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Chase Elliott failed pre-race inspection and started from the back of the field, but powered his way to the win at Phoenix to capture the Cup championship.
Chase Elliott raced his way into the playoff finale with a commanding win at Martinsville.
Logano held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch to win at Kansas and punch his ticket to the championship round at Phoenix.
Chase Elliott won at Charlotte's Roval course, taking his fourth straight road course win.
Denny Hamlin won at Talladega in a wild finish, the result not determined until the third overtime. Hamlin officially qualified for the next round of the playoffs.
"I've got a comfortable points lead," Harvick said. "There's a safe distance between me and the cut off line. And that's exactly how I plan to race at Talladega---a 'safe distance' from the front."
Brad Keselowski won Stage 2 at Richmond and controlled the race thereafter, taking the win in the Federated Auto Parts 400 and a spot in the next round of the playoffs.
Harvick took the win at Darlington after inheriting the lead when Chase Elliott and Martin Truex, Jr. hit the wall battling for the lead late.
William Byron survived a hectic finish at Daytona to take the win in the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
It's always cool to win at Dover," Harvick said. "And the 'Miles The Monster' trophy is the best trophy in NASCAR. It's also useful on lonely days.