2011 NASCAR Point Standings Update: Kyle Busch Takes Over Sprint Cup Series Lead After Kentucky Win

Kyle Busch recaptured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead following his victory at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, taking over the top spot for the first time since Martinsville.

Former points leader Kevin Harvick fell to third, while Carl Edwards remained in second place – four points behind Busch.

Busch, David Ragan (15th) and David Reutimann (24th) were the biggest gainers of the night, picking up two positions apiece.

Clint Bowyer (12th) and AJ Allmendinger (18th) were the biggest losers, falling three spots each.

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after Kentucky:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Carl Edwards -4
  3. Kevin Harvick -10
  4. Kurt Busch -18
  5. Jimmie Johnson -19
  6. Matt Kenseth -22
  7. Jeff Gordon -71
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -76
  9. Ryan Newman -86
  10. Denny Hamlin -95
  11. Tony Stewart -97
  12. Clint Bowyer -110
  13. Juan Pablo Montoya -127
  14. Greg Biffle -128
  15. David Ragan -130
  16. Paul Menard -138
  17. Kasey Kahne -140
  18. AJ Allmendinger -141
  19. Mark Martin -147
  20. Joey Logano -155
  21. Brad Keselowski -158
  22. Marcos Ambrose -165
  23. Martin Truex Jr. -175
  24. David Reutimann -201
  25. Jeff Burton -207
  26. Brian Vickers -219
  27. Regan Smith -225
  28. Jamie McMurray -238
  29. Bobby Labonte -261
  30. David Gilliland -296
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