With 18 drivers involved in the Big One at Talladega, the points standings definitely jumbled up as every driver from 12th to 33rd changed spots from last week.
Check out where your favorite driver ranks in the standings after a wild race at Talladega.
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Kyle Larson, 428 points (7 playoff points)
Larson missed out on a top-10 stage finish for the second time this season but extended his points lead by finishing 12th while other top drivers got caught in the Big One.
Martin Truex Jr., 374 (10 playoff points)
One of 18 cars caught up in the Big One, Truex finished 35th at Talladega.
Brad Keselowski, 367 (12 playoff points)
Keselowski miraculously avoided serious damage after being in the middle of the wild wreck at Talladega to rebound for a seventh-place finish.
Chase Elliott, 353 (2 playoff points)
It was looking like a wonderful day with a potential race-winning car for Elliott when a push from AJ Allmendinger set off mayhem.
Joey Logano, 318 (1 playoff point)
A week ago, it looked like Logano was going to be locked into the playoffs after winning at Richmond. Then came a severe penalty from NASCAR for an “encumbered” finish and he lost his five playoff points and automatic postseason berth.
Jamie McMurray, 318
McMurray pulled off a power move to grab a second-place finish and continues to run extremely well in 2017.
Kevin Harvick, 309 (3 playoff points)
After three straight top-five finishes, Harvick couldn’t avoid the chaos at Talladega and finished 23rd.
Jimmie Johnson, 305 (10 playoff points)
After a terrible start to the season, Johnson’s average finish in the past five races is 8.6 which is among the best of the bunch.
Clint Bowyer, 289
Bowyer ran near the front most of the day at Talladega but faded a bit late. He still scored his ninth straight top-15 finish.
Kyle Busch, 277 (1 playoff point)
After getting passed by Stenhouse Jr. on the final lap, Busch said he can’t wait to get back to “a real race track” next week. With an average finish of 18.44 at Kansas, what track was he talking about?
Denny Hamlin, 267 (1 playoff point)
Outside of poor finishes at Martinsville and Texas, Hamlin has been strong at most tracks in the past two months. He scored an 11th-place finish and won a stage on Sunday.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 250 (5 playoff points)
Great day for Stenhouse and Roush Fenway Racing. There will be a RFR Ford back in the playoffs this year for the first time since 2014.
Ryan Blaney, 240 (2 playoff points)
For the third week in a row, Blaney finished 30th or worse. He’s plummeted seven spots in the standings in those three weeks.
Ryan Newman, 237 (5 playoff points)
Newman has taken plenty of gambles this season and it earned him a win at Phoenix. He finished 25th at Talladega.
Kurt Busch, 227 (5 playoff points)
After a stretch of four finishes of 24th or worse in five races, Busch scored his second straight top-10 finish.
Trevor Bayne, 223
Bayne couldn’t avoid the Big One and finished 37th, his worst of the season.
Aric Almirola, 222
Almirola continues to exceed this season but a failed post-race inspection will likely get him docked some points.
Kasey Kahne, 214
Kahne started the season strong then failed to close out races in the past few weeks. He got the job done at Talladega with a top-five finish.
Matt Kenseth, 205 (1 playoff point)
The roller coaster continues for Kenseth as he couldn’t avoid disaster and finished 24th at ‘Dega.
Erik Jones, 200
For the second straight weekend, Jones recorded a DNF after finishing 22nd or better in the past seven races.
Daniel Suarez, 187
The rookie battle is tightening up as Suarez climbs within 13 points of Jones with his fourth straight top-20 finish.
Ty Dillon, 181
The third Rookie of the Year contender sits in striking distance as well. Another consistent finish for Dillon with a 13th-place at Talladega.
Austin Dillon, 172
It hasn’t been a great 2017 for Dillon. He’s back behind his little brother in the points standings.
Paul Menard, 171
Menard tends to run well on the restrictor-plate tracks and pulled off a top-10 on Sunday at Talladega.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., 156
Since announcing his retirement, Dale Jr. has shown speed but hasn’t been able to close the deal with good finishes.
Chris Buescher, 136
Outside of an early accident at Bristol, Buescher has posted strong results in the past five races.
Cole Whitt, 125
Kudos to Whitt on his 16th-place finish at Talladega. He jumps up four spots in the standings.
David Ragan, 124
Ragan made the biggest move up the standings with a five-spot jump after finishing 10th at Talladega.
AJ Allmendinger, 123
Allmendinger caused the Big One on Sunday and finished outside the top-30 for the third straight week.
Matt DiBenedetto, 118
DiBenedetto finished 18th and moved into the the top 30 in the standings two weeks after finishing 19th at Bristol.