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Up to Speed: Championship Hopes Hang in the Balance at Bristol

NASCAR Cup Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With nearly half the playoff field vulnerable to elimination, the stakes have rarely been higher heading into the Bristol night race.

NASCAR 101: 2022 Round of 16 Playoff Driver Outlook

Denny Hamlin ahead of Kyle Larson at Darlington in 2021, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Adam Cheek checks out playoff driver statistics at the first three tracks in the NASCAR playoffs and how recent races might factor into the Round of 16.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After Austin Dillon Dodges Rain, Wrecks for 11th-Hour Playoff Bid

NASCAR Cup Series cars at Daytona International Speedway, August 2022. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took almost 24 hours at Daytona, about three hours under the red flag for rain and multiple uniforms, but Austin Dillon is in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

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