This Week’s Race: Sylvania 300

September 19, 2013 

  • Points Standings Sprint Cup

    1. Matt Kenseth 2,063

    2. Kyle Busch 2,055

    3. Jimmie Johnson 2,052

    4. Kevin Harvick 2,048

    5. Carl Edwards 2,040

    6. Kurt Busch 2,040

    7. Jeff Gordon 2,039

    8. Ryan Newman 2,035

    9. Clint Bowyer 2,035

    10. Kasey Kahne 2,032

    11. Greg Biffle 2,032

    12. Joey Logano 2,011

    13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,010

    14. Brad Keselowski 758

    15. Jamie McMurray 747

    16. Paul Menard 720

    17. Martin Truex Jr. 717

    18. Aric Almirola 696

    19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 680

    20. Juan Pablo Montoya 668

    21. Marcos Ambrose 667

    22. Jeff Burton 658

    23. Tony Stewart 594

    24. Casey Mears 558

    25. David Ragan 508

    26. Danica Patrick 497

    27. Denny Hamlin 496

    28. Mark Martin 484

    29. David Gilliland 478

    30. Dave Blaney 417

    31. Travis Kvapil 372

    32. David Stremme 362

    33. David Reutimann 361

    34. A.J. Allmendinger 360

    35. J.J. Yeley 360

    36. Bobby Labonte 343

    37. Timmy Hill 137

    38. Michael McDowell 123

    39. Michael Waltrip 102

    40. Scott Speed 99

    41. Ken Schrader 92

    42. Terry Labonte 77

    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. 921

    2. Austin Dillon 904

    3. Regan Smith 885

    4. Elliott Sadler 877

    5. Brian Vickers 865

    6. Justin Allgaier 860

    7. Brian Scott 849

    8. Trevor Bayne 839

    9. Kyle Larson 811

    10. Parker Kligerman 768

    Truck

    1. Matt Crafton 609

    2. James Buescher 568

    3. Ty Dillon 550

    4. Jeb Burton 539

    5. Ryan Blaney 527

    6. Miguel Paludo 526

    7. Timothy Peters 512

    8. Johnny Sauter 499

    9. Darrell Wallace Jr. 498

    10. Brendan Gaughan 483

What: 300 laps or 317.4miles

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 1.058-mile flat oval in Loudon, N.H.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Denny Hamlin

Also this week: Kentucky 300, Nationwide Series, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNNEWS.

Worth mentioning: Kevin Swindell, a four-time winner of the Chili Bowl, an indoor midget car racing event, will drive the next two Cup races for Swan Racing as that organization searches for a 2014 full-time driver. Swindell has 16 Nationwide Series starts.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Matt Kenseth: Lost in all the controversy was Kenseth cementing his position as championship favorite.

Kyle Busch: Two wins and a second at Chicagoland, plus second place in the Chase. That’s a stout weekend.

Kevin Harvick: Looks like he is going to be a player for this year’s Cup title.

Jeff Gordon: Late addition to the Chase showed he has what it takes to win it.

Sam Hornish Jr.: Slowly building a sizeable Nationwide Series points lead.

NOT

Michael Waltrip Racing: Will the organization be able to survive the scandal?

Clint Bowyer: His spin at Richmond, Va., launched 1,000 NASCAR investigations.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Could his Chase be over just one race in?

Joey Logano: Please see Earnhardt Jr.

Jim Utter

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