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Bank of America 500: Who's hot, who's not

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  • Points Standings

    Cup

    1. Matt Kenseth 2,183

    2. Jimmie Johnson 2,180

    3. Kevin Harvick 2,158

    4. Jeff Gordon 2,151

    5. Kyle Busch 2,148

    6. Greg Biffle 2,139

    7. Kurt Busch 2,136

    8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,129

    9. Clint Bowyer 2,128

    10. Joey Logano 2,124

    11. Carl Edwards 2,123

    12. Ryan Newman 2,110

    13. Kasey Kahne 2,100

    14. Jamie McMurray 847

    15. Brad Keselowski 827

    16. Martin Truex Jr. 806

    17. Paul Menard 805

    18. Aric Almirola 775

    19. Jeff Burton 757

    20. Marcos Ambrose 756

    21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 741

    22. Juan Pablo Montoya 740

    23. Casey Mears 621

    24. Tony Stewart 594

    25. Denny Hamlin 573

    26. Mark Martin 552

    27. David Ragan 551

    28. Danica Patrick 530

    29. David Gilliland 518

    30. Dave Blaney 460

    31. Travis Kvapil 420

    32. A J Allmendinger 402

    33. David Reutimann 402

    34. J.J. Yeley 400

    35. David Stremme 362

    36. Bobby Labonte 347

    37. Timmy Hill 169

    38. Michael McDowell 144

    39. Michael Waltrip 102

    40. Scott Speed 99

    41. Ken Schrader 92

    42. Terry Labonte 77

    43. Boris Said 48

    Nationwide

    1. Austin Dillon 1,024

    2. Sam Hornish Jr. 1,016

    3. Regan Smith 989

    4. Elliott Sadler\ 981

    5. Justin Allgaier 959

    6. Brian Vickers 957

    7. Brian Scott 942

    8. Trevor Bayne 939

    9. Kyle Larson 878

    10. Parker Kligerman 858

    11. Alex Bowman 798

    12. Nelson Piquet Jr. 753

    13. Mike Bliss 730

    14. Travis Pastrana 669

    15. Michael Annett 575

    16. Jeremy Clements 560

    17. Mike Wallace 533

    18. Reed Sorenson 517

    19. Eric McClure 454

    20. Joe Nemechek 449

    Truck

    1. Matt Crafton 644

    2. James Buescher 603

    3. Ty Dillon 591

    4. Jeb Burton 571

    5. Miguel Paludo 567

    6. Timothy Peters 559

    7. Ryan Blaney 552

    8. Johnny Sauter 541

    9. Darrell Wallace Jr. 538

    10. Brendan Gaughan 520

    11. Ron Hornaday 519

    12. Dakoda Armstrong 490

    13. Joey Coulter 488

    14. John Wes Townley 483

    15. German Quiroga 476

    16. Max Gresham 433

    17. Ryan Sieg 368

    18. Brennan Newberry 348

    19. Ross Chastain 331

    20. Bryan Silas 287



Bank of America 500

What: 334 laps or 501 miles

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, quad-oval in Concord

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

TV: ABC

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Clint Bowyer

Also this week: Dollar General 300, Nationwide Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN2.

Worth mentioning: Kyle Larson and Brian Scott could make their Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday. A total of 62 drivers have made their Cup debut at the track.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: No lame duck. Just a lot of people eating crow.

Jimmie Johnson: Only the five-time champ loses an engine on the last lap and still finishes sixth.

Matt Kenseth: Won the Nationwide race at Kansas and still holds the points lead in Cup.

Richard Petty Motorsports: A much-needed pair of top-10 finishes Sunday.

Kurt Busch: Still taking Furniture Row Racing to unprecedented heights.

NOT

Kyle Busch: He had a promising start to the Chase. Can he rally?

Danica Patrick: Any day you end with zero laps completed is not a good day.

Justin Allgaier: He has not had a very warm welcome to the Cup series.

Sam Hornish Jr.: He is going to have to rally one more time to win the Nationwide Series championship.

Jim Utter

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