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2012 Pennsylvania 400


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 21 of 36
Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
160 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:45:34
Average Speed: 139.249 mph
Pole Speed: 176.043 mph
Cautions: 3 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 85,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12724   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet98233,011running847
2 45   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet98162,810running143
31556   Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota98165,474running041
4312   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge98148,205running841
52814   Tony Stewart Office Depot Back to School   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet98155,185running039
6 939   Ryan Newman Haas Automation / Quicken Loans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet98136,418running038
71799   Carl Edwards Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford98132,226running037
81915   Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota98112,849running036
91178   Regan Smith Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet98110,043running035
10 59   Marcos Ambrose Stanley / DeWalt Tools   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford98111,718running034
11 327   Paul Menard Menards / Serta   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet9894,760running033
121855   Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota9879,385running032
131420   Joey Logano The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota9886,135running031
141048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet98125,246running4432
151216   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford9885,435running029
162129   Kevin Harvick Budweiser   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet98120,796running028
17161   Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet98106,043running328
181343   Aric Almirola Automotive Lift Institute   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford98111,646running026
192522   Sam Hornish, Jr. Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Dodge98115,785running00
20 142   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet98118,926running725
212638   David Gilliland ModSpace   (Bob Jenkins)Ford9889,668running023
222331   Jeff Burton Enersys / Odyssey Battery   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet98112,210running022
23 717   Matt Kenseth Zest   (Jack Roush)Ford98118,421running422
242410   David Reutimann TMone.com   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet9772,785running020
253793   Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota9795,418running019
262283   Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota9798,830running018
273947   Bobby Labonte Scott Products   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota9691,868running017
283234   David Ragan Taco Bell   (Bob Jenkins)Ford9681,332running016
29 211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota90113,901crash316
30 651   Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet8480,760crash315
314132   Jason White Zaxby's   (Frank Stoddard)Ford8176,610transmission00
32 888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Diet Mtn. Dew / AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet8076,435running1713
332018   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota74115,443crash011
343630   David Stremme Inception Motorsports   (Timothy McSweeney)Toyota4367,760transmission010
352913   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Ford4067,610brakes09
363887   Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota3767,385brakes00
373426   Josh Wise MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford3467,205brakes07
384236   Tony Raines @Tmone / CRM Hiring Veterans   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet3167,053fuel pump06
393019   Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota2964,225overheating00
403537   J.J. Yeley Max Q Motorsports   (Larry Gunselman)Chevrolet2764,075brakes04
414398   Mike Skinner Traqm.com   (Mike Curb)Ford2663,925rear gear03
424091   Reed Sorenson Humphrey Smith Racing   (Mark Smith)Toyota1063,765brakes00
433323   Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe   (Robert Richardson, Sr.)Chevrolet964,148brakes01
* Race shortened to 98 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tony Raines36engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stephen Leicht33LittleJoesAutos.comJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20223   #18 accident turn 1none
238664  
87904   #51 accident turn 2#42
91911  
92987   #11,16,17,31,48 accident turn 1#38
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.3%             Average green flag run: 28.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Juan Pablo Montoya177
  Denny Hamlin8103
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.112010
  Jamie McMurray21233
  Brad Keselowski24318
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.32387
  Jimmie Johnson39468
  Matt Kenseth47471
  Kasey Kahne48481
  Kurt Busch49513
  Jimmie Johnson527524
  Matt Kenseth76783
  Jimmie Johnson799012
  Jeff Gordon91988

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 744    
2   Matt Kenseth 739   -5  
3   Greg Biffle 738   -6  
4   Jimmie Johnson 736   -8  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 694   -50  
6   Tony Stewart 691   -53  
7   Brad Keselowski 690   -54  
8   Denny Hamlin 683   -61  
9   Kevin Harvick 681   -63  
10   Clint Bowyer 679   -65  
11   Kasey Kahne 622   -122  
12   Carl Edwards 619   -125  
13   Ryan Newman 611   -133  
14   Jeff Gordon 611   -133  
15   Kyle Busch 599   -145  
16   Paul Menard 597   -147  
17   Joey Logano 575   -169  
18   Marcos Ambrose 553   -191  
19   Jamie McMurray 536   -208  
20   Jeff Burton 527   -217