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NASCAR: April 26 Sprint Cup schedule; Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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  • Points Standings

    Sprint Cup

     1. Jeff Gordon 297

     2. Matt Kenseth 296

     3. Carl Edwards 278

     4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 271

     5. Jimmie Johnson 270

     6. Kyle Busch 269

     7. Brad Keselowski 246

     8. Joey Logano 245

     9. Ryan Newman 236

    10. Austin Dillon 235

    11. Greg Biffle 227

    12. Tony Stewart 224

    13. Brian Vickers 224

    14. Kyle Larson 223

    15. Denny Hamlin 223

    16. Clint Bowyer 219

    17. Marcos Ambrose 216

    18. Paul Menard 206

    19. A J Allmendinger 202

    20. Jamie McMurray 195

    21. Casey Mears 188

    22. Kevin Harvick 186

    23. Kasey Kahne 186

    24. Aric Almirola 184

    25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 178

    26. Kurt Busch 164

    27. Justin Allgaier 150

    28. Martin Truex Jr.148

    29. Danica Patrick 143

    30. David Gilliland 123

    31. Reed Sorenson 118

    32. David Ragan 107

    33. Cole Whitt 105

    34. Michael Annett 105

    35. Alex Bowman 100

    36. Josh Wise 90

    37. Travis Kvapil 63

    38. Parker Kligerman 54

    39. Ryan Truex 51

    40. Michael McDowell 40

    41. Bobby Labonte 29

    42. Jeff Burton 27

    43. Terry Labonte 24

    44. David Reutimann 22

    45. David Stremme 13

    46. Timmy Hill 7

    47. Dave Blaney 4

    48. Michael Waltrip 4

    Nationwide

     1. Chase Elliott 271

     2. Regan Smith 258

     3. Elliott Sadler 251

     4. Ty Dillon 248

     5. Trevor Bayne 241

     6. Brian Scott 225

     7. Brendan Gaughan 215

     8. Dylan Kwasniewski 200

     9. James Buescher 195

    10. Ryan Reed 172

    Truck

     1. Timothy Peters 82

     2. Johnny Sauter 82

     3. Matt Crafton 78

     4. Ryan Blaney 78

     5. Ron Hornaday 76

     6. Ben Kennedy 72

     7. German Quiroga 71

     8. Darrell Wallace Jr. 61

     9. Jeb Burton 60

    10. Tyler Reddick 60



Next Race

Toyota Owners 400

What: 400 laps or 300 miles

Where: Richmond International Raceway, a 0.75-mile, slightly banked tri-oval in Richmond, Va.

When: 7 p.m. April 26.

TV: Fox

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick

Worth mentioning: Richmond International Raceway has a promotion – a “Track Takeover.” Ticket holders can take part in a variety of activities along the frontstretch and backstretch for 2 1/2 hours on the day of the Cup race, including several driver question-and-answer sessions.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: First driver to earn more than one Cup win this season.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: In eight races this year, he has finished third or better five times, including one win.

Jeff Gordon: Without a win but remains the Cup points leader.

Chase Elliott: The youngest driver to win twice in what is the Nationwide Series.

JR Motorsports: Clearly the class of the Nationwide Series this year.

Darlington Raceway: The track had a lot going against it with its new date this season, but it managed a capacity crowd.

NOT

Kasey Kahne: Just can’t seem to get out of a funk.

Team Penske: One week after seeing all of its drivers win a race, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano finish 17th and 35th, respectively, at Darlington, S.C.

Chris Buescher: Has been a magnet for everyone else’s problems in the Nationwide Series this season.

Jim Utter

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