The NASCAR Cup Series is set to race the final race of the Round of 16 in the playoffs with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race this weekend, starting with qualifying today. There are four drivers on the bubble of elimination entering this weekend, with this being their final opportunity to keep their season alive in Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe and Kevin Harvick. So far in the playoffs Joey Logano and Tyler Reddick have won the first two poles, with Erik Jones and Bubba Wallace winning the first two races of the playoffs entering today’s qualifying, despite Jones and Wallace not being playoff drivers.
How to Watch Bass Pro Shops Night Race, Qualifying today:
Game Date: Sept. 16, 2022
Game Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
TV: USA Network
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After the second race in the playoffs, Christopher Bell is in the lead entering the final race of the Round of 16:
Bell is in the lead with one stage win and a 10-point lead on the field, the biggest gap in the top nine of the standing between any two drivers. He is in a great position to continue finishing strong, win or not, to keep the pressure on the rest of the field with his driving.
Three drivers are right on the cusp of being eliminated and letting the four drivers below them move on and advance.
Daniel Suarez is six points ahead of the elimination line, with Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric both just two points ahead.
Today’s qualifying and the starting grid could prove to make a huge difference in the points and eliminations in the final race of the Round of 16 this weekend.
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