NASCAR By the Numbers: Kentucky wrap up

Kentucky hosted a triple header weekend, including their debut of the Sprint Cup series. There was great racing but the weekend ended on a bitter note for many fans. Let's take a look at how the points shake out after this weekend.

Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225:
Tough nights for most of the points contenders: broken axel for Sauter (after leading), Dillion’s hood flew up, Whitt was involved in a crash and Crafton blew an engine; this all results in some shake ups in the points standings.
Sauter started on pole and despite problems
maintains his points lead.
Credit: Tom Whitmore/Getty Images
  1. Johnny Sauter
  2. Cole Whitt  -23
  3. Austin Dillion  -25
  4. Jamues Buescher  -32
  5. Parker Kligerman  -35
  6. Ron Hornaday Jr.  -37
  7. Timothy Peters  -39
  8. Matt Crafton  -50
  9. Joey Coulter  -55
  10. Brendan Gaughan  -60
  11. Todd Bodine  -70
  12. Max Papis  -71
  13. Ricky Carmichael  -77
  14. Jason White  --79
  15. Nelson Piquet Jr.  -89
Biggest Movers: James Buescher, Parker Kligerman and Jason White +3
Biggest Losses: Ron Hornaday Jr. and Matt Crafton –3

Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300:
A cup driver once again won (Keselowski) but a fifth place finish by Elliott Sadler placed him in the points lead.
Sadler also started on pole and took over the points lead this week.
Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
  1. Elliott Sadler
  2. Reed Sorenson   -4
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr  -27.
  4. Justin Allgaier  -43
  5. Jason Leffler  -73
  6. Aric Almirola  -88
  7. Kenny Wallace  -109
  8. Steven Wallace  -151
  9. Michael Annett  -158
  10. Brian Scott  -158
  11. Mike Wallace  -219
  12. Josh Wise  -228
  13. Trevor Bayne  -232
  14. Mike Bliss  -232
  15. Joe Nemechek  -250
Biggest Moves/Losses: all changes +/- 1

Sprint Cup Quaker State 400:
The inaugural Quaker State 400 was one for the history books, Kyle Busch claimed his 99th career victory and Kentucky Speedway has some explaining to do.  With his victory, Busch assumes the points lead from Kevin Harvick.
3 for 3: Busch also started on pole after a rain out and now gains
the points lead following his win.
Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Carl Edwards  -4
  3. Kevin Harvick  -10
  4. Kurt Busch  -18
  5. Jimmie Johnson  -19
  6. Matt Kenseth  -22
  7. Jeff Gordon  -71
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  -76
  9. Ryan Newman  -86
  10. Denny Hamlin  -95
  11. Tony Stewart  -97
  12. Clint Bowyer  -110
  13. Juan Pablo Montoya  -127
  14. Greg Biffle  -128
  15. David Ragan  -130
Biggest Movers: Kyle Busch and David Ragan +2
Biggest Losses: Clint Bowyer –3, Kevin Harvick –2

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