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Where they stand: Sprint Cup Series points after Richmond

Carl Edwards celebrates his win of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2016 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Carl Edwards celebrates his win of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2016 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

When Carl Edwards claimed his second-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win Sunday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, he joined Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson as two-time winners, so far, in 2016 and further cemented his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship post-season.

Nine races into the season, six different drivers have won races with Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski also making trips to victory. As a result, 10 other drivers have provisional Chase spots based on their points standings.

Joey Logano leads the way among drivers without wins with 299 points. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 20 points behind him. Points are as tight as they could possibly be on the bubble, as 16th-place Ryan Newman has a scant one point lead on 17th-place A.J. Allmendinger.

Here’s a look at the standings:

1. Carl Edwards (2 wins)
1. Jimmie Johnson (2 wins)
1. Kyle Busch (2 wins)
4. Kevin Harvick (1 win)
4. Denny Hamlin (1 win)
4. Brad Keselowski (1 win)
7. Joey Logano (299 points)
8. Kurt Busch (279)
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (278)
10. Martin Truex Jr. (246)
11. Chase Elliott (234)
11. Austin Dillon (234)
13. Jamie McMurray (224)
14. Kasey Kahne (222)
15. Matt Kenseth (212)
16. Ryan Newman (205)

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