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Points Report: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Kyle Larson has locked himself into the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs, while other contenders struggled in Sunday's Playoff opener at Darlington Raceway.


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Thanks to a fourth-place finish William Byron was able to narrowly hang on to his lead in the NASCAR Cup Series driver point standings after the opening race of the NASCAR Playoffs.

Byron's Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson officially locked himself into the second round of the Playoffs with his statement victory Sunday at Darlington, but he trails Byron by one point in the official standings.

Race Results: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

With a runner-up finish to Larson, 23XI Racing's Tyler Reddick jumped to third in the point standings, just 15 marks behind Byron.

As the series heads to Kansas Speedway for the second race of the opening round, the four drivers at the bottom of the top 16 in standings are Bubba Wallace, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Michael McDowell.

Driver Point Standings: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

RankDriverVehiclePointsLdrNxtRace WinsStage WinsPlayoff PtsG/LStartsOld Pts PosTop 5Top 10DNFsPolesRace PosAttempts
1William Byron (P)2420750058360271101434427
2Kyle Larson (P)52074-1133224276111362127
3Tyler Reddick (P)452060-15141497271081231227
4Chris Buescher (P)172057-1833121027471310327
5Denny Hamlin (P)112057-1802727-2273912242527
6Martin Truex Jr. (P)192055-2023636-4272915111827
7Kyle Busch (P)82050-2553219-2275814521127
8Brad Keselowski (P)62048-2720410127961220627
9Ryan Blaney (P)122046-2921383271241320927
10Ross Chastain (P)12043-3231511-227871021527
11Joey Logano (P)222033-421013802711813421227
12Christopher Bell (P)202031-4421214-5277613342327
13Bubba Wallace (P)232030-451000327164750727
14Kevin Harvick (P)42029-46101412715612101927
15Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P)472027-482105-1271427201627
16Michael McDowell (P)342012-6315127-3271326303227
17Ty Gibbs #54583-149214290001271827302127
18Daniel Suarez99576-14997000-1271738513427
19Chase Elliott (P)9559-1516170101202071130820
20AJ Allmendinger16550-152590001272125301327
21Alex Bowman48536-153914000-2241948323324
22Austin Cindric2487-1588490100272203303127
23Aric Almirola10471-1604160100272313411427
24Justin Haley31457-1618140000272415202427
25Corey LaJoie7446-1629110000272512002227
26Ryan Preece41438-163780100272611512827
27Erik Jones43429-164690001272806201027
28Todd Gilliland38421-16548000-1272703302627
29Austin Dillon3396-1679250000272916802027
30Chase Briscoe14355-1720410001273136211527
31Harrison Burton21354-17211000-1273002303527
32Ty Dillon77267-1808870000273200502927
33Noah Gragson199-187668000021330060021
34BJ McLeod78132-1943670000173400403617
35Cody Ware65-2010670000735000007
36Jenson Button45-2030200000336000003
37Ryan Newman5134-20411100034400000274
38Andy Lally32-20432000-1437000004
39Mike Rockenfeller31-20441000-1238000002
40Travis Pastrana26-20495000-1139000001
41Jordan Taylor16-2059100000141000001
42Brodie Kostecki15-206010000142000001
43Jimmie Johnson12-206330000343003003
44Kimi Raikkonen8-206740000144000001
45Jonathan Davenport1-207470000145001001
46Shane Van Gisbergen(i)0-207511000246120002
47Josh Berry(i)0-20750000010471310010
48JJ Yeley(i)150-207500000184801103018
49Zane Smith(i)0-207500000649011006
50Riley Herbst(i)0-207500000350011003
51Austin Hill(i)0-207500000451002005
52Chandler Smith(i)0-207500000252001003
53Carson Hocevar(i)420-2075000092620010172
54Josh Bilicki(i)0-20750000-1853000008
55Cole Custer(i)0-20750000-1554001005
56Grant Enfinger(i)0-20750000-1155000001
57Brennan Poole(i)0-20750000-1556003005
58Conor Daly(i)0-20750000-1257001002
59Gray Gaulding(i)0-20750000-1158000001
60Anthony Alfredo(i)0-20750000-1259000002
61Kamui Kobayashi(i)0-20750000-1160000001
62Matt Crafton(i)0-20750000-1161001001

The NASCAR Cup Series owner point standings closely resemble the driver point standings following Sunday's Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington, with the exception of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team.

While Chase Elliott is not in contention for the driver championship, the No. 9 team moved up to 11th in the owner standings thanks to an eighth-place finish at Darlington.

Owner Point Standings: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

RankOwnerPointsNumberLdrNxtRace WinsStage WinsPlayoff PtsAttempts
1Hendrick Motorsports20752400583627
2Hendrick Motorsports20745-11332227
323XI Racing206045-151414927
4RFK Racing205717-183312127
5Joe Gibbs Racing205711-180272727
6Joe Gibbs Racing205519-202363627
7Richard Childress Racing20508-255321927
8RFK Racing20486-272041027
9Team Penske204612-29213827
10Trackhouse Racing20431-323151127
11Hendrick Motorsports20349-41901127
12Team Penske203322-42113827
13Joe Gibbs Racing203120-442121427
14Stewart-Haas Racing20294-46201427
15JTG Daugherty Racing202747-48210527
16Front Row Motorsports201234-631512727
1723XI Racing65023-1425136200027
18Joe Gibbs Racing58354-14926700027
19Hendrick Motorsports58248-1493100027
20Trackhouse Racing57699-1499600027
21Kaulig Racing55016-15252600027
22Team Penske4872-15886301027
23Stewart-Haas Racing47110-16041601027
24Kaulig Racing45731-16181400027
25Stewart-Haas Racing43841-16371901027
26Spire Motorsports4317-1644700027
27Legacy Motor Club42943-1646200027
28Front Row Motorsports40938-16662000027
29Richard Childress Racing3963-16791300027
30Stewart-Haas Racing35514-17204100027
31Wood Brothers Racing35421-1721100027
32Legacy Motor Club27942-17967500027
33Rick Ware Racing27115-1804800027
34Spire Motorsports26777-1808400027
35Rick Ware Racing26151-1814600027
36Live Fast Motorsports19778-18786400027
37Trackhouse Racing9291-19831051003
38Front Row Motorsports5536-2020370003
39Beard Motorsports4662-202990005
40Kaulig Racing4313-203230004
4123XI Racing3067-2045130002
42Richard Childress Racing15133-2060150001
43Legacy Motor Club1284-206330003
44TMT Racing950-206630002

Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing

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