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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 30 of 36
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:12
Average Speed: 171.194 mph
Pole Speed: 191.455 mph
Cautions: 5 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 88,000
Lead changes: 54

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   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet50.017   191.455    
2   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet50.098   191.145    
3   Clint Bowyer15Toyota50.105   191.119    
4   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet50.138   190.993    
5   Greg Biffle16Ford50.148   190.955    
6   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet50.176   190.848    
7   Carl Edwards99Ford50.193   190.784    
8   Trevor Bayne21Ford50.208   190.727   *
9   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota50.225   190.662    
10   Sam Hornish, Jr.22Dodge50.234   190.628    
11   Michael Waltrip55Toyota50.277   190.465    
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet50.287   190.427    
13   Kyle Busch18Toyota50.289   190.419    
14   Joey Logano20Toyota50.296   190.393    
15   Matt Kenseth17Ford50.302   190.370    
16   Paul Menard27Chevrolet50.312   190.332    
17   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet50.321   190.298    
18   Aric Almirola43Ford50.321   190.298    
19   Casey Mears13Ford50.353   190.177    
20   Marcos Ambrose9Ford50.355   190.170    
21   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet50.370   190.113    
22   Brad Keselowski2Dodge50.459   189.778    
23   Denny Hamlin11Toyota50.467   189.748    
24   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet50.469   189.740    
25   David Ragan34Ford50.502   189.616    
26   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet50.519   189.552    
27   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet50.565   189.380    
28   Regan Smith78Chevrolet50.582   189.316    
29   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet50.660   189.025    
30   David Stremme30Toyota50.681   188.947   *
31   Terry Labonte32Ford50.722   188.794    
32   David Gilliland38Ford50.740   188.727    
33   Josh Wise26Ford50.761   188.649   *
34   Michael McDowell98Ford50.764   188.638   *
35   Timmy Hill97Toyota50.848   188.326   *
36   Travis Kvapil93Toyota50.856   188.296    
37   Joe Nemechek87Toyota50.936   188.001   *
38   Landon Cassill83Toyota50.940   187.986    
39   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet51.083   187.460    
40   Bobby Labonte47Toyota51.211   186.991    
41   David Reutimann10Chevrolet51.268   186.783    
42   Cole Whitt33Chevrolet51.404   186.289   *
43   Robert Richardson, Jr.23Toyota51.500   185.942   *

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:   none