With eight races left in the 2020 regular season, here are some of the driers who can grab a win and get their spot sealed for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
In the 18 races contested so far, we have 10 winners. This means that there are still six spots to grab for the winless drivers to advance into the playoffs.
One of the most surprising candidates to not have won the race this season is the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. The lack of practice could have affected Kyle’s form, which he himself said. However, he has been one of the consistent drivers in the season. He has eight top 5 finish and ten top 10 finishes in the 2020 season.
Another driver who could assure his playoff qualification is Aric Almirola. He may be less consistent compared to Kyle for the overall season (five top 5 finish and ten top 10) but he sits higher than Kyle in the NASCAR standings on 11th position. Kyle is on the 13th.
The 12th position is occupied by Kyle’s brother Kurt, who has four top 5 finish and eleven top 10 finish. While Kurt might not have been as close to winning than the above two drivers, he has been in the mix a number for more than them and could yet grab a win this season.
Matt DiBenedetto also deserves a claim to win a Cup race this season. While his race at Texas Motor Speedway might have been ruined by rookie Quin Houff, he sits in the 14th place, 51 points above the cutoff line. With more experience and driving a Penske equipment, DiBenedetto might as well make it to the playoffs by winning a race.