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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:32:45
Average speed: 142.02 mph
Pole speed: 186.121 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: .378 sec
Attendance: 90300
Lead changes: 18
Green flag passes: 2,513 (8.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 711   Denny Hamlin Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327355716running10548
2 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet327245976running643
3212   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge327197435running041
42856   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Shocks   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota327173354running4041
52429   Kevin Harvick Rheem   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327172101running10140
6 318   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327162398running6639
73588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet327127490running037
81827   Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327120390running036
9 417   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford327153801running035
10 655   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota327107790running034
111522   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge327145730running00
122631   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327142255running032
131651   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet327129638running031
142778   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet327126638running030
15 216   Greg Biffle 3M / Manheim Auctions   (Jack Roush)Ford327112205running130
163221   Trevor Bayne Good Sam Club / Camping World   (Wood Brothers)Ford327100305running00
17109   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford327127488running027
18 920   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327106680running026
192547   Bobby Labonte Kingsford   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota327120013running025
204083   Landon Cassill Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies   (BK Racing)Toyota326124475running024
213342   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet326126146running023
22 114   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet326156380running823
23115   Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325102555running021
24201   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet325124763running020
252236   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet32493180running019
264193   Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper / Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota324111888running018
273015   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota324118844running017
281434   David Ragan Glory Foods   (Bob Jenkins)Ford32399777running016
292310   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet32187555running00
304232   T.J. Bell Green Smoke   (Frank Stoddard)Ford31997180running00
312938   David Gilliland House-Autry Mills   (Bob Jenkins)Ford29887255running013
321343   Aric Almirola AdvoCare   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford297124291running012
331913   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford29186905engine011
34 848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet269133966crash010
351739   Ryan Newman Army Medicine   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet268131013crash09
361299   Carl Edwards Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford264132946engine08
373695   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford19686280suspension07
383449   Jason Leffler Robinson-Blakeney Racing   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Toyota7786157vibration00
393130   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota5482700suspension05
403923   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet4382550vibration04
414337   J.J. Yeley MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet3282375brakes03
423891   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota2482280overheating00
433787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota2282641rear gear00
* Race extended to 327 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Clint Bowyer15engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael McDowell98Phil Parsons RacingMike CurbFord
45Josh Wise26MDS TransportBob JenkinsFord
46Stephen Leicht33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet
47Mike Bliss19Plinker TacticalMark SmithToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13939  
40434   oil on track#95
4413087  
1311344   debris backstretch#27
135242108  
2432475   #42 accident turn 1#27
24826518  
2662694   oil on tracknone
2702701  
2712799   #48,22,39 accident backstretchnone
28032041  
3213255   #1 accident frontstretch#51
3263272  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle111
  Tony Stewart298
  Jeff Gordon10156
  Kyle Busch163419
  Denny Hamlin35406
  Kyle Busch418141
  Denny Hamlin82821
  Kevin Harvick83842
  Kyle Busch85906
  Denny Hamlin9113444
  Kevin Harvick13517339
  Denny Hamlin1741763
  Kevin Harvick17721539
  Denny Hamlin2162216
  Kevin Harvick22224221
  Denny Hamlin24328139
  Martin Truex, Jr.28232140
  Denny Hamlin3223276

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
179   Matt Kenseth327342.798Matt Kenseth   38.089  
189   Kyle Busch327345.079Kyle Busch   38.342  
119   Denny Hamlin327345.129Denny Hamlin   38.348  
2910   Kevin Harvick327385.722Kevin Harvick   38.572  
210   Brad Keselowski327387.601Brad Keselowski   38.760  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 879    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 871   -8  
3   Matt Kenseth 858   -21  
4   Jimmie Johnson 848   -31  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 838   -41  
6   Brad Keselowski 831   -48  
7   Denny Hamlin 822   -57  
8   Clint Bowyer 811   -68  
9   Kevin Harvick 807   -72  
10   Tony Stewart 769   -110  
11   Kasey Kahne 751   -128  
12   Kyle Busch 746   -133  
13   Jeff Gordon 734   -145  
14   Carl Edwards 720   -159  
15   Paul Menard 710   -169  
16   Marcos Ambrose 706   -173  
17   Ryan Newman 697   -182  
18   Joey Logano 664   -215  
19   Jamie McMurray 618   -261  
20   Jeff Burton 609   -270