NASCAR Standings 2012: Brad Keselowski Leads Sprint Cup Points After Chicagoland

There's a new face atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.

For the first time in his career, Brad Keselowski is leading the standings – a feat he accomplished after winning Sunday's GEICO 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Keselowski leads Jimmie Johnson by three points, with defending champion Tony Stewart eight points behind.

Kasey Kahne was the biggest gainer on Sunday, moving up six positions to fifth in the points. Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth all fell three spots apiece.

Jeff Gordon's collision with the wall ended his race early and cost him dearly in the points; he's 47 behind Keselowski.

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

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Jimmie Johnson -3
  3. Tony Stewart -8
  4. Denny Hamlin -15
  5. Kasey Kahne -15
  6. Clint Bowyer -15
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -17
  8. Greg Biffle -19
  9. Martin Truex Jr. -21
  10. Kevin Harvick -24
  11. Matt Kenseth -26
  12. Jeff Gordon -47
(Note: Kyle Busch is 13th in points, 41 ahead of Ryan Newman and 42 ahead of Carl Edwards).
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