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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 3 of 36
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:44
Average speed: 137.524 mph
Pole speed: 190.456 mph
Cautions: 8 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: .461 sec
Attendance: 150000
Lead changes: 16
Green flag passes: 1,301 (5.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 714   Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Office Depot   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267428175running12748
2 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267281776running3543
3 916   Greg Biffle 3M / Meguiars   (Jack Roush)Ford267207365running242
41839   Ryan Newman Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet267201273running040
52199   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford267187281running039
6 515   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267150854running339
72627   Paul Menard Menards / Schrock   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267127865running037
8191   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet267152498running036
92521   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford267112865running00
10 488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267118240running7035
11 329   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267153641running434
121624   Jeff Gordon DuPont 20 Years   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267150241running233
13159   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford267133313running031
142231   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267142680running030
152878   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet267129413running029
16 820   Joey Logano Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267111230running028
171056   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota267128069running027
181355   Mark Martin Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota26799755running026
19 15   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267112555running025
201711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267140321running024
213534   David Ragan Rick Santorum For President   (Bob Jenkins)Ford267113063running124
221117   Matt Kenseth Zest   (Jack Roush)Ford267140691running2123
23 218   Kyle Busch M&M's Brown   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota266138363running021
242743   Aric Almirola Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford266130366running020
252942   Juan Pablo Montoya Clorox   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet264122846running019
262447   Bobby Labonte Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota264113388running018
273213   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford264101788running017
284330   David Stremme Berry's Manufacturing   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota26398677running016
293836   Dave Blaney Ollie's Bargain Outlet   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet26385905running015
304132   Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts   (Frank Stoddard)Ford26397630running014
313110   David Reutimann Accell Construction   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet26185430running013
32202   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge259122975running113
333438   David Gilliland ModSpace   (Bob Jenkins)Ford25885030running011
342333   Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25292830running010
351251   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet25192605crash09
363083   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota240110750engine08
371422   A.J. Allmendinger Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge238128755running18
383998   Michael McDowell K-Love Radio   (Mike Curb)Ford14783982rear gear06
393793   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota12388450engine05
403326   Josh Wise 1-800-LoanMart   (Bob Jenkins)Ford6481675brakes04
414087   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota4479925vibration00
424237   Timmy Hill Poynt.com   (Rick Ware)Ford4279780crash02
433649   J.J. Yeley America Israel Racing   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Toyota3980044engine01

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kyle Busch18backup car
Juan Pablo Montoya42engine change
Jimmie Johnson48backup car
Regan Smith78transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Riggs23North Texas Pipe / Riviera HotelRobert Richardson, Sr.Chevrolet
45Robby Gordon7Speed EnergyRobby GordonDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14545  
46494   #37 accident turn 2#34
507324  
74774   #10 accident turn 4#51
7812750  
1281336   fluid on track#11
13420572  
2062094   debris#21
21022920  
2302334   debris#31
23424512  
2462505   fluid on track#20
2512555  
2562583   #51 accident backstretch#34
2592602  
2612633   debris#43
2642674  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%             Average green flag run: 26.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14343
  Kevin Harvick44452
  Greg Biffle46461
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.477327
  Greg Biffle74741
  David Ragan75751
  Kevin Harvick76772
  Matt Kenseth789821
  Jimmie Johnson9913335
  Tony Stewart13417542
  Brad Keselowski1761761
  A.J. Allmendinger1771771
  Jeff Gordon1781792
  Tony Stewart18023051
  Clint Bowyer2312333
  Tony Stewart23426734

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
146   Tony Stewart267230.837Tony Stewart   38.473  
396   Ryan Newman267233.807Ryan Newman   38.968  
486   Jimmie Johnson267237.166Jimmie Johnson   39.528  
166   Greg Biffle267237.751Greg Biffle   39.625  
910   Marcos Ambrose267396.364Marcos Ambrose   39.636  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 125    
2   Kevin Harvick 115   -10  
3   Denny Hamlin 113   -12  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 107   -18  
5   Matt Kenseth 102   -23  
5   Carl Edwards 102   -23  
7   Tony Stewart 100   -25  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 98   -27  
8   Joey Logano 98   -27  
10   Mark Martin 97   -28  
11   Paul Menard 89   -36  
12   Kyle Busch 87   -38  
13   Jimmie Johnson 86   -39  
13   Ryan Newman 86   -39  
13   Clint Bowyer 86   -39  
16   Jeff Burton 82   -43  
17   Bobby Labonte 76   -49  
18   Jeff Gordon 75   -50  
19   Marcos Ambrose 74   -51  
19   Regan Smith 74   -51