With a second-place finish in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Stewart jumps to the lead in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings, but shares it with Kurt Busch. After three races, both Stewart and Busch have an average finish of 7.3.

Newman is fifth in points, marking the first time both SHR drivers have been in the top-five in points since June 14, 2009.