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2012 GEICO 400


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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.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1132   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge267303,195running7647
2 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267272,951running17244
3 65   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267179,565running041
42118   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267193,998running040
52039   Ryan Newman Gene Haas Fndtn. Workshops For Warriors   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267168,348running039
62914   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267168,840running339
71020   Joey Logano Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267124,440running037
8 488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / 7-Eleven / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267116,440running036
91856   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267133,054running035
10 915   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267131,754running635
123529   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267145,591running032
132216   Greg Biffle Scotch Blue   (Jack Roush)Ford267106,955running031
141555   Mark Martin LG Partner of the Year / Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota26797,630running030
151127   Paul Menard Menards / Libman   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267105,280running029
16 811   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267138,496running129
17 243   Aric Almirola Farmland   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford266132,366running328
18 317   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford266139,916running227
19 599   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford266136,671running025
21121   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet266123,863running124
223734   David Ragan Distraction.gov   (Bob Jenkins)Ford266110,288running323
232842   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet265121,396running021
243231   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet265129,480running020
262347   Bobby Labonte Bubba Burger   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota264113,538running018
27179   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford263116,588running017
284038   David Gilliland 1-800-LoanMart   (Bob Jenkins)Ford263102,138running016
292683   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota262114,125running015
313893   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota259103,988running013
323051   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet245101,677running012
334236   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet19983,930engine011
34 778   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet19791,730engine010
351924   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet190131,441crash09
362713   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford14683,305crash08
384326   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford6684,357vibration06
393130   David Stremme Swan Racing   (Brandon Davis)Toyota6079,325transmission05
412595   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford4978,805suspension03
432498   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford3878,907rear gear01
111622   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge267142,880running00
201421   Trevor Bayne Good Sam / Camping World   (Wood Brothers)Ford26694,705running00
254110   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet26590,630running00
303932   T.J. Bell U.S. Chrome   (Frank Stoddard)Ford26196,530running00
373633   Cole Whitt Special Ops OPSEC   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet7091,080fuel pressure00
403387   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota5279,080vibration00
423419   Mike Bliss Plinker Tactical   (Mark Smith)Toyota4178,635brakes00

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Riggs23North Texas PipeRobert Richardson, Sr.Chevrolet
45Reed Sorenson91Plinker TacticalMark SmithChevrolet
46J.J. Yeley37Max Q Workforce / Bradley UniversityLarry GunselmanChevrolet
47Jason Leffler49Robinson-Blakeney RacingJay RobinsonToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
16666  
67715   debris#31
7210130  
1021054   debris#22
10614944  
1501578   #13 accident turn 2#34
15818831  
1891946   #24 accident turn 1#1
19526773  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.6%             Average green flag run: 48.8 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Aric Almirola133
  Jimmie Johnson44542
  Brad Keselowski46461
  Matt Kenseth47482
  Jimmie Johnson4910254
  Brad Keselowski10315048
  Jimmie Johnson15118939
  David Ragan1901912
  Jimmie Johnson19222837
  Brad Keselowski2292291
  Denny Hamlin2302301
  Tony Stewart2312333
  Clint Bowyer2342396
  Jamie McMurray2402401
  David Ragan2412411
  Brad Keselowski24226726

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
187   Kyle Busch267244.998   35.000  
486   Jimmie Johnson267211.120   35.187  
56   Kasey Kahne267211.842   35.307  
396   Ryan Newman267211.945   35.324  
886   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.267213.164   35.527  
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Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Brad Keselowski 2056    
2   Jimmie Johnson 2053   -3  
3   Tony Stewart 2048   -8  
4   Denny Hamlin 2041   -15  
5   Clint Bowyer 2041   -15  
6   Kasey Kahne 2041   -15  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2039   -17  
8   Greg Biffle 2037   -19  
9   Martin Truex, Jr. 2035   -21  
10   Kevin Harvick 2032   -24  
11   Matt Kenseth 2030   -26  
12   Jeff Gordon 2009   -47  
13   Kyle Busch 814   -1242  
14   Ryan Newman 773   -1283  
15   Carl Edwards 772   -1284  
16   Paul Menard 760   -1296  
17   Marcos Ambrose 752   -1304  
18   Joey Logano 715   -1341  
19   Jeff Burton 667   -1389  
20   Jamie McMurray 664   -1392  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 945    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 938   -7  
3   Matt Kenseth 924   -21  
4   Jimmie Johnson 924   -21  
5   Brad Keselowski 915   -30  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 897   -48  
7   Clint Bowyer 893   -52  
8   Denny Hamlin 879   -66  
9   Kevin Harvick 873   -72  
10   Tony Stewart 849   -96  
11   Kasey Kahne 825   -120  
12   Kyle Busch 814   -131  
13   Jeff Gordon 786   -159  
14   Ryan Newman 773   -172  
15   Carl Edwards 772   -173  
16   Paul Menard 760   -185  
17   Marcos Ambrose 752   -193  
18   Joey Logano 715   -230  
19   Jeff Burton 667   -278  
20   Jamie McMurray 664   -281