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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 27 of 36
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:37
Average speed: 143.363 mph
Pole speed: 182.865 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 3.171 sec
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 16
Green flag passes: 2,469 (10.1 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1132   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge267303195running7647
2 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267272951running17244
3 65   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267179565running041
42118   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267193998running040
52039   Ryan Newman Gene Haas Fndtn. Workshops For Warriors   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267168348running039
62914   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267168840running339
71020   Joey Logano Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267124440running037
8 488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / 7-Eleven / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267116440running036
91856   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267133054running035
10 915   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267131754running635
111622   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge267142880running00
123529   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267145591running032
132216   Greg Biffle Scotch Blue   (Jack Roush)Ford267106955running031
141555   Mark Martin LG Partner of the Year / Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota26797630running030
151127   Paul Menard Menards / Libman   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267105280running029
16 811   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267138496running129
17 243   Aric Almirola Farmland   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford266132366running328
18 317   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford266139916running227
19 599   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford266136671running025
201421   Trevor Bayne Good Sam / Camping World   (Wood Brothers)Ford26694705running00
21121   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet266123863running124
223734   David Ragan Distraction.gov   (Bob Jenkins)Ford266110288running323
232842   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet265121396running021
243231   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet265129480running020
254110   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet26590630running00
262347   Bobby Labonte Bubba Burger   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota264113538running018
27179   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford263116588running017
284038   David Gilliland 1-800-LoanMart   (Bob Jenkins)Ford263102138running016
292683   Landon Cassill Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota262114125running015
303932   T.J. Bell U.S. Chrome   (Frank Stoddard)Ford26196530running00
313893   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota259103988running013
323051   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet245101677running012
334236   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet19983930engine011
34 778   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet19791730engine010
351924   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet190131441crash09
362713   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford14683305crash08
373633   Cole Whitt Special Ops OPSEC   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet7091080fuel pressure00
384326   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford6684357vibration06
393130   David Stremme Swan Racing   (Brandon Davis)Toyota6079325transmission05
403387   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota5279080vibration00
412595   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford4978805suspension03
423419   Mike Bliss Plinker Tactical   (Mark Smith)Toyota4178635brakes00
432498   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford3878907rear gear01

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Riggs23North Texas PipeRobert Richardson, Sr.Chevrolet
45Reed Sorenson91Plinker TacticalMark SmithChevrolet
46J.J. Yeley37Max Q Workforce / Bradley UniversityLarry GunselmanChevrolet
47Jason Leffler49Robinson-Blakeney RacingJay RobinsonToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16666  
67715   debris#31
7210130  
1021054   debris#22
10614944  
1501578   #13 accident turn 2#34
15818831  
1891946   #24 accident turn 1#1
19526773  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.6%             Average green flag run: 48.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Aric Almirola133
  Jimmie Johnson44542
  Brad Keselowski46461
  Matt Kenseth47482
  Jimmie Johnson4910254
  Brad Keselowski10315048
  Jimmie Johnson15118939
  David Ragan1901912
  Jimmie Johnson19222837
  Brad Keselowski2292291
  Denny Hamlin2302301
  Tony Stewart2312333
  Clint Bowyer2342396
  Jamie McMurray2402401
  David Ragan2412411
  Brad Keselowski24226726

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
187   Kyle Busch267244.998Kyle Busch   35.000  
486   Jimmie Johnson267211.120Jimmie Johnson   35.187  
56   Kasey Kahne267211.842Kasey Kahne   35.307  
396   Ryan Newman267211.945Ryan Newman   35.324  
886   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.267213.164Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   35.527  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Brad Keselowski 2056    
2   Jimmie Johnson 2053   -3  
3   Tony Stewart 2048   -8  
4   Denny Hamlin 2041   -15  
4   Kasey Kahne 2041   -15  
4   Clint Bowyer 2041   -15  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2039   -17  
8   Greg Biffle 2037   -19  
9   Martin Truex, Jr. 2035   -21  
10   Kevin Harvick 2032   -24  
11   Matt Kenseth 2030   -26  
12   Jeff Gordon 2009   -47  
13   Kyle Busch 814   -1242  
14   Ryan Newman 773   -1283  
15   Carl Edwards 772   -1284  
16   Paul Menard 760   -1296  
17   Marcos Ambrose 752   -1304  
18   Joey Logano 715   -1341  
19   Jeff Burton 667   -1389  
20   Jamie McMurray 664   -1392  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 945    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 938   -7  
3   Matt Kenseth 924   -21  
3   Jimmie Johnson 924   -21  
5   Brad Keselowski 915   -30  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 897   -48  
7   Clint Bowyer 893   -52  
8   Denny Hamlin 879   -66  
9   Kevin Harvick 873   -72  
10   Tony Stewart 849   -96  
11   Kasey Kahne 825   -120  
12   Kyle Busch 814   -131  
13   Jeff Gordon 786   -159  
14   Ryan Newman 773   -172  
15   Carl Edwards 772   -173  
16   Paul Menard 760   -185  
17   Marcos Ambrose 752   -193  
18   Joey Logano 715   -230  
19   Jeff Burton 667   -278  
20   Jamie McMurray 664   -281