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NASCAR Sprint Cup CampingWorld.com 500 facts

Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix International Raceway in November, and he’s also coming off a win at Las Vegas last week.
Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix International Raceway in November, and he’s also coming off a win at Las Vegas last week. AP

CampingWorld.com 500

What: 312 laps, or 312 miles.

Where: Phoenix International Raceway, a 1-mile paved oval in Avondale, Ariz.

When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.

Also this week: Axalta 200, Xfinity Series, Phoenix International Raceway, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fox.

Worth mentioning: Three races into the Sprint Cup season and Harvick leads the standings by nine points over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joey Logano is third, 11 points behind Harvick. Martin Truex Jr. is fourth and A.J. Allmendinger is fifth.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: Picked up his first win at Las Vegas and now heads to Phoenix, where he has won the past three races.

Martin Truex Jr.: Three races, three top-10 finishes. He had five all of last season.

A.J. Allmendinger: Three races, two top-10 finishes. He also had five all of last season.

Ryan Newman: Continues to be the class of the Richard Childress Racing field.

Austin Dillon: His Xfinity victory was his first in the series since 2012.

NOT

Jeff Gordon: Three races into his final Cup season and he’s 30th in the standings.

Jimmie Johnson: Had a fast car at Las Vegas, but a loose wheel and tire issues ruined his day.

Tony Stewart: Not the Stewart we’re accustomed to in the past two races.

Roush Fenway Racing: The second year in a row the organization has had a poor showing at Las Vegas, a track on which its enjoyed some of its greatest success.

Jim Utter

Points Leaders

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick134

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 125

3. Joey Logano 123

4. Martin Truex Jr. 118

5. AJ Allmendinger 100

6. Kasey Kahne 92

7. Jimmie Johnson 91

8. Denny Hamlin 87

9. Casey Mears 87

10. Matt Kenseth 85

11. Greg Biffle 84

12. Ryan Newman 82

13. Paul Menard 82

14. Clint Bowyer 81

15. Aric Almirola 80

16. Brad Keselowski 77

17. David Gilliland, 77

18. Sam Hornish Jr. 75

19. David Ragan 75

20. Danica Patrick 68

21. Kyle Larson 64

22. Austin Dillon 59

23. Carl Edwards 57

24. Trevor Bayne 55

25. Jamie McMurray 54

26. Michael Annett 52

27. Brett Moffitt 44

28. Justin Allgaier 44

29. Michael McDowell 44

30. Jeff Gordon 42

31. Cole Whitt 41

32. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 38

33. Brian Vickers 29

34. Tony Stewart 27

35. Alex Bowman 22

36. Josh Wise 22

37. Bobby Labonte 20

38. Michael Waltrip 18

39. Jeb Burton 13

40. Reed Sorenson 12

41. Mike Wallace 8

42. Ron Hornaday 2

Xfinity

1. Ty Dillon 119

2. Chris Buescher 113

3. Ryan Reed 104

4. Darrell Wallace Jr. 103

5. Chase Elliot, 95

6. Regan Smith 86

7. Brendan Gaughan 86

8. David Starr 83

9. Elliott Sadler 82

10. Ross Chastain 81

11. Jeremy Clements 75

12. Dakoda Armstrong 71

13. Daniel Suarez 70

14. J.J. Yeley 70

15. Landon Cassill 64

16. Eric McClure 64

Truck

1. Tyler Reddick 87

2. Matt Crafton 85

3. Erik Jones 80

4. Johnny Sauter 72

5. James Buescher 63

6. Bryan Silas 60

7. Ben Kennedy 58

8. Ray Black Jr. 58

9. Joe Nemechek 58

10. Korbin Forrister 56

11. Timothy Peters 55

12. John Wes Townley 54

13. Spencer Gallagher 54

14. Tyler Young 54

15. Cameron Hayley 51

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