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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:52
Average Speed: 93.037 mph
Pole Speed: 125.215 mph
Cautions: 5 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: .714 sec
Attendance: 102,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Greg Biffle16Ford15.324   125.215    
2   A.J. Allmendinger22Dodge15.325   125.207    
3   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet15.331   125.158    
4   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet15.340   125.085    
5   Brad Keselowski2Dodge15.367   124.865    
6   Regan Smith78Chevrolet15.373   124.816    
7   Aric Almirola43Ford15.385   124.719    
8   Carl Edwards99Ford15.389   124.686    
9   Joey Logano20Toyota15.392   124.662    
10   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet15.430   124.355    
11   Paul Menard27Chevrolet15.432   124.339    
12   Marcos Ambrose9Ford15.433   124.331    
13   Kyle Busch18Toyota15.452   124.178    
14   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet15.461   124.106    
15   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota15.461   124.106    
16   Clint Bowyer15Toyota15.474   124.002    
17   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet15.480   123.953    
18   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet15.491   123.865    
19   David Reutimann10Chevrolet15.491   123.865    
20   Denny Hamlin11Toyota15.495   123.833    
21   Matt Kenseth17Ford15.516   123.666    
22   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet15.532   123.539    
23   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet15.541   123.467    
24   Casey Mears13Ford15.547   123.419    
25   Brian Vickers55Toyota15.547   123.419    
26   David Gilliland38Ford15.566   123.269    
27   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet15.577   123.182    
28   David Stremme30Toyota15.589   123.087   *
29   Landon Cassill83Toyota15.594   123.047    
30   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet15.601   122.992    
31   David Ragan34Ford15.604   122.968    
32   Brendan Gaughan33Chevrolet15.617   122.866    
33   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet15.628   122.780    
34   Travis Kvapil93Toyota15.638   122.701    
35   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet15.646   122.638   *
36   Bobby Labonte47Toyota15.648   122.623    
37   Josh Wise26Ford15.679   122.380   *
38   Reed Sorenson74Chevrolet15.691   122.287   *
39   Michael McDowell98Ford15.732   121.968   *
40   J.J. Yeley49Toyota15.750   121.829   *
41   Joe Nemechek87Toyota15.765   121.713   *
42   Scott Riggs23Chevrolet15.809   121.374   *
43   Ken Schrader32Ford15.907   120.626   OP
44   Timmy Hill37Ford15.953   120.278   *

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:   Timmy Hill (#37), Robby Gordon (#7-WD), Tony Raines (#40-WD)