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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 28 of 36
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
300 laps on a 1.058 mile paved track (317.400 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:02
Average speed: 116.81 mph
Pole speed: 134.911 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 2.675 sec
Attendance: 98000
Lead changes: 17
Green flag passes: 1,534 (5.4 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
13211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota300273166running19348
22048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet300204796running243
3 124   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet300179171running742
41215   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota300141074running040
5 65   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet300113135running140
6152   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge300135780running439
7 314   Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Office Depot   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet300149360running3838
81820   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota30098185running036
9 455   Brian Vickers Freightliner / Jet Edge   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota30094985running536
10 839   Ryan Newman Aspen Dental   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet300128968running034
111629   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet300132421running033
12 727   Paul Menard Sylvania / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30094135running032
131488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / Diet Mtn. Dew / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30092185running031
142517   Matt Kenseth Zest   (Jack Roush)Ford300127946running131
151131   Jeff Burton Wheaties   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet300121560running029
162278   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet300107818running028
17 956   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota300108499running027
181316   Greg Biffle 3M / GE Appliances   (Jack Roush)Ford30089235running026
19 599   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford300123126running025
201747   Bobby Labonte Bush's Baked Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota299105718running024
211022   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge299121010running00
222442   Juan Pablo Montoya Energizer   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet299109776running022
231943   Aric Almirola Trim Fit   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford298116396running021
24219   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford298107068running020
252351   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet298101543running019
26291   Jamie McMurray LiftMaster   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet298109593running018
272883   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota298104580running017
28 218   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota298124643running4817
292634   David Ragan Shriner's Hospital for Children   (Bob Jenkins)Ford29789318running015
303410   David Reutimann Mohawk Northeast   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet29678910running014
313393   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota29694257running013
323738   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford29673935running012
334232   Mike Olsen North Country Ford   (Frank Stoddard)Ford28981735running011
343933   Stephen Leicht Circle Sport   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet15183035brakes010
354330   David Stremme Swan Racing   (Brandon Davis)Toyota14573335transmission09
363013   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford10073110vibration19
373198   Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing   (Mike Curb)Ford9772905vibration07
382795   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford8872678suspension06
393687   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota7869850brakes00
404136   Tony Raines Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet6869700rear gear04
414037   J.J. Yeley MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet2969525brakes03
423591   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smth Racing   (Mark Smith)Chevrolet2169400brakes00
433879   Kelly Bires BBI / Bestway   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford2069767brakes01

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Sam Hornish, Jr.22driver change
Brian Vickers55engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Riggs23North Texas PipeRobert Richardson, Sr.Chevrolet
45Jason Leffler49Robinson-Blakeney RacingJay RobinsonToyota
46Jeff Green19Plinker TacticalMark SmithToyota
47Josh Wise26MDS TransportBob JenkinsFord
DCDave Blaney22Shell / PennzoilRoger PenskeDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
42454   competition#98
4612984  
1301334   debris turn 3#47
13417845  
1791835   debris turn 1#22
18427390  
2742774   debris turn 2#99
27830023  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.7%             Average green flag run: 56.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon133
  Tony Stewart44138
  Jeff Gordon42421
  Casey Mears43431
  Jeff Gordon44452
  Kyle Busch469348
  Denny Hamlin9410714
  Kasey Kahne1081081
  Jimmie Johnson1091091
  Matt Kenseth1101101
  Brad Keselowski1111122
  Denny Hamlin11317967
  Brian Vickers1801845
  Denny Hamlin18524460
  Jimmie Johnson2452451
  Jeff Gordon2462461
  Brad Keselowski2472482
  Denny Hamlin24930052

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
396   Ryan Newman300193.279Ryan Newman   32.213  
25   Brad Keselowski300161.149Brad Keselowski   32.230  
276   Paul Menard300196.809Paul Menard   32.802  
245   Jeff Gordon300165.468Jeff Gordon   33.094  
296   Kevin Harvick300199.135Kevin Harvick   33.189  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 2096    
2   Brad Keselowski 2095   -1  
3   Denny Hamlin 2089   -7  
4   Tony Stewart 2086   -10  
5   Kasey Kahne 2081   -15  
5   Clint Bowyer 2081   -15  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2070   -26  
8   Kevin Harvick 2065   -31  
9   Greg Biffle 2063   -33  
10   Martin Truex, Jr. 2062   -34  
11   Matt Kenseth 2061   -35  
12   Jeff Gordon 2051   -45  
13   Kyle Busch 831   -1265  
14   Ryan Newman 807   -1289  
15   Carl Edwards 797   -1299  
16   Paul Menard 792   -1304  
17   Marcos Ambrose 772   -1324  
18   Joey Logano 751   -1345  
19   Jeff Burton 696   -1400  
20   Jamie McMurray 682   -1414  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 971    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 969   -2  
3   Jimmie Johnson 967   -4  
4   Matt Kenseth 955   -16  
5   Brad Keselowski 954   -17  
6   Clint Bowyer 933   -38  
7   Denny Hamlin 927   -44  
8   Martin Truex, Jr. 924   -47  
9   Kevin Harvick 906   -65  
10   Tony Stewart 887   -84  
11   Kasey Kahne 865   -106  
12   Kyle Busch 831   -140  
13   Jeff Gordon 828   -143  
14   Ryan Newman 807   -164  
15   Carl Edwards 797   -174  
16   Paul Menard 792   -179  
17   Marcos Ambrose 772   -199  
18   Joey Logano 751   -220  
19   Jeff Burton 696   -275  
20   Jamie McMurray 682   -289