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Aug 05, 2012
Sunday
2012 NSCS Pennsylvania 400 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

Jeff Gordon in Victory Lane - Photo Credit: Harold Hinson Photography (HHP)
Jeff Gordon in Victory Lane - Photo Credit: Harold Hinson Photography (HHP)
Rains delayed the start and then shortened the 39th annual NSCS Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon, and when the NASCAR officials called it an official race (since it had gone past the half-way point and ended with 62 laps uncompleted) it was Jeff Gordon at the front for the win.

This was Gordon’s 1st series win of the 2012 season, his 86th series career win and his 6th victory at “the tricky triangle” gives him the honor of having the most series wins at the track.

Being recorded as the second-place finisher was Gordon’s fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne, and they were followed by Martin Truex, Jr., who finished in third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Tony Stewart finished in fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Ryan Newman finishing in sixth, Carl Edwards seventh,
Clint Bowyer eighth, Regan Smith ninth and Marcos Ambrose finished in the tenth position.

The current series points leader, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., suffered transmission trouble and finished in the 32nd position, and now leads second in the points, Matt Kenseth – who was caught up in an incident and finished 23rd –  by 5-points.

On a sad note, it is being reported that a fan was killed and nine others injured when lightning struck the parking lot at the track.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 139.249 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 45 Mins, 34 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 13 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 14 laps
Attendance: 85,000

Unofficial Top-Ten in the Points Standings: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 744 (Leader) 2. Matt Kenseth – 739 (-5 Points Behind the Leader) 3. Greg Biffle – 738 (-6) 4. Jimmie Johnson – 736 (-8) 5. Martin Truex Jr. – 694 (-50) 6. Tony Stewart – 691 (-53) 7. Brad Keselowski – 690 (-54) 8. Denny Hamlin – 683 (-61) 9. Kevin Harvick – 680 (-64) 10. Clint Bowyer – 679 (-65)

Next Up: The final road course event, the 27th annul Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen (Watkins Glen International) on the series schedule set for Sunday, August 12th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 PM (ET). Television coverage will be provided by ESPN beginning with their 12:00 PM (ET) pre-race program.

2012 NSCS Pennsylvania 400 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Lap Pts BPts Status TLd LLd
1 27 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 98 47 4 Running 1 8
2 4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 98 43 1 Running 1 1
3 15 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 98 41   Running    
4 31 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 98 41 1 Running 1 8
5 28 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet 98 39   Running    
6 9 39 Ryan Newman HAAS Automation / Quicken Loans Chevrolet 98 38   Running    
7 17 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 98 37   Running    
8 19 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 98 36   Running    
9 11 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row / Farm American Chevrolet 98 35   Running    
10 5 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 98 34   Running    
11 3 27 Paul Menard Menards / Serta Chevrolet 98 33   Running    
12 18 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 98 32   Running    
13 14 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 98 31   Running    
14 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 98 32 2 Running 3 44
15 12 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 98 29   Running    
16 25 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 98 0   Running    
17 21 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 98 27   Running    
18 16 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate Chevrolet 98 27 1 Running 1 3
19 13 43 Aric Almirola Automotive Lift Institute Ford 98 25   Running    
20 1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 98 25 1 Running 1 7
21 26 38 David Gilliland ModSpace Motorsports Ford 98 23   Running    
22 23 31 Jeff Burton Enersys / Odyssey Battery Chevrolet 98 22   Running    
23 7 17 Matt Kenseth Zest Ford 98 22 1 Running 2 4
24 24 10 David Reutimann TMone.com Chevrolet 97 20   Running    
25 37 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 97 19   Running    
26 22 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 97 18   Running    
27 39 47 Bobby Labonte Scott Products Toyota 96 17   Running    
28 32 34 David Ragan Taco Bell Ford 96 16   Running    
29 2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 90 16 1 Accident 1 3
30 6 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet 84 15 1 Accident 1 3
31 41 32 Jason White(i) Zaxby's Ford 81 0   Transmission    
32 8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DietMtnDew/AMPEnergy/NationalGuard Chev 80 13 1 Running 2 17
33 20 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 74 11   Accident    
34 36 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 43 10   Transmission    
35 29 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 40 9   Brakes    
36 38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 37 0   Brakes    
37 34 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 34 7   Brakes    
38 42 36 Tony Raines @Tmone / CRM Hiring Veterans Chevrolet 31 6   Fuel Pump    
39 30 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 29 0   Overheating    
40 35 37 JJ Yeley Max Q Motorsports Chevrolet 27 4   Brakes    
41 43 98 Mike Skinner TRAQM.com Ford 26 3   Rear Gear    
42 40 91 Reed Sorenson(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 10 0   Brakes    
43 33 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevrolet 9 1   Brakes    

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

Source: Timing and Scoring Provided by NASCARMedia




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