Oct 5, 2013; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Matt Kenseth (18) wins the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup standings 2013: Matt Kenseth hangs on to top spot


Kansas Speedway almost wreaked some havoc on the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after a wild race on Sunday, but two drivers were able to emerge as the clear-cut favorites to take home the title. Despite a win by Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth was able to hang on to the No. 1 spot while Jimmie Johnson is just three points behind in second place. Harvick sits comfortably in third.

With just six races remaining, it looks like Kenseth and Johnson are poised for an exciting finish, but Harvick could still sneak his way into the mix if he continues his winning ways.

Here are the updated Sprint Cup standings with just a handful of races to go:

RK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND MONEY WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Matt Kenseth 2183 $5,731,234 7 2 8 16
2 Jimmie Johnson 2180 -3 $7,544,503 5 2 12 19
3 Kevin Harvick 2158 -25 $5,247,766 3 1 8 16
4 Jeff Gordon 2151 -32 $4,789,347 0 1 7 15
5 Kyle Busch 2148 -35 $5,892,739 4 3 14 18
6 Greg Biffle 2139 -44 $4,116,524 1 0 4 12
7 Kurt Busch 2136 -47 $4,254,548 0 1 10 15
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2129 -54 $4,718,583 0 2 6 17
9 Clint Bowyer 2128 -55 $4,550,370 0 0 8 15
10 Joey Logano 2124 -59 $4,666,561 1 2 10 16
11 Carl Edwards 2123 -60 $4,935,804 2 1 9 15
12 Ryan Newman 2110 -73 $4,714,365 1 2 6 14
13 Kasey Kahne 2100 -83 $4,392,339 2 0 8 11
14 Jamie McMurray 847 -1336 $4,047,418 0 1 3 7
15 Brad Keselowski 827 -1356 $5,199,768 0 1 7 12
16 Martin Truex Jr. 806 -1377 $4,561,214 1 0 6 12
17 Paul Menard 805 -1378 $3,932,757 0 0 2 8
18 Aric Almirola 775 -1408 $4,167,034 0 0 1 6
19 Jeff Burton 757 -1426 $3,258,868 0 0 2 6
20 Marcos Ambrose 756 -1427 $3,897,264 0 1 0 6
21 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 741 -1442 $4,431,202 0 1 0 2
22 Juan Pablo Montoya 740 -1443 $4,032,230 0 0 4 7
23 Casey Mears 621 -1562 $3,430,068 0 0 0 1
24 Tony Stewart 594 -1589 $3,710,624 1 0 5 8
25 Denny Hamlin 573 -1610 $3,364,314 0 4 3 4
26 Mark Martin 552 -1631 $3,328,119 0 1 1 5
27 David Ragan 551 -1632 $3,632,718 1 0 1 1
28 Danica Patrick 530 -1653 $2,962,080 0 1 0 1
29 David Gilliland 518 -1665 $3,121,851 0 0 1 1
30 Dave Blaney 460 -1723 $2,843,779 0 0 0 0
31 Travis Kvapil 420 -1763 $3,134,014 0 0 0 0
32 AJ Allmendinger 402 -1781 $1,820,249 0 0 0 1
33 David Reutimann 402 -1781 $2,857,928 0 0 0 0
34 J.J. Yeley 400 -1783 $2,661,728 0 0 0 1
35 David Stremme 362 -1821 $2,306,964 0 0 0 0
36 Bobby Labonte 347 -1836 $2,553,617 0 0 0 0
37 Timmy Hill 169 -2014 $1,311,168 0 0 0 0
38 Michael McDowell 144 -2039 $2,115,343 0 0 0 1
39 Michael Waltrip 102 -2081 $606,549 0 0 2 2
40 Scott Speed 99 -2084 $1,113,344 0 0 0 1
41 Ken Schrader 92 -2091 $657,679 0 0 0 0
42 Terry Labonte 77 -2106 $639,840 0 0 0 0
43 Boris Said 48 -2135 $193,881 0 0 0 0
44 Ron Fellows 31 -2152 $171,348 0 0 0 0
45 Alex Kennedy 21 -2162 $190,405 0 0 0 0
46 Justin Marks 14 -2169 $86,705 0 0 0 0
47 Scott Riggs 11 -2172 $421,355 0 0 0 0
48 Victor Gonzalez Jr. 10 -2173 $134,602 0 0 0 0
49 Brian Keselowski 9 -2174 $149,840 0 0 0 0
50 Tomy Drissi 8 -2175 $125,095 0 0 0 0

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