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NASCAR Results From Texas: Carl Edwards Leads Updated Point Standings

Carl Edwards got a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night – despite his mother's cooking – and moved back into the Sprint Cup Series points lead (Kyle Busch had been the previous points leader).

"Third was about the best we could hope for," Edwards said afterward. "Coming out of here with the points lead and a teammate (Matt Kenseth) in Victory Lane is a good trip to Texas for us."

Kenseth had the best trip of all. Not only did he win the Samsung Mobile 500, but his victory resulted in a six-spot jump in the point standings – all the way to third.

Runnerup Clint Bowyer was the evening's other big gainer, as the Richard Childress Racing driver moved up four spots to 12th.

The race wasn't so good for Mark Martin, who was caught up in a crash and dropped a series-high five spots to 15th. Other big losers included Kevin Harvick (ninth) and Martin Truex Jr. (21st), who fell four spots apiece.

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after the Texas Motor Speedway race:

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Kyle Busch -9
  3. Matt Kenseth -13
  4. Jimmie Johnson -13
  5. Kurt Busch -16
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -21
  7. Ryan Newman -23
  8. Juan Pablo Montoya -24
  9. Kevin Harvick -28
  10. Tony Stewart -43
  11. Paul Menard -47
  12. Clint Bowyer -55
  13. AJ Allmendinger -63
  14. Jeff Gordon -64
  15. Mark Martin -67
  16. Kasey Kahne -70
  17. David Ragan -71
  18. Greg Biffle -73
  19. Marcos Ambrose -81
  20. Denny Hamlin -82
  21. Martin Truex Jr. -96
  22. Brad Keselowski -97
  23. Bobby Labonte -99
  24. Jamie McMurray -99
  25. Jeff Burton -100
  26. Brian Vickers -107
  27. David Reutimann -112
  28. Joey Logano -112
  29. David Gilliland -142
  30. Regan Smith -144
  31. Robby Gordon -152
  32. Casey Mears -163
  33. Dave Blaney -169
  34. Bill Elliott -174
  35. Tony Raines -175