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

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

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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.

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