NASCAR Point Standings After Sonoma: Matt Kenseth Extends Sprint Cup Series Lead

Matt Kenseth added to his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lead on Sunday at Sonoma as former second-place driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. faltered.

Kenseth now leads Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle by 11 points, with Earnhardt Jr. 14 points out of the lead.

Defending champion Tony Stewart moved up three spots to fifth, while Denny Hamlin dropped three spots to eighth.

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after Sonoma (Note: All these numbers are in relation to the Chase):

  1. Matt Kenseth +117 inside Chase
  2. Greg Biffle +106
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +103
  4. Jimmie Johnson +92
  5. Tony Stewart +54
  6. Kevin Harvick +53
  7. Clint Bowyer +50
  8. Denny Hamlin +44
  9. Martin Truex Jr. +41
  10. Brad Keselowski +11
  11. Carl Edwards -11 from Chase top 10
  12. Kyle Busch -31 (Holds Wild Card No. 1, one win)
  13. Ryan Newman -37 (Holds Wild Card No. 2, one win)
  14. Paul Menard -45
  15. Joey Logano -49 (-12 from Wild Card, one win)
  16. Marcos Ambrose -65
  17. Kasey Kahne -69 (-32 from Wild Card, one win)
  18. Jeff Gordon -76
  19. Jeff Burton -82
  20. Jamie McMurray -88
  21. Aric Almirola -102
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya -103
  23. AJ Allmendinger -125
Note: Drivers 24th and below in the standings have no realistic shot at making the Chase.


-- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results from Sonoma

-- Joey Logano apologizes for wrecking teammates

-- Kurt Busch emotional after gutsy performance

-- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'We're better than this'

-- Disappointment for Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose

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