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May 11, 2012
Friday
2012 NNS VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

2012 Joey Logano/Dollar General
2012 Joey Logano/Dollar General
After an attempt at a green-white-checkered (flags) finish, it was Joey Logano holding off fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin, by 0.255 seconds to win (for the second consecutive week) the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.

This was Logano’s 3rd series win of the 2012 season, his 2nd series career back-to-back win (his first came in 2009 at Kansas Speedway and Auto Club Speedway) his 12th series career win and his first series win at “The Lady in Black.”

Following Logano and Hamlin (who led the most laps – 103 of the 151 that were run) to the drop of the checkered flag were Brad Keselowski finishing third, Sam Hornish Jr. fourth and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Dillon, finishing in fifth.

Pole-sitter, defending series champion and current points leader, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (who now has a 23-point lead over Elliott Salder who finished 24th) finished in sixth, while Brian Scott finished seventh, Kurt Busch eighth, James Buescher ninth and rookie contender, Cole Whitt, rounding out the top-ten finishing positions.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 112.017 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 50 Mins, 29 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.255 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Attendance: 23,000

Unofficial Top-Ten in the Points Standings: 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 364 (Leader) 2. Elliott Sadler – 341 (-23 Points Behind the Leader) 3. Austin Dillon # – 329 (-35) 4. Sam Hornish Jr. – 305 (-59) 5. Cole Whitt # – 282 (-82) 6. Michael Annett – 271 (-93) 7. Justin Allgaier – 260 (-104) 8. Mike Bliss – 230 (-134) 9. Joe Nemechek – 222 (-142) 10. Danica Patrick – 219 (-145).

Next Up: The 2nd Annual Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, May 20th, at approximately 2:20 PM (ET) with television coverage provided by ESPN beginning with their 1:30 PM (ET) pre-race program.

2012 NNS VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Lap Pts BPts Status TLd LLd
1 5 20 Joey Logano(i) Dollar General Toyota 151 0   Running 3 4
2 2 18 Denny Hamlin(i) SportClips Toyota 151 0   Running 5 103
3 13 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Snap-on Dodge 151 0   Running    
4 8 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Dodge 151 40   Running    
5 3 3 Austin Dillon # Advocare Chevrolet 151 39   Running    
6 1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill Beef Ford 151 39 1 Running 1 18
7 7 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota 151 37   Running    
8 4 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 151 0   Running 2 3
9 14 30 James Buescher(i) AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 151 0   Running    
10 40 88 Cole Whitt # TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 151 34   Running    
11 16 87 Joe Nemechek SWMTX.com Toyota 151 33   Running    
12 15 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 151 32   Running    
13 10 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 151 32 1 Running 1 8
14 22 43 Michael Annett Pilot / Flying J Ford 151 30   Running    
15 12 44 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 151 29   Running    
16 31 41 Timmy Hill Poynt.com Ford 151 28   Running    
17 25 99 Travis Pastrana boostmobile Toyota 151 27   Running    
18 9 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 151 0   Running    
19 26 14 Jeff Green Hefty / Reynolds Wrap Toyota 149 25   Running    
20 36 4 Danny Efland EMS Speak/Trade Bank Chevrolet 148 24   Running    
21 32 81 Jason Bowles # American Majority Toyota 148 23   Running    
22 37 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus Chevrolet 147 22   Running    
23 28 23 Jamie Dick VIVA Auto Group Chevrolet 144 21   Running    
24 6 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 143 21 1 Accident 1 14
25 19 39 Josh Richards nswkids.com Ford 143 19   Running    
26 11 33 Brendan Gaughan(i) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 138 0   Accident 1 1
27 42 70 Derrike Cope ML Motorsports Dodge 138 17   Running    
28 41 8 Matt Frahm Maui Jim / New Life Diets Ford 125 16   Engine    
29 20 40 Erik Darnell TheMotorsportsGroup.com Chevrolet 91 15   Clutch    
30 21 1 Mike Wallace Restaurant.com Chevrolet 81 14   Running    
31 30 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil / NOYS / Ryobi Toyota 60 13   Transmission    
32 18 50 TJ Bell Twin Oaks Services Chevrolet 44 12   Accident    
33 23 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive Chevrolet 42 11   Running    
34 35 15 Blake Koch CapitalPlasticSurgery.com Chevrolet 29 10   Electrical    
35 43 52 Kevin Lepage Second Chance Race Parts Chevrolet 25 9   Engine    
36 34 10 Tony Raines(i) TriStar Motorsports Toyota 14 0   Vibration    
37 39 74 Mike Harmon Koma Unwind Chevrolet 10 7   Brakes    
38 38 75 Scott Riggs(i) RWR Chevrolet 7 0   Vibration    
39 24 42 Josh Wise(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 7 0   Electrical    
40 27 24 Casey Roderick # West Virginia Miners / Linda K, Epling Chevrolet 3 4   Accident    
41 29 46 Chase Miller Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 2 3   Accident    
42 33 47 Scott Speed(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 2 0   Clutch    
43 17 36 Ryan Blaney SealWrap.com / Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet 1 1   Accident    

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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