Kevin Harvick leads Cup standings

Daniel McFadin
NBC Sports

After his third win in four races to begin the season, Kevin Harvick reclaimed the top ranking in the Cup point standings.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has a 12-point lead over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. following Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway.

Harvick briefly lost the points lead when NASCAR docked his team 20 driver and owner points for an L1 penalty after his March 11 victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Car co-owner Tony Stewart said Sunday that the team won’t appeal the penalty.

Joey Logano (-16) and Ryan Blaney (-16) rounded out the top five in the standings.

Click here for the points standings.

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