2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Aaron’s 499 schedule, TV information

May 1, 2014 

  • Points Standings

    Sprint Cup

     1. Jeff Gordon 341

     2. Matt Kenseth 336

     3. Carl Edwards 313

     4. Kyle Busch 310

     5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 309

     6. Joey Logano 292

     7. Brad Keselowski 287

     8. Jimmie Johnson 282

     9. Ryan Newman272

    10. Brian Vickers 256

    11. Greg Biffle 256

    12. Austin Dillon 252

    13. Kyle Larson 251

    14. Denny Hamlin 245

    15. Tony Stewart 243

    16. Marcos Ambrose 242

    17. A J Allmendinger 240

    18. Paul Menard 226

    19. Jamie McMurray 226

    20. Kevin Harvick 220

    21. Clint Bowyer 220

    22. Kasey Kahne 216

    23. Casey Mears 213

    24. Aric Almirola 211

    25. Kurt Busch 185

    26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 184

    27. Martin Truex Jr. 182

    28. Justin Allgaier 173

    29. Danica Patrick 153

    30. David Gilliland 147

    31. David Ragan 121

    32. Reed Sorenson 120

    33. Michael Annett 116

    34. Alex Bowman 116

    35. Cole Whitt 108

    36. Josh Wise 95

    37. Travis Kvapil 72

    38. Ryan Truex 64

    39. Parker Kligerman 54

    40. Michael McDowell 40

    41. David Reutimann 37

    42. Bobby Labonte 29

    43. Jeff Burton 27

    44. Terry Labonte 24

    45. David Stremme 22

    46. Timmy Hill 7

    47. Dave Blaney 4

    48. Michael Waltrip 4

    Nationwide

     1. Chase Elliott 313

     2. Regan Smith 294

     3. Elliott Sadler 290

     4. Ty Dillon 278

     5. Trevor Bayne 274

     6. Brian Scott 265

     7. Brendan Gaughan 239

     8. James Buescher 229

     9. Dylan Kwasniewski 212

    10. Ryan Reed 204

    11. Mike Bliss 193

    12. Landon Cassill 188

    13. Dakoda Armstrong 187

    14. Chris Buescher 186

    15. Mike Wallace 167

    Truck

     1. Timothy Peters 82

     2. Johnny Sauter 82

     3. Matt Crafton 78

     4. Ryan Blaney 78

     5. Ron Hornaday 76.

     6. Ben Kennedy 72

     7. German Quiroga 71

     8. Darrell Wallace Jr. 61

     9. Jeb Burton 60

    10. Tyler Reddick 60

    11. John Wes Townley 54

    12. Justin Jennings 47

    13. Brian Ickler 45

    14. Ross Chastain 44

    15. Norm Benning 40

    16. Jennifer Jo Cobb 40

This Week’s Race

Aaron’s 499

What: 188 laps or 500.08 miles

Where: Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile highly banked tri-oval in Talladega, Ala.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: David Ragan

Also this week: Aaron’s 312, Nationwide Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 3 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Fox will televise live Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying – the first time the format has been used at one of NASCAR’s superspeedways. The format pits drivers against each other during three segments and, like the racing at Talladega and Daytona Beach, Fla., drivers can draft with one another to produce a faster speed.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not

HOT

Joey Logano: Remember when he was “washed up” at Joe Gibbs Racing at age 22?

Jeff Gordon: Has done everything but win this season and that’s coming soon.

Kevin Harvick: At every new team he works with this season, he wins.

Matt Kenseth: Still lacking a win but was far closer at Richmond, Va., than he has been any other time this season.

Team Penske: Does any other team at this point look more prepared for the Chase?

NOT

Clint Bowyer: When it rains, it pours for Bowyer at Richmond of late.

Jimmie Johnson: He got far more satisfaction out of his 5K run Sunday morning after the race.

Weather: Six of nine NASCAR race weekends have been affected by bad weather … and counting.

Jim Utter

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