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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond, Va.: Federated Auto Parts 400 at a glance

Federated Auto Parts 400

Distance: 400 laps, or 300 miles.

Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, a .75-mile, high-banked, paved oval.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

TV: NBC Sports Network.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski.

Also this week: Virginia529 College Savings 250, Xfinity Series, Richmond International Raceway, 7:30 p.m., Friday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: This is the final race before the Chase begins next week at Chicago.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Carl Edwards: Outlasted the field in long (4 1/2 hours) and rugged (18 cautions) Southern 500.

Edwards’ crew: Had phenomenal late-race stop, allowing No. 19 to grab the victory.

Kyle Busch: Clinched spot in the Chase after Darlington. That’s what four victories will do for you after missing the season’s first 11 races.

NOT

Brad Keselowski: Might have had the strongest car at Darlington, but was hurt by late caution that allowed Edwards to win.

Chase Elliott: Struggled to figure things out in his first Cup race at Darlington, wrecking twice and finishing 41st.

Aric Almirola: Remains 17th on Chase grid – and has to be inside the top 16 to make playoffs.

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick

948

2. Joey Logano

906

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

855

4. Brad Keselowski

837

5. Jimmie Johnson

817

6. Martin Truex Jr.

806

7. Matt Kenseth

776

8. Denny Hamlin

754

9. Kurt Busch

752

10. Jamie McMurray

726

11. Ryan Newman

714

12. Carl Edwards

713

13. Jeff Gordon

700

14. Paul Menard

692

15. Clint Bowyer

682

16. Aric Almirola

653

17. Kasey Kahne

651

18. Greg Biffle

598

19. Kyle Larson

586

20. Austin Dillon

586

21. AJ Allmendinger

536

22. Casey Mears

531

23. Danica Patrick

527

24. Tony Stewart

496

25. David Ragan

495

26. Sam Hornish Jr.

492

27. Kyle Busch

471

28. Trevor Bayne

452

29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

440

30. Justin Allgaier

420

31. Cole Whitt

388

32. David Gilliland

380

33. Alex Bowman

324

34. Brett Moffitt

311

35. Matt DiBenedetto

282

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

874

2. Ty Dillon

845

3. Chase Elliott

839

4. Regan Smith

820

5. Elliott Sadler

783

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

766

7. Daniel Suarez

759

8. Brian Scott

755

9. Brendan Gaughan

736

10. Ryan Reed

652

11. Jeremy Clements

607

12. J.J. Yeley

573

13. Ross Chastain

565

14. Dakoda Armstrong

563

15. Ryan Sieg

558

Trucks

1. Erik Jones

590

2. Matt Crafton

587

3. Tyler Reddick

575

4. Johnny Sauter

535

5. Daniel Hemric

500

6. Cameron Hayley

489

7. Timothy Peters

470

8. John Wes Townley

466

9. Spencer Gallagher

452

10. Ben Kennedy

451

11. Ray Black Jr.

408

12. Tyler Young

403

13. Korbin Forrister

332

14. Jennifer Jo Cobb

322

15. John Hunter Nemechek

309

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