NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture: Pocono

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NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture: Pocono

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NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture: Pocono

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Some flip-flopping occurred on the playoff grid after 400 miles at Pocono Raceway, but it still had little effect on the overall playoff picture.

A sixth win for Kyle Busch puts him back atop the playoff grid, and he also continues to lead the overall point standings. Kevin Harvick also picked up another playoff point as he won his series-leading 10th stage of the year. And a second stage win of the season for Chase Elliott gives him multiple playoff points.

Down at the bottom of the grid, Alex Bowman again extended his advantage on Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Five races remain in the regular season.

Kyle Busch: 6race wins, 35 playoff points
Kevin Harvick: 6 race wins, 33 playoff points
Martin Truex Jr.: 4 race wins, 26 playoff points
Clint Bowyer: 2 race wins, 10 playoff points
Joey Logano: 1 race win, 7 playoff points,
Erik Jones: 1 race win, 5 playoff points
Austin Dillon: 1 race win, 5 playoff points
Kurt Busch: +237 on cutoff, 2 playoff points
Brad Keselowski: +204 on cutoff, 4 playoff points
Kyle Larson: +186 on cutoff, 0 playoff points
Denny Hamlin: +178 on cutoff, 2 playoff points
Ryan Blaney: +172 on cutoff, 4 playoff points
Aric Almirola: +147 on cutoff, 1 playoff point
Chase Elliott: +129 on cutoff, 2 playoff points
Jimmie Johnson: +107 on cutoff, 0 playoff points
Alex Bowman: +56 on cutoff, 0 playoff points

Behind the cutoff line are Stenhouse and Paul Menard (both down 56 points), Ryan Newman (-88) and Daniel Suarez (-96).

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