NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen: Cheez-It 355 glance

A.J. Allmendinger’s only career victory came at the Glen in 2014.
A.J. Allmendinger’s only career victory came at the Glen in 2014. AP

What: 90 laps or 220.5 miles.

Where: Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, a 2.45-mile road course with banking in turns 6-10.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC Sports Network.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: A.J. Allmendinger.

Also this week: Zippo 200 at the Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y., Xfinity Series, 3 p.m., Saturday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: NASCAR makes its second, and final, visit this season to a road course. Allmendinger’s only career victory came at the Glen in 2014.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Matt Kenseth: Played the fuel game to perfection at Pocono

Kyle Busch: Sure, he ran out of gas and finished 21st at Pocono, but he continued to pick up points in his pursuit of a spot in the Chase. Plus, he won Truck race on Saturday.

Ryan Blaney: Made up for Indy miscue with dominating Xfinity performance at Iowa.

NOT

Joey Logano: Didn’t have enough gas to win Pocono, and after runner-up finish at Indianapolis two weeks ago is getting impatient for another victory.

Kasey Kahne: Bad wreck into pit-road wall at Pocono made for another bad day.

Matt Crafton: Blamed Brad Keselowski for causing wreck that caused him to finished 56 laps down in Truck race.

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick

780

2. Joey Logano

734

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

717

4. Jimmie Johnson

713

5. Martin Truex Jr.

694

6. Brad Keselowski

681

7. Matt Kenseth

662

8. Jamie McMurray

631

9. Kurt Busch

620

10. Jeff Gordon

617

11. Denny Hamlin

614

12. Paul Menard

591

13. Ryan Newman

584

14. Clint Bowyer

574

15. Kasey Kahne

559

16. Carl Edwards

553

17. Aric Almirola

534

18. Greg Biffle

502

19. Kyle Larson

485

20. Austin Dillon

484

21. Casey Mears

467

22. Danica Patrick

462

23. AJ Allmendinger

460

24. David Ragan

440

25. Tony Stewart

417

26. Sam Hornish Jr.

390

27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

383

28. Trevor Bayne

370

29. Justin Allgaier

337

30. David Gilliland

331

31. Cole Whitt

331

32. Kyle Busch

318

33. Brett Moffitt

279

34. Alex Bowman

264

35. Michael Annett

248

36. Matt DiBenedetto

220

37. Josh Wise

186

38. Michael McDowell

124

39. Jeb Burton

120

40. Alex Kennedy

77

41. Reed Sorenson

41

42. Bobby Labonte

39

43. Brian Vickers

32

44. Michael Waltrip

26

45. Mike Wallace

8

46. Eddie MacDonald

7

47. Will Kimmel

6

48. Ron Hornaday Jr.

2

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

682

2. Chase Elliott

662

3. Ty Dillon

661

4. Regan Smith

643

5. Elliott Sadler

630

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

601

7. Daniel Suarez

596

8. Brendan Gaughan

576

9. Brian Scott

568

10. Ryan Reed

551

11. Jeremy Clements

477

12. Dakoda Armstrong

465

13. J.J. Yeley

451

14. Ross Chastain

435

15. David Starr

432

Truck

1. Tyler Reddick

479

2. Matt Crafton

468

3. Erik Jones

463

4. Johnny Sauter

420

5. Cameron Hayley

391

6. John Wes Townley

387

7. Daniel Hemric

382

8. Timothy Peters

380

9. Spencer Gallagher

366

10. Ben Kennedy

362

11. Ray Black Jr.

338

12. Tyler Young

320

13. Korbin Forrister

267

14. Justin Boston

255

15. Jennifer Jo Cobb

254

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