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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:52
Average speed: 93.037 mph
Pole speed: 125.215 mph
Cautions: 5 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: .714 sec
Attendance: 102000
Lead changes: 13
Green flag passes: 1,473 (3.3 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 52   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge500186770running23248
22117   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford500179821running4543
31556   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota500147149running041
41615   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota500135124running040
52555   Brian Vickers Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota50098535running12540
63331   Jeff Burton BB&T   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500139810running038
7171   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet500127793running037
83042   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet500124351running036
92248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500136596running035
101127   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500102060running034
111429   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500139546running033
12 339   Ryan Newman Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet500132818running032
13 116   Greg Biffle 811 / 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford500111085running4132
142314   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet500140810running030
151888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500100035running230
16 920   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota49899935running028
17 222   A.J. Allmendinger Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge498132635running5428
182751   Kurt Busch HendrickCars.com   (James Finch)Chevrolet498116893running026
19 743   Aric Almirola Charter Communications   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford498127446running025
202011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota498132901running024
211910   David Reutimann TradeBank   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet49790010running023
223233   Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49697735running022
233134   David Ragan Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins)Ford496105618running021
24 678   Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing / CSX "Play It Safe"   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet496111343running020
252413   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford496101068running019
262638   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford49698207running018
273493   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota49696510running017
283647   Bobby Labonte Clorox / Scott Products   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota49595860running016
292983   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota495111605running015
304049   J.J. Yeley JPO Absorbents   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Toyota49386410running014
313998   Michael McDowell K-Love Radio / Let It Start With Me   (Mike Curb)Ford49284110running013
321318   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota423131243running012
334232   Ken Schrader We Drive Sales - TMone.com   (Frank Stoddard)Ford42091985running011
343536   Dave Blaney Widow Wax / SealWrap   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet41783935running010
35 424   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / Chase AARP Visa   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet395131921running110
36129   Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford389111743running08
37105   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36691780running07
382830   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota33483703crash06
39 899   Carl Edwards Kellogg's / Cheez-It   (Jack Roush)Ford245127191running05
404187   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota5780875brakes00
414323   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet2680800vibration03
423874   Reed Sorenson Turn One Racing   (Stacy Compton)Chevrolet1780720vibration00
433726   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford1680289spindle01

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Stremme30transmission change
Dave Blaney36transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Timmy Hill37Poynt.comRick WareFord
WDRobby Gordon7Speed Energy / MAPEIRobby GordonDodge
WDTony Raines40LittleJoesAuto.comMike HillmanToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
254622   #5,9,99,78,2,18,29 accident turn 1#23
4711670  
1171215   #32 accident turn 2#36
122340219  
3413466   #30 accident turn 4#14
34736014  
36137111   #24 accident turn 3#39
372478107  
4794835   #14 accident turn 3#39
48450017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.8%             Average green flag run: 75.2 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle14141
  A.J. Allmendinger429554
  Brian Vickers9611621
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1171171
  Brian Vickers11821699
  Brad Keselowski21725438
  Matt Kenseth2552562
  Jeff Gordon2572571
  Brian Vickers2582625
  Brad Keselowski26334179
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3423421
  Brad Keselowski3433464
  Matt Kenseth34738943
  Brad Keselowski390500111

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
4810   Jimmie Johnson500208.352Jimmie Johnson   20.835  
2711   Paul Menard500239.987Paul Menard   21.817  
169   Greg Biffle500200.936Greg Biffle   22.326  
889   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.500201.622Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   22.402  
177   Matt Kenseth500158.904Matt Kenseth   22.701  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 157    
2   Kevin Harvick 148   -9  
3   Matt Kenseth 145   -12  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 139   -18  
5   Denny Hamlin 137   -20  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 137   -20  
7   Tony Stewart 130   -27  
8   Clint Bowyer 126   -31  
8   Joey Logano 126   -31  
10   Paul Menard 123   -34  
11   Jimmie Johnson 121   -36  
12   Jeff Burton 120   -37  
13   Ryan Newman 118   -39  
14   Brad Keselowski 113   -44  
15   Carl Edwards 107   -50  
16   Kyle Busch 99   -58  
17   Mark Martin 97   -60  
18   Juan Pablo Montoya 96   -61  
19   Jamie McMurray 94   -63  
19   Regan Smith 94   -63