NASCAR Point Standings: Brad Keselowski's Kansas Win Results In Big Gain

There wasn't too much significant movement in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings this week, but the biggest gainer just so happened to be Sunday's big winner.

Brad Keselowski moved up a series-high four positions in the standings, which put him in 21st place – just seven points away from a top-20 spot that could potentially give him a wild-card berth under NASCAR's new Chase format.

Jeff Gordon also had a good day, moving up three spots to 13th. But aside from Keselowski and Gordon, the only other driver to gain multiple positions in the standings was Brian Vickers (up two spots).

The news wasn't as positive for STP-sponsored AJ Allmendinger, who fell three positions in the standings to 16th after the STP 400.

Allmendinger's teammate Marcos Ambrose, Jeff Burton and Joey Logano also dropped two spots apiece.

Here are the updated NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after Kansas:

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Jimmie Johnson -40
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -41
  4. Kevin Harvick -43
  5. Kyle Busch -60
  6. Kurt Busch -71
  7. Matt Kenseth -73
  8. Tony Stewart -92
  9. Clint Bowyer -94
  10. Ryan Newman -103
  11. Denny Hamlin -104
  12. Greg Biffle -108
  13. Jeff Gordon -121
  14. Mark Martin -128
  15. Juan Pablo Montoya -128
  16. AJ Allmendinger -133
  17. David Ragan -141
  18. Kasey Kahne -146
  19. Marcos Ambrose -147
  20. Paul Menard -154
  21. Brad Keselowski -161
  22. Martin Truex Jr. -161
  23. David Reutimann -184
  24. Jeff Burton -184
  25. Joey Logano -185
  26. Brian Vickers -193
  27. Jamie McMurray -195
  28. Bobby Labonte -198
  29. Regan Smith -203
  30. David Gilliland -261
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