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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 34 of 36
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:41:30
Average speed: 136.117 mph
Pole speed: 191.076 mph
Cautions: 9 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: .808 sec
Attendance: 146000
Lead changes: 20
Green flag passes: 2,859 (10.0 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
1 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet335492086running16848
2 82   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge335353830running7543
3 318   Kyle Busch Snickers   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota335268143running8042
41017   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford335241021running141
52114   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet335212935running039
6 415   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota335180149running038
71988   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet335148085running037
81878   Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet335155493running036
92329   Kevin Harvick Rheem / Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet335168971running035
10 216   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford335128560running034
11 620   Joey Logano The Home Depot / redbeacon.com   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota335121585running033
123639   Ryan Newman Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet335155443running633
13 556   Martin Truex, Jr. Carlyle Tools by NAPA   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota335134249running031
141624   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet335148021running030
151443   Aric Almirola Farmland   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford335141221running029
16 999   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford335145051running028
171722   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge335142785running00
18241   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet335132543running026
192231   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet335139210running025
201211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota335143051running024
212013   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford335116343running023
22 721   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford33599810running40
233893   Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota335121943running122
243210   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet33599210running00
25135   Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com / Great Clips   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334107185running019
264183   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota333125755running018
272727   Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet332106585running017
283334   David Ragan CertainTeed / 31-W Insulation   (Bob Jenkins)Ford331109668running016
291155   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32997710crash015
303195   Scott Speed B&D Electrical / TWD   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford32896000running014
314232   Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts   (Frank Stoddard)Ford328105560running013
32159   Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford310124743crash012
332947   Bobby Labonte Wounded Warrior Project   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota284111682running011
342542   Juan Pablo Montoya Huggies   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet279123926running010
353038   David Gilliland Long John Silver's   (Bob Jenkins)Ford22593460engine09
362651   A.J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet107101510crash08
373526   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford4193030vibration07
383798   Michael McDowell K-Love Radio   (Mike Curb)Ford3792803overheating06
394036   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet3789900brakes05
404387   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota3389700vibration00
413419   Mike Bliss Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante   (Mark Smith)Toyota3289475brakes00
422837   J.J. Yeley MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet1089275overheating02
433991   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota689561electrical00
* Race extended to 335 laps due to green-white-checker.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stephen Leicht33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet
45Kelly Bires79United Supermarkets / Randy Hill RacingArchie St. HilaireFord
46David Stremme30Swan RacingBrandon DavisToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1100100  
1011044   debris#22
1051095  
1101189   #51 accident frontstretchnone
1191191  
1201289   #42,47,21 accident frontstretch#31
12918557  
1861905   debris#1
19122333  
2242274   debris#21
22827548  
2762805   debris#21
28131030  
3113155   #9 accident turn 1#31
3163216  
3223265   debris#31
3273304  
3313333   #55,99 accident frontstretch#13
3343352  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.6%             Average green flag run: 28.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson14848
  Ryan Newman49502
  Jimmie Johnson5110151
  Ryan Newman1021054
  Brad Keselowski10611813
  Jimmie Johnson11916547
  Kyle Busch1661661
  Matt Kenseth1671671
  Trevor Bayne1681714
  Travis Kvapil1721721
  Jimmie Johnson17319018
  Kyle Busch19122333
  Brad Keselowski2242241
  Kyle Busch22523511
  Brad Keselowski23627641
  Kyle Busch27731135
  Jimmie Johnson3123121
  Brad Keselowski31332614
  Jimmie Johnson3273271
  Brad Keselowski3283336
  Jimmie Johnson3343352

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
28   Brad Keselowski335274.893Brad Keselowski   34.362  
399   Ryan Newman335313.748Ryan Newman   34.861  
488   Jimmie Johnson335280.167Jimmie Johnson   35.021  
789   Kurt Busch335320.877Kurt Busch   35.653  
158   Clint Bowyer335287.980Clint Bowyer   35.998  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 2339    
2   Brad Keselowski 2332   -7  
3   Clint Bowyer 2303   -36  
4   Kasey Kahne 2281   -58  
5   Matt Kenseth 2267   -72  
5   Jeff Gordon 2267   -72  
7   Denny Hamlin 2266   -73  
8   Tony Stewart 2259   -80  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 2259   -80  
10   Greg Biffle 2256   -83  
11   Kevin Harvick 2238   -101  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2188   -151  
13   Kyle Busch 1048   -1291  
14   Ryan Newman 969   -1370  
15   Carl Edwards 965   -1374  
16   Paul Menard 938   -1401  
17   Joey Logano 918   -1421  
18   Marcos Ambrose 892   -1447  
19   Jeff Burton 827   -1512  
20   Jamie McMurray 823   -1516  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 1210    
2   Brad Keselowski 1191   -19  
3   Greg Biffle 1164   -46  
4   Matt Kenseth 1161   -49  
5   Clint Bowyer 1155   -55  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 1121   -89  
7   Denny Hamlin 1104   -106  
8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1087   -123  
9   Kevin Harvick 1079   -131  
10   Kasey Kahne 1065   -145  
11   Tony Stewart 1060   -150  
12   Kyle Busch 1048   -162  
13   Jeff Gordon 1044   -166  
14   Ryan Newman 969   -241  
15   Carl Edwards 965   -245  
16   Paul Menard 938   -272  
17   Joey Logano 918   -292  
18   Marcos Ambrose 892   -318  
19   Jeff Burton 827   -383  
20   Jamie McMurray 823   -387