Bubba Wallace of 23XI Racing is in unfamiliar territory after earning his second straight top five finish in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.
The No. 23 Toyota's driver currently holds a playoff spot with 13 points races remaining in this year's regular season.
Wallace is sixth in the standings among those without a victory this season, out of the nine drivers who have.
He is 23 points above the provisional playoff cut line in 15th place in the point standings.
Bubba Wallace would be in 17th place and outside the NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture based on average points per start.
He would trail Chris Buescher of RFK Racing for the top spot by 36 points.