Hendrick Motorsports has had a banner year so far in the 2014 NASCAR Spring Cup season, and that continued on Sunday as Jimmie Johnson got the win at the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson is no stranger to winning, but he had trouble doing so at this particular track, going 0-for-24 in his career before Sunday’s victory.
With the win, Johnson took the lead in victories this season (3) and jumped two spots in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. Hendrick Motorsports drivers now sit 1-2-3 in the standings thanks to Johnson’s performance on Sunday. Johnson’s teammate, Jeff Gordon continues to lead the series, but his lead is shrinking by the week.
Last week he was up by 25 points over Dale Earnhardt Jr. and this week his lead is down to just 15 points over Johnson. Yet the biggest winner of the weekend was Paul Menard, who moved up four spots to 13th thanks to a fourth place finish in Sunday’s race.
A 13th place finish by Kyle Busch saw him drop four spots in the driver standings, going from sixth place to 10th.
Here is a look at the top 20 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after the Quicken Loans 400:
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