Kevin Harvick has shown up in the second leg of the Drydene Double, making a pass around the outside of Ryan Blaney with two laps to go in stage one, to claim his 5th stage victory of the season.
Ryan Blaney – who along with William Byron and Kurt Busch stayed out on a lap 34 caution on old tires — finished runner-up in stage one, with William Byron, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top-five finishers in the first stage.
All three playoff bubble drivers finished inside the top-ten in stage one, with William Byron gaining a total of five points on bubble driver Jimmie Johnson.
Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:
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