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2012 NASCAR Standings: Kasey Kahne Closes In On Wild Card Spot

The battle for one of the two Wild Card spots in the Chase for the Cup got tighter Sunday night after Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600. Kahne now trails Ryan Newman by just seven points for the second Wild Card. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski is holding onto the first.

Leading the standings is still Greg Biffle. He now holds a 10-point lead over Matt Kenseth. The most significant move in the standings on Sunday was Denny Hamlin passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. to move into third place.

Here's a look at the top-25:

  1. Greg Biffle +85 points inside top 10
  2. Matt Kenseth +75
  3. Denny Hamlin +69
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +67
  5. Jimmie Johnson +37
  6. Martin Truex Jr. +36
  7. Kevin Harvick +30
  8. Kyle Busch +23
  9. Tony Stewart +20
  10. Carl Edwards +4
  11. Brad Keselowski -4, holds No. 1 Wild Card spot (two wins)
  12. Clint Bowyer -6
  13. Ryan Newman -35, holds No. 2 Wild Card spot (one win)
  14. Paul Menard -35
  15. Kasey Kahne -42, trails Wild Card spot by seven points
  16. Joey Logano -58
  17. Jeff Burton -72
  18. Juan Pablo Montoya -76
  19. Aric Almirola -81
  20. Marcos Ambrose -85
  21. Jamie McMurray -86
  22. Jeff Gordon -93
  23. Regan Smith -107
  24. AJ Allmendinger -108
  25. Kurt Busch -117

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.