Mar 7, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson during a test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings: Week Three

Following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson kept the top spot with another top ten finish. Matt Kensenth, who celebrated his birthday with a win in Vegas,  jumped up 11 spots to the seventh position. The other big movers in the standings were Kasey Kane who jumped up 17 spots and Kyle Busch who made the leap up 16 spots.

As for the biggest faller in the Sprint Cup standings, J.J. Yeley stumbled thirteen spots and fell out of the top 20.

How do the Vegas results shake up the standings?

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup rankings through the first three races of the season:

RANK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Jimmie Johnson 129 1 0 2 3
2 Brad Keselowski 124 -5 0 1 3 3
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 119 -10 0 0 2 3
4 Denny Hamlin 102 -27 0 0 1 1
5 Carl Edwards 98 -31 1 0 2 2
6 Mark Martin 95 -34 0 1 1 1
7 Matt Kenseth 93 -36 1 0 1 2
8 Greg Biffle 93 -36 0 0 0 1
9 Clint Bowyer 89 -40 0 0 0 1
10 Aric Almirola 88 -41 0 0 0 0
11 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 87 -42 0 0 0 0
12 Paul Menard 82 -47 0 0 0 1
13 Jeff Gordon 79 -50 0 0 0 1
14 Kasey Kahne 77 -52 0 0 1 1
15 Joey Logano 76 -53 0 0 0 0
16 Marcos Ambrose 74 -55 0 0 0 0
17 Kyle Busch 72 -57 0 0 1 1
18 Tony Stewart 72 -57 0 0 0 1
19 Kevin Harvick 68 -61 0 0 0 1
20 Jeff Burton 66 -63 0 0 0 1
21 Jamie McMurray 66 -63 0 0 0 0
22 Martin Truex Jr. 64 -65 0 0 0 1
23 Juan Pablo Montoya 63 -66 0 0 0 0
24 Bobby Labonte 63 -66 0 0 0 0
25 Casey Mears 60 -69 0 0 0 0
26 J.J. Yeley 58 -71 0 0 0 1
27 David Reutimann 58 -71 0 0 0 0
28 Dave Blaney 58 -71 0 0 0 0
29 Kurt Busch 57 -72 0 0 0 0
30 Danica Patrick 53 -76 0 1 0 1
31 Ryan Newman 50 -79 0 0 1 1
32 Travis Kvapil 40 -89 0 0 0 0
33 Michael McDowell 36 -93 0 0 0 1
34 AJ Allmendinger 33 -96 0 0 0 0
35 David Gilliland 29 -100 0 0 0 0
36 David Ragan 29 -100 0 0 0 0
37 Scott Speed 28 -101 0 0 0 0
38 David Stremme 26 -103 0 0 0 0
39 Michael Waltrip 23 -106 0 0 0 0
40 Terry Labonte 18 -111 0 0 0 0
41 Ken Schrader 17 -112 0 0 0 0
42 Landon Cassill 14 -115 0 0 0 0

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