Unofficial Sprint Cup points standings after Kansas: Kevin Harvick widens lead over Truex

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Consistency is what led Kevin Harvick to his first career Sprint Cup championship last season.

And it’s that same kind of consistency that keeps Harvick not only atop the Sprint Cup standings but extends his lead.

Harvick, who finished second in Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway, increased his lead over second-ranked Martin Truex Jr. from 40 to 46 points.

Race winner Jimmie Johnson remained in third place.

The biggest gainer on the evening was Jeff Gordon, who jumped four spots to ninth.

The driver who lost the most positions was Denny Hamlin, who fell five spots to 15th.

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

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

1 Kevin Harvick (2 wins) … 437 points … no change

2 Martin Truex Jr. … 391 points … no change

3 Jimmie Johnson (3 wins) … 389 points .. no change

4 Joey Logano (1 win) … 375 points … no change

5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 win) … 360 points … no change

6 Brad Keselowski (1 win) … 343 points … no change

7 Matt Kenseth (1 win) … 331 points … gained 1 spot

8 Jamie McMurray … 328 points … lost 1 spot

9 Jeff Gordon … 317 points … gained 4 spots

10 Kasey Kahne … 313 points … lost 1 spot

11 Aric Almirola … 312 points … gained 1 spot

12 Paul Menard … 306 points … lost 1 spot

13 Ryan Newman … 305 points … gained 1 spot

14 Kurt Busch (1 win) … 292 points … gained 1 spot

15 Denny Hamlin (1 win) … 284 points … lost 5 spots

16 Clint Bowyer … 272 points … gained 1 spot

17 Danica Patrick … 270 points … lost 1 spot

18 Carl Edwards … 265 points … no change

19 AJ Allmendinger … 259 points … no change

20 Casey Mears … 242 points … gained 1 spot

21 Greg Biffle … 242 points … gained 1 spot

22 Kyle Larson … 237 points … gained 2 spots

23 David Ragan … 235 points … lost 3 spots

24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 227 points … lost 1 spot

25 Austin Dillon … 225 points … no change

26 David Gilliland … 212 points … no change

27 Sam Hornish Jr. … 210 points … gained 1 spot

28 Justin Allgaier … 207 points … lost 1 spot

29 Trevor Bayne … 190 points … no change

30 Tony Stewart … 179 points … no change

31 Cole Whitt … 177 points … no change

32 Brett Moffitt … 161 points … no change

33 Michael Annett … 137 points … gained 1 spot

34 Alex Bowman … 132 points … lost 1 spot

35 Josh Wise … 116 points … no change

36 Matt DiBenedetto … 109 points … no change

37 Michael McDowell … 87 points … no change

38 Jeb Burton … 53 points … no change

39 Alex Kennedy … 40 points … no change

40 Bobby Labonte … 38 points … no change

41 Brian Vickers … 32 points … no change

42 Michael Waltrip … 26 points … no change

43 Reed Sorenson … 22 points … no change

44 Mike Wallace … 8 points … no change

45 Ron Hornaday Jr. … 2 points … no change

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