Through three races under the new stage racing format in NASCAR, the points standings look a bit different than it would have in previous years. Some drivers have thrived with high-stage finishes while others only have a few stage points.
Check out all 22 drivers who have grabbed stage points so far this season:
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Trevor Bayne, 1
Bayne has managed to finish 13th or better in every race this season but hasn’t spent much time running in the top 10 at the end of stages.
Matt Kenseth, 2
It’s surprising to see Kenseth with only two stages points but a crash at Daytona and fighting back from pit road penalties at Atlanta eliminated his chances at those tracks. It’s surprising it took until Las Vegas for him to grab stage points.
Erik Jones, 3
The rookie put together a strong performance at Atlanta and has been the most consistent rookie of the group so far in 2017.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 4
Stenhouse grabbed stage points at Atlanta but hasn’t seen the results he’s wanted so far this season.
Austin Dillon, 5
The Richard Childress Racing cars brought great speed to Atlanta but were definitely off this past weekend at Vegas. Dillon doesn’t have many stage points.
AJ Allmendinger, 5
Allmendinger grabbed some stage points in the Daytona 500 but took a heavy hit in the standings after a 35-point penalty at Atlanta for loose lug nuts.
Clint Bowyer, 6
Bowyer and the No. 14 SHR Ford has decent speed week after week but he’s struggled to get his car up front at the right times.
Denny Hamlin, 6
It’s a surprise to see how little points the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas have grabbed in stages after there seemed to always be at least one near the front the past few seasons.
Danica Patrick, 7
Patrick grabbed all of her stage points in the Daytona 500 with a great stage finish. It’s been downhill from there in 2017.
Jimmie Johnson, 8
Johnson has been near the bottom of the top 10 several times at the end of stages but hasn’t finished a race in the top 10 this season.
Kurt Busch, 8
The Daytona 500 winner hasn’t done much during the stages to grab extra points.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11
A good portion of Earnhardt’s points came from the opening stage of the Daytona 500. He hung around the top 10 at Vegas but drifted to 16th late.
Jamie McMurray, 12
After a rough start in the Daytona 500, McMurray has rebound nicely with strong performance and solid stage finishes.
Kyle Busch, 13
The first stage winner of 2017 hasn’t added much to that total in the following weeks.
Ryan Newman, 17
Newman has softened the hit of poor performances by running up near the front during the closing parts of stages.
Joey Logano, 21
Logano has been the most consistent finisher so far in 2017 and has grabbed a solid amount of stage points, too.
Ryan Blaney, 22
The rising star has been superb for Wood Brothers Racing and the No. 21 Ford. Strong finishes and sixth-most stage points.
Chase Elliott, 30
While his teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have struggled, and Kasey Kahne has put together strong finishes but has no stage points, Elliott has done it all for Hendrick. He’s not far off from dominating a race.
Kyle Larson, 33
Larson is one of only two remaining drivers who have grabbed points in every stage of 2017. He hasn’t been high in the top 10 every time, but he’s consistently near the front every race.
Martin Truex Jr., 34
A clean sweep at Las Vegas quickly shot Truex up the standings as he grabbed 20 stage points.
Kevin Harvick, 39
Harvick came into Vegas with his worst stage finish being second place in the first stage at Daytona. A blown tire cost him on Sunday. He’s still in much better position than he would have been due to the stages.
Brad Keselowski, 43
Keselowski has finished in the top 10 in every stage this season and that lands him with the most stage points, which translates to the No. 2 Team Penske Ford as the points leader heading into Phoenix.