CLOSE NASCAR drivers provide an all-access look at what transpires on a race weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs consist of 10 races in an elimination-style format. NASCAR gave the fall date to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, starting next year. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Best shots of 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season Fullscreen Post to Facebook Posted! If he needs a victory to advance to the final four, there may be no stopping him in Fort Worth.