Denny Hamlin came out on top in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
The 38-year-old claimed his third win of the season, edging out Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr., who finished in second and third place, respectively.
Hamlin now has five career wins at Pocono Raceway. He avoided a wreck involving Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell — which sent the race to overtime.
Hamlin jumped to fourth in the points standings and is tied for the second-most wins this season, alongside Brad Keselowski.
NASCAR points standings 2019
Below are the new standings following the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway. Winners are in bold and guaranteed a playoff spot.
|No. 1||Joey Logano||2||824|
|No. 2||Kyle Busch||4||818|
|No. 3||Kevin Harvick||1||739|
|No. 4||Denny Hamlin||3||722|
|No. 5||Martin Truex Jr.||4||701|
|No. 6||Brad Keselowski||3||695|
|No. 7||Kurt Busch||1||650|
|No. 8||Chase Elliott||1||616|
|No. 9||Aric Almirola||0||614|
|No. 10||Ryan Blaney||0||599|
|No. 11||Alex Bowman||1||596|
|No. 12||William Byron||0||582|
|No. 13||Erik Jones||0||559|
|No. 14||Kyle Larson||0||557|
|No. 15||Clint Bowyer||0||532|
|No. 16||Ryan Newman||0||532|
|No. 17||Jimmie Johnson||0||520|
|No. 18||Daniel Suarez||0||501|
|No. 19||Paul Menard||0||464|
|No. 20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||0||444|
|No. 21||Chris Buescher||0||439|
|No. 22||Austin Dillon||0||404|
|No. 23||Ty Dillon||0||350|
|No. 24||Matt DiBenedetto||0||349|
|No. 25||Daniel Hemric||0||339|
|No. 26||Ryan Preece||0||268|
|No. 27||Michael McDowell||0||266|
|No. 28||Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.||0||262|
|No. 29||Corey Lajoie||0||247|
|No. 30||David Ragan||0||220|
|No. 31||Matt Tifft||0||218|
|No. 32||Reed Sorenson||0||66|
|No. 33||Quin Houff||0||58|
|No. 34||J.J. Yeley||0||29|
|No. 35||Jamie McMurray||0||19|
|No. 36||Andy Seuss||0||9|
|No. 37||Austin Theriault||0||5|
|No. 38||Stanton Barrett||0||2|
|No. 39||Casey Mears||0||1|
Who’s on the Cup Series playoff bubble?
Jimmie Johnson finished in 15th on Sunday and sits in 17th in the points race, just behind Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman.
Bowyer finished in 11th, which keeps him in the hunt. He's tied with Newman with 532 points.
How are NASCAR driver points awarded per race?
Each finishing spot in the field earns driver points with the maximum being 40 for a win. These points accrue over the season as do owner points.
Drivers can also earn points based off of their finishes in the first two stages of the race. The driver who finishes first earns 10 points, the man who finishes in second earns nine and so on and so forth. Points earned in those stages are then added to the points earned at the finish of a race.
The points are added up over all of the races and there is a reset after the regular-season finale in the 26th race. Drivers who have earned wins or finish in the top 16 of the Cup Series standings then move on to the playoffs.
Drivers accumulate playoff points earning five bonus points for a win and one for a stage win. Those points are added to a driver's total at the start of the playoffs.
For a more in-depth look at how scoring works, click here.
Published 29 Jul 2019, 05:36 IST