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Nov 18, 2012
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2012 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont 20 Years Celebratory Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida.- Photo Credit:: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont 20 Years Celebratory Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida.- Photo Credit:: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon finished out the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as Brad Keselowski claims the series championship with his 15th-place finish.

This was Gordon’s 2nd series victory of the 2012 season, his 87th series career victory and his 1st series victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Following Gordon by 1.028 seconds to the drop of the checkered flag was Clint Bowyer finishing second, and they were followed by Ryan Newman who finished third, Kyle Busch fourth and Greg Biffle finished in third.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Martin Truex, Jr., bringing home a sixth-place finish, Aric Almirola seventh, Kevin Harvick eighth, Kurt Busch ninth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., finishing in the tenth position.

RACE NOTES:

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 48 Mins, 56 Secs.
Average Speed: 142.245 MPH
Margin of Victory: 1.028 Seconds
Caution Flags: 3 for 17 laps: Laps: 79-83 (Debris [16]); 144-148 (Debris [31]); 155-161 (#6 accident turn 3 [47]).
Lead Changes: 19 among 8 drivers: 0; M. Ambrose 1-14; Kyle Busch 15-49; R. Newman 50; Kyle Busch 51-116; M. Truex Jr. 117-127; J. Johnson 128; M. Kenseth 129-130; R. Newman 131-132; Kyle Busch 133-144; J. Johnson 145-157; K. Kahne 158-161; Kyle Busch 162-165; K. Kahne 166; Kyle Busch 167-199; K. Kahne 200-201; J. Johnson 202-212; J. Gordon 213; Kyle Busch 214-254; J. Gordon 255-267.

Top 12 Driver Points: (1) B. Keselowski 2,400;(2) C. Bowyer 2,361;(3) J. Johnson 2,360;(4) K. Kahne 2,345;(5) G. Biffle 2,332;(6) D. Hamlin 2,329;(7) M. Kenseth 2,324;(8) K. Harvick 2,321;(9) T. Stewart 2,311;(10) J. Gordon 2,303;(11) M. Truex Jr. 2,299;(12) D. Earnhardt Jr. 2,245.

Next Up: The off-season.

2012 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Driver Rating Winnings Status Tms Laps
1 15 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont 20 Years Celebratory Chevrolet 267 47 4 116 $334161 Running 2 14
2 6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 267 42   118.5 $263749 Running    
3 19 39 Ryan Newman US ARMY Chevrolet 267 42 1 98.3 $228768 Running 2 3
4 8 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 267 42 2 142.5 $198318 Running 6 191
5 13 16 Greg Biffle 3M/SP Richards Ford 267 39   82.6 $143060 Running    
6 7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 267 39 1 117.2 $131199 Running 1 11
7 5 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 267 37   99.4 $132446 Running    
8 23 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 267 36   83.3 $134121 Running    
9 26 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Chevrolet 267 35   89.5 $107318 Running    
10 16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 267 34   82.4 $87085 Running    
11 18 27 Paul Menard Menards/Duracell Chevrolet 267 33   84.4 $84810 Running    
12 4 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 267 32   105.9 $119176 Running    
13 2 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 267 32 1 86.5 $103268 Running 1 14
14 1 20 Joey Logano Home Depot/redbeacon.com Toyota 267 30   77.1 $88810 Running    
15 3 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 266 29   95.6 $108980 Running    
16 9 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 266 28   78.7 $75385 Running    
17 35 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 266 27   65.8 $128535 Running    
18 11 17 Matt Kenseth Best Buy Ford 266 27 1 99.1 $119171 Running 1 2
19 33 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 266 25   65 $112160 Running    
20 14 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 266 24   68.6 $105668 Running    
21 12 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 266 24 1 90.5 $81135 Running 3 7
22 17 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 266 0   79.6 $113960 Running    
23 20 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 266 0   72.6 $72310 Running    
24 41 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 266 20   63 $113976 Running    
25 32 47 Bobby Labonte Clorox Toyota 265 19   54.7 $96743 Running    
26 38 93 Travis Kvapil Dr. Pepper Toyota 265 18   48.6 $93893 Running    
27 30 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Toyota 265 17   48.9 $97780 Running    
28 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 264 16   53.6 $101126 Running    
29 28 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 264 15   52.5 $82318 Running    
30 24 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 264 14   50.6 $89257 Running    
31 34 34 David Ragan Ford 263 13   43.3 $67235 Running    
32 31 36 Dave Blaney Florida Lottery Chevrolet 263 12   45.8 $67010 Running    
33 40 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 262 11   35.4 $66810 Running    
34 37 10 David Reutimann TMone in Iowa City, IA/Spearfish Chevrolet 261 10   34.4 $66610 Running    
35 39 37 JJ Yeley C&C Audio Video & Appliance, Inc. Chevrolet 261 9   33.4 $66410 Running    
36 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 224 9 1 94.3 $113396 Rear Gear 3 25
37 42 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 219 7   29.7 $74255 Engine    
38 22 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 183 6   37.7 $65753 Electrical    
39 27 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Fifth Third Ford 157 0   51.9 $62850 Accident    
40 36 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 38 4   28.3 $62620 Vibration    
41 25 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 34 3   36.5 $62405 Overheating    
42 43 23 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevrolet 23 2   27.6 $62110 Vibration    
43 29 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 16 0   28.4 $62429 Electrical    

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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