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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 1 of 36
Monday, February 27, 2012 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:02
Average Speed: 140.256 mph
Pole Speed: 194.738 mph
Cautions: 10 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: .210 sec
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Carl Edwards99Ford46.216   194.738    
2   Greg Biffle16Ford46.371   194.087    
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet46.385   194.028    
4   Marcos Ambrose9Ford46.392   193.999    
5   Casey Mears13Ford46.429   193.844    
6   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet46.439   193.803    
7   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota46.472   193.665    
8   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.6Ford46.472   193.665    
9   Trevor Bayne21Ford46.484   193.615   *
10   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet46.486   193.607    
11   Mark Martin55Toyota46.511   193.503    
12   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet46.524   193.449    
13   Aric Almirola43Ford46.540   193.382    
14   Paul Menard27Chevrolet46.542   193.374    
15   David Ragan34Ford46.572   193.249    
16   Matt Kenseth17Ford46.573   193.245    
17   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet46.578   193.224    
18   A.J. Allmendinger22Dodge46.603   193.121    
19   Brad Keselowski2Dodge46.634   192.992    
20   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet46.653   192.914    
21   Joey Logano20Toyota46.664   192.868    
22   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet46.686   192.777    
23   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet46.729   192.600    
24   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet46.733   192.583    
25   Tony Raines26Ford46.745   192.534   *
26   David Stremme30Toyota46.884   191.963   *
27   Kyle Busch18Toyota46.906   191.873    
28   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet46.914   191.840    
29   Danica Patrick10Chevrolet46.939   191.738    
30   Kenny Wallace09Toyota46.981   191.567   *
31   Terry Labonte32Ford46.992   191.522   *
32   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet46.996   191.506   *
33   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet47.031   191.363    
34   Elliott Sadler33Chevrolet47.054   191.270    
35   Michael Waltrip40Toyota47.076   191.180   *
36   Joe Nemechek87Toyota47.081   191.160   *
37   Denny Hamlin11Toyota47.089   191.127    
38   Regan Smith78Chevrolet47.105   191.062    
39   Michael McDowell98Ford47.123   190.990   *
40   Landon Cassill83Toyota47.218   190.605    
41   David Gilliland38Ford47.357   190.046    
42   Bobby Labonte47Toyota47.363   190.022    
43   Bill Elliott97Toyota47.381   189.950   *
44   Mike Wallace37Ford47.405   189.853   *
45   David Reutimann93Toyota47.560   189.235    
46   Robert Richardson, Jr.23Toyota47.761   188.438   *
47   Robby Gordon7Dodge47.814   188.229   *
48   J.J. Yeley49Toyota47.884   187.954   *
49   Clint Bowyer15Toyota   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Kenny Wallace (#09), Michael Waltrip (#40), Bill Elliott (#97), Mike Wallace (#37), Robert Richardson, Jr. (#23), J.J. Yeley (#49)