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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Avondale, Ariz.: Quicken Loans 500 at a glance

Distance: 312 laps, or 312 miles.

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

TV: NBC.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.

Also this week: DAV 200, Xfinity Series, Phoenix International Raceway, 4 p.m., Saturday, NBC Sports Network. Lucas Oil 150, Truck Series, Phoenix Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Jeff Gordon is the only Chase driver who has clinched a spot in the Chase championship round next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: Reminded the racing world he’s still around with victory at Texas.

Kevin Harvick: Third-place finish at Texas sets Harvick up for key race at Phoenix, his favorite track.

Erik Jones: Had successful, if busy, weekend at Texas, winning Truck race, finishing fourth in Xfinity race and 12th in Cup. He’ll pull triple duty again at Phoenix.

NOT

Brad Keselowski: Was all or nothing at Texas, dominating race but coming up short to Johnson. A win and he’s in championship round; instead he’s sixth in points.

Joey Logano: Keselowski’s teammate blows tire early at Texas. All of a sudden he goes from being known as “sliced bread” to nearly toast.

Points standings

Sprint Cup

1. Jeff Gordon

4,082

2. Kyle Busch

4,080

3. Kevin Harvick

4,079

4. Martin Truex Jr.

4,076

5. Carl Edwards

4,069

6. Brad Keselowski

4,057

7. Kurt Busch

4,048

8. Joey Logano

4,013

9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2,259

10. Denny Hamlin

2,257

11. Ryan Newman

2,253

12. Jimmie Johnson

2,240

13. Jamie McMurray

2,235

14. Paul Menard

2,208

15. Matt Kenseth

2,197

16. Clint Bowyer

2,153

17. Aric Almirola

903

18. Kasey Kahne

896

19. Greg Biffle

821

20. Kyle Larson

809

21. Austin Dillon

778

22. Casey Mears

730

23. AJ Allmendinger

714

24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

687

25. Sam Hornish Jr.

677

26. Danica Patrick

668

27. Tony Stewart

663

28. David Ragan

657

29. Trevor Bayne

619

30. Justin Allgaier

553

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

1,126

2. Chase Elliott

1,102

3. Ty Dillon

1,096

4. Regan Smith

1,095

5. Elliott Sadler

1,008

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

1,001

7. Daniel Suarez

1,000

8. Brian Scott

959

9. Brendan Gaughan

959

10. Ryan Reed

854

11. Ryan Sieg

769

12. Jeremy Clements

765

13. J.J. Yeley

753

14. Dakoda Armstrong

748

15. Ross Chastain

735

16. David Starr

671

17. Blake Koch

596

18. Landon Cassill

594

19. Cale Conley

561

20. Eric McClure

532

Trucks

1. Erik Jones

824

2. Matt Crafton

807

3. Tyler Reddick

803

4. Johnny Sauter

753

5. Timothy Peters

718

6. Cameron Hayley

698

7. Daniel Hemric

674

8. John Wes Townley

654

9. Ben Kennedy

630

10. Spencer Gallagher

606

11. Ray Black Jr.

585

12. Tyler Young

573

13. John Hunter Nemechek

545

14. Mason Mingus

469

15. Brandon Jones

457

16. Jennifer Jo Cobb

433

17. Korbin Forrister

432

18. Travis Kvapil

425

19. Norm Benning

365

20. Jordan Anderson

349

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