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NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Points

  1. Jimmie Johnson 5503
  2. Denny Hamlin 5495
  3. Kevin Harvick 5473
  4. Carl Edwards 5450
  5. Jeff Gordon 5445
  6. Kurt Busch 5433
  7. Kyle Busch 5423
  8. Greg Biffle 5418
  9. Jeff Burton 5402
  10. Tony Stewart 5376
  11. Matt Kenseth 5354
  12. Clint Bowyer 5251

No Seeding (same NASCAR points system- no seeding for wins in regular season)

  1. Jimmie Johnson 5453
  2. Carl Edwards 5450
  3. Jeff Gordon 5445
  4. Kevin Harvick 5443
  5. Denny Hamlin 5435
  6. Kurt Busch 5413
  7. Greg Biffle 5408
  8. Jeff Burton 5402
  9. Kyle Busch 5393
  10. Tony Stewart 5366
  11. Matt Kenseth 5354
  12. Clint Bowyer 5254

Stand Alone Points system

  1. Jimmie Johnson 29
  2. Kevin Harvick 25
  3. Greg Biffle 24
  4. Denny Hamlin 23
  5. Jeff Gordon 23
  6. Carl Edwards 23
  7. Kurt Busch 20
  8. Jeff Burton 18
  9. Kyle Busch 17
  10. Tony Stewart 13
  11. Matt Kenseth 13
  12. Clint Bowyer 4

This is late because it was waiting on whether or not the penalty for Bowyer would stand.  According to the panel’s ruling yesterday it stands so without further ado -these are the standings as of the Dover race.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings (including the penalty for Bowyer):

  1. Denny Hamilin 5368
  2. Jimmie Johnson 5333
  3. Kyle Busch 5323
  4. Kurt Busch 5309
  5. Kevin Harvick 5303
  6. Carl Edwards 5295
  7. Jeff Burton 5288
  8. Jeff Gordon 5285
  9. Greg Biffle 5228
  10. Tony Stewart 5206
  11. Matt Kenseth 5203
  12. Clint Bowyer 5133

The Hybrid Cups Point system (same NASCAR points system- NO seeding at beginning of chase)

  1. Denny Hamlin 5308
  2. Carl Edwards 5295
  3. Kyle Busch 5293
  4. Kurt Busch 5289
  5. Jeff Burton 5288
  6. Jeff Gordon 5285
  7. Jimmie Johnson 5283
  8. Kevin Harvick 5273
  9. Greg Biffle 5218
  10. Matt Kenseth 5203
  11. Tony Stewart 5196
  12. Clint Bowyer 5136

The Badgroove Cup system (for Bowyer’s penalty- I stripped away all points for the win…zeroing him out and putting him 12th before the Dover race):

  1. Denny Hamlin- 18
  2. Jimmie Johnson- 18
  3. Kyle Busch- 16
  4. Kurt Busch- 16
  5. Carl Edwards- 16
  6. Jeff Burton-16
  7. Kevin Harvick- 15
  8. Jeff Gordon- 15
  9. Greg Biffle- 7
  10. Matt Kenseth- 7
  11. Tony Stewart- 4
  12. Clint Bowyer- 1

The current top 12 in points  for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:

  1. Denny Hamlin 5230
  2. Clint Bowyer 5195  (-35)
  3. Kevin Harvick 5185 (-45)
  4. Kyle Busch 5168 (-62)
  5. Jeff Gordon 5155 (-75)
  6. Kurt Busch 5144 (-86)
  7. Jimmie Johnson 5138 (-92)
  8. Carl Edwards 5135 (-95)
  9. Greg Biffle 5122 (-108)
  10. Jeff Burton 5118 (-112)
  11. Tony Stewart 5106 (-124)
  12. Matt Kenseth 5094 (-124)
 

Tony Stewart speaks with media at his hauler at Louden. Photo Courtesy of Glenn Bure/AI Press

Hybrid standings (same NASCAR points system- no seeding at beginning of chase):

  1. Clint Bowyer 5195
  2. Denny Hamlin 5170
  3. Kevin Harvick 5155
  4. Jeff Gordon 5155
  5. Kyle Busch 5138
  6. Carl Edwards 5135
  7. Kurt Busch 5124
  8. Jeff Burton 5118
  9. Greg Biffle 5112
  10. Matt Kenseth 5094
  11. Tony Stewart 5096
  12. Jimmie Johnson 5088
 

Tony Stewart answers questions at Louden, NH. Photo courtesy of: Glenn Bure/AI Press

BadGroove Cup (Completely separate points system for drivers- highest chase driver gets 12 points, second highest 11 points etc. Only bonus points are 5 for a win. Nothing for leading lap or most laps led).

  1. Clint Bowyer- 17  (12 for highest finishing driver, 5 bonus for winning)
  2. Denny Hamlin- 11
  3. Kevin Harvick- 10
  4. Jeff Gordon -9
  5. Kyle Busch- 8
  6. Carl Edwards- 7
  7. Kurt Busch- 6
  8. Jeff Burton- 5
  9. Greg Biffle- 4
  10. Matt Kenseth- 3
  11. Tony Stewart- 2
  12. Jimmie Johnson- 1