1. Kyle Busch
His worst finish all week was first.
2. Erik Jones
Continues to prove he can race with the top-tier drivers.
3. Denny Hamlin
Showed up in the last 50 laps.
4. Matt Kenseth
Got a little insurance policy by widening the points gap for the playoff cutline.
5. Kurt Busch
Needed a good run while shopping for a ride and accomplished it.
6. Ryan Newman
Used his signature blocking all night to ensure a top-10.
7. Trevor Bayne
Another top-10 for the Roush Fenway driver
8. Kevin Harvick
Handling issues didn’t stop him from staying in the game.
9. Kyle Larson
Showed promise early running the top and faded mid-race.
10. Ryan Blaney
Locked into the playoffs, he had some shining moments and continues to be keep the Wood Bros. in the conversation.
11. Jimmie Johnson
Never quite hit the adjustments needed to contend.
12. Jamie McMurray
Finished where he ran all night.
13. Joey Logano
Battled early, but fell off as the race progressed.
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Sped on pit road, but managed to salvage the night.
15. Daniel Suarez
Ran in the top-20 all night.
16. Paul Menard
Best finish since the July race at Daytona (3rd)
17. David Ragan
Led the Front Row Racing charge with a top-20
18. Chase Elliott
His car got away from him and subsequently collected Jeffrey Earnhardt.
19. Clint Bowyer
Desperately needed a good points day. His only shot at the playoffs is a victory.
20. Michael McDowell
The team ran where the were expected to.
21. Martin Truex Jr.
Went in with high hopes and came out disappointed.
22. A.J. Allmendinger
Tire rub from contact was a major setback.
23. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
His final appearance at the track he loves, didn’t pan out well in either race.
24. Kasey Kahne
Slapped the wall and ruined his day early.
25. Danica Patrick
Just biding her time and getting through the season.
26. Matt DiBenedetto
Did a popular dance during driver intros and followed it up with the slow waltz at the green.
27. Chris Buescher
Signed an extension with JTG. The highlight of his weekend.
28. Corey LaJoie
Another top-30 for BK Racing.
29. Brad Keselowski
Never recovered from early tire woes.
30. J.J. Yeley
He and his daughter wore Sonny and Cher costumes to driver intros. The highlight of his night.
31. Gray Gaulding
Came out on stage with great fanfare, engaged the crowd and hung out in the back.
32. B.J. McLeod
Introduced himself over the PA. Never said his name, though.
33. Cole Whitt
34. Joey Gase
35. Landon Cassill
Hit the inside wall, hit the outside wall, hit the road.
36. Ty Dillon
Found himself in three-wide situations all night.
37. Aric Almirola
Brought out two cautions with tire issues.
38. Reed Sorenson
Ran as expected.
39. Austin Dillon
Took a hard hit in the second stage.
40. Jeffrey Earnhardt
Won’t be making the HULU highlight reel this week.
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