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This Week’s Race: Camping World 500

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  • Points Leaders

    Sprint Cup

    1. Matt Kenseth 2,225

    2. Jimmie Johnson 2,221

    3. Kevin Harvick 2,196

    4. Jeff Gordon 2,189

    5. Kyle Busch 2,188

    6. Greg Biffle 2,167

    7. Kurt Busch 2,166

    8. Clint Bowyer 2,162

    9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,159

    10. Carl Edwards 2,158

    11. Joey Logano 2,150

    12. Ryan Newman 2,147

    13. Kasey Kahne 2,144

    14. Brad Keselowski 874

    15. Jamie McMurray 872

    16. Martin Truex Jr. 828

    17. Paul Menard 825

    18. Aric Almirola 796

    19. Marcos Ambrose 783

    20. Jeff Burton 780

    21. Juan Pablo Montoya 772

    22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 772

    23. Casey Mears 634

    24. Denny Hamlin 608

    25. Tony Stewart 594

    26. David Ragan 565

    27. Mark Martin 554

    28. Danica Patrick 554

    29. David Gilliland 534

    30. Dave Blaney 472

    31. Travis Kvapil 429

    32. David Reutimann 420

    33. A J Allmendinger 402

    34. J.J. Yeley 401

    35. Bobby Labonte 363

    36. David Stremme 362

    37. Timmy Hill 177

    38. Michael McDowell 148

    39. Michael Waltrip 102

    40. Scott Speed 99

    41. Ken Schrader 92

    42. Terry Labonte 77

    43. Boris Said 48

    44. Ron Fellows 31

    45. Alex Kennedy 21

    46. Justin Marks 14

    47. Scott Riggs 11

    48. Victor Gonzalez Jr. 10

    49. Brian Keselowski 9

    50. Tomy Drissi 8

    Nationwide

    1. Austin Dillon 1,067

    2. Sam Hornish Jr. 1,059

    3. Regan Smith 1,015

    4. Justin Allgaier 997

    5. Elliott Sadler 989

    6. Trevor Bayne 976

    7. Brian Scott 974

    8. Brian Vickers 970

    9. Kyle Larson 910

    10. Parker Kligerman 893

    11. Alex Bowman 824

    12. Nelson Piquet Jr. 772

    13. Mike Bliss 759

    14. Travis Pastrana 689

    15. Michael Annett 609

    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



What: 188 laps or 500.08 miles

Where: Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile highly banked tri-oval in Talladega, Ala.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth

Also this week: Fred’s 250, Truck Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: David Ragan was the surprise winner of the spring Sprint Cup race at Talladega, but perhaps it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Both of Ragan’s Cup wins have come on restrictor-plate tracks. His first win was the July 2011 race at Daytona.

Who’s Not/Who’s Not

HOT

Brad Keselowski: The champ is back in the win column.

Matt Kenseth: Basically held serve, but when you’re the points leader, that’s OK.

Jimmie Johnson: Clearly has speed to win this championship. He still has fives races to do it.

Kyle Busch: He has 11 wins and counting in the Nationwide Series this season.

Kyle Larson: Turned a lot of heads with his performances at Charlotte.

Austin Dillon: Inching closer to the Nationwide series title.

NOT

Mark Martin: Tony Stewart isn’t having an easy time in rehab for his broken leg and Martin isn’t having an easy time replacing him in the driver’s seat.

Elliott Sadler/Brian Vickers: Never good when teammates wreck.

Travis Kvapil: Also never good when drivers appear on the police blotter.

Jim Utter
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