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Stat Sheet: When the Race Is Over Before It Even Begins

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(Photo: Danny Peters)

Denny Hamlin completed a whopping two laps before blowing an engine at Sonoma. How many other drivers have seen their days end before lap 5?

Did You Notice?: A NASCAR Playoff Race Defined by Near Misses

#99: Daniel Suarez, Trackhouse Racing, Freeway Insurance Chevrolet Camaro , #8: Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Chevrolet Camaro and #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, BodyArmor Zero Sugar Ford Mustang race to the checkers NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Most of the seven winless drivers on the playoff bubble can point to a 2024 race where they should have won… until Lady Luck or something else got in the way.