Jul 6, 2014; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola (43) leads a lap through turn four during the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup standings 2014: Updated standings after Coke Zero 400

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Although the action was a lot more limited than people would have liked, the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 from Daytona took place on Sunday after being move from Saturday due to inclement weather. Well, the weather struck again, causing the race to finish under a red flag, with Aric Almirola taking the win after 112 of 160 laps.

While there is still a ways to go, the NASCAR season for 2014 is rapidly passing us by, which means that the chase for the championship will be coming down to the wire before we know it.

With that being said, here’s a look at the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup standings following the abbreviated running of the Coke Zero 400.

Driver – Points
Rank Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF Laps Laps Led
1 Jeff Gordon 651 - 18 1 6 13 0 5174 309
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 624 27 18 2 9 12 1 4872 202
3 Jimmie Johnson 596 55 18 3 6 12 1 5106 1008
4 Brad Keselowski 586 65 18 2 8 9 0 5145 706
5 Matt Kenseth 580 71 18 0 6 11 1 5152 335
6 Joey Logano 546 105 18 2 6 9 3 5153 516
7 Carl Edwards 543 108 18 2 4 8 2 5136 130
8 Ryan Newman 534 117 18 0 1 6 0 5179 10
9 Kyle Busch 524 127 18 1 4 7 2 4878 295
10 Paul Menard 516 135 18 0 3 9 0 5081 45
11 Kevin Harvick 514 137 18 2 5 8 2 4742 882
12 Clint Bowyer 509 142 18 0 2 7 2 4886 36
13 Austin Dillon 494 157 18 0 1 2 0 5195 3
14 Denny Hamlin 493 158 17 1 4 6 1 4755 60
15 Greg Biffle 490 161 18 0 2 5 1 5067 98
16 Brian Vickers 484 167 18 0 3 6 1 4776 38
17 Kyle Larson 482 169 18 0 3 7 2 4926 9
18 Kasey Kahne 482 169 18 0 2 7 3 5086 64
19 Marcos Ambrose 472 179 18 0 2 4 0 5194 30
20 Tony Stewart 465 186 18 0 2 5 1 5055 102

Jeff Gordon is still holding steady at the top, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t seem to be too far behind at second, and as we know, you can never count Jimmie Johnson out of the running.

Again, there is still a lot of racing to go in the season, but the home stretch will be here before we know it.

As of right now, who do you think will take home the title this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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