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This Week’s Race: Goody’s 500

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  • Points Standings

    Sprint Cup

    1. Jimmie Johnson 2,254

    2. Matt Kenseth 2,250

    3. Kyle Busch 2,228

    4. Kevin Harvick 2,228

    5. Jeff Gordon 2,220

    6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,202

    7. Greg Biffle 2,201

    8. Clint Bowyer 2,197

    9. Kurt Busch 2,193

    10. Carl Edwards 2,186

    11. Ryan Newman 2,182

    12. Joey Logano 2,179

    13. Kasey Kahne 2,153

    14. Jamie McMurray 919

    15. Brad Keselowski 889

    16. Paul Menard 865

    17. Martin Truex Jr. 864

    18. Aric Almirola 819

    19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 814

    20. Jeff Burton 804

    21. Marcos Ambrose 788

    22. Juan Pablo Montoya 775

    23. Casey Mears 652

    24. Denny Hamlin 614

    25. David Ragan 604

    26. Tony Stewart 594

    27. David Gilliland 571

    28. Danica Patrick 565

    29. Mark Martin 554

    30. Dave Blaney 492

    31. Travis Kvapil 454

    32. David Reutimann 424

    33. J.J. Yeley 417

    34. A J Allmendinger 402

    35. Bobby Labonte 374

    36. David Stremme 362

    37. Michael McDowell 177

    38. Timmy Hill 177

    39. Michael Waltrip 114

    40. Scott Speed 99

    41. Ken Schrader 92

    42. Terry Labonte 87

    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 680

    2. Ty Dillon 623

    3. James Buescher 622

    4. Jeb Burton 598

    5. Miguel Paludo 592

    6. Johnny Sauter 588

    7. Ryan Blaney 576

    8. Timothy Peters 574

    9. Darrell Wallace Jr. 566

    10. Brendan Gaughan 553

    11. Ron Hornaday 539

    12. Dakoda Armstrong 529

    13. John Wes Townley 520

    14. Joey Coulter 506

    15. German Quiroga 489



What: 500 laps or 263 miles

Where: Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile flat oval in Martinsville, Va.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson

Also this week: Kroger 200, Truck Series, Martinsville Speedway, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Two drivers will make their Truck series debuts this weekend. Daniel Hemric, a former Summer Shootout champion at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will drive an entry for Sharp-Gallaher Racing. Also, John Hunter Nemechek, the 16-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will debut with SWM-NEMCO Racing.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Jamie McMurray: It’s not every day you end a 108-race winless streak.

Jimmie Johnson: New verse, same as the first – Johnson is the Sprint Cup Series points leader.

Kyle Busch: Finished a restrictor-plate race and remained in title contention.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Pulling away in the rookie of the year battle.

Johnny Sauter: He got a Truck win and his teammate, Matt Crafton, expanded his series points lead.

NOT

Kasey Kahne: It’s hard to imagine the season ending any worse.

Danica Patrick: A late green-flag pit stop turned into a nightmare at Talladega, Ala.

Brian Vickers: Once again, Vickers finds himself sitting out the rest of a NASCAR season because of a health issue.

Juan Pablo Montoya: Ended NASCAR career without a win on a restrictor-plate track, where he has run exceptionally well.

Jim Utter

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