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2012 NASCAR Point Standings: Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Pass Greg Biffle

Engine trouble at Pocono Raceway cost Greg Biffle the overal points lead in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as the 11-week leader fell from first to third, behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. and fellow Rousch-owned car Matt Kenseth, who finished seventh overall in the race. Kenseth has been a steady climber is recent weeks, finishing in the top 11 in ten out of his last 11 races.

Georgia native David Ragan is sitting at 29th, currently, the only drive from the state in the Top 30.

  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

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