Unofficial Sprint Cup points standings after Talladega: Kevin Harvick still on top

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As you might expect, the Sprint Cup point standings had significant shuffling after Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Kevin Harvick remains on top of the standings, leading new second-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by 40 points.

While Harvick stayed No. 1, 23 of the next 24 places in the standings saw changes.

One of the biggest gainers was race winer Dale Earnhardt Jr., who jumped three spots to 5th in the standings with his 24th career victory and sixth at Talladega.

Also gaining three spots – the most any driver improved – were Kurt Busch (up to 15th), AJ Allmendinger (up to 19th) and Sam Hornish Jr. (up to 28th).

Suffering the biggest drop in the standings was Kyle Larson, who fell four positions to 24th.

Here are the unofficial Sprint Cup standings after Sunday’s race:

Driver (wins) …. points …. Gain/Loss in standings

1 Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 394 points … No change

2 Martin Truex Jr. … 354 … Gained 1 spot

3 Jimmie Johnson (2 wins) … 342 … Gained 1 spot

4 Joey Logano (1 win) … 335 … Lost 2 spots

5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 win) … 319 … Gained 3 spots

6 Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 305 … Lost 1 spot

7 Jamie McMurray … 297 … Gained 2 spots

8 Matt Kenseth (1 win) … 292 … Lost 1 spot

9 Kasey Kahne … 286 … Lost 3 spots

10 Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 281 … Gained 2 spots

11 Paul Menard … 280 … Gained 2 spots

12 Aric Almirola … 279 … Lost 1 spot

13 Jeff Gordon … 277 … Lost 3 spots

14 Ryan Newman … 271 … Gained 1 spot

15 Kurt Busch (1 win) … 255 … Gained 3 spots

16 Danica Patrick … 253 … No change

17 Clint Bowyer … 249 … Lost 3 spots

18 Carl Edwards … 240 … Lost 1 spot

19 AJ Allmendinger … 229 … Gained 3 spots

20 David Ragan … 224 … Lost 1 spot

21 Casey Mears … 217 … Gained 2 spots

22 Greg Biffle … 210 … Lost 1 spot

23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 207 … Gained 2 spots

24 Kyle Larson … 207 … Lost 4 spots

25 Austin Dillon … 203 …. Lost 1 spot

26 David Gilliland … 200 … No change

27 Justin Allgaier … 193 … Gained 1 spot

28 Sam Hornish Jr. … 182 … Gained 3 spots

29 Trevor Bayne … 1777 …. Lost 2 spots

30 Tony Stewart … 174 … No change

31 Cole Whitt … 168 … Gained 1 spot

32 Brett Moffitt … 151 … Lost 3 spots

33 Alex Bowman … 131 … No change

34 Michael Annett … 116 … No change

35 Josh Wise … 100 … Gained 1 spot

36 Matt DiBenedetto … 90 … Gained 1 spot

37 Michael McDowell … 79 … Lost 2 spots

38 Jeb Burton … 51 points … No change

39 Alex Kennedy … 40 … No change

40 Bobby Labonte … 38 … Gained 2 spots

41 Brian Vickers … 32 … Lost 1 spot

42 Michael Waltrip … 26 … Gained 1 spot

43 Reed Sorenson … 22 … Lost 2 spots

44 Mike Wallace … 8 … No change

45 Ron Hornaday Jr. … 2 … No change

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