2012 Goody's Fast Relief 500

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2012 Goody's Fast Relief 500
Race details[1][2]
Race 6 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Goody's Fast Relief 500 thumb.jpg
Date April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)
Location Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.526 mi (.847 km)
Distance 500 laps, 263 mi (423 km)
Weather Mostly sunny with a high temperature around 76; wind out of the NNW at 4 mph.
Average speed 78.823 miles per hour (126.853 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports
Time 19.496
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 329
Winner
No. 39
Ryan Newman
Stewart Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2012 Goody's Fast Relief 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on April 1, 2012 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Contested over 500 laps, it was the sixth race of the 2012 season. Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing took his first win of the season, A. J. Allmendinger finished second and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Martinsville Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Martinsville Speedway, is one of five short tracks to hold NASCAR races.[3] The standard track at Martinsville Speedway is a four-turn short track oval that is 0.526 miles (0.847 km) long.[4] The track's turns are banked at eleven degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at zero degrees. The back stretch also has a zero degree banking.[4] The racetrack has seats for 63,000 spectators.[4]

Before the race, Greg Biffle led the Drivers' Championship with 195 points, and Kevin Harvick stood in second with 188. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. followed in third with 178 points, one ahead of Tony Stewart and three ahead of Martin Truex, Jr. in fourth and fifth. Matt Kenseth, with 173, was two points ahead of Denny Hamlin in seventh. Clint Bowyer, with 157 points, was one point ahead of Jimmie Johnson and two ahead of Ryan Newman in ninth and tenth.[5] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 33 points, four points ahead of Ford. Toyota, with 27 points, was six points ahead of Dodge in the battle for third.[6] Harvick is the race's defending race winner after winning it in 2011.[7]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Kasey Kahne won the pole for race.

Two practice sessions were held before the race on Friday, both lasting 90 minutes each.[8] Jeff Gordon was quickest with a time of 19.512 seconds in the first session, less than two-hundredths of a second faster than Kyle Busch.[9] Hamlin was just off Burton's pace, followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Newman, and Martin Truex, Jr. Stewart was seventh, still within two-tenths of a second of Gordon's time.[9] In the second and final practice session, Gordon was quickest with a time of 19.516 seconds.[10][11] Kurt Busch followed in the second position, ahead of Brad Keselowski, Newman, and David Stremme.[10] Landon Cassill was sixth after posting a time of 19.844 seconds, while Josh Wise and Juan Pablo Montoya followed in seventh and eighth.[10] Scott Riggs and Aric Almirola rounded out the first ten positions.[10]

Forty-six cars are entered for qualifying, but only forty-three raced because of NASCAR's qualifying procedure.[12]


Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.496 97.128
2 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19.512 97.048
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.521 97.003
4 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.521 97.003
5 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 19.524 96.988
6 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.569 96.765
7 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 19.572 96.750
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.573 96.746
9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.576 96.731
10 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.581 96.706
11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19.582 96.701
12 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 19.597 96.627
13 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.606 96.583
14 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.637 96.430
15 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 19.659 96.322
16 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 19.681 96.215
17 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 19.684 96.200
18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19.688 96.180
19 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 19.715 96.049
20 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 19.715 96.049
21 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.731 95.971
22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.755 95.854
23 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 19.756 95.849
24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.760 95.830
25 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 19.767 95.796
26 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.778 95.743
27 22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 19.779 95.738
28 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.806 95.607
29 10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 19.806 95.607
30 26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.811 95.583
31 83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 19.826 95.511
32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 19.833 95.477
33 23 Scott Riggs R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 19.859 95.352
34 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 19.860 95.347
35 74 Reed Sorenson Turn One Racing Chevrolet 19.886 95.223
36 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 19.906 95.127
37 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 19.946 94.936
38 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.979 94.780
39 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 20.015 94.609
40 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 20.024 94.567
41 33 Hermie Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 20.041 94.486
42 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 20.322 93.180
43 49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 20.315 93.2121
Failed to Qualify
52 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 20.560 92.101
19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 22.318 84.846
37 Tony Raines Rick Ware Racing/Max Q Motorsports Ford
Time disallowed
Source:
  • ^1 Yeley was awarded the start after Raines failed post-qualifying inspection.

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points
1 5 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 515 12 47
2 27 22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 515 0 42
3 14 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 515 3 42
4 21 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 515 1 41
5 13 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 515 0 39
6 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 515 31 39
7 15 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 515 0 37
8 19 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 515 3 37
9 7 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 515 2 36
10 4 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 515 2 35
11 28 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 515 0 33
12 22 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 515 112 33
13 26 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 514 0 31
14 9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 514 328 32
15 12 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 513 0 29
16 17 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 513 0 28
17 16 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 513 0 27
18 6 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 513 0 26
19 2 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 513 21 26
20 20 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 513 0 24
21 32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 512 0 23
22 18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 512 0 22
23 10 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 511 0 21
24 24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 511 0 20
25 25 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 511 0 19
26 11 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 510 0 18
27 34 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 510 0 17
28 38 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 509 0 16
29 31 83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 507 0 15
30 39 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 506 0 14
31 41 33 Hermie Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 505 0 13
32 36 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 503 0 12
33 40 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 497 0 11
34 42 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 439 0 10
35 29 10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 436 0 9
36 8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 435 0 8
37 43 49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 359 0 7
38 1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 256 0 6
39 37 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 74 0
40 23 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 60 0 4
41 30 26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 49 0 3
42 33 23 Scott Riggs R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 30 0 2
43 35 74 Reed Sorenson Turn One Racing Chevrolet 25 0
Source:[13]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Brown, Brian (March 27, 2012). "The Goody's Fast Relief 500". RotoWorld.com. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "NASCAR Race Tracks". NASCAR. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "NASCAR Tracks—The Martinsville Speedway". Martinsville Speedway. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pre-race Driver's Championship Classification". NASCAR. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Manufactures' Championship Classification". Jayski.com. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011 Goody's Fast Relief 500". racing-reference.com. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jayski'sŽ NASCAR Silly Season Site – Sprint Cup Race Info / Rundown Page". Jayski.com. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Practice One Timing and Scoring". NASCAR. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Practice 2 Timing and Scoring". NASCAR. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ Jenson, Tom (March 30, 2012). "CUP: Gordon Blisters Track". Speedtv.com. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Qualifying Entry List". NASCAR. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ [1]


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