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Apr 13, 2012
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2012 NNS O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Pure Michigan Ford, celebrates his win in victory lane with owner Jack Roush during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Pure Michigan Ford, celebrates his win in victory lane with owner Jack Roush during the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
With a 5-lap sprint to the finish in the NNS O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., keeping pole-sitter Paul Menard behind him by 1.434 seconds, and brings himself 4-points behind the series leader Elliott Sadler.

Stenhouse, who gives Roush Fenway Racing their fourth consecutive victory at TMS, received his second series win of the 2012 season, his fourth series career win and his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway.

Following Stenhouse and Menard (who led the most laps – 100 out of 200) to the drop of the checkered flag were Kasey Kahne finishing in third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Dillon, finishing in fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishers were David Ragan finishing in sixth, Justin Allgaier seventh, Danica Patrick eighth, Michael Annett ninth and Steve Arpin finishing in the tenth position.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 126.301 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 22 Mins, 31 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.434 Seconds
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Attendance: 73,600

Unofficial Top-Ten in the Points Standings: 1. Elliott Sadler – 247 (Leader) 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 243 (-4 Points Behind the Leader) Austin Dillon # – 227 (-20) 4. Sam Hornish Jr. – 193 (-54) 5. Michael Annett – 183 (-64) 6. Cole Whitt # – 182 (-65) 7. Trevor Bayne – 180 (-67) 8. Tayler Malsam – 163 (-84) 9. Justin Allgaier – 163 (-84) 10. Mike Bliss – 147 (-100).

Next Up: After being off last weekend for the Easter Holiday, the teams will have another off-weekend before heading back into action for the NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, April 27th, at 7:30 PM (ET – TV coverage by ESPN2 at 7:00 PM).

2012 NNS OReilly Auto Parts 300 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Lap Pts BPts Status TLd LLd
1 3 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Pure Michigan Ford 200 47 4 Running 3 68
2 1 33 Paul Menard(i) Menards/Rheem Chevrolet 200 0   Running 5 100
3 8 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 200 0   Running 1 1
4 2 18 Denny Hamlin(i) SportClips Toyota 200 0   Running 3 12
5 4 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevrolet 200 40 1 Running 1 13
6 30 27 David Ragan(i) Mercury Ford 200 0   Running 1 2
7 16 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 200 37   Running    
8 17 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 200 36   Running    
9 18 43 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Ford 200 35   Running    
10 9 30 Steve Arpin Mike's On The Rocks Chevrolet 200 34   Running    
11 14 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Wurth Dodge 200 33   Running    
12 5 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 200 33 1 Running 1 4
13 7 88 Cole Whitt # TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 200 31   Running    
14 20 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(i) Degree Chevrolet 200 0   Running    
15 12 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Toyota 200 0   Running    
16 10 44 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 199 28   Running    
17 33 87 Joe Nemechek SWM International Toyota 199 27   Running    
18 23 81 Jason Bowles # American Majority Toyota 199 26   Running    
19 24 1 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 198 25   Running    
20 15 70 Johanna Long # Foretravel Chevrolet 197 24   Running    
21 21 8 Kyle Fowler Randy Hill Racing Ford 196 23   Running    
22 31 39 Kelly Bires Fenton Motors Ford 196 22   Running    
23 27 40 Erik Darnell TheMotorsportsGroup.com Chevrolet 196 21   Running    
24 42 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 192 20   Running    
25 28 19 Tayler Malsam(i) G-Oil Toyota 192 19   Running    
26 40 50 TJ Bell Gulf Coast Software Chevrolet 192 18   Running    
27 38 52 Tim Schendel Metro Ministries Chevrolet 192 17   Running    
28 26 41 Timmy Hill Poynt.com Ford 191 16   Running    
29 37 51 Jeremy Clements US Petroleum Consulting Chevrolet 188 15   Running    
30 6 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 187 0   Engine    
31 25 4 Danny Efland Danny Efland Racing Chevrolet 187 13   Running    
32 19 9 Ryan Truex Grime Boss Toyota 182 12   Engine    
33 41 24 Benny Gordon # Silestone/Dillon Manufacturing Chevrolet 175 11   Running    
34 39 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Tia Rosa/Embassy Suites Chevrolet 169 10   Running    
35 13 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 159 0   Running    
36 29 15 Blake Koch Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 92 8   Accident    
37 11 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota 61 7   Engine    
38 34 75 Scott Riggs(i) RWR Chevrolet 9 0   Rear Gear    
39 36 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevrolet 8 5   Vibration    
40 32 42 Josh Wise(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 7 0   Electrical    
41 35 47 Scott Speed(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 7 0   Fuel Pump    
42 43 74 Kevin Lepage Koma Unwind Chevrolet 4 2   Ignition    
43 22 10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 3 1   Vibration    

(i) Ineligible for Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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