Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/1/14
getty images With his win in the 55th running of the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader of the 2013 season. Below are the point standings after the first of thirty-six events this season. NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings RK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND 1 Jimmie Johnson 47 — 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 42 -5 3 Mark Martin 41 -6 4 Brad Keselowski 41 -6 5 Ryan Newman 40 -7 6 Greg Biffle 38 -9 7 Danica Patrick 37 -10 8 Michael McDowell 35 -12 9 J.J. Yeley 34 -13 10 Clint Bowyer 34 -13 11 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 32 -15 12 Aric Almirola 31 -16 13 Denny Hamlin 31 -16 14 Bobby Labonte 29 -18 15 David Reutimann 28 -19 16 Dave Blaney 27 -20 17 Marcos Ambrose 26 -21 18 Joey Logano 26 -21 19 Jeff Gordon 25 -22 20 Paul Menard 24 -23 21 Michael Waltrip 23 -24 22 Scott Speed 22 -25 23 Martin Truex Jr. 20 -27 24 Travis Kvapil 20 -27 25 Terry Labonte 18 -29 26 Kurt Busch 16 -31 27 Casey Mears 15 -32 28 Jeff Burt...

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