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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 27 of 36
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:37
Average Speed: 143.363 mph
Pole Speed: 182.865 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.171 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet29.530   182.865    
2   Aric Almirola43Ford29.567   182.636    
3   Matt Kenseth17Ford29.616   182.334    
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet29.659   182.070    
5   Carl Edwards99Ford29.663   182.045    
6   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet29.675   181.971    
7   Regan Smith78Chevrolet29.678   181.953    
8   Denny Hamlin11Toyota29.682   181.928    
9   Clint Bowyer15Toyota29.694   181.855    
10   Joey Logano20Toyota29.731   181.629    
11   Paul Menard27Chevrolet29.733   181.616    
12   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet29.748   181.525    
13   Brad Keselowski2Dodge29.751   181.507    
14   Trevor Bayne21Ford29.776   181.354   *
15   Mark Martin55Toyota29.792   181.257    
16   Sam Hornish, Jr.22Dodge29.793   181.251    
17   Marcos Ambrose9Ford29.826   181.050    
18   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota29.836   180.989    
19   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet29.855   180.874    
20   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet29.879   180.729    
21   Kyle Busch18Toyota29.883   180.705    
22   Greg Biffle16Ford29.913   180.524    
23   Bobby Labonte47Toyota29.923   180.463    
24   Michael McDowell98Ford29.954   180.276   *
25   Scott Speed95Ford29.965   180.210   *
26   Landon Cassill83Toyota29.980   180.120    
27   Casey Mears13Ford29.992   180.048    
28   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet30.010   179.940    
29   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet30.018   179.892    
30   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet30.055   179.671    
31   David Stremme30Toyota30.071   179.575   *
32   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet30.072   179.569    
33   Joe Nemechek87Toyota30.077   179.539   *
34   Mike Bliss19Toyota30.078   179.533   *
35   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet30.091   179.456    
36   Cole Whitt33Chevrolet30.094   179.438   *
37   David Ragan34Ford30.123   179.265    
38   Josh Wise26Ford30.140   179.164   *
39   Travis Kvapil93Toyota30.170   178.986    
40   Scott Riggs23Chevrolet30.291   178.271   *
41   Reed Sorenson91Toyota30.343   177.965   *
42   J.J. Yeley37Chevrolet30.347   177.942   *
43   Jason Leffler49Toyota30.386   177.713   *
44   T.J. Bell32Ford30.508   177.003   OP
45   David Gilliland38Ford30.560   176.702   OP
46   Danica Patrick10Chevrolet30.649   176.188   OP
47   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet30.676   176.033   OP

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Scott Riggs (#23), Reed Sorenson (#91), J.J. Yeley (#37), Jason Leffler (#49)