clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings: Matt Kenseth Ends Greg Biffles' 11-Week Run On Top

Greg Biffle's 11-week reign in the Sprint Cup Series ended in Pocono, as the overal points leader in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series suffered engine troubles and finished 33rd, dropping from first to third in the overall standings. Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved up to second place, while Matt Kenseth, a Rousch driver alongside Biffle, took first with his tenth top-11 finish in his last 11 races.

Missouri native Carl Edwards jumped up one position from last week, landing at 11th overall thanks to an 11th place finish at Pocono.

  1. Matt Kenseth +100
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +90
  3. Greg Biffle +84
  4. Denny Hamlin +81
  5. Jimmie Johnson +70
  6. Kevin Harvick +47
  7. Martin Truex Jr. +42
  8. Tony Stewart +25
  9. Clint Bowyer +20
  10. Brad Keselowski +3
  11. Carl Edwards -3
  12. Kyle Busch -6 (Holds No. 1 Wild Card, one win)
  13. Paul Menard -27
  14. Ryan Newman -28 (Holds No. 2 Wild Card, one win)
  15. Joey Logano -28 (loses No. 2 Wild Card on tiebreaker to Newman)
  16. Kasey Kahne -46 (-18 points behind Newman/Logano for Wild Card spot)
  17. Marcos Ambrose -74
  18. Jeff Burton -75
  19. Jamie McMurray -80
  20. Aric Almirola -81
  21. Juan Pablo Montoya -86
  22. Jeff Gordon -90
  23. Mark Martin -100
  24. Regan Smith -116
  25. AJ Allmendinger -121
  26. Bobby Labonte -138
  27. Kurt Busch -151
  28. Casey Mears -183
  29. David Ragan -186
  30. David Gilliland -198

For more on everything NASCAR, be sure to check out SB Nation's NASCAR page.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube