NASCAR & Auto Racing

Axalta 400 at a glance

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Martin Truex (78), Tony Stewart (14) , Kevin Harvick (4) and Dave Blaney (77) talk along pit road prior to qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 22, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Martin Truex (78), Tony Stewart (14) , Kevin Harvick (4) and Dave Blaney (77) talk along pit road prior to qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 22, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

This week’s race

Axalta 400

What: 160 laps or 400 miles

Where: Pocono Raceway, a 2.5-mile, paved triangular-shaped track located in Long Pond, Pa.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Also this week: WinStar 400k, Camping World Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 9 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Jimmie Johnson’s win last Sunday at Dover, Del., was his 10th at the track. He joins four other drivers – Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Darrell Waltrip – as the only 10-time winners at one track in the Cup Series.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: The sun still rises, and Johnson still wins at Dover.

Kyle Larson: First top-five finish of the season.

Martin Truex Jr.: Still doesn’t have a win, but few have been more consistently fast in the last several weeks.

Kasey Kahne: Truex didn’t like how he raced late in the race, but all bets are off when a win is in your sights.

Chris Buescher: Xfinity Series points leader and now two-time winner this season.

Tyler Reddick: His second Truck win of the season has put him right back in the thick of the championship battle.

NOT

Kyle Busch: His effort to reach the top 30 in points took a hard hit at Dover.

Trevor Bayne: Last four races – 41st, 31st, 27th and 43rd.

Denny Hamlin: Was looking stout at Dover until Clint Bowyer ended his day early.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

Cup

1. Kevin Harvick516

2. Martin Truex Jr.472

3. Jimmie Johnson440

4. Joey Logano440

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.432

6. Brad Keselowski414

7. Jamie McMurray390

8. Kasey Kahne385

9. Jeff Gordon380

10. Aric Almirola378

11. Matt Kenseth377

12. Paul Menard372

13. Ryan Newman369

14. Denny Hamlin345

15. Kurt Busch340

16. Carl Edwards338

17. Clint Bowyer332

18. Danica Patrick321

19. Greg Biffle311

20. Kyle Larson297

21. AJ Allmendinger294

22. Casey Mears280

23. David Ragan269

24. Austin Dillon264

25. Sam Hornish Jr.252

26. David Gilliland243

27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.241

28. Tony Stewart230

29. Cole Whitt211

30. Justin Allgaier210

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher448

2. Ty Dillon433

3. Chase Elliott411

4. Regan Smith401

5. Darrell Wallace Jr.399

6. Elliott Sadler375

7. Brian Scott358

8. Ryan Reed353

9. Brendan Gaughan346

10. Daniel Suarez345

Trucks

1. Matt Crafton257

2. Tyler Reddick246

3. Erik Jones243

4. Johnny Sauter217

5. John Wes Townley186

6. Timothy Peters183

T-7. Cameron Hayley177

T-7. Spencer Gallagher177

9. Daniel Hemric176

T-10. Ray Black Jr.168

T-10. Justin Boston168

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