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NASCAR Sprint Cup preview: Duck Commander 500

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford, is the defending champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford, is the defending champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Credit too long, see caption)

Duck Commander 500

What: 334 laps, or 501 miles.

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, paved quad-oval located in Fort Worth, Texas.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.

Also this week: O’Reilly Auto Parts 200, Xfinity Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: William Byron, a 17-year-old from Charlotte, picked up his first win in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East last Saturday, leading every lap in a dominating victory at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Byron, a former Legends cars national champion, also drives late models for JR Motorsports this year and is a student at Charlotte Country Day School.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick, 263.

2. Joey Logano, 239.

3. Martin Truex Jr., 231.

4. Brad Keselowski, 206.

5. Kasey Kahne, 193.

7. Paul Menard, 173.

8. Denny Hamlin, 172.

9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 172.

10. Aric Almirola, 170.

11. Jimmie Johnson, 168.

12. Matt Kenseth, 168.

13. David Ragan, 163.

14. Casey Mears, 161.

15. Jamie McMurray, 154.

16. Danica Patrick, 148.

17. Jeff Gordon, 148.

18. Carl Edwards, 148.

19. Clint Bowyer, 146.

19. AJ Allmendinger, 138.

20. Greg Biffle, 138.

21. David Gilliland, 120.

22. Austin Dillon, 119.

23. Kyle Larson, 116.

24. Kurt Busch, 113.

25. Trevor Bayne, 112.

26. Ryan Newman, 105.

27. Justin Allgaier, 104.

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 103.

29. Cole Whitt, 102.

30. Brett Moffitt, 94.

31. Sam Hornish Jr., 92.

32. Tony Stewart, 87.

33. Michael Annett, 65.

34. Alex Bowman, 56.

35. Josh Wise, 52.

36. Michael McDowell, 44.

37. Jeb Burton, 43.

38. Brian Vickers, 32.

39. Matt DiBenedetto, 24.

40. Bobby Labonte, 20.

41. Michael Waltrip, 18.

42. Alex Kennedy, 17.

43. Reed Sorenson, 12.

44. Mike Wallace, 8.

45. Ron Hornaday Jr., 2.

Xfinity

1. Ty Dillon, 187.

2. Chris Buescher, 182.

3. Chase Elliott, 172.

4. Ryan Reed, 168.

5. Darrell Wallace Jr., 165.

6. Brendan Gaughan, 164.

7. Regan Smith, 157.

8. Elliott Sadler, 148.

9. David Starr, 136.

10. Brian Scott, 134.

11. Daniel Suarez, 134.

12. Ross Chastain, 125.

13. Jeremy Clements, 123.

14. J.J. Yeley, 112.

15. Dakoda Armstrong, 105.

16. Ryan Sieg, 101.

17. Blake Koch, 99.

18. Landon Cassill, 94.

19. Cale Conley, 92.

20. Eric McClure, 89.

Trucks

1. Matt Crafton, 128.

2. Tyler Reddick, 126.

3. Erik Jones, 122.

4. Johnny Sauter, 112.

5. James Buescher, 100.

6. John Wes Townley, 90.

7. Ray Black Jr., 89.

8. Cameron Hayley, 84.

9. Spencer Gallagher, 84.

10. Ben Kennedy, 83.

11. Timothy Peters, 81.

12. Tyler Young, 78.

13. Justin Boston, 77.

14. Korbin Forrister, 77.

15. Daniel Hemric, 75.

16. Bryan Silas, 73.

17. Jennifer Jo Cobb, 64.

18. Matt Tifft, 60.

19. Norm Benning, 59.

20. Joe Nemechek, 58.

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