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2012 AAA 400


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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.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
423623   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet2666,995brakes02
432991   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota1867,329brakes00
393787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota4867,500electrical00
414337   Dave Blaney MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet2967,125overheating03
1102   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge400221,070running1447
2 724   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / Chase AARP Visa   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400207,796running143
32655   Mark Martin Aaron's 2,000th Store - Bronx, NY   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400140,760running041
41148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400164,321running4341
51599   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford400158,126running039
6 356   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400132,674running038
7 518   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399148,068running30239
8 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399136,901running3937
9 215   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota399115,474running136
101420   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota39995,535running034
112588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39892,510running033
12176   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Cargill   (Jack Roush)Ford39778,935running00
131329   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet397126,596running031
141647   Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota397106,468running030
15 95   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39787,260running029
16 616   Greg Biffle Scotch-Brite   (Jack Roush)Ford39787,485running028
171878   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet397102,118running027
18279   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford397105,543running026
192143   Aric Almirola Super 8   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford397114,296running025
202414   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet397127,835running024
21 839   Ryan Newman U.S. Army   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet397117,593running023
221927   Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39684,735running022
232851   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet39598,643running021
24201   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet394107,268running020
25 422   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge393117,335running00
263542   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet393106,326running018
273931   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet393114,535running017
283810   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet39375,135running00
293393   Travis Kvapil Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota39294,818running015
303134   David Ragan Long John Silver's   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39285,782running014
313013   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford39174,060running013
324238   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39171,360running012
334132   T.J. Bell Green Smoke   (Frank Stoddard)Ford39079,485running00
344036   J.J. Yeley Drive Sober, Arrive Alive DE   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet38871,035running010
351217   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford371119,621running09
362283   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota35497,280running08
383298   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford5170,353suspension06
403495   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford3267,325suspension04
372326   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford9272,030vibration07

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Gilliland38engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44David Stremme30Swan RacingBrandon DavisToyota
45Mike Bliss19Plinker TacticalMark SmithToyota
46Jason Leffler49Robinson-Blakeney RacingJay RobinsonToyota
47Cole Whitt33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet
48Kelly Bires79Bestway DisposalArchie St. HilaireFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16969  
70767   debris#47
77179103  
1801845   debris#99
18524662  
2472526   debris#5
25330957  
3103156   #17 debris#55
3163172  
3183214   #17 accident turn 4#56
32240079  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.0%             Average green flag run: 62.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin13434
  Kyle Busch35145111
  Jeff Gordon1461461
  Clint Bowyer1471471
  Brad Keselowski1481514
  Kyle Busch15218029
  Denny Hamlin1811844
  Kyle Busch185311127
  Jimmie Johnson31235443
  Kyle Busch35538935
  Denny Hamlin3903901
  Brad Keselowski39140010

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
246   Jeff Gordon400247.120   41.187  
485   Jimmie Johnson400207.695   41.539  
995   Carl Edwards400219.706   43.941  
556   Mark Martin400275.277   45.880  
25   Brad Keselowski400232.766   46.553  
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Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Brad Keselowski 2142    
2   Jimmie Johnson 2137   -5  
3   Denny Hamlin 2126   -16  
4   Clint Bowyer 2117   -25  
5   Tony Stewart 2110   -32  
6   Kasey Kahne 2110   -32  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2103   -39  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 2100   -42  
9   Kevin Harvick 2096   -46  
10   Jeff Gordon 2094   -48  
11   Greg Biffle 2091   -51  
12   Matt Kenseth 2070   -72  
13   Kyle Busch 870   -1272  
14   Carl Edwards 836   -1306  
15   Ryan Newman 830   -1312  
16   Paul Menard 814   -1328  
17   Marcos Ambrose 798   -1344  
18   Joey Logano 785   -1357  
19   Jeff Burton 713   -1429  
20   Jamie McMurray 702   -1440  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 1008    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1002   -6  
3   Brad Keselowski 1001   -7  
4   Greg Biffle 999   -9  
5   Clint Bowyer 969   -39  
6   Matt Kenseth 964   -44  
7   Denny Hamlin 964   -44  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 962   -46  
9   Kevin Harvick 937   -71  
10   Tony Stewart 911   -97  
11   Kasey Kahne 894   -114  
12   Jeff Gordon 871   -137  
13   Kyle Busch 870   -138  
14   Carl Edwards 836   -172  
15   Ryan Newman 830   -178  
16   Paul Menard 814   -194  
17   Marcos Ambrose 798   -210  
18   Joey Logano 785   -223  
19   Jeff Burton 713   -295  
20   Jamie McMurray 702   -306