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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 30 of 36
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:12
Average speed: 171.194 mph
Pole speed: 191.455 mph
Cautions: 5 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 88000
Lead changes: 54
Green flag passes: 13,069 (76.0 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
11517   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost / Natl. Breast Cancer Fndtn.   (Jack Roush)Ford189307036running3347
2 624   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet189206171running743
31318   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota189186168running642
42534   David Ragan MHP / 8 Hour Alert   (Bob Jenkins)Ford189142743running141
52878   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet189136243running039
6 516   Greg Biffle 3M / National Breast Cancer Foundation   (Jack Roush)Ford189124260running1639
7222   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge189130330running037
83693   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota189119518running337
9 239   Ryan Newman U.S. Army   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet189130993running035
102631   Jeff Burton Caterpillar / DriveCat.com   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet189128610running335
112129   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet189132621running1234
12 15   Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet189101610running933
13 956   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota189112399running031
142311   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota189124801running030
153238   David Gilliland Peanut Patch / Margaret Holmes   (Bob Jenkins)Ford18996118running029
163132   Terry Labonte C&J Energy Services   (Frank Stoddard)Ford18990435running028
171748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet189125121running1128
184047   Bobby Labonte Scott / Kingsford / Bush's Baked Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota18999332running026
191843   Aric Almirola Gwaltney   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford189118346running025
201288   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mtn. Dew Paint the 88 / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18989485running1825
21 821   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane / Warriors in Pink   (Wood Brothers)Ford18981235running50
22 414   Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Office Depot   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet188130085crash123
23 315   Clint Bowyer Pink Lemonade 5-hour Energy / Avon Fndtn.   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota188107549crash822
241022   Sam Hornish, Jr. SKF   (Roger Penske)Dodge188120835crash00
251155   Michael Waltrip Charlie Loudermilk / Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota18879785crash019
261913   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford18879010crash1019
27209   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford188106618crash218
281627   Paul Menard Certain Teed Insulation / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18886460crash016
293936   Dave Blaney Golden Corral   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet18878310crash015
303883   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota188105480running014
313498   Michael McDowell K-Love / Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford18874985running013
321420   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota18782785running012
333030   David Stremme Swan Energy   (Brandon Davis)Toyota18774635running011
34241   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet184110868crash3812
354323   Robert Richardson, Jr. North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Toyota18074260crash00
36 799   Carl Edwards Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford179120351running08
374110   David Reutimann CVP@TMone.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet16273980engine07
382742   Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Gillette   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet156103819engine06
392951   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet9879000parked66
404233   Cole Whitt Circle Sport   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet1678860crash00
413787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota1270710vibration00
423597   Timmy Hill AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota870580electrical00
433326   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford570964overheating01
* Race extended to 189 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dave Blaney36adjustments outside impound

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18214   #13,20,33,99 accident turn 3none
229978  
1001034   #1,51 accident turn 2#21
10413936  
1401434   debris backstretch#18
14418340  
1841874   #1 spun frontstretch#36
1881881  
1891891   #88,29,11,47,32,48,5,43,36,78,55,13,2,15,34,27,9,56,38,18,22,31,16,93,14 accident turn 4none
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 34.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kasey Kahne177
  Clint Bowyer881
  Kasey Kahne9102
  Trevor Bayne11111
  Clint Bowyer12121
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13142
  Kyle Busch15173
  Kevin Harvick18181
  Travis Kvapil19191
  Kyle Busch20223
  Matt Kenseth233210
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.33408
  Matt Kenseth41411
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.42498
  Casey Mears50501
  Jeff Burton51522
  Trevor Bayne53564
  Casey Mears57615
  Jimmie Johnson627110
  Jeff Gordon72787
  Jamie McMurray798911
  Kurt Busch90934
  Matt Kenseth94963
  Kurt Busch97982
  Jeff Burton99991
  Jimmie Johnson1001001
  David Ragan1011011
  Marcos Ambrose1021032
  Matt Kenseth1041085
  Kevin Harvick1091168
  Jamie McMurray1171182
  Matt Kenseth1191268
  Greg Biffle1271271
  Matt Kenseth1281314
  Jamie McMurray1321398
  Travis Kvapil1401412
  Casey Mears1421432
  Greg Biffle1441452
  Kevin Harvick1461472
  Greg Biffle1481514
  Jamie McMurray1521521
  Greg Biffle1531553
  Jamie McMurray1561605
  Greg Biffle1611611
  Jamie McMurray1621621
  Greg Biffle1631675
  Jamie McMurray1681681
  Kevin Harvick1691691
  Jamie McMurray1701701
  Matt Kenseth1711711
  Casey Mears1721732
  Jamie McMurray1741818
  Clint Bowyer1821876
  Tony Stewart1881881
  Matt Kenseth1891891

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
887   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.189218.922Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   31.275  
246   Jeff Gordon189196.500Jeff Gordon   32.750  
187   Kyle Busch189231.181Kyle Busch   33.026  
788   Regan Smith189266.579Regan Smith   33.322  
166   Greg Biffle189202.002Greg Biffle   33.667  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Brad Keselowski 2179    
2   Jimmie Johnson 2165   -14  
3   Denny Hamlin 2156   -23  
4   Kasey Kahne 2143   -36  
5   Clint Bowyer 2139   -40  
6   Jeff Gordon 2137   -42  
7   Tony Stewart 2133   -46  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 2131   -48  
9   Greg Biffle 2130   -49  
9   Kevin Harvick 2130   -49  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2128   -51  
12   Matt Kenseth 2117   -62  
13   Kyle Busch 912   -1267  
14   Ryan Newman 865   -1314  
15   Carl Edwards 844   -1335  
16   Paul Menard 830   -1349  
17   Marcos Ambrose 816   -1363  
18   Joey Logano 797   -1382  
19   Jeff Burton 748   -1431  
20   Jamie McMurray 714   -1465  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 1038    
1   Brad Keselowski 1038   0  
3   Jimmie Johnson 1036   -2  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1027   -11  
5   Matt Kenseth 1011   -27  
6   Denny Hamlin 994   -44  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 993   -45  
8   Clint Bowyer 991   -47  
9   Kevin Harvick 971   -67  
10   Tony Stewart 934   -104  
11   Kasey Kahne 927   -111  
12   Jeff Gordon 914   -124  
13   Kyle Busch 912   -126  
14   Ryan Newman 865   -173  
15   Carl Edwards 844   -194  
16   Paul Menard 830   -208  
17   Marcos Ambrose 816   -222  
18   Joey Logano 797   -241  
19   Jeff Burton 748   -290  
20   Jamie McMurray 714   -324