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

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)