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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono: Windows 10 400 at a glance

Kevin Harvick’s third-place finish at the Brickyard allowed him to maintain the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead as the series heads to Pocono Raceway.
Kevin Harvick’s third-place finish at the Brickyard allowed him to maintain the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead as the series heads to Pocono Raceway. Getty Images

What: 160 laps, or 400 miles.

Where: Pocono Raceway, a 2.5-mile, flat, asphalt triangle in Long Pond, Pa.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC Sports Network.

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Also this week: Pocono Mountains 150, Truck Series, Pocono Raceway, 1 p.m., Saturday, Fox Sports 1; US Cellular 250, Xfinity Series, Iowa Speedway, 8 p.m., Saturday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: It’s back to a normal aerodynamic package for Cup cars after a high dragforce experiment at Indianapolis last weekend. That package will return at Michigan in two weeks.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kyle Busch: He has won four of nine Cup starts (and three in a row) since his return from injury. He’s closing in on a spot in the Chase. He also won Saturday’s Xfinity race at Indianapolis.

Toyota: Busch’s Cup victory was the first for the manufacturer at Indianapolis.

Kevin Harvick: Third-place finish at the Brickyard allowed him to maintain points lead.

NOT

Penske Racing: Still hasn’t won a NASCAR race at Indianapolis (has 16 Indy 500 victories).

Jeff Gordon: He was 42nd at Indianapolis, his worst performance ever at the track. Needs a win to guarantee a spot in the Chase, and it’s getting late.

Clint Bowyer: Another bad race and he is close to dropping out of the top 16 in points.

High downforce aero package: Didn’t have the desired result at Indianapolis; will try again at Michigan.

David Scott

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick

777

2. Joey Logano

708

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

677

4. Jimmie Johnson

675

5. Martin Truex Jr.

668

6. Brad Keselowski

638

7. Matt Kenseth

615

8. Kurt Busch

612

9. Jamie McMurray

602

10. Denny Hamlin

591

11. Jeff Gordon

575

12. Ryan Newman

563

13. Paul Menard

558

14. Kasey Kahne

558

15. Clint Bowyer

538

16. Carl Edwards

519

17. Aric Almirola

508

18. Greg Biffle

462

19. Austin Dillon

453

20. Kyle Larson

452

21. Casey Mears

451

22. Danica Patrick

433

23. AJ Allmendinger

423

24. David Ragan

412

25. Sam Hornish Jr.

385

26. Tony Stewart

382

27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

380

28. Trevor Bayne

366

29. David Gilliland

320

30. Justin Allgaier

317

31. Cole Whitt

314

32. Kyle Busch

294

33. Brett Moffitt

266

34. Alex Bowman

245

35. Michael Annett

230

36. Matt DiBenedetto

205

37. Josh Wise

186

38. Michael McDowell

124

39. Jeb Burton

111

40. Alex Kennedy

71

41. Bobby Labonte

39

42. Brian Vickers

32

43. Reed Sorenson

31

44. Michael Waltrip

26

45. Mike Wallace

8

46. Eddie MacDonald

7

47. Will Kimmel

6

48. Ron Hornaday

2

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

651

2. Chase Elliott

626

3. Ty Dillon

621

4. Regan Smith

600

5. Elliott Sadler

594

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

568

7. Daniel Suarez

558

8. Brendan Gaughan

537

9. Brian Scott

527

10. Ryan Reed

526

11. Jeremy Clements

454

12. Dakoda Armstrong

437

13. J.J. Yeley

425

14. David Starr

410

15. Ross Chastain

401

Truck

1. Matt Crafton

452

2. Tyler Reddick

438

3. Erik Jones

428

4. Johnny Sauter

381

5. John Wes Townley

360

6. Cameron Hayley

351

7. Daniel Hemric

347

8. Timothy Peters

343

9. Spencer Gallagher

335

10. Ben Kennedy

329

11. Ray Black Jr.

318

12. Tyler Young

291

13. Justin Boston

255

14. Korbin Forrister

250

15. Brandon Jones

241

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