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Updated NASCAR Chase standings after New Hampshire SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

Updated NASCAR Chase standings after New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin have plenty of reasons to smile, as the Joe Gibbs Racing teammates have won the first two Chase races.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

JOE GIBBS RACING CONTINUES STRONG SEASON

Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in New Hampshire, giving him the lead in the Chase standings.
He’s joined at the top by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards.
As things heat up, the pressure is mounting for Kevin Harvick, who pretty much has to win next week if he is going to stay in the Chase.
Jamie McMurray (11th, 2058 points), Dale Earnhart Jr. (12th, 2057 points), Kyle Busch (13th, 2056 points) and Paul Menard (14th, 2056 points) are also starting to feel the pinch, but are well within striking distance if any or all have a solid performance next week.

SPRINT CUP SERIES STANDINGS AFTER NEW HAMPSHIRE

RANK DRIVER Wins Car Manufacturer POINTS
1 Matt Kenseth 5 Camry Toyota 2,099
2 Denny Hamlin 2 Camry Toyota 2093
3 Carl Edwards 2 Camry Toyota 2,089
4 Joey Logano 3 Ford Fusion 2,089
5 Jimmie Johnson 4 SS Chevrolet 2,083
6 Ryan Newman 0 SS Chevrolet 2074
7 Kurt Busch 2 SS Chevrolet 2,073
8 Brad Keselowski 1 Fusion Ford 2,072
9 Martin Truex Jr. 1 Camry Toyota 2,071
10 Jeff Gordon 0 SS Chevrolet 2,068
11 Jamie McMurray 1 SS Chevrolet 2,058
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 SS Chevrolet 2,057
13 Kyle Busch 4 Camry Toyota 2,056
14 Paul Menard 0 SS Chevrolet 2,056
15 Kevin Harvick 2 SS Chevrolet 2,034
16 Clint Bowyer 0 Camry