Daytona shook up the Cup and Xfinity playoff grid this past weekend.
Austin Dillon’s win in Sunday’s rain-delayed regular season finale put him into the playoffs. Ryan Blaney was the only winless driver to make the 16-driver playoff field. Blaney beat Martin Truex Jr. for that spot by three points.
The Cup playoffs begin with Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on USA Network). Chase Elliott, who won the regular season championship, is the No. 1 seed with 40 playoff points, giving him 2,040 points entering the first round,.
Only nine points separate fifth through 16th in the standings.
The series races at 3 p.m. ET Saturday at Darlington Raceway on USA Network.
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