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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 23 of 36
Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:44
Average speed: 144.662 mph
Pole speed: 199.706 mph
Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: .416 sec
Attendance: 83000
Lead changes: 26
Green flag passes: 2,994 (18.0 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11316   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford201220275running2647
2192   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge201155680running1743
3 55   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet201119710running041
42288   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet201116585running2541
5 89   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford201122768running039
6 299   Carl Edwards Geek Squad   (Jack Roush)Ford201139551running139
71215   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota201121674running1938
81539   Ryan Newman Wix Filters   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet201130168running036
91027   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20196110running811
10 756   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota201120199running1235
112111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota201127001running134
121722   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge201126210running90
132318   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota201127993running031
14241   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Mercury   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet201115293running030
153093   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota201111043running029
162029   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet201128621running028
17 417   Matt Kenseth Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford201127646running528
183638   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford20198243running026
193231   Jeff Burton Wheaties   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet201120435running025
204143   Aric Almirola Eckrich   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford201124746running024
213910   David Reutimann TMone / Melling Engine Parts   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet20080960running023
222847   Bobby Labonte Clorox   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota199103068running022
233734   David Ragan Long John Silver's   (Bob Jenkins)Ford19991968running021
24 621   Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford19980010running00
25 983   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota198106780running120
262542   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet197109501running018
27 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet195123396engine2318
281124   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet167124071engine016
291878   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet15496507running015
302651   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet13587885crash014
311620   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota13283760running013
321414   Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Office Depot   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet109128710engine012
334032   T.J. Bell Southern Pride Trucking / U.S. Chrome   (Frank Stoddard)Ford10883585transmission00
343130   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota7275210electrical010
35 155   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota6486860crash5411
363587   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota3875010rear gear00
372913   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford3674955vibration07
384236   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet3474828vibration06
394398   Mike Skinner Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford2572075electrical05
403426   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford2172025suspension04
413823   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet2071970suspension03
422791   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota1571895overheating00
433319   Jason Leffler Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Ford1471465fuel pressure00
* Race extended to 201 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Sam Hornish, Jr.22driver change
Aric Almirola43backup car
Jimmie Johnson48engine change
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stephen Leicht33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet
45J.J. Yeley37Max Q MotorsportsLarry GunselmanChevrolet
DCParker Kligerman22Shell / PennzoilRoger PenskeDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
793   #38 spun turn 4none
106455  
65739   #5,42,47,55 accident turn 4#34
74763  
77804   #9,78 accident turn 4#93
81899  
90923   #20 accident turn 3#10
9313644  
1371404   #51 accident turn 3#38
1411433  
1441474   debris#1
14818134  
1821865   #21 accident turn 1#43
18719610  
1971993   #48 oil on track#38
2002012  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.4%             Average green flag run: 18.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin13535
  Brad Keselowski36383
  Jimmie Johnson39424
  Sam Hornish, Jr.43453
  Mark Martin466419
  Matt Kenseth65695
  Martin Truex, Jr.70701
  Clint Bowyer728918
  Martin Truex, Jr.9010011
  Greg Biffle10111010
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1111122
  Paul Menard1131131
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.11412310
  Jimmie Johnson1241252
  Brad Keselowski1261283
  Greg Biffle1291379
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13815215
  Jimmie Johnson15316513
  Brad Keselowski1661683
  Carl Edwards1691691
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1701734
  Denny Hamlin1741741
  Paul Menard1751817
  Landon Cassill1821821
  Brad Keselowski1831908
  Jimmie Johnson1911944
  Greg Biffle1952017

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
886   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.201213.304Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   35.551  
25   Brad Keselowski201186.873Brad Keselowski   37.375  
227   Sam Hornish, Jr.201261.816Sam Hornish, Jr.   37.402  
995   Carl Edwards201189.939Carl Edwards   37.988  
165   Greg Biffle201189.992Greg Biffle   37.998  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 823    
2   Matt Kenseth 803   -20  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 801   -22  
4   Jimmie Johnson 795   -28  
5   Brad Keselowski 776   -47  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 763   -60  
7   Clint Bowyer 757   -66  
8   Kevin Harvick 738   -85  
9   Tony Stewart 728   -95  
10   Denny Hamlin 727   -96  
11   Kasey Kahne 694   -129  
12   Carl Edwards 689   -134  
13   Ryan Newman 680   -143  
14   Kyle Busch 669   -154  
15   Jeff Gordon 650   -173  
16   Paul Menard 640   -183  
17   Marcos Ambrose 639   -184  
18   Joey Logano 600   -223  
19   Jamie McMurray 571   -252  
20   Jeff Burton 566   -257