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2012 AAA 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 29 of 36
Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:53
Average Speed: 125.076 mph
Pole Speed: 159.299 mph
Cautions: 5 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.078 sec
Attendance: 85,000
Lead changes: 11

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   Denny Hamlin11Toyota22.599   159.299    
2   Clint Bowyer15Toyota22.604   159.264    
3   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota22.613   159.200    
4   Sam Hornish, Jr.22Dodge22.676   158.758    
5   Kyle Busch18Toyota22.689   158.667    
6   Greg Biffle16Ford22.707   158.541    
7   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet22.721   158.444    
8   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet22.742   158.297    
9   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet22.748   158.256    
10   Brad Keselowski2Dodge22.763   158.151    
11   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet22.772   158.089    
12   Matt Kenseth17Ford22.786   157.992    
13   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet22.789   157.971    
14   Joey Logano20Toyota22.789   157.971    
15   Carl Edwards99Ford22.792   157.950    
16   Bobby Labonte47Toyota22.811   157.819    
17   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.6Ford22.816   157.784   *
18   Regan Smith78Chevrolet22.835   157.653    
19   Paul Menard27Chevrolet22.842   157.604    
20   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet22.936   156.958    
21   Aric Almirola43Ford22.941   156.924    
22   Landon Cassill83Toyota22.955   156.829    
23   Josh Wise26Ford22.984   156.631   *
24   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet22.989   156.597    
25   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet22.997   156.542    
26   Mark Martin55Toyota23.005   156.488    
27   Marcos Ambrose9Ford23.033   156.297    
28   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet23.043   156.230    
29   Reed Sorenson91Toyota23.044   156.223   *
30   Casey Mears13Ford23.050   156.182    
31   David Ragan34Ford23.074   156.020    
32   Michael McDowell98Ford23.094   155.885   *
33   Travis Kvapil93Toyota23.120   155.709    
34   Scott Speed95Ford23.160   155.440   *
35   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet23.169   155.380    
36   Scott Riggs23Chevrolet23.188   155.253   *
37   Joe Nemechek87Toyota23.217   155.059   *
38   Danica Patrick10Chevrolet23.222   155.025    
39   Dave Blaney37Chevrolet23.222   155.025   *
40   David Stremme30Toyota23.262   154.759   *
41   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet23.279   154.646    
42   Mike Bliss19Toyota23.280   154.639   *
43   J.J. Yeley36Chevrolet23.293   154.553   OP
44   Jason Leffler49Toyota23.306   154.467   *
45   T.J. Bell32Ford23.349   154.182   OP
46   Cole Whitt33Chevrolet23.416   153.741   *
47   David Gilliland38Ford23.424   153.689   OP
48   Kelly Bires79Ford23.425   153.682   *

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:   David Stremme (#30), Mike Bliss (#19), Jason Leffler (#49), Cole Whitt (#33), Kelly Bires (#79)