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The 2012 AAA 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on September 30, 2012 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps, it was the twenty-ninth in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as the third race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ends the season.

2012 AAA 400
Race details
Race 29 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Date September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 71.8 °F (22.1 °C); wind speeds approaching 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.599
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings[2]
Pos. Driver Points
  1 1 Brad Keselowski 2,142
  1 2 Jimmie Johnson 2,137 (–5)
  3 Denny Hamlin 2,126 (–16)
  2 4 Clint Bowyer 2,117 (–25)
  1 5 Tony Stewart 2,110 (–32)
  1 6 Kasey Kahne 2,110 (–32)
  7 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2,103 (–39)
  2 8 Martin Truex Jr. 2,100 (–42)
  1 9 Kevin Harvick 2,096 (–46)
  2 10 Jeff Gordon 2,094 (–48)
  2 11 Greg Biffle 2,091 (–51)
  1 12 Matt Kenseth 2,070 (–72)
Manufacturers' Championship standings
Pos. Manufacturer Points
  1 Chevrolet 197
  2 Toyota 172 (–25)
  3 Ford 138 (–59)
  4 Dodge 131 (–66)
  • Note: Only the first twelve positions are included for the driver standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 AAA 400 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
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Previous race:
2012 Sylvania 300
Sprint Cup Series
2012 season
Next race:
2012 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500