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NASCAR Nationwide Series race number 8 of 33
Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:54
Average speed: 136.258 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 7 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: .034 sec
Attendance: 66000
Lead changes: 37
Green flag passes: 7,548 (79.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 418   Joey Logano GameStop / Max Payne 3   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota12242645running170
21254   Kyle Busch Monster Energy   (Kyle Busch)Toyota12240100running360
3 26   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Cargill / Blackwell Angus Beef   (Jack Roush)Ford12239193running142
41188   Cole Whitt TaxSlayer.com   (JR Motorsports)Chevrolet12234318running341
5335   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hellmann's / Piggly Wiggly   (JR Motorsports)Chevrolet12223100running250
6311   Kurt Busch HendrickCars.com   (James Finch)Chevrolet12220525running10
7 730   James Buescher AccuDoc Solutions   (Steve Turner)Chevrolet12227793running90
81331   Justin Allgaier Brandt   (Steve Turner)Chevrolet12225143running036
92099   Kenny Wallace American Ethanol   (Robby Benton)Toyota12224918running136
10 12   Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12225568running835
111820   Ryan Truex Grime Boss   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota12224268running134
12 812   Sam Hornish, Jr. Alliance Truck Parts   (Roger Penske)Dodge12224143running233
13177   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (JR Motorsports)Chevrolet12223968running132
142740   Erik Darnell Strutmasters.com   (Curtis Key)Chevrolet12223818running030
152624   John Wes Townley Toyota Save in May Sales Event   (Robby Benton)Toyota12224868running00
16234   Danny Efland TradeBank   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet12223568running028
17 53   Austin Dillon AdvoCare   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12223443running428
181544   Mike Bliss Bandit Chippers   (Mark Smith)Toyota12223293running227
191687   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota12223168running126
20 922   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Dodge12117075running00
212841   Timmy Hill Poynt.com / Shania Kidscan   (Rick Ware)Ford11723043running023
22 333   Kevin Harvick Armour Meats   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11616250crash80
231043   Michael Annett Pilot Travel Centers / Flying J   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford11622568crash021
241419   Tayler Malsam G-Oil   (Mark Smith)Toyota11622418crash020
254315   Jeffrey Earnhardt Fastwax / Poynt   (Rick Ware)Ford11616075crash019
263423   Robert Richardson, Jr. Anadarko Dozer & Trucking / North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet11615850crash018
272914   Eric McClure Hefty / Reynolds Wrap   (Mark Smith)Toyota11621993crash017
281901   Mike Wallace Restaurant.com   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet11321868crash117
292151   Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive   (Jeremy Clements)Chevrolet11321718running015
303639   Josh Richards Joy Mining Machinery   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford8515325fuel pump014
313550   T.J. Bell Gulf Coast Loss Prevention   (Mark Beaver)Chevrolet8214975running013
323008   Tim Andrews Randy Hill Racing   (Randy Hill)Ford6414900overheating113
33 638   Brad Sweet Great Clips   (Steve Turner)Chevrolet6221333crash011
342581   Jason Bowles American Majority / PledgeToVote.com   (Pat MacDonald)Toyota3221298crash010
353889   Morgan Shepherd Racing With Jesus   (Morgan Shepherd)Chevrolet2914790crash09
362211   Brian Scott Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota2921198crash08
372470   Johanna Long Foretravel Motorcoach   (Mary Louise Miller)Chevrolet1821163overheating07
384274   Mike Harmon Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink   (Mike Harmon)Chevrolet1214661vibration06
393210   Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports   (Mark Smith)Toyota914525vibration05
404042   Josh Wise The Motorsports Group   (Curtis Key)Chevrolet914425electrical00
413946   Chase Miller The Motorsports Group   (Curtis Key)Chevrolet814380vibration03
424147   Scott Speed The Motorsports Group   (Curtis Key)Chevrolet214345ignition00
433752   Kevin Lepage TTTR Racing Engines   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet114284clutch01
* Race extended to 122 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
T.J. Bell50adjustments after impound

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Blake Koch75Rick Ware RacingRick WareChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22254   oil on tracknone
26294  
30345   #1,11,39,81,89 accident frontstretchnone
356329  
64674   #14,24,38 accident frontstretch#39
688215  
83875   #39 spun turn 2#24
8810922  
1101134   #44 spun turn 3#1
1141141  
1151162   #01,4 accident turn 4#1
1171171  
1181203   #3,7,14,15,18,23,33,43,19,22 accident backstretch#41
1211222  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.1%             Average green flag run: 11.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler144
  Kevin Harvick551
  Austin Dillon672
  James Buescher8136
  Kurt Busch14141
  Joey Logano15151
  Elliott Sadler16172
  Kyle Busch18181
  James Buescher19213
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.22221
  Tim Andrews23231
  Kyle Busch24252
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.26261
  Joey Logano27304
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.31344
  Joey Logano35417
  Mike Bliss42432
  Joey Logano44463
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.47515
  Joe Nemechek52521
  Mike Wallace53531
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.546310
  Kevin Harvick64652
  Austin Dillon66672
  Cole Whitt68703
  Kenny Wallace71711
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.72721
  Elliott Sadler73742
  Ryan Truex75751
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.76772
  Danica Patrick78781
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.79802
  Kevin Harvick81822
  Sam Hornish, Jr.83842
  Kevin Harvick85873
  Joey Logano88881
  Kyle Busch8912133
  Joey Logano1221221

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 325    
2   Elliott Sadler 320   -5  
3   Austin Dillon 290   -35  
4   Sam Hornish, Jr. 265   -60  
5   Cole Whitt 248   -77  
6   Michael Annett 241   -84  
7   Justin Allgaier 228   -97  
8   Tayler Malsam 202   -123  
9   Mike Bliss 201   -124  
10   Joe Nemechek 189   -136  
11   Danica Patrick 187   -138  
12   Trevor Bayne 180   -145  
13   Mike Wallace 165   -160  
14   Jeremy Clements 153   -172  
15   Jason Bowles 143   -182  
16   Brian Scott 142   -183  
16   Eric McClure 142   -183  
18   Kenny Wallace 140   -185  
19   Erik Darnell 130   -195  
20   T.J. Bell 122   -203