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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:32:45
Average Speed: 142.02 mph
Pole Speed: 186.121 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: .378 sec
Attendance: 90,300
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 711   Denny Hamlin Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327355,716running10548
2 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet327245,976running643
3212   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge327197,435running041
42856   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Shocks   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota327173,354running4041
52429   Kevin Harvick Rheem   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327172,101running10140
6 318   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327162,398running6639
73588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet327127,490running037
81827   Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327120,390running036
9 417   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford327153,801running035
10 655   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota327107,790running034
111522   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge327145,730running00
122631   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet327142,255running032
131651   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet327129,638running031
142778   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet327126,638running030
15 216   Greg Biffle 3M / Manheim Auctions   (Jack Roush)Ford327112,205running130
163221   Trevor Bayne Good Sam Club / Camping World   (Wood Brothers)Ford327100,305running00
17109   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford327127,488running027
18 920   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327106,680running026
192547   Bobby Labonte Kingsford   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota327120,013running025
204083   Landon Cassill Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies   (BK Racing)Toyota326124,475running024
213342   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet326126,146running023
22 114   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet326156,380running823
23115   Kasey Kahne HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325102,555running021
24201   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet325124,763running020
252236   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet32493,180running019
264193   Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper / Burger King   (BK Racing)Toyota324111,888running018
273015   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota324118,844running017
281434   David Ragan Glory Foods   (Bob Jenkins)Ford32399,777running016
292310   Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet32187,555running00
304232   T.J. Bell Green Smoke   (Frank Stoddard)Ford31997,180running00
312938   David Gilliland House-Autry Mills   (Bob Jenkins)Ford29887,255running013
321343   Aric Almirola AdvoCare   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford297124,291running012
331913   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford29186,905engine011
34 848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet269133,966crash010
351739   Ryan Newman Army Medicine   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet268131,013crash09
361299   Carl Edwards Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford264132,946engine08
373695   Scott Speed Jordan Truck Sales   (Leavine Family Racing)Ford19686,280suspension07
383449   Jason Leffler Robinson-Blakeney Racing   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Toyota7786,157vibration00
393130   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota5482,700suspension05
403923   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet4382,550vibration04
414337   J.J. Yeley MaxQWorkForce.com   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet3282,375brakes03
423891   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota2482,280overheating00
433787   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota2282,641rear gear00
* Race extended to 327 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Clint Bowyer15engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael McDowell98Phil Parsons RacingMike CurbFord
45Josh Wise26MDS TransportBob JenkinsFord
46Stephen Leicht33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet
47Mike Bliss19Plinker TacticalMark SmithToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13939  
40434   oil on track#95
4413087  
1311344   debris backstretch#27
135242108  
2432475   #42 accident turn 1#27
24826518  
2662694   oil on tracknone
2702701  
2712799   #48,22,39 accident backstretchnone
28032041  
3213255   #1 accident frontstretch#51
3263272  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle111
  Tony Stewart298
  Jeff Gordon10156
  Kyle Busch163419
  Denny Hamlin35406
  Kyle Busch418141
  Denny Hamlin82821
  Kevin Harvick83842
  Kyle Busch85906
  Denny Hamlin9113444
  Kevin Harvick13517339
  Denny Hamlin1741763
  Kevin Harvick17721539
  Denny Hamlin2162216
  Kevin Harvick22224221
  Denny Hamlin24328139
  Martin Truex, Jr.28232140
  Denny Hamlin3223276

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
179   Matt Kenseth327342.798   38.089  
189   Kyle Busch327345.079   38.342  
119   Denny Hamlin327345.129   38.348  
2910   Kevin Harvick327385.722   38.572  
210   Brad Keselowski327387.601   38.760  
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Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 879    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 871   -8  
3   Matt Kenseth 858   -21  
4   Jimmie Johnson 848   -31  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 838   -41  
6   Brad Keselowski 831   -48  
7   Denny Hamlin 822   -57  
8   Clint Bowyer 811   -68  
9   Kevin Harvick 807   -72  
10   Tony Stewart 769   -110  
11   Kasey Kahne 751   -128  
12   Kyle Busch 746   -133  
13   Jeff Gordon 734   -145  
14   Carl Edwards 720   -159  
15   Paul Menard 710   -169  
16   Marcos Ambrose 706   -173  
17   Ryan Newman 697   -182  
18   Joey Logano 664   -215  
19   Jamie McMurray 618   -261  
20   Jeff Burton 609   -270