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2012 NASCAR Point Standings: Kasey Kahne Hold No. 1 Wild Card After Win

The win for Kasey Kahne at New Hampshire this weekend proved to be an important one for the Sprint Cup Series standings. Kahne grabbed the No. 1 Wild Card spot thanks to his second win of the season.

Matt Kenseth is still on top of the standings. He has a 16-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Here are the top-20 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series standings:

  1. Matt Kenseth +140 inside Chase
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +124
  3. Greg Biffle +100
  4. Jimmie Johnson +89
  5. Denny Hamlin +61
  6. Kevin Harvick +55
  7. Tony Stewart +51
  8. Martin Truex Jr. +50
  9. Clint Bowyer +47
  10. Brad Keselowski +46
  11. Carl Edwards -46 (needs one win to get No. 2 wild card spot)
  12. Kasey Kahne -66 (Holds No. 1 wild card spot, two wins)
  13. Kyle Busch -68 (Holds No. 2 wild card spot, one win)
  14. Ryan Newman -77 (-9 points from No. 2 wild card, one win)
  15. Paul Menard -79
  16. Joey Logano -80 (-12 points from No. 2 wild card, one win)
  17. Jeff Gordon -89
  18. Marcos Ambrose -118
  19. Jeff Burton -120
  20. Jamie McMurray -127

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