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  • Points Standings Sprint Cup

    1. Jimmie Johnson 2,342

    2. Matt Kenseth 2,335

    3. Kevin Harvick 2,302

    4. Kyle Busch 2,290

    5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,280

    6. Jeff Gordon 2,273

    7. Clint Bowyer 2,273

    8. Greg Biffle 2,269

    9. Joey Logano 2,251

    10. Kurt Busch 2,246

    11. Carl Edwards 2,226

    12. Ryan Newman 2,224

    13. Kasey Kahne 2,209

    14. Brad Keselowski 968

    15. Jamie McMurray 966

    16. Martin Truex Jr. 922

    17. Paul Menard 916

    18. Aric Almirola 860

    19. Jeff Burton 858

    20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 855

    21. Marcos Ambrose 836

    22. Juan Pablo Montoya 830

    23. Denny Hamlin 689

    24. Casey Mears 686

    25. Danica Patrick 611

    26. David Gilliland 610

    27. David Ragan 608

    28. Mark Martin 595

    29. Tony Stewart 594

    30. Dave Blaney 506

    31. Travis Kvapil 486

    32. David Reutimann 447

    33. J.J. Yeley 445

    34. A J Allmendinger 402

    35. Bobby Labonte 390

    36. David Stremme 362

    37. Michael McDowell 197

    38. Timmy Hill 180

    39. Michael Waltrip 114

    40. Ken Schrader 108

    Nationwide

    1. Austin Dillon 1,107

    2. Sam Hornish Jr. 1,101

    3. Regan Smith 1,053

    4. Elliott Sadler 1,026

    5. Justin Allgaier 1,022

    6. Brian Scott 1,010

    7. Trevor Bayne 1,009

    8. Brian Vickers 970

    9. Kyle Larson 945

    10. Parker Kligerman 924

    Truck

    1. Matt Crafton 741

    2. James Buescher 695

    3. Ty Dillon 694

    4. Johnny Sauter 667

    5. Jeb Burton 657

    6. Darrell Wallace Jr. 651

    7. Miguel Paludo 651

    8. Ryan Blaney 645

    9. Brendan Gaughan 635

    10. Timothy Peters 620

What: 312 laps or 312 miles

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

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick

Also this week: Lucas Oil 150, Truck Series, Phoenix International Raceway, 8 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

• Great Clips 200, Nationwide Series, Phoenix International Raceway, 4 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2.

Worth mentioning: Jimmie Johnson holds a seven-point Sprint Cup lead over Matt Kenseth. Kevin Harvick, who is 40behind Johnson, is the only other driver with a plausible chance to win the season championship. Every other driver is more than 50 points behind.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: Seems well on his way to being a six-time NASCAR champion.

Matt Kenseth: Recovered well from a pit-road speeding penalty at Texas to remain in a tight points battle.

Brad Keselowski: His win at Texas put Roger Penske one step closer to an owner’s championship in the Nationwide Series.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Five runner-up finishes this season, including three in the Chase.

Matt Crafton: Can clinch his first Truck Series championship this weekend.

Ty Dillon: A week of controversy ended in Victory Lane.

NOT

Jeff Gordon: Winner last week, out of the championship hunt this week.

Carl Edwards: Fastest Friday, but his car’s engine wouldn’t last on race day.

Jim Utter

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