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NASCAR At Michigan 2012 Results: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ends Winless Streak

The Quicken Loans 400 took place on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. The latest stop in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ended up becoming the most emotional moment of the year, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a four-year drought and finally picked up his first win in 144 races -- on Father's Day.

With the win, Earnhardt will move up to second place in the overall Sprint Cup standings, moving past Greg Biffle and sliding in behind points leader Matt Kenseth. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick gained 48 points and will remain in sixth place in the standings.

Here are the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings with 11 races to go until the Chase (NOTE: These are strictly in relation to Chase spots):

  1. Matt Kenseth +109 inside Chase
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +105
  3. Greg Biffle +92
  4. Jimmie Johnson +76
  5. Denny Hamlin +58
  6. Kevin Harvick +48
  7. Martin Truex Jr. +41
  8. Tony Stewart +35
  9. Clint Bowyer +25
  10. Brad Keselowski +2
  11. Carl Edwards -2 from top 10
  12. Kyle Busch -26 (Holds No. 1 Wild Card spot, 1 win)
  13. Ryan Newman -31 (Holds No. 2 Wild Card spot, 1 win)
  14. Paul Menard -37
  15. Joey Logano -51 (-20 from No. 2 Wild Card spot)
  16. Kasey Kahne -67 (-36 from No. 2 Wild Card spot)
  17. Marcos Ambrose -70
  18. Jamie McMurray -81
  19. Juan Pablo Montoya -81
  20. Jeff Gordon -83
  21. Jeff Burton -83
  22. Aric Almirola -86

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