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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol, Tenn.: Irwin Tools Night Race at a glance

Irwin Tools Night Race

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday.

TV: NBC Sports Network.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Distance: 500 laps, or 266.5 miles.

Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, a .533-mile concrete oval.

Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.

Also this week: Food City 300, Xfinity Series, Bristol Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m., Friday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: Ryan Blaney won the Truck series race Wednesday night at Bristol. … Only two races (Darlington, S.C., and Richmond, Va.) remain after Bristol before Chase begins.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Matt Kenseth: Has won two of the past three races – and also the spring race at Bristol.

Joe Gibbs Racing: Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards have accounted for seven victories this summer.

Regan Smith: Bumped and ran his way to victory in Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio.

NOT

Jimmie Johnson: Uncharacteristic mistakes (missing pit stall, spin in Turn 4) led to 39th-place finish at Michigan.

Greg Biffle: Roush Fenway Racing’s best hope for first win this season ended up 23rd at Michigan.

High-drag aero package: Was a dud at Michigan, just like it was at Indianapolis.

David Scott

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick

866

2. Joey Logano

818

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

784

4. Martin Truex Jr.

755

5. Brad Keselowski

754

6. Jimmie Johnson

752

7. Matt Kenseth

751

8. Kurt Busch

683

9. Denny Hamlin

670

10. Jamie McMurray

663

11. Paul Menard

654

12. Ryan Newman

649

13. Jeff Gordon

648

14. Carl Edwards

628

15. Clint Bowyer

616

16. Aric Almirola

593

17. Kasey Kahne

590

18. Greg Biffle

553

19. Kyle Larson

548

20. Austin Dillon

533

21. Danica Patrick

508

22. AJ Allmendinger

497

23. Casey Mears

495

24. David Ragan

487

25. Sam Hornish Jr.

450

26. Tony Stewart

441

27. Trevor Bayne

414

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

411

29. Kyle Busch

395

30. Justin Allgaier

377

31. Cole Whitt

372

32. David Gilliland

354

33. Alex Bowman

292

34. Brett Moffitt

289

35. Michael Annett

270

36. Matt DiBenedetto

252

37. Josh Wise

193

38. Michael McDowell

148

39. Jeb Burton

136

40. Alex Kennedy

93

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

765

2. Ty Dillon

741

3. Chase Elliott

740

4. Regan Smith

714

5. Elliott Sadler

705

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

665

7. Daniel Suarez

658

8. Brian Scott

643

9. Brendan Gaughan

642

10. Ryan Reed

587

11. Jeremy Clements

537

12. J.J. Yeley

511

13. Dakoda Armstrong

507

14. Ross Chastain

487

15. Ryan Sieg

481

Truck

1. Tyler Reddick

550

2. Matt Crafton

544

3. Erik Jones

543

4. Johnny Sauter

497

5. Daniel Hemric

460

6. Cameron Hayley

451

7. Timothy Peters

448

8. John Wes Townley

447

9. Spencer Gallagher

416

10. Ben Kennedy

410

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