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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:17
Average Speed: 160.192 mph
Pole Speed: 191.623 mph
Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: .304 sec
Attendance: 108,500
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet49.973   191.623    
2   A.J. Allmendinger22Dodge50.107   191.111    
3   Marcos Ambrose9Ford50.126   191.039    
4   Aric Almirola43Ford50.141   190.981    
5   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet50.196   190.772    
6   Greg Biffle16Ford50.245   190.586    
7   Carl Edwards99Ford50.245   190.586    
8   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet50.274   190.476    
9   Michael Waltrip55Toyota50.335   190.245    
10   Matt Kenseth17Ford50.347   190.200    
11   Trevor Bayne21Ford50.355   190.170   *
12   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet50.363   190.140    
13   Brad Keselowski2Dodge50.381   190.072    
14   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet50.383   190.064    
15   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota50.411   189.959    
16   Josh Wise26Ford50.411   189.959   *
17   Paul Menard27Chevrolet50.425   189.906    
18   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet50.436   189.864    
19   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet50.454   189.797    
20   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet50.457   189.785    
21   Kyle Busch18Toyota50.482   189.691    
22   Denny Hamlin11Toyota50.485   189.680    
23   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet50.506   189.601    
24   Clint Bowyer15Toyota50.518   189.556    
25   Casey Mears13Ford50.539   189.477    
26   David Gilliland38Ford50.572   189.354    
27   David Stremme30Toyota50.578   189.331   *
28   Terry Labonte32Ford50.618   189.182    
29   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet50.640   189.100    
30   Joey Logano20Toyota50.647   189.073    
31   Regan Smith78Chevrolet50.653   189.051    
32   David Ragan34Ford50.661   189.021    
33   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet50.671   188.984    
34   David Reutimann10Chevrolet50.693   188.902    
35   Michael McDowell98Ford50.766   188.630   *
36   Bill Elliott97Toyota50.890   188.171   *
37   Joe Nemechek87Toyota50.933   188.012   *
38   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet51.038   187.625    
39   Robert Richardson, Jr.23Toyota51.288   186.710   *
40   Tony Raines33Chevrolet51.338   186.528   *
41   J.J. Yeley49Toyota51.402   186.296   *
42   Landon Cassill83Toyota51.403   186.293    
43   Travis Kvapil93Toyota51.427   186.206   OP
44   Bobby Labonte47Toyota51.542   185.790   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:   J.J. Yeley (#49)