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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega, Ala.: Geico 500 at a glance

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) is showered with soda in Victory Lane after winning the Talladega 500 in 2015.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) is showered with soda in Victory Lane after winning the Talladega 500 in 2015. AP

Distance: 188 laps, or 500 miles.

Where: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile, paved oval.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Also this week: Sparks Energy 300, Xfinity Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 3 p.m., Saturday, Fox.

Worth mentioning: Earnhardt’s victory at Talladega last spring was one of his three triumphs in 2015.

David Scott’s Power 16

▪ Carl Edwards (1 last week): Another race, another back flip.

▪ Kyle Busch (2): Wasn’t too happy with his teammate (Edwards) at Richmond, Va.

▪ Kevin Harvick (3): Continues to be his usual, steady self.

▪ Jimmie Johnson (6): Joined by Edwards, Kyle Busch on the two-time winner list.

▪ Joey Logano (5): Still hasn’t won, but has six top-10s.

▪ Dale Earnhardt Jr. (4): 13th at Richmond was a disappointment after winning Xfinity race.

▪ Kurt Busch (9): Led 55 laps at Richmond before fading to 10th.

▪ Denny Hamlin (11): Sixth-place finish at track just a few miles from where he grew up.

▪ Brad Keselowski (10): Has finished outside top 10 three consecutive races.

▪ Chase Elliott (8): Had some of that top-five momentum slowed at Richmond (12th).

Martin Truex Jr. (15); 12. Kasey Kahne (NR); 13. Austin Dillon (12); 14. Ryan Newman (13); 15. Jamie McMurray (16); 16. Matt Kenseth (NR).

Points standings

Sprint Cup

1. Carl Edwards

331

2. Kevin Harvick

324

3. Jimmie Johnson

310

4. Kyle Busch

302

5. Joey Logano

299

6. Kurt Busch

279

7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

278

8. Denny Hamlin

258

9. Brad Keselowski

255

10. Martin Truex Jr.

246

11. Chase Elliott

234

12. Austin Dillon

234

13. Jamie McMurray

224

14. Kasey Kahne

222

15. Matt Kenseth

212

16. Ryan Newman

205

17. AJ Allmendinger

204

18. Trevor Bayne

196

19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

193

20. Ryan Blaney

187

21. Paul Menard

186

22. Kyle Larson

184

23. Greg Biffle

167

24. Aric Almirola

165

25. Danica Patrick

148

26. Casey Mears

141

27. Landon Cassill

140

28. Brian Scott

131

29. Clint Bowyer

126

30. Matt DiBenedetto

123

31. Regan Smith

118

32. David Ragan

116

33. Michael McDowell

100

34. Chris Buescher

97

35. Michael Annett

87

36. Brian Vickers

86

37. Cole Whitt

62

38. Jeffrey Earnhardt

36

39. Josh Wise

34

40. Tony Stewart

22

41. Michael Waltrip

12

42. Bobby Labonte

11

43. Reed Sorenson

11

44. Robert Richardson Jr.

3

Xfinity

1. Daniel Suarez

279

2. Elliott Sadler

270

3. Ty Dillon

260

4. Brandon Jones

249

5. Erik Jones

244

6. Brendan Gaughan

242

7. Justin Allgaier

241

8. Brennan Poole

212

9. Ryan Reed

210

10. Darrell Wallace Jr.

201

11. Jeb Burton

178

12. Ryan Sieg

177

13. Blake Koch

166

14. Dakoda Armstrong

161

15. Ross Chastain

158

16. Jeremy Clements

148

17. Ryan Preece

133

18. Garrett Smithley

113

19. J.J. Yeley

112

20. David Starr

112

Truck

1. John Hunter Nemechek

83

2. Parker Kligerman

80

3. Timothy Peters

77

4. Tyler Young

67

5. Cameron Hayley

66

6. Ryan Truex

66

7. Daniel Hemric

65

8. Brandon Brown

62

9. Spencer Gallagher

62

10. Ben Rhodes

61

11. Matt Crafton

55

12. William Byron

51

13. Ben Kennedy

50

14. Rico Abreu

49

15. Austin Wayne Self

49

16. Tyler Reddick

48

17. John Wes Townley

45

18. Johnny Sauter

42

19. Grant Enfinger

42

20. Timmy Hill

41

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