaney snapped his 59-race winless streak by winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The win vaulted Blaney into 4th place, as he has the most points this season among the drivers with one victory.

William Byron continues to lead the way with his three race wins. He finished runner-up in the race today, earning plenty of stage points along the way to further help him once the playoffs begin. Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson remain second and third by virtue of their two race victories. There are now ten drivers that have won a race this season.

Among those that still have not won yet this year, Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick have clear separation between them and the rest of the contenders. Sittings 44 points behind Harvick is Brad Keselowski, and his teammate Chris Buescher is just behind him. Bubba Wallace currently occupies the 15th spot as he recorded his third straight top-five finish today at Charlotte.

Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Alex Bowman holds on to the 16th and final playoff spot, as he made his return to the cockpit today after missing the last six weeks as he recovered from injury. NASCAR has granted him a waiver, but he and teammate Chase Elliott with both still have to win a race to make the playoffs this year.

2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings
Pos Driver Team Race Wins
1William ByronHendrick Motorsports3
2Kyle BuschRichard Childress Racing2
3Kyle LarsonHendrick Motorsports2
4Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske1
5Martin Truex JrJoe Gibbs Racing1
6Christopher BellJoe Gibbs Racing1
7Tyler Reddick23XI Racing1
8Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing1
9Ricky Stenhouse JrJTG Daugherty Racing1
10Joey LoganoTeam Penske1
11Ross ChastainTrackHouse Racing0
12Kevin HarvickStewart Haas Racing0
13Brad KeselowskiRFK Racing0
14Chris BuescherRFK Racing0
15Bubba Wallace23XI Racing0
16Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports0

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