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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 26 of 36
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:58
Average speed: 100.019 mph
Pole speed: 127.023 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: 1.198 sec
Attendance: 89000
Lead changes: 17
Green flag passes: 1,906 (5.3 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 415   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400226114running8847
2 224   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / Chase AARP Visa   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400203546running243
3 655   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota400128785running041
42814   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet400174685running1541
51717   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford400152221running039
62031   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet400135335running038
7102   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge400125530running037
81439   Ryan Newman Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet400126218running1337
92316   Greg Biffle 3M / Owens & Minor   (Jack Roush)Ford40093885running035
101329   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet400135096running034
111122   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge400122210running00
12215   Kasey Kahne Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39989035running333
13 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet399122296running232
14 188   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39992435running6731
15229   Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford399106593running029
161518   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399120118running028
171699   Carl Edwards Kellogg's   (Jack Roush)Ford399119301running027
18 711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota399122951running20228
191283   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota399102880running025
202442   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet399107476running024
21 956   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota399103174running724
22261   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet398106693running022
232527   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39883385running021
24 378   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet398101293running020
252947   Bobby Labonte Bush's Baked Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota39799568running019
261843   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford397111571running018
273293   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota39796568running017
283051   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet39693843running016
294213   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford39683507running015
30 820   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota39683335running014
313538   David Gilliland Mossy Oak / Pursuit Channel   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39573210running013
322734   David Ragan Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39570560running012
333336   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet39570435running011
343710   David Reutimann No.10 Inc. 5000 / @TMone 6-peat   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet39370310running010
353932   Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts   (Frank Stoddard)Ford39378160running09
363633   Stephen Leicht Special Ops OPSEC   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet39079510running08
373130   David Stremme Swan Racing   (Brandon Davis)Toyota12769880brakes07
383487   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota9069728brakes00
393823   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet7866900brakes05
404019   Mike Bliss Plinker Tactical   (Mark Smith)Toyota7066775wheel00
411998   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford6366625brakes14
424126   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford5766500brakes02
434391   Reed Sorenson Plinker Tactical   (Mark Smith)Chevrolet5766860power steering00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44J.J. Yeley37Max Q WorkforceLarry GunselmanChevrolet
45Mark Green0Blue OxSteven ScharrToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166   green-yellow startnone
74640  
47504   competition#87
51522  
53564   #34 accident frontstretch#38
5713882  
13915517   rain#39
15623580  
2362394   #15 spun frontstretch#31
24027637  
2772826   rain#24
283400118  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.3%             Average green flag run: 59.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.166
  Jeff Gordon782
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.94739
  Michael McDowell48481
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.495810
  Denny Hamlin598426
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.85939
  Denny Hamlin9415562
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1561583
  Denny Hamlin15923173
  Jimmie Johnson2322332
  Denny Hamlin2342418
  Martin Truex, Jr.2422487
  Denny Hamlin24928133
  Kasey Kahne2822843
  Tony Stewart28529915
  Ryan Newman30031213
  Clint Bowyer31340088

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 2012    
2   Jimmie Johnson 2009   -3  
2   Tony Stewart 2009   -3  
2   Brad Keselowski 2009   -3  
5   Clint Bowyer 2006   -6  
5   Greg Biffle 2006   -6  
7   Matt Kenseth 2003   -9  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2003   -9  
9   Kasey Kahne 2000   -12  
9   Jeff Gordon 2000   -12  
9   Kevin Harvick 2000   -12  
9   Martin Truex, Jr. 2000   -12  
13   Kyle Busch 774   -1238  
14   Carl Edwards 747   -1265  
15   Marcos Ambrose 735   -1277  
16   Ryan Newman 734   -1278  
17   Paul Menard 731   -1281  
18   Joey Logano 678   -1334  
19   Jeff Burton 647   -1365  
20   Jamie McMurray 640   -1372  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 914    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 902   -12  
3   Matt Kenseth 897   -17  
4   Jimmie Johnson 880   -34  
5   Brad Keselowski 868   -46  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 862   -52  
7   Clint Bowyer 858   -56  
8   Denny Hamlin 850   -64  
9   Kevin Harvick 841   -73  
10   Tony Stewart 810   -104  
11   Kasey Kahne 784   -130  
12   Jeff Gordon 777   -137  
13   Kyle Busch 774   -140  
14   Carl Edwards 747   -167  
15   Marcos Ambrose 735   -179  
16   Ryan Newman 734   -180  
17   Paul Menard 731   -183  
18   Joey Logano 678   -236  
19   Jeff Burton 647   -267  
20   Jamie McMurray 640   -274