NASCAR Point Standings: 9 Drivers Have Clinched A Spot In The Chase

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 16: Greg Biffle, driver of the #27 Redman Moist Snuff Ford, sits in his car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

The field for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup is nearly set.

Denny Hamlin took the win in Atlanta on Sunday night, but Greg Biffle remains at the top of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. There is one more race until the field for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, and at this point the top nine drivers in the standings have clinched a spot in the playoffs. Tony Stewart is the driver currently in 10th place, and he's the only guy who can be caught by drivers outside of the playoff picture.

Related: NASCAR At Atlanta 2012: Denny Hamlin Grabs Victory On A Green-White-Checkered Finish At Atlanta

The standings:

1. Greg Biffle
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-8 points)
3. Matt Kenseth (-21)
4. Jimmie Johnson (-31)
5. Martin Truex Jr. (-41)
6. Brad Keselowski (-48)
7. Denny Hamlin (-57)
8. Clint Bowyer (-68)
9. Kevin Harvick (-72)
10. Tony Stewart (-110)

There are several different possible scenarios for the wild card spots, and those have been broken down by SB Nation's Jeff Gluck.

For more comprehensive NASCAR coverage, visit SB Nation's dedicated hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.