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Official Results: Kobalt Tools 400

Three down, 33 to go. Here’s the Official Cup Series order of finish from Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas:

*KEY:*
*- Led The Most Laps
(R) = 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*
*Kobalt Tools 400 – Las Vegas*
Pos Car No. Driver Manufacturer Laps Status Points Laps Led
*1* 14 Tony Stewart Chevy 267 Running* 48 127*
*2* 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 267 Running 43 35
*3* 16 Greg Biffle Ford 267 Running 42 2
*4* 39 Ryan Newman Chevy 267 Running 40 0
*5* 99 Carl Edwards Ford 267 Running 39 0
*6* 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 267 Running 39 3
*7* 27 Paul Menard Chevy 267 Running 37 0
*8* 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 267 Running 36 0
*9* 21 Trevor Bayne (I) Ford 267 Running 0 0
*10* 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 267 Running 35 70
*11* 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 267 Running 34 4
*12* 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 267 Running 33 2
*13* 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 267 Running 31 0
*14* 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 267 Running 30 0
*15* 78 Regan Smith Chevy 267 Running 29 0
*16* 20 Joey Logano Toyota 267 Running 28 0
*17* 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 267 Running 27 0
*18* 55 Mark Martin Toyota 267 Running 26 0
*19* 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 267 Running 25 0
*20* 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 Running 24 0
*21* 34 David Ragan Ford 267 Running 24 1
*22* 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 Running 23 21
*23* 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 266 Running 21 0
*24* 43 Aric Almirola Ford 266 Running 20 0
*25* 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 264 Running 19 0
*26* 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 264 Running 18 0
*27* 13 Casey Mears Ford 264 Running 17 0
*28* 30 David Stremme Toyota 263 Running 16 0
*29* 36 Dave Blaney Chevy 263 Running 15 0
*30* 32 Ken Schrader Ford 263 Running 14 0
*31* 10 David Reutimann Chevy 261 Running 13 0
*32* 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 259 Running 13 1
*33* 38 David Gilliland Ford 258 Running 11 0
*34* 33 Brandan Gaughan Chevy 252 Running 10 0
*35* 51 Kurt Busch Chevy 251 Accident 9 0
*36* 83 Landon Cassill Toyota 240 Engine 8 0
*37* 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 238 Running 8 1
*38* 98 Michael McDowell Ford 147 Rear Gear 6 0
*39* 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 123 Engine 5 0
*40* 26 Josh Wise (R) Ford 64 Brakes 4 0
*41* 87 Joe Nemechek (I) Toyota 44 Vibration 0 0
*42* 37 Timmy Hill (R) Ford 42 Accident 2 0
*43* 49 J.J. Yeley Toyota 39 Engine 1 0

*2012 Championship Standings – With One Race Complete*
1) Greg Biffle: 125
2) Kevin Harvick: 115 (-10)
3) Denny Hamlin: 113 (-12)
4) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: 107 (-18)
T5) Matt Kenseth: 102 (-23)
T5) Carl Edwards: 102 (-23)
7) Tony Stewart: 100 (-25)
T8) Martin Truex, Jr.: 98 (-27)
T8) Joey Logano: 98 (-27)
10) Mark Martin: 97 (-28)
11) Paul Menard: 89 (-36)
12) Kyle Busch: 87 (-38)

*Race Awards*
*3M Lap Leader:* Tony Stewart, 127 Laps
*Coors Light Pole Award:* Kasey Kahne (190.456 MPH)
*Mahle Clevite Engine Builder Of The Race:* Hendrick Engines (No. 14 car)
*Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver Of The Race:* “Bono” Manion (Jamie McMurray’s crew chief)
*American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award:* Tony Stewart
*DirecTV Crew Chief Of The Race:* Steve Addington (Stewart’s crew chief)
*Mobil1 Oil Driver Of The Race:* Tony Stewart
*USG Improving The Finish Award:* Carl Edwards, +16 Spots
*Sunoco Rookie Of The Race:* Josh Wise, No. 26 car

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