The Frontstretch: 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results: Southern 500 by Thomas Bowles -- Monday May 14, 2012

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2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results: Southern 500

Thomas Bowles · Monday May 14, 2012

 

Eleven down, 25 to go. Here’s the Cup Series order of finish from Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 in Darlington, South Carolina:

KEY: *- Led The Most Laps
® = Rookie of the Year Candidate
(I) = Ineligible to earn points

Editor’s Note: Remember, some drivers will score zero points as they’re only allowed to accumulate them in one of NASCAR’s top three series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, or Camping World Trucks.

Sprint Cup Series Finishing Order
Bojangles’ Southern 500 – Darlington
Pos Car No. Driver Manufacturer Laps Status Points Laps Led
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 368 Running* 48 134*
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 368 Running 43 56
3 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 368 Running 41 0
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 368 Running 41 44
5 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 368 Running 40 25
6 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 368 Running 38 0
7 99 Carl Edwards Ford 368 Running 37 0
8 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 368 Running 37 33
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 368 Running 35 0
10 20 Joey Logano Toyota 368 Running 34 0
11 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 368 Running 33 0
12 16 Greg Biffle Ford 368 Running 33 74
13 27 Paul Menard Chevy 368 Running 31 0
14 78 Regan Smith Chevy 368 Running 30 0
15 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 368 Running 29 0
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 368 Running 28 0
17 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 368 Running 28 1
18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 368 Running 26 0
19 43 Aric Almirola Ford 368 Running 25 0
20 55 Mark Martin Toyota 368 Running 24 0
21 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 368 Running 23 0
22 13 Casey Mears Ford 367 Running 22 0
23 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 367 Running 21 0
24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 366 Running 20 0
25 38 David Gilliland Ford 366 Running 19 0
26 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 366 Running 19 1
27 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 365 Running 17 0
28 34 David Ragan Ford 364 Running 16 0
29 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 364 Running 15 0
30 32 Reed Sorenson (I) Ford 363 Running 0 0
31 10 Danica Patrick (I) Chevy 362 Running 0 0
32 73 Travis Kvapil Toyota 362 Running PE 0
33 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 357 Running 11 0
34 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 345 Running 10 0
35 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 339 Running 9 0
36 93 David Reutimann Toyota 314 Running 8 0
37 49 J.J. Yeley Toyota 132 Clutch 7 0
38 74 Cole Whitt (I) Chevy 35 Vibration 0 0
39 30 David Stremme Toyota 32 Overheating 5 0
40 87 Joe Nemechek (I) Toyota 27 Power 0 0
41 52 Mike Skinner (I) Toyota 20 Electrical 0 0
42 79 Scott Speed Ford 20 Overheating 2 0
43 26 Josh Wise ® Ford 19 Vibration 1 0

2012 Championship Standings – With One Race Complete
1) Greg Biffle: 411
2) Matt Kenseth: 409 (-2)
3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: 397 (-14)
4) Denny Hamlin: 394 (-17)
T5) Jimmie Johnson: 372 (-39)
T5) Martin Truex, Jr.: 372 (-39)
7) Tony Stewart: 369 (-42)
8) Kevin Harvick: 361 (-50)
9) Kyle Busch: 349 (-62)
10) Carl Edwards: 337 (-74)
11) Clint Bowyer: 335 (-76)
12) Brad Keselowski: 328 (-83)

NOTE: Wild Cards are currently Keselowski (12th) and Ryan Newman (13th). Keselowski has two wins this season while Newman has one.

Race Awards
3M Lap Leader: Jimmie Johnson, 134 Laps
Coors Light Pole Award: Greg Biffle (180.257 MPH)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder Of The Race: Hendrick Engines (No. 48 car)
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver Of The Race: Steve Addington (Tony Stewart’s crew chief)
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 car
DirecTV Crew Chief Of The Race: Dave Rogers (Kyle Busch’s crew chief)
Mobil1 Oil Driver Of The Race: Denny Hamlin, No. 11 car
USG Improving The Finish Award: Marcos Ambrose, +19 Spots
Sunoco Rookie Of The Race: Josh Wise, No. 26 car

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