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2012 Food City 500


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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

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
17 222   A.J. Allmendinger Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge498132,635running5428
19 743   Aric Almirola Charter Communications   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford498127,446running025
36129   Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford389111,743running08
13 116   Greg Biffle 811 / 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford500111,085running4132
343536   Dave Blaney Widow Wax / SealWrap   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet41783,935running010
41615   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota500135,124running040
63331   Jeff Burton BB&T   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500139,810running038
182751   Kurt Busch HendrickCars.com   (James Finch)Chevrolet498116,893running026
321318   Kyle Busch Doublemint   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota423131,243running012
292983   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota495111,605running015
151888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500100,035running230
39 899   Carl Edwards Kellogg's / Cheez-It   (Jack Roush)Ford245127,191running05
223233   Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49697,735running022
262638   David Gilliland Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford49698,207running018
35 424   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / Chase AARP Visa   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet395131,921running110
202011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota498132,901running024
111429   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500139,546running033
92248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500136,596running035
37105   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36691,780running07
22117   Matt Kenseth Best Buy   (Jack Roush)Ford500179,821running4543
1 52   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge500186,770running23248
273493   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota49696,510running017
283647   Bobby Labonte Clorox / Scott Products   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota49595,860running016
16 920   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota49899,935running028
313998   Michael McDowell K-Love / Let It Start With Me   (Phil Parsons)Ford49284,110running013
7171   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet500127,793running037
252413   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford496101,068running019
101127   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500102,060running034
83042   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet500124,351running036
404187   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota5780,875brakes00
12 339   Ryan Newman Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet500132,818running032
233134   David Ragan Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins)Ford496105,618running021
211910   David Reutimann TradeBank   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet49790,010running023
414323   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet2680,800vibration03
334232   Ken Schrader We Drive Sales - TMone.com   (Frank Stoddard)Ford42091,985running011
24 678   Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing / CSX "Play It Safe"   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet496111,343running020
423874   Reed Sorenson Turn One Racing   (Stacy Compton)Chevrolet1780,720vibration00
142314   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet500140,810running030
382830   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota33483,703crash06
31556   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota500147,149running041
52555   Brian Vickers Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota50098,535running12540
433726   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford1680,289spindle01
304049   J.J. Yeley JPO Absorbents   (Robinson-Blakeney Racing)Toyota49386,410running014

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Stremme30transmission change
Dave Blaney36transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Timmy Hill37Poynt.comRick WareFord
WDRobby Gordon7Speed Energy / MAPEIRobby GordonDodge
WDTony Raines40LittleJoesAuto.comMike HillmanToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
254622   #5,9,99,78,2,18,29 accident turn 1#23
4711670  
1171215   #32 accident turn 2#36
122340219  
3413466   #30 accident turn 4#14
34736014  
36137111   #24 accident turn 3#39
372478107  
4794835   #14 accident turn 3#39
48450017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.8%             Average green flag run: 75.2 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle14141
  A.J. Allmendinger429554
  Brian Vickers9611621
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1171171
  Brian Vickers11821699
  Brad Keselowski21725438
  Matt Kenseth2552562
  Jeff Gordon2572571
  Brian Vickers2582625
  Brad Keselowski26334179
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3423421
  Brad Keselowski3433464
  Matt Kenseth34738943
  Brad Keselowski390500111

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
4810   Jimmie Johnson500208.352   20.835  
2711   Paul Menard500239.987   21.817  
169   Greg Biffle500200.936   22.326  
889   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.500201.622   22.402  
177   Matt Kenseth500158.904   22.701  
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Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 157    
2   Kevin Harvick 148   -9  
3   Matt Kenseth 145   -12  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 139   -18  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 137   -20  
6   Denny Hamlin 137   -20  
7   Tony Stewart 130   -27  
8   Joey Logano 126   -31  
9   Clint Bowyer 126   -31  
10   Paul Menard 123   -34  
11   Jimmie Johnson 121   -36  
12   Jeff Burton 120   -37  
13   Ryan Newman 118   -39  
14   Brad Keselowski 113   -44  
15   Carl Edwards 107   -50  
16   Kyle Busch 99   -58  
17   Mark Martin 97   -60  
18   Juan Pablo Montoya 96   -61  
19   Jamie McMurray 94   -63  
20   Regan Smith 94   -63