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Sprint Cup standings: Truex wreck allows Harvick to open up big lead

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Kevin Harvick opened up a big lead on Martin Truex Jr. after Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Kevin Harvick remains atop the Sprint Cup standings after Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

And with Martin Truex Jr.'s wreck on Lap 28, Harvick, who finished fourth, opens up a 53-point lead over second-ranked Truex and a 57-point edge over Joey Logano. Jimmie Johnson, 70 points back, moved up one spot to fourth.

Ryan Newman gained two places, from 16th to 14th. Race winner Kyle Busch was the only other driver to gain two spots, from 39th to 37th. Busch is now 136 points out of 30th place (Cole Whitt). He must finish the first 26 races within the top 30 to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Carl Edwards, who won this race last season, dropped the most in the standings, from 14th to 17th.

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