After the final round of the regular season was completed on August 26, the field for the second annual Sunoco Drive For The Cup for NASCAR Saturday divisions at Seekonk Speedway has been set for 2023.
All four of the NASCAR divisions will do battle in a four-week playoff format on September 9, 16, 23 and 30 to crown the 2023 track champions. The Pro Stocks, Late Models, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks each have eight eligible drivers ready to chase the title in their respective divisions.
For tickets for all of the Fast Friday playoff events and the NASCAR Saturday playoff events, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com today.
The first round of the playoffs will take place on September 9 and 16. The first two weeks of the playoffs will include a points format to determine who moves to the next round. After the first round, six cars will advance from all divisions.
Feature points will be given to playoff cars with 10 going to the highest finishing playoff car, 9 to the second highest playoff car, 8 to the third, etc., down through the playoff field. At the end of the two weeks in round one, the lowest totals will be eliminated. Heat points will also be included with 5 to win, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth and 1 for fifth for Saturday divisions.
Then, the fields will be set for round two on September 23. After round two, two more drivers will be eliminated and the Final Four in each division will be set. The two eliminated on September 23 will be the lowest two playoff cars in the final results on that night.
On September 30, the Final Four will crown the champion with the highest finishing of the four winning the title in their respective divisions.
In the event the final race cannot be completed due to unforeseen circumstances on scheduled dates and rain dates, Seekonk Speedway’s champions will be decided by the highest points total of remaining championship contenders. Throughout the entire playoffs, regular points will be calculated for each race and a tally will remain kept. At the end of the championship night, only the champion will keep their position in the final points (first) and all other drivers in the playoffs will be aligned based on their overall season points. For example, someone who finishes second in the final race of the season in the Final Four may be the second highest finishing playoff car, but have the fifth greatest point total for the season. They will be aligned to fifth in the final standings.
For tickets for all of the Fast Friday playoff events and the NASCAR Saturday playoff events, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com.
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