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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at a glance

Kurt Busch walks through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2015 in Long Pond, Pa.
Kurt Busch walks through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2015 in Long Pond, Pa. Getty Images

What: 110 laps or 218.9 miles

Where: Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, a 1.99-mile, 10-turn paved road course

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Carl Edwards

Worth mentioning: Sprint Cup Series veteran and former champion Kurt Busch was inducted last week into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. Busch was joined by boxer Mike Tyson, former NFL quarterback Glenn Carano, golf pro Joe Kelly and rodeo coach Ric Griffith as members of the Class of 2015. Busch has won 27 times in NASCAR’s Cup division and ranks No. 26 on the all-time victory list.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Erik Jones: Finally got a Truck win in the one series he is competing fulltime. And he racked up another Xfinity Series win as well.

Ryan Blaney: Came within a whisker of an Xfinity Series win and finished second in a back-up car.

Ross Kenseth: Started second and finished sixth in his Xfinity Series debut, one week after winning his first Automobile Racing Club of America race.

Chris Buescher: Took a bad day and extended his Xfinity series points lead. That’s the mark of a champion.

Christopher Bell: Impressive debut at Iowa in the Truck series. Finished fifth.

NOT

Start times: NASCAR made the right decision by calling Saturday night’s Xfinity race early, but late-night start times leave no room for error.

Chase Elliott: Has had good finishes, but 114 of the 122 laps he has led this season came in one race (Iowa).

Standalone races: NASCAR needs more in the Xfinity Series, or at least conduct them on tracks not otherwise hosting other NASCAR race weekends.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick, 576

2. Martin Truex Jr., 561

3. Joey Logano, 520

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 508

5. Jimmie Johnson, 506

6. Brad Keselowski, 480

7. Jamie McMurray, 464

8. Matt Kenseth, 456

9. Kasey Kahne, 447

10. Jeff Gordon, 434

11. Kurt Busch, 426

12. Paul Menard, 421

13. Denny Hamlin, 412

14. Carl Edwards, 401

15. Aric Almirola, 401

16. Ryan Newman, 400

17. Clint Bowyer, 388

18. Kyle Larson, 361

19. Danica Patrick, 357

20. Greg Biffle, 351

21. Casey Mears, 339

22. AJ Allmendinger, 321

23. Austin Dillon, 314

24. David Ragan, 299

25. Sam Hornish Jr., 273

26. Tony Stewart, 269

27. Trevor Bayne, 263

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 262

29. David Gilliland, 262

30. Justin Allgaier, 251

31. Cole Whitt, 239

32. Brett Moffitt, 215

33. Alex Bowman, 195

34. Michael Annett, 176

35. Josh Wise, 155

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher, 528

2. Ty Dillon, 499

3. Chase Elliott, 485

4. Regan Smith, 466

5. Darrell Wallace Jr., 462

6. Elliott Sadler, 447

7. Brian Scott, 430

8. Brendan Gaughan, 419

9. Ryan Reed, 410

10. Daniel Suarez, 407

11. Jeremy Clements, 366

12. David Starr, 342

13. J.J. Yeley, 320

14. Dakoda Armstrong, 319

15. Ross Chastain, 313

Truck

1. Matt Crafton, 370

2. Tyler Reddick, 358

3. Erik Jones, 344

4. Johnny Sauter, 327

5. John Wes Townley, 294

6. Spencer Gallagher, 288

7. Timothy Peters, 283

8. Daniel Hemric, 282

9. Cameron Hayley, 280

10. Ben Kennedy, 269

11. Ray Black Jr., 257

12. Justin Boston, 255

13. Tyler Young, 242

14. Brandon Jones, 207

15. Korbin Forrister, 207

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