After 500 miles at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA the results and point standings looked just as many predicted.
Jimmie Johnson dominated at his home track to win for the fourth time at the speedway and earned his fifth win of the year. It also catapulted him to the point lead over teammate Mark Martin with six races to go.
As for our Creatures, most of them had top 10 days and the championship picture has taken a big twist. Three Creatures have separated themselves from the rest and with six races to go it seems they’ll need a lot of help to get back into contention.
Here’s a look at the updated point standings as we head for the Lowe’s Motor Speedway next Saturday night.
Ben Bomberger (5,699) Jeff Gordon finished second (3)
Mary Jo Buchanan (-20) Jimmie Johnson won (1)
Kara Martin (-74) Jeff Gordon finished second (3)
David Phillips (-144) Jeff Gordon finished second (2)
Jen Preston (-145) Carl Edwards finishes sixth (1)
Mason Dunn (-146) Jeff Gordon finished second (0)
Kelly Crandall (-155) Greg Biffle finished 20th (2)
Rob Tiongson (-188) NO PICK SENT (2)
James Broomhead (-235) NO PICK SENT (3)
SM Napier (-364) Kyle Busch finished 24th (2)
Danielle Henderson (-514) NO PICK SENT (2)
Adam Heasley (-669) NO PICK SENT (3)
The Lowe’s Motor Speedway next Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina under the lights.
Creatures please have your picks in as soon as possible and if you do send them in on Friday you have until 30 minutes after the article has been published (approx. 8:15 AM).