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2012 Auto Club 400


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:39
Average Speed: 160.166 mph
Pole Speed: 186.403 mph
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 90,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 914   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet129323,450running4247
2 218   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota129259,698running8044
31488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet129170,165running041
4 729   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet129181,551running040
51299   Carl Edwards Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford129161,056running039
6 416   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford129119,590running038
7 639   Ryan Newman U.S. Army   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet129146,448running037
81356   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota129131,504running036
92351   Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Chevrolet129138,898running035
101048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Jimmie Johnson Foundation   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet129142,201running235
11 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota129149,771running234
12 355   Mark Martin Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota12996,355running032
131115   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota129122,469running031
14 55   Kasey Kahne Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet129102,105running030
152522   A.J. Allmendinger Southern California AAA   (Roger Penske)Dodge129134,330running029
161517   Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost   (Jack Roush)Ford129138,866running028
172442   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet128122,096running027
18172   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge128125,250running026
192727   Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12898,705running025
202278   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet128114,163running024
21299   Marcos Ambrose DeWalt / Stanley Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford128118,388running023
221931   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet128127,180running022
233313   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford128102,163running021
24 820   Joey Logano Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota12895,280running020
252843   Aric Almirola Medallion Financial   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford128124,016running019
262124   Jeff Gordon AARP / Drive to End Hunger   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet128130,566running319
271810   David Reutimann Accell Construction   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet12785,230running017
282647   Bobby Labonte Charter Communications   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota127104,188running016
294093   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota127101,777running015
304138   David Gilliland 1-800-LoanMart   (Bob Jenkins)Ford12785,480running014
313834   David Ragan Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins)Ford12783,280running013
32161   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet126111,613running012
333436   Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet12680,355running011
344232   Ken Schrader U.S. Chrome / 1 Less Than 2 Ltd.   (Frank Stoddard)Ford12588,155running010
353649   J.J. Yeley America Israel Racing   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Chevrolet12579,930running09
363183   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota124106,125running08
373026   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford5179,555vibration07
383298   Michael McDowell Curb Records   (Phil Parsons)Ford4079,307vibration06
392030   David Stremme @TheNascarFans   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota3675,855rear gear05
413523   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet1775,505vibration03
433733   Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet183,769engine01
403919   Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota1875,675transmission00
424374   Reed Sorenson Turn One Racing   (Stacy Compton)Chevrolet675,415vibration00
* Race shortened to 129 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ken Schrader32transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robby Gordon7Speed EnergyRobby GordonDodge
45Joe Nemechek87AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood StovesJoe NemechekToyota
46Timmy Hill37Poynt.comRick WareFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1124124  
1251295   rain#22
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.9%             Average green flag run: 124.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin111
  Kyle Busch26766
  Denny Hamlin68681
  Jeff Gordon69691
  Jimmie Johnson70701
  Kyle Busch718414
  Tony Stewart8510420
  Jimmie Johnson1051051
  Jeff Gordon1061072
  Tony Stewart10812922

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
186   Kyle Busch129206.266   34.378  
396   Ryan Newman129209.113   34.852  
146   Tony Stewart129211.900   35.317  
886   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.129214.411   35.735  
166   Greg Biffle129215.070   35.845  
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Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 195    
2   Kevin Harvick 188   -7  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 178   -17  
4   Tony Stewart 177   -18  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 175   -20  
6   Matt Kenseth 173   -22  
7   Denny Hamlin 171   -24  
8   Clint Bowyer 157   -38  
9   Jimmie Johnson 156   -39  
10   Ryan Newman 155   -40  
11   Paul Menard 148   -47  
12   Carl Edwards 146   -49  
13   Joey Logano 146   -49  
14   Kyle Busch 143   -52  
15   Jeff Burton 142   -53  
16   Brad Keselowski 139   -56  
17   Mark Martin 129   -66  
18   Juan Pablo Montoya 123   -72  
19   Regan Smith 118   -77  
20   Bobby Labonte 108   -87