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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 (400.000 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: 85000
Lead changes: 11
Green flag passes: 1,607 (4.3 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1102   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge400221070running1447
2 724   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / Chase AARP Visa   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400207796running143
32655   Mark Martin Aaron's 2,000th Store - Bronx, NY   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400140760running041
41148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400164321running4341
51599   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford400158126running039
6 356   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400132674running038
7 518   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399148068running30239
8 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399136901running3937
9 215   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota399115474running136
101420   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota39995535running034
112588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39892510running033
12176   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Cargill   (Jack Roush)Ford39778935running00
131329   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet397126596running031
141647   Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota397106468running030
15 95   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39787260running029
16 616   Greg Biffle Scotch-Brite   (Jack Roush)Ford39787485running028
171878   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet397102118running027
18279   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford397105543running026
192143   Aric Almirola Super 8   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford397114296running025
202414   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet397127835running024
21 839   Ryan Newman U.S. Army   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet397117593running023
221927   Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39684735running022
232851   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet39598643running021
24201   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet394107268running020
25 422   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge393117335running00
263542   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet393106326running018
273931   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet393114535running017
283810   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet39375135running00
293393   Travis Kvapil Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota39294818running015
303134   David Ragan Long John Silver's   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39285782running014
313013   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford39174060running013
324238   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39171360running012
334132   T.J. Bell Green Smoke   (Frank Stoddard)Ford39079485running00
344036   J.J. Yeley Drive Sober, Arrive Alive DE   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet38871035running010
351217   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford371119621running09
362283   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota35497280running08
372326   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford9272030vibration07
383298   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford5170353suspension06
393787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota4867500electrical00
403495   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford3267325suspension04
414337   Dave Blaney MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet2967125overheating03
423623   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet2666995brakes02
432991   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota1867329brakes00

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Gilliland38engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
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 Gordon400247.120Jeff Gordon   41.187  
485   Jimmie Johnson400207.695Jimmie Johnson   41.539  
995   Carl Edwards400219.706Carl Edwards   43.941  
556   Mark Martin400275.277Mark Martin   45.880  
25   Brad Keselowski400232.766Brad Keselowski   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  
5   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-playoff 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  
6   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