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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Quaker State 400 schedule, TV times

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  • Points Standings

    Sprint Cup

     1. Jeff Gordon580

     2. Jimmie Johnson560

     3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.555

     4. Matt Kenseth515

     5. Brad Keselowski512

     6. Carl Edwards509

     7. Joey Logano483

     8. Ryan Newman473

     9. Kevin Harvick472

    10. Kyle Larson470

    11. Kyle Busch465

    12. Paul Menard459

    13. Denny Hamlin453

    14. Clint Bowyer452

    15. Greg Biffle444

    16. Kasey Kahne429

    17. Tony Stewart427

    18. Austin Dillon427

    19. Jamie McMurray425

    20. Brian Vickers424

    21. Marcos Ambrose407

    22. Aric Almirola400

    23. AJ Allmendinger391

    24. Casey Mears373

    25. Martin Truex Jr.360

    26. Kurt Busch347

    27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.320

    28. Danica Patrick299

    29. Justin Allgaier280

    30. Michael Annett249

    31. David Gilliland232

    32. Cole Whitt228

    33. Reed Sorenson199

    Nationwide

     1. Regan Smith516

     2. Elliott Sadler506

     3. Chase Elliott505

     4. Ty Dillon475

     5. Brian Scott458

     6. Trevor Bayne453

     7. Brendan Gaughan410

     8. Chris Buescher388

     9. James Buescher388

    10. Landon Cassill368

    Truck

     1. Johnny Sauter261

     2. Matt Crafton251

     3. Ron Hornaday Jr.248

     4. Timothy Peters246

     5. Ryan Blaney244

     6. German Quiroga243

     7. John Wes Townley234

     8. Ben Kennedy229

     9. Darrell Wallace Jr.218

    10. Jeb Burton211



This week’s race

Quaker State 400

What: 267 laps (400.5 miles)

Where: Kentucky Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked quad-oval in Sparta, Ky.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

TV: TNT

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth

Also this week: UNOH 225, Camping World Truck Series, Kentucky Speedway, 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox Sports 1.

• Hero Campaign 300, Nationwide Series, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Jeff Gordon continues to lead the Sprint Cup Series standings and holds a 20-point advantage over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. HMS teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. is third, Matt Kenseth is fourth and Brad Keselowski is fifth.

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not

HOT

Carl Edwards: Locked into the Chase and gave Roush Fenway Racing a much-needed confidence boost.

Jeff Gordon: It has been quite some time since Gordon was this good week-in and week-out.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: The benefit of fast cars and a better attitude on road courses was a third place at Sonoma.

Paul Menard: Back-to-back top fives and five top 10s in past seven races.

Brendan Gaughan: Ended a decade of disappointment with a win at Road America.

Landon Cassill: Among the best at making the most out of very little.

NOT

Kevin Harvick: Just when you think you’ve seen every way a fast car can lose a race.

AJ Allmendinger: Was the class of the field until he got in a wreck with Earnhardt.

Trevor Bayne: Has wrecked out of past two Nationwide races.

Jim Utter

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