NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup series: Toyota Owners 400 facts

Joey Logano celebrates his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on April 26, 2014.
Joey Logano celebrates his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on April 26, 2014. AP

This week’s race

Toyota Owners 400

What: 400 laps, or 300 miles.

Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, a three-fourths-mile paved oval.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.

Also this week: ToyotaCare 250, Xfinity Series, Richmond International Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: After a test last week, Goodyear has decided to bring a new multi-zone tread for the right sides for this weekend’s Cup race. The tire is expected to enhance grip. Teams will use the same left-side tires as last fall.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Matt Kenseth: Welcome to the 2015 Chase, Matt.

Jeff Gordon: Went from two laps down to contending for the win and did it over the course of nine hours.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: If only every race was at Bristol (Tenn.).

Joey Logano: Led all 300 laps in winning the Xfinity race at Bristol.

Danica Patrick: Turned a frustrating day at Bristol into a ninth-place finish.

Erik Jones: With Denny Hamlin getting out of his car with neck spasms, Jones made a last-minute Cup series debut.

NOT

Austin Dillon: Was running third at Bristol and ran out of gas as NASCAR debated whether to dry the corners before a green-white-checkered Cup restart.

Kurt Busch: Strong enough to win Sunday, but a late questionable pit decision left in him in a trouble spot on the track.

Kasey Kahne: Another weekend that ended unceremoniously even though he had one of the fastest cars.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kevin Harvick 314

2. Joey Logano 284

3. Martin Truex Jr. 281

4. Jimmie Johnson 258

5. Brad Keselowski 255

6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 241

7. Kasey Kahne 237

8. Matt Kenseth 236

9. Jeff Gordon 227

10. Aric Almirola 226

11. Denny Hamlin 223

12. Jamie McMurray 223

13. Danica Patrick 211

14. Paul Menard 210

15. Carl Edwards 203

16. Ryan Newman 201

17. Clint Bowyer 200

18. David Ragan 197

19. Casey Mears 186

20. Greg Biffle 180

21. Austin Dillon 177

22. Kurt Busch 174

23. Kyle Larson 173

24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 172

25. AJ Allmendinger 171

26. David Gilliland 162

27. Trevor Bayne 154

28. Tony Stewart 145

29. Justin Allgaier 145

30. Brett Moffitt 136

31. Sam Hornish Jr. 135

32. Cole Whitt 128

33. Alex Bowman 91

34. Michael Annett 90

35. Michael McDowell 79

36. Josh Wise 63

37. Matt DiBenedetto 57

38. Jeb Burton 45

39. Alex Kennedy 35

40. Brian Vickers 32

41. Bobby Labonte 20

42. Michael Waltrip 18

43. Reed Sorenson 12

44. Mike Wallace 8

45. Ron Hornaday 2

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher 258

2. Ty Dillon 258

3. Chase Elliott 246

4. Darrell Wallace Jr. 236

5. Ryan Reed 220

6. Elliott Sadler 215

7. Brendan Gaughan 211

8. Regan Smith 211

9. Brian Scott 205

10. Daniel Suarez 202

11. David Starr 183

12. Jeremy Clements 176

13. Ross Chastain 165

14. Dakoda Armstrong 155

15. Ryan Sieg 152

Truck

1. Matt Crafton 128

2. Tyler Reddick 126

3. Erik Jones 122

4. Johnny Sauter 112

5. James Buescher 100

6. John Wes Townley 90

7. Ray Black Jr. 89

8. Cameron Hayley 84

9. Spencer Gallagher 84

10. Ben Kennedy 83

11. Timothy Peters 81

12. Tyler Young 78

13. Justin Boston 77

14. Korbin Forrister 77

15. Daniel Hemric 75

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