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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not 11.14.13

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  • Points Standings

    Sprint Cup

    1. Jimmie Johnson 2,384

    2. Matt Kenseth 2,356

    3. Kevin Harvick 2,350

    4. Kyle Busch2,327

    5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,321

    6. Jeff Gordon 2,304

    7. Greg Biffle 2,301

    8. Clint Bowyer 2,297

    9. Joey Logano 2,287

    10. Kurt Busch 2,285

    11. Ryan Newman 2,259

    12. Kasey Kahne 2,252

    13. Carl Edwards 2,250

    14. Brad Keselowski 1,002

    15. Jamie McMurray 993

    16. Martin Truex Jr.958

    17. Paul Menard 944

    18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 887

    19. Jeff Burton 885

    20. Aric Almirola 885

    21. Juan Pablo Montoya 868

    22. Marcos Ambrose 854

    23. Denny Hamlin 706

    24. Casey Mears 703

    25. David Gilliland 631

    26. Mark Martin 624

    27. Danica Patrick 622

    28. David Ragan 617

    29. Tony Stewart 594

    30. Dave Blaney 520

    31. Travis Kvapil 489

    32. J.J. Yeley 460

    33. David Reutimann 452

    34. Bobby Labonte 412

    35. A J Allmendinger 402

    36. David Stremme 362

    37. Michael McDowell 209

    38. Timmy Hill 190

    39. Michael Waltrip 114

    40. Ken Schrader 108

    Nationwide

    1. Austin Dillon 1,148

    2. Sam Hornish Jr. 1,140

    3. Regan Smith 1,093

    4. Justin Allgaier 1,065

    5. Elliott Sadler 1,062

    6. Trevor Bayne 1,047

    7. Brian Scott 1,041

    8. Brian Vickers 970

    9. Kyle Larson 957

    10. Parker Kligerman 956

    11. Alex Bowman 884

    12. Nelson Piquet Jr. 827

    13. Mike Bliss 807

    14. Travis Pastrana 725

    15. Michael Annett 669

    Truck

    1. Matt Crafton 780

    2. Ty Dillon 734

    3. James Buescher 730

    4. Johnny Sauter 703

    5. Jeb Burton 690

    6. Ryan Blaney 682

    7. Brendan Gaughan 677

    8. Darrell Wallace Jr. 675

    9. Miguel Paludo 664

    10. Timothy Peters 648

    11. Ron Hornaday 612

    12. Dakoda Armstrong 607

    13. John Wes Townley 603

    14. Joey Coulter 588

    15. German Quiroga 588



What: 267 laps or 400.5 miles

Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked tri-oval in Homestead, Fla.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Jeff Gordon

Also this week: Ford 200, Truck Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 8 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

• Ford 300, Nationwide Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Jimmie Johnson will clinch his sixth Cup championship with a finish of 23rd or better; or 24th or better and at least one lap led; or 25th or better and the most laps led Sunday.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: The biggest surprise of the Chase. Does he have one more in him?

Jimmie Johnson: Been here, done this. Five times in fact.

Kyle Busch: Twelve wins and counting in the Nationwide Series.

Austin Dillon: Looking for his second NASCAR championship.

Erik Jones: NASCAR’s newest national series winner.

Matt Crafton: The green flag Friday night will give NASCAR its newest champion.

NOT

Matt Kenseth: Picked the worst time for one of his worst performances of the season.

Carl Edwards: Can’t finish a race without enough gas.

Jim Utter

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