NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Camping World 301 schedule, TV times

This week’s race

Camping World 301

What: 301 laps or 318.46 miles

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 1.058-mile slight banked, paved oval located in Loudon, N.H.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday


Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Brian Vickers

Also this week: Sta-Green 200, Nationwide Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2.

•  American Ethanol 200, Camping World Truck Series, Iowa Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: The top four drivers in the Sprint Cup Series points standings – Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhart Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski – have combined for eight victories in the season’s 18 races thus far.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not


Aric Almirola: Welcome to the NASCAR’s Winner’s Club ... and the Chase.

Austin Dillon: Two top-10s this season and both at Daytona.

Alex Bowman: At the right place at the right time for a career-best finish.

Kasey Kahne: Won the Nationwide race at Daytona – he’ll take them any way and anywhere he can.

Regan Smith: Back in the Nationwide Series points lead.

Ryan Sieg: Nationwide career-best third-place finish at Daytona.


Elliott Sadler: Late-race wreck wiped away his lead in Nationwide Series.

Weather: Still the biggest thorn in NASCAR’s side this season.

NASCAR: The eventual outcome may have remained the same, but calling a race at 3 p.m. is not giving it every opportunity to run entire event.

Jim Utter

Points Standings

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Through Tuesday

1. Jeff Gordon651

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.624

3. Jimmie Johnson596

4. Brad Keselowski586

5. Matt Kenseth580

6. Joey Logano546

7. Carl Edwards543

8. Ryan Newman534

9. Kyle Busch524

10. Paul Menard516

11. Kevin Harvick514

12. Clint Bowyer509

13. Austin Dillon494

14. Denny Hamlin493

15. Greg Biffle490

16. Brian Vickers484

17. Kyle Larson482

18. Kasey Kahne482

19. Marcos Ambrose472

20. Tony Stewart465

21. Aric Almirola452

22. Jamie McMurray447

23. Casey Mears438

24. AJ Allmendinger414

25. Martin Truex Jr.414

26. Kurt Busch422

27. Danica Patrick358

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.342

29. Justin Allgaier319

30. Michael Annett299

31. David Gilliland256

32. Cole Whitt254

33. David Ragan234

34. Reed Sorenson228

35. Alex Bowman227

36. Josh Wise209

37. Ryan Truex134

38. Michael McDowell120

39. Travis Kvapil108

40. Terry Labonte77


Through July 4

1. Regan Smith577

2. Elliott Sadler565

3. Chase Elliott562

4. Ty Dillon545

5. Brian Scott523

6. Trevor Bayne518

7. Brendan Gaughan465

8. James Buescher448

9. Chris Buescher446

10. Ryan Reed423

11. Landon Cassill413

12. Dylan Kwasniewski387

13. Dakoda Armstrong383

14. Mike Bliss360

15. Jeremy Clements348

16. J.J. Yeley306

17. Jeffrey Earnhardt298

18. Ryan Sieg291

19. Eric McClure269

20. Joey Gase254


Through June 26

1. Johnny Sauter297

2. Matt Crafton289

3. Timothy Peters286

4. Ryan Blaney285

5. Ron Hornaday Jr.284

6. German Quiroga272

7. Ben Kennedy263

8. Darrell Wallace Jr.261

9. John Wes Townley257

10. Joey Coulter242

11. Jeb Burton228

12. Bryan Silas205

13. Mason Mingus189

14. Jennifer Jo Cobb184

15. Joe Nemechek176

16. Justin Jennings171

17. Norm Benning171

18. Tyler Young167

19. Tayler Malsam154

20. T.J. Bell152