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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:17
Average speed: 160.192 mph
Pole speed: 191.623 mph
Cautions: 5 for 24 laps
Margin of victory: .304 sec
Attendance: 108500
Lead changes: 34
Green flag passes: 11,459 (67.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1132   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge194305745running1047
22118   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota194263298running143
31017   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford194225701running7343
4 55   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet194155090running1141
5 616   Greg Biffle 3M / O'Reilly Auto Parts   (Jack Roush)Ford194143540running1540
62415   Clint Bowyer Aaron's / Alabama Crimson Tide Natl. Champs   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota194146554running038
73234   David Ragan Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins)Ford194137723running037
81121   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford194110565running00
91888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet194120765running1036
102931   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194143640running335
11231   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet194133013running033
12 443   Aric Almirola VeriFone Sail   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford194137716running032
132638   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford194115688running031
14 39   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford194126613running030
15 222   A.J. Allmendinger Shell / Pennzoil / AAA   (Roger Penske)Dodge194139305running029
164193   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota194125063running129
171727   Paul Menard Menards / Turtle Wax   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194103330running1028
182513   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford194106138running227
19 955   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Color Your Way   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota19493680running2126
203351   Kurt Busch ME / Armed Forces Foundation   (James Finch)Chevrolet193111602running425
214247   Bobby Labonte Bush's Baked Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota192100105running023
223410   David Reutimann TMone   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet19291380running022
232211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota192132771running822
24 814   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet190140180running1621
252029   Kevin Harvick Rheem   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet184136016crash120
263020   Joey Logano Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota18496955crash018
273923   Robert Richardson, Jr. Anadarko Dozer & Trucking / North TX Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Toyota18285405crash00
281556   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota166114569crash016
292832   Terry Labonte C&J Energy   (Frank Stoddard)Ford14392655crash015
303836   Dave Blaney Golden Corral   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet14285955crash014
31 799   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford142130546crash013
321242   Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kraft   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet142114146crash313
33 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet142137866crash011
344083   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota141110250crash010
351948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet61130691engine510
361439   Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet42127763engine08
373697   Bill Elliott AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota3783430electrical07
384333   Tony Raines Black Cat Fireworks   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet3291082engine06
392730   David Stremme Stock Car Steel and Aluminum   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota3079550transmission05
403178   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet1587275engine04
413787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota779025vibration00
421626   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford579355rear gear02
433598   Michael McDowell Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford278681vibration01
* Race extended to 194 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Gilliland38adjustments outside impound
Travis Kvapil93adjustments outside impound

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44J.J. Yeley49America Israel Racing / JPO AbsorbentsRobinson-Blakeney RacingToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
17204   oil on tracknone
21143123  
1441507   #20,24,32,36,42,43,56,83,99 accident turn 3#11
15117626  
1771793   #9,13,21 accident turn 2#29
1801812  
1821843   #2,51 accident frontstretch#38
1851851  
1861927   #11,14,16,20,22,23,27,29,55 accident turn 1#93
1931942  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%             Average green flag run: 28.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart11616
  Paul Menard17171
  Travis Kvapil18181
  Matt Kenseth19246
  Michael Waltrip254521
  Jimmie Johnson46505
  Matt Kenseth51599
  Jeff Burton60612
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.627110
  Matt Kenseth728615
  Kasey Kahne87948
  Juan Pablo Montoya95951
  Kasey Kahne96983
  Juan Pablo Montoya991002
  Greg Biffle1011011
  Kevin Harvick1021021
  Paul Menard1031042
  Greg Biffle1051117
  Jeff Burton1121121
  Greg Biffle1131197
  Kurt Busch1201212
  Matt Kenseth12213312
  Kurt Busch1341352
  Matt Kenseth1361427
  Kyle Busch1431431
  Paul Menard1441507
  Brad Keselowski1511588
  Denny Hamlin1591613
  Casey Mears1621632
  Denny Hamlin1641663
  Matt Kenseth1671748
  Denny Hamlin1751762
  Matt Kenseth17719216
  Brad Keselowski1931942

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
185   Kyle Busch194170.736Kyle Busch   34.147  
175   Matt Kenseth194172.644Matt Kenseth   34.529  
56   Kasey Kahne194211.893Kasey Kahne   35.316  
164   Greg Biffle194144.597Greg Biffle   36.149  
95   Marcos Ambrose194184.602Marcos Ambrose   36.920  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 378    
2   Matt Kenseth 371   -7  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 369   -9  
4   Denny Hamlin 351   -27  
5   Kevin Harvick 333   -45  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 332   -46  
7   Tony Stewart 328   -50  
8   Jimmie Johnson 324   -54  
9   Kyle Busch 308   -70  
10   Clint Bowyer 302   -76  
11   Carl Edwards 300   -78  
12   Brad Keselowski 299   -79  
13   Ryan Newman 286   -92  
14   Paul Menard 277   -101  
15   Joey Logano 259   -119  
16   Jamie McMurray 253   -125  
17   Juan Pablo Montoya 252   -126  
18   Jeff Burton 249   -129  
19   Kasey Kahne 246   -132  
20   A.J. Allmendinger 242   -136