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On paper, NASCAR Cup standings couldn't be more exciting


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On paper, NASCAR Cup standings couldn't be more exciting


Daytona Beach, FL (June 20, 2012) - Standings squabble doesn’t get much better than this - Roush Fenway Racing vs. Hendrick Motorsports. Former champions Matt Kenseth vs. Jimmie Johnson. Ford vs. Chevrolet. What’s not to like about the current state of the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship battle?


Eleven races remain until the lineup for NASCAR’s post season is finalized, but the top four spots on the current leaderboard is about as good as it gets.


RFR’s Kenseth, the 2003 series champion and this year’s Daytona 500 winner, carries a four-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. into Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Kenseth’s teammate, Greg Biffle, who headed the standings for much of the year, is a close third followed by Johnson, a two-time winner in 2012.


Of note, each member of the quartet occupied a top-five finishing position in Michigan.


Sonoma’s road course, however, is another story. Kenseth, Earnhardt and Biffle have yet to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup road race. Johnson won at Sonoma in 2010.


Roush Fenway Racing has just a single win on the 1.99-mile layout – Mark Martin’s 1997 victory. Hendrick Motorsports leads all winning organizations at Sonoma with six victories.


While Chevrolet leads all manufacturers at Sonoma with 10 victories, the automaker has gone to Victory Lane just once since 2006. Ford’s last win, by Ricky Rudd, came in 2002. Dodge has been the manufacturer of note with three wins in the last six races, including Kurt Busch’s first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup road racing triumph a year ago.

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