NASCAR Point Standings 2012: Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hold Top Two Spots After Martinsville

For the fourth straight week, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle left a racetrack with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead.

And because of the upcoming NASCAR off-week, Biffle will get an extra week atop the standings – thanks to his 13th-place finish on Sunday at Martinsville. But there's a new second-place driver, and he took a chunk out of Biffle's lead on Sunday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now second in the Sprint Cup Series point standings, just six points behind Biffle. This is the highest Earnhardt Jr. has been in points this far into a season since 2008.

The biggest gainer on Sunday was AJ Allmendinger, who jumped six spots after his runner-up finish to move to 20th in the point standings – a much needed run for the Penske Racing driver.

And the biggest loser? That title went to Kasey Kahne, who dropped four spots after a blown engine and fell to an astounding 31st in points – an absolutely nightmarish start to his tenure at Hendrick Motorsports.

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

  1. Greg Biffle
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -6
  3. Tony Stewart -12
  4. Matt Kenseth -12
  5. Kevin Harvick -12
  6. Martin Truex Jr. -12
  7. Denny Hamlin -16
  8. Ryan Newman -24
  9. Clint Bowyer -34
  10. Jimmie Johnson -37
  11. Carl Edwards -47
  12. Brad Keselowski -51
  13. Joey Logano -59
  14. Paul Menard -60
  15. Jeff Burton -62
  16. Kyle Busch -75
  17. Juan Pablo Montoya -80
  18. Regan Smith -80
  19. Aric Almirola -82
  20. AJ Allmendinger -83
  21. Jeff Gordon -90
  22. Bobby Labonte -91
  23. Marcos Ambrose -92
  24. Jamie McMurray -96
  25. Mark Martin -97
  26. Kurt Busch -110
  27. Casey Mears -126
  28. David Ragan -127
  29. Dave Blaney -129
  30. David Gilliland -130
  31. Kasey Kahne -133
  32. David Reutimann -138
  33. Travis Kvapil -147
  34. Landon Cassill -149
  35. Brian Vickers -160
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