The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup standings has Joey Logano leading over Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski after winning in Kansas over the weekend. Logano has clinched a spot into the next round with his win and after the race next weekend, the top eight will advance.
Logano took the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway and that was the second win for Logano at the trade during his career. Hamlin was able to stick ahead of Jimmie Johnson to take the second spot, while Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch finished in the top five. Kenseth is in the last position on the standings list and he likely needs to win at Talladega to advance into the next round.
Kenseth led the race for 153 laps, but he went spinning out towards the end and he finished 14th in the race and now is at the bottom of the Chase standings. Johnson has been eliminated from contention and Hamlin was able to finish second and now he is in position behind Logano. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a tough day and ended up finishing in 21st for the race.
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Here are the standings:
1. Joey Logano 3,095 points, 2. Denny Hamlin 3,082, 3. Kurt Busch 3,077, 4. Carl Edwards 3,076
5. Kevin Harvick 3,071, 6. Jeff Gordon 3,071, 7. Brad Keselowski 3,071 8. Martin Truex Jr. 3,070