Mar. 1, 2013; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr during practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings: Week Five


After his fifth straight top ten finish, Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings with Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson hot on his tail. Earnhardt Jr. has yet to win a race this season, but he has maintained an incredible level of consistency and has avoided any disaster that would send him plummeting down the rankings.

This week’s winner at the Auto Club 400, Kyle Busch, is slowly making the climb up the rankings and currently sits at No. 6. He jumped up four spots from No. 10 just a week ago.

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings through the first five races of the season:

RANK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 199 0 0 3 5
2 Brad Keselowski 187 -12 0 0 4 4
3 Jimmie Johnson 183 -16 1 0 2 3
4 Carl Edwards 164 -35 1 0 3 3
5 Greg Biffle 164 -35 0 0 0 2
6 Kyle Busch 163 -36 1 0 3 3
7 Kasey Kahne 159 -40 1 0 2 3
8 Paul Menard 154 -45 0 0 0 3
9 Joey Logano 146 -53 0 0 1 1
10 Denny Hamlin 145 -54 0 0 1 1
11 Matt Kenseth 141 -58 1 0 1 3
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 139 -60 0 0 0 0
13 Kurt Busch 137 -62 0 0 2 2
14 Clint Bowyer 137 -62 0 0 1 2
15 Kevin Harvick 130 -69 0 0 0 1
16 Jamie McMurray 125 -74 0 0 0 1
17 Aric Almirola 125 -74 0 0 0 0
18 Jeff Gordon 123 -76 0 0 0 1
19 Martin Truex Jr. 122 -77 0 0 0 1
20 Ryan Newman 121 -78 0 0 1 3
21 Casey Mears 118 -81 0 0 0 0
22 Tony Stewart 108 -91 0 0 0 1
23 Marcos Ambrose 107 -92 0 0 0 0
24 Jeff Burton 105 -94 0 0 0 1
25 Mark Martin 102 -97 0 1 1 1
26 J.J. Yeley 92 -107 0 0 0 1
27 AJ Allmendinger 92 -107 0 0 0 0
28 Dave Blaney 89 -110 0 0 0 0
29 Danica Patrick 87 -112 0 0 0 1
30 Juan Pablo Montoya 83 -116 0 0 0 0
31 Bobby Labonte 82 -117 0 0 0 0
32 David Reutimann 74 -125 0 0 0 0
33 David Ragan 74 -125 0 0 0 0
34 David Gilliland 64 -135 0 0 0 0
35 David Stremme 63 -136 0 0 0 0
36 Travis Kvapil 57 -142 0 0 0 0
37 Michael McDowell 40 -159 0 0 0 1
38 Landon Cassill 39 -160 0 0 0 0
39 Terry Labonte 37 -162 0 0 0 0
40 Scott Speed 32 -167 0 0 0 0
41 Michael Waltrip 23 -176 0 0 0 0
42 Ken Schrader 17 -182 0 0 0 0
43 Timmy Hill 5 -194 0 0 0 0
44 Scott Riggs 4 -195 0 0 0 0

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