MOORESVILLE, NC – September 13, 2018 – All three of NASCAR’s top touring series will be in action this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series will compete in their respective Playoff openers while the NASCAR XFINITY Series concludes its regular season and sets the 12-driver postseason field.
Ford has 35 all-time Playoff victories with Harvick, Logano, Keselowski and Busch all having at least one with the manufacturer. In fact, Busch won the very first Playoff race in NASCAR history when he captured the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 19, 2004. He eventually went on to win the championship that season.
Ford, which has 13 points wins this season, has the most drivers in this year’s Playoff field with seven as every team from Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske qualified.
This is how they lineup. Race winners who earned automatic qualification include Kevin Harvick (7 wins), Clint Bowyer (2), Brad Keselowski (2), Joey Logano (1), and Kurt Busch (1). Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola advanced on points.
Indianapolis Win – Brad Keselowski
Darlington Win – Brad Keselowski
Bristol Win – Kurt Busch
Michigan Win – Kevin Harvick
New Hampshire Win – Kevin Harvick
Michigan Win – Clint Bowyer
Kansas Win – Kevin Harvick
Dover Win – Kevin Harvick
Talladega Win – Joey Logano
Martinsville Win – Clint Bowyer
Phoenix Win – Kevin Harvick
Las Vegas Win – Kevin Harvick
Atlanta Win – Kevin Harvick
It’s all on the line!
*Photography courtesy of NASCAR Media