After his second win of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 21, 2021; Kyle Larson moves up in the NASCAR Cup Series standings to second place.

Denny Hamlin holds on to his first place position with 277 points; followed by Kyle Larson with 234 points.  Both Hamlin and Larson have three stage wins to their credit.  Stage wins give drivers playoff points which carry through the playoffs as long they are still in contention for the championship.

While they maintain spots in the top five; Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Martin Truex Jr all get shuffled around.

And despite having a car that he was very unhappy with, Kevin Harvick stays in the top 10 just outside of the top five.

Ryan Preece and Ricky Stenhouse Jr have fallen out of the top 16.

The top 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series standings March 22:
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Blaney
William Byron
Christopher Bell
Chase Elliott
Austin Dillon
Kyle Busch
Michael McDowell
Alex Bowman
Kurt Busch
Chris Buescher