Gordon leads Sprint Cup standings; Truex, Kyle Busch tied for second

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With Sunday’s win at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon assumes the top spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings.

Gordon, who now has an automatic berth in the season-ending and championship-deciding race at Homestead in three weeks, leads Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, who are both tied for second place, eight points behind Gordon.

Defending series champ Kevin Harvick is fourth (10 points back), while Carl Edwards rallied late in the race to take fifth place in the standings (17 points behind).

Team Penske is in trouble, with Brad Keselowski in sixth place (-34) and Joey Logano in eighth (-38). In between is Kurt Busch in seventh place (-36)

Here’s how the standings look after Sunday’s race:

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