NASCAR Fans Blast “Win & You’re In” Format After Martin Truex Jr. Finishes 4th In Points & Doesn’t Make Playoffs

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What a circus…

Mother Nature wreaked havoc on Daytona International Speedway, both tonight and today, for the Coke Zero Sugar 400… the final race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season.

With two playoff spots available (after Kurt Busch removed himself from contention due to ongoing concussion symptoms), the options were pretty simple for any trying still vying for a spot… win and you’re in.

After a lengthy rain delay, Austin Dillon punched his ticket to the playoffs with his first win of the season, leaving Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr., both sitting top five in points, fighting for the final spot.

And despite Ryan Blaney limping his way across the finish line after an early wreck, enough cars crashed out of the race to give him a slight edge on Martin Truex Jr., who finished the race in 8th.

And just like that, Martin Truex Jr. will not be making the playoffs, despite finishing the regular season 4th in points (Blaney finished 3rd in points), and being one of the most consistent drivers all season long.

Needless to say, NASCAR fans sounded off on the “win and you’re in” format:

Another interesting point…

And hey, at least it’s a record:

Either way, the playoffs are SET.

The first race of the round of 16 will take place next Sunday, September 4th, at Darlington Raceway.

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