Jun 1, 2014; Dover, DE, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick (10) leads NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer (15) and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (88) during the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Updated NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings: Pocono 400 results


The Pocono 400 has come and gone and the Sprint Cup standings have seen a few names drop and a few take a nice rise in the rankings. With a handful of races left, things are starting to get intense for the drivers near the top of the standings but the opporuntities to move up are still very present.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove away with a big win at Pocono on Sunday afternoon and he now sits just 22 points behind Jeff Gordon for the lead. He sits just six points behind the efficient Matt Kenseth, who has managed to stay in second place despite not yet notching a win this season.

It was a rough day for Carl Edwards though, as his failure to finish the race resulted in a four position drop that dropped him to seventh in the standings.

Here’s a look at the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series standings following the Pocono 400:

As of: Pocono 400 +/- Points Behind Wins
1
Jeff Gordon #24 - Chevrolet
+1
498
1
2
Matt Kenseth #20 - Toyota
-1
482
16
0
3
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 - Chevrolet
+2
476
22
2
4
Jimmie Johnson #48 - Chevrolet
475
23
2
5
Brad Keselowski #2 - Ford
+3
448
50
1

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