NASCAR superlatives and points leaders

August 22, 2013 

  • Points Standings Sprint Cup

    1. Jimmie Johnson 813

    2. Clint Bowyer 772

    3. Carl Edwards 762

    4. Kevin Harvick 749

    5. Kyle Busch 706

    6. Matt Kenseth 688

    7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 679

    8. Brad Keselowski 667

    9. Kurt Busch 665

    10. Greg Biffle 663

    11. Kasey Kahne 659

    12. Martin Truex Jr. 653

    13. Joey Logano 646

    14. Jeff Gordon 637

    15. Ryan Newman 636

    16. Jamie McMurray 622

    17. Paul Menard 599

    18. Tony Stewart 594

    19. Aric Almirola 587

    20. Jeff Burton 561

    21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 556

    22. Marcos Ambrose 554

    23. Juan Pablo Montoya549

    24. Casey Mears 492

    25. Denny Hamlin 439

    26. David Ragan 420

    27. Danica Patrick 418

    28. David Gilliland 395

    29. Mark Martin 379

    30. Dave Blaney 343

    31. Bobby Labonte 337

    32. David Stremme 314

    33. David Reutimann 314

    34. J.J. Yeley 297

    35. Travis Kvapil 291

    36. A J Allmendinger 278

    37. Michael McDowell 115

    38. Timmy Hill 114

    39. Michael Waltrip 102

    40. Scott Speed 94

    41. Terry Labonte 77

    42. Ken Schrader 68

    43. Boris Said 48

    44. Ron Fellows 31

    45. Alex Kennedy 21

    46. Justin Marks 14

    47. Victor Gonzalez Jr. 10

    48. Scott Riggs 10

    49. Brian Keselowski 9

    50. Tomy Drissi 8

    Nationwide

    1. Sam Hornish Jr. 769

    2. Elliott Sadler 756

    3. Regan Smith 754

    4. Austin Dillon 754

    5. Brian Vickers 751

    6. Justin Allgaier 722

    7. Brian Scott 706

    8. Trevor Bayne 696

    9. Kyle Larson 695

    10. Parker Kligerman 687

    11. Alex Bowman 617

    12. Nelson Piquet Jr. 589

    13. Mike Bliss 550

    14. Travis Pastrana 508

    15. Reed Sorenson 427

    Truck

    1. Matt Crafton 498

    2. James Buescher 449

    3. Jeb Burton 445

    4. Ty Dillon 440

    5. Timothy Peters 426

    6. Miguel Paludo 422

    7. Ryan Blaney 421

    8. Brendan Gaughan 418

    9. Johnny Sauter 409

    10. Joey Coulter 399

This week’s race

Irwin Night Race at Bristol

What: 500 laps or 266.5 miles

Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, a .533-mile highly banked, concrete oval in Bristol, Tenn.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

TV: ABC

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Denny Hamlin

Also this week: Food City 250, Nationwide Series, Bristol Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Mark Martin begins his stint at Stewart-Haas Racing this weekend as substitute driver for injured Tony Stewart in his No.14 Chevrolet. Martin will drive in 12 of the remaining 13 races for Stewart.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not

HOT

Joey Logano: His win was big – but it was trumped in the news by Silly Season.

Kevin Harvick: Beginning to look more and more like a championship-contending team.

A.J. Allmendinger: He’s 2-for-2in Nationwide Series road-course races this season for Penske Racing.

James Buescher: Last season’s Truck series champ finally made his return to Victory Lane.

Mark Martin: He’s everybody’s first choice – an impressive honor in this sport if there ever was one.

Kurt Busch: In serious position to make the Chase.

NOT

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Remember when he was leading the Sprint Cup standings?

Jeff Gordon: In serious danger of missing the Chase.

Juan Pablo Montoya: Has NASCAR seen the last of him?

Jim Utter

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