The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup series season is eight races old and the 2012 Sprint Cup point standings are starting to take shape. Here are a couple of random stats from the first eight races which would suggest that the points are starting to work themselves out.
- Six drivers account for all eight race wins in 2012 (Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart each have two)
- Five of those six drivers are in the top ten in points
- Only one driver, Brad Keselowski in 15th, has a 2012 race win but still remains well outside a Chase qualifying spot.
One strange fact that remains hidden in the points is that Brian Vickers (37th) has only two starts in 2012 yet he is one spot ahead of Michael McDowell (38th) even though McDowell has started all eight 2012 races. McDowell's average finish so far this season is 37.6 with six DNFs.