Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Reese's Chevrolet, now sits atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings with a third place finish tonight at Richmond International Raceway. He led once for one lap and now holds a 10-point lead with 10 races in the books of the 2010 season.
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, finished second after leading three times for 144 of the 400-lap race. The four-time champion moved up four spots in the points to sixth position.
Jeff Burton brought the Caterpillar Chevrolet to the checkered flag in fourth place. He sits ninth in the standings, up three places. Burton led once for 20 laps.
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, finished sixth to move up two points position to 18th place.
Ryan Newman, No. 39 US Army Mobile Chevrolet, finished eighth leading once for four laps. He moved up two positions in points to the 16th position.
Four-time defending NSCS champion Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, finished 10th to drop to second in the standings.
Mark Martin, No. 5 Hendrickcars.com/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet dropped four positions in the standings to 10th after battling handling issues from contact on pit road that relegated him to the 25th finishing position.
Clint Bowyer, No. 33 BB&T Chevrolet, finished 12th and rides 12th in the standings.
Kyle Busch (Toyota) was the race winner. Carl Edwards (Ford) completed the top-five finishers.
The next stop for the Series is May 8, 2010 at Darlington Raceway.