The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Cup Playoffs field is set
The 16-driver field for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs is set after Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The 16 drivers in bold in the Cup standings listings are in the postseason field:
All drivers in the playoffs will see their point totals reset to 2,000 with their playoff point totals then added in ahead of the threerace Round of 16 that includes Darlington Raceway, Richmond Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Any playoff eligible driver that wins a Round of 16 race is automatically locked into the next round. Following the Bristol race, the drivers with the four lowest point totals (who haven’t won in that round) will be eliminated.
To start the Round of 12, all drivers will see their point totals reset to 3,000 with their playoff point totals then added in ahead of the three-race round that includes Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.