May 10, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon celebrates with champaign in victory lane after winning the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings 2014: Jeff Gordon leads following Kansas race


NASCAR came away from Kansas Speedway this weekend with Jeff Gordon bringing home his first win of the season in the 5-Hour Energy 400. The win allows Gordon to hold the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings, with Matt Kenseth just 15-points behind in second-place.

Gordon has eight top ten finishes and five top five finishes on the season, but the breakthrough in Kansas could be what he needs to start gaining momentum and extending his lead as the season continues and the Chase For The Cup begins.

Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards round out the top.

Below are the updated standings leading up to next week’s Sprint Showdown in Charlotte:

RK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND MONEY WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Jeff Gordon 394 $2,382,113 1 0 5 8
2 Matt Kenseth 379 -15 $2,028,762 0 1 3 8
3 Kyle Busch 373 -21 $2,108,968 1 1 3 5
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 368 -26 $2,799,753 1 0 6 7
5 Carl Edwards 367 -27 $1,601,948 1 0 2 6
6 Joey Logano 346 -48 $2,293,318 2 1 6 6
7 Jimmie Johnson 340 -54 $2,107,568 0 0 3 6
8 Ryan Newman 332 -62 $1,370,198 0 0 0 4
9 Greg Biffle 328 -66 $1,814,683 0 0 2 4
10 Brian Vickers 327 -67 $1,659,513 0 0 2 4
11 Brad Keselowski 326 -68 $2,577,893 1 1 4 4
12 Denny Hamlin 318 -76 $2,401,200 1 1 2 3
15 Kyle Larson 318 -76 $1,619,533 0 0 2 5
14 Austin Dillon 306 -88 $1,711,908 0 1 0 1
15 Kevin Harvick 302 -92 $1,901,923 2 1 3 5
16 Kasey Kahne 294 -100 $1,372,383 0 0 1 4
17 AJ Allmendinger 293 -101 $1,406,400 0 0 1 3
18 Paul Menard 292 -102 $1,800,698 0 0 1 5
19 Marcos Ambrose 288 -106 $1,502,933 0 0 2 2
20 Clint Bowyer 282 -112 $1,575,053 0 0 1 3
21 Aric Almirola 278 -116 $1,517,363 0 0 1 3
22 Tony Stewart 268 -126 $1,603,348 0 1 2 4
23 Casey Mears 262 -132 $1,414,267 0 0 0 1
24 Jamie McMurray 246 -148 $1,578,368 0 0 0 2
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 240 -154 $1,648,363 0 0 1 3

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