2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings: Matt Kenseth Knocks Greg Biffle Out Of First Place

Jun 9, 2012; Long Pond, PA, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (17) during qualifying for the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Kenseth moved into the top spot after engine troubles ended Greg Biffle's 11-week run at No. 1, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. jumped to second.

There's a new points leader in the 2012 NASCAR Spring Cup standings. Greg Biffle's 11-week reign at the top ended in Pocono, as the Rousch driver suffered engine troubles and finished 33rd, dropping from first to third in the overall standings. Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved up to second place, while Matt Kenseth, a fellow Rousch driver, took first with his tenth top-11 finish in his last 11 races.

Corpus Christi native Bobby Labonte is at 26th in the top 30, up one spot from 27th last week after finishing 20th at Pocono.

  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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