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May 05, 2012
Saturday
2012 NNS Aaron’s 312 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 18 GameStop Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday in Talladega, Ala. - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 18 GameStop Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday in Talladega, Ala. - Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR
After a first attempt at a green-white-checkered (flags) finish, a horrific accident that brought out a red flag and a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, it was Joey Logano holding off Kyle Busch to win the 2012 NNS Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Bringing out the red flag during the first green-white checkered attempt was the “big one” which involved former Catchfence.com staff writer, Eric McClure, who was caught up in the “big one” and took a hard head-on hit into the inside wall. Safety crews on the scene took no chances with what possible injuries McClure may have suffered, and decided to remove the roof to better assist him. It was reported by NASCAR that McClure was talking to the safety crew during that time, and once he was assisted to the ambulance, he was then air-lifted to a nearby Birmingham hospital for medical observation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and the McClure family, and that we will see him next weekend behind the wheel at Darlington.

Logano, who held off Busch by 0.034 seconds and giving Toyota their 200th series victory, received his 2nd series win of the 2012 season, his 11th series career win and his first series win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Following Logano and Busch to the drop of the checkered flag was the new series points leader and defending series champion, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (who now leads Elliott Sadler by 5-points) finishing in third, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cole Whitt fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr., finishing in fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishers were last weeks winner, Kurt Busch, finishing in sixth, James Buescher seventh, Justin Allgaier eighth, Kenny Wallace ninth and Elliott Sadler finishing in the tenth position.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 136.258 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 22 Mins, 54 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.034 Seconds
Lead Changes: 37 among 18 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 27 laps
Attendance: 66,000

Unofficial Top-Ten in the Points Standings: 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 325 (Leader) 2. Elliott Sadler – 320(-5 Points Behind the Leader) 3. Austin Dillon # – 290 (-35) 4. Sam Hornish Jr. – 265 (-60) 5. Cole Whitt # – 248 -(77) 6. Michael Annett – 241 (-84) 7. Justin Allgaier – 228 (-97) 8. Tayler Malsam – 202 (-123) 9. Mike Bliss – 201 (-124) 10. Joe Nemechek – 189 (-136).

Next Up: The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at the “Lady in Black,” Darlington Raceway, on Friday, May 11th, at 7: 15 PM (ET) with television coverage provided by ESPN2 beginning with their 6:30 PM (ET) pre-race show.

2012 NNS Aarons 312 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Lap Pts BPts Status TLd LLd
1 4 18 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Max Payne 3 Toyota 122 0   Running 6 17
2 12 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 122 0   Running 3 36
3 2 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill/Blackwell Angus Ford 122 42 1 Running 1 1
4 11 88 Cole Whitt # TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 122 41 1 Running 1 3
5 33 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(i) Hellmann's Chevrolet 122 0   Running 7 25
6 31 1 Kurt Busch(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 122 0   Running 1 1
7 7 30 James Buescher(i) Accudoc Chevrolet 122 0   Running 2 9
8 13 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 122 36   Running    
9 20 99 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 122 36 1 Running 1 1
10 1 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 122 35 1 Running 3 8
11 18 20 Ryan Truex Grime Boss Toyota 122 34 1 Running 1 1
12 8 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 122 33 1 Running 1 2
13 17 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 122 32 1 Running 1 1
14 27 40 Erik Darnell TheMotorsportsGroup.com Chevrolet 122 30   Running    
15 26 24 John Wes Townley(i) Toyota Save in May Sales Event Toyota 122 0   Running    
16 23 4 Danny Efland JDMotorsports.com Chevrolet 122 28   Running    
17 5 3 Austin Dillon # Advocare Chevrolet 122 28 1 Running 2 4
18 15 44 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 122 27 1 Running 1 2
19 16 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 122 26 1 Running 1 1
20 9 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 121 0   Running    
21 28 41 Timmy Hill Poynt.com/Shania Kidscan Ford 117 23   Running    
22 3 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Armour Chevrolet 116 0   Accident 4 8
23 10 43 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Ford 116 21   Accident    
24 14 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil Toyota 116 20   Accident    
25 43 15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Fastwax.com Ford 116 19   Accident    
26 34 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North TX Pipe Chevrolet 116 18   Accident    
27 29 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 116 17   Accident    
28 19 1 Mike Wallace Restaurant.com Chevrolet 113 17 1 Accident 1 1
29 21 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive Chevrolet 113 15   Running    
30 36 39 Josh Richards JOY Ford 85 14   Fuel Pump    
31 35 50 TJ Bell Gulfcoast Loss Prevention Chevrolet 82 13   Running    
32 30 8 Tim Andrews Randy Hill Racing Ford 64 13 1 Overheating 1 1
33 6 38 Brad Sweet # Great Clips Chevrolet 62 11   Accident    
34 25 81 Jason Bowles # American Majority Toyota 32 10   Accident    
35 38 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 29 9   Accident    
36 22 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota 29 8   Accident    
37 24 70 Johanna Long # Foretravel Chevrolet 18 7   Overheating    
38 42 74 Mike Harmon Koma Unwind Chevrolet 12 6   Vibration    
39 32 10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 9 5   Vibration    
40 40 42 Josh Wise(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 9 0   Electrical    
41 39 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevrolet 8 3   Vibration    
42 41 47 Scott Speed(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 2 0   Ignition    
43 37 52 Kevin Lepage TTTR Racing Engines Chevrolet 1 1   Clutch    

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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