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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 1 of 36
Monday, February 27, 2012 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:02
Average speed: 140.256 mph
Pole speed: 194.738 mph
Cautions: 10 for 42 laps
Margin of victory: .210 sec
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 25
Green flag passes: 7,449 (46.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1417   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford2021588887running5047
2 588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2021103150running042
3216   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford202804163running4442
43111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202702091running5742
5931   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202559550running2440
63727   Paul Menard Peak / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202427900running239
71329   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202415261running037
8 199   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford202403466running036
91220   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202346063running236
102255   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota202323313running235
113015   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy / Walgreen's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota202339002running033
122656   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota202535052running733
1379   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford202342358running031
143247   Bobby Labonte Kroger / USO   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota202331196running030
152436   Dave Blaney Ollie's Bargain Outlet   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet202296513running630
16314   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet202377775running229
171418   Kyle Busch M&M's Brown   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202341821running027
184332   Terry Labonte C&J Energy   (Frank Stoddard)Ford202316150running327
194126   Tony Raines Rick Santorum For President   (Bob Jenkins)Ford202317676running025
20216   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford202353063running00
211839   Ryan Newman U.S. Army / Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet202361059running023
223983   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota202319945running022
233338   David Gilliland MHP / Power Pak Pudding   (Bob Jenkins)Ford201309133running021
24678   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet200357034running221
253613   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford199305021running019
263893   David Reutimann Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota196309335crash018
271033   Elliott Sadler Kroger / Fred Meyer Jewelers   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet196305788running00
283487   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota194287363running00
29205   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet189297988crash015
301198   Michael McDowell K-Love Radio / Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford189292175running014
31191   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet188318608crash013
32232   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge187322295crash012
332743   Aric Almirola Smithfield "Helping Hungry Homes"   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford187320986crash011
341522   A.J. Allmendinger Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge177328325running010
354021   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford164283200running00
363542   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet159312391crash08
374230   David Stremme Jegs Performance Auto Parts   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota156282075engine07
382910   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet138281715running00
392851   Kurt Busch HendrickCars.com   (James Finch)Chevrolet113277913running05
401624   Jeff Gordon AARP / Drive to End Hunger   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet81317674engine15
41177   Robby Gordon Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy   (Robby Gordon)Dodge25268150engine03
42848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1327149crash02
432534   David Ragan Scorpion Truck Bed Liners   (Bob Jenkins)Ford1267637crash01
* Race extended to 202 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kasey Kahne5backup car
Danica Patrick10backup car
Paul Menard27backup car
David Gilliland38backup car
Kurt Busch51engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kenny Wallace09American EthanolRobby BentonToyota
45Michael Waltrip40Aaron's Dream MachineMike HillmanToyota
46Bill Elliott97AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood StovesJoe NemechekToyota
47Mike Wallace37Poynt.comRick WareFord
48Robert Richardson, Jr.23North Texas PipeRobert Richardson, Sr.Toyota
49J.J. Yeley49America Israel RacingRobinson-Blakeney RacingToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
375   #10,21,33,48,51 accident frontstretchnone
8136  
14163   #39 spun turn 2none
176448  
65673   debris#83
688114  
82854   oil on track#26
86883  
89913   #9,32 accident tri-oval#39
9212938  
1301323   #15 stopped on track#39
13315725  
1581669   #30 spun turn 3#47
16717812  
1791824   #6,9,13,43 accident frontstretch#15
1831886  
1891935   #1,2,5,14,43,78,99 accident frontstretch#15
1941974  
1982003   #6,14,18,20,36,38,39,93 accident frontstretch#9
2012022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.8%             Average green flag run: 14.5 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle199
  Regan Smith10112
  Greg Biffle12143
  Paul Menard15162
  Denny Hamlin174024
  Jeff Burton415717
  Jeff Gordon58581
  Tony Stewart59602
  Jeff Burton61677
  Greg Biffle68769
  Martin Truex, Jr.77815
  Greg Biffle82821
  Terry Labonte83853
  Greg Biffle869914
  Martin Truex, Jr.1001012
  Denny Hamlin10212928
  Greg Biffle1301301
  Mark Martin1311322
  Greg Biffle1331386
  Denny Hamlin1391435
  Joey Logano1441452
  Matt Kenseth14615712
  Greg Biffle1581581
  Dave Blaney1591646
  Matt Kenseth16520238

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
206   Joey Logano202184.706Joey Logano   30.784  
886   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.202190.137Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   31.690  
165   Greg Biffle202162.493Greg Biffle   32.499  
555   Mark Martin202163.092Mark Martin   32.618  
565   Martin Truex, Jr.202167.277Martin Truex, Jr.   33.455  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 47    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 42   -5  
2   Greg Biffle 42   -5  
2   Denny Hamlin 42   -5  
5   Jeff Burton 40   -7  
6   Paul Menard 39   -8  
7   Kevin Harvick 37   -10  
8   Carl Edwards 36   -11  
8   Joey Logano 36   -11  
10   Mark Martin 35   -12  
11   Clint Bowyer 33   -14  
11   Martin Truex, Jr. 33   -14  
13   Marcos Ambrose 31   -16  
14   Bobby Labonte 30   -17  
14   Dave Blaney 30   -17  
16   Tony Stewart 29   -18  
17   Kyle Busch 27   -20  
17   Terry Labonte 27   -20  
19   Tony Raines 25   -22  
20   Ryan Newman 23   -24