2012 Kobalt Tools 400

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2012 Kobalt Tools 400
Race details[1][2]
Race 3 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas logo.jpg
Date March 11, 2012 (2012-03-11)
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Clark County, Nevada
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Partly cloudy with a high around 73; wind out of the S at 7 mph.
Pole position
Driver Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports
Time 28.353
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 127
Winner
No. 14
Tony Stewart
Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2012 Kobalt Tools 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on March 11, 2012 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contested over 267 laps, it was the third race of the 2012 season. The race was won by Tony Stewart for the Stewart-Haas Racing team. Jimmie Johnson finished second, and Greg Biffle clinched third.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed Grid
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.353 190.456 1
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.415 190.040 21
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.419 190.014 2
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.440 189.873 4
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.450 189.807 5
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.455 189.773 61
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.471 189.667 7
20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.478 189.620 8
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.496 189.500 9
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.508 189.421 10
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.540 189.208 11
51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 28.549 189.148 12
55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.576 188.970 13
22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 28.581 188.937 14
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.585 188.910 15
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.608 188.758 16
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.615 188.712 17
39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.657 188.436 18
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.699 188.160 19
2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 28.703 188.134 20
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.710 188.088 21
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.761 187.754 22
33 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.774 187.669 23
47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 28.775 187.663 24
21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.821 187.363 25
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.830 187.305 26
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.879 186.987 27
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.879 186.987 281
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.911 186.780 291
83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 29.087 185.650 30
10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.088 185.644 31
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 29.146 185.274 32
26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.215 184.837 33
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.239 184.685 34
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.286 184.388 35
49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 29.289 184.370 36
93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 29.320 184.175 37
36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.356 183.949 38
98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 29.370 183.861 39
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 29.421 183.542 40
32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 29.459 183.306 41
37 Timmy Hill Rick Ware Racing/Max Q Motorsports Ford 29.528 182.877 42
30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 29.556 182.704 43
Did Not Qualify
23 Scott Riggs R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 29.601 182.426
7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge 29.624 182.285
1 Car moved to the back of the grid for going to a backup car: (#18, #48). changing engines: (#42), changing transmission: (#78).
Source:[3]

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points
1 7 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 127 48
2 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 35 43
3 9 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 2 42
4 18 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 0 40
5 21 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 0 39
6 5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 267 3 39
7 26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 0 37
8 19 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 0 36
9 25 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 0
10 4 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 70 35
11 3 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 4 34
12 16 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 2 33
13 15 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 267 0 31
14 22 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 0 30
15 28 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 267 0 29
16 8 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 0 28
17 10 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 267 0 27
18 13 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 267 0 26
19 1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 0 25
20 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 0 24
21 35 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 267 1 24
22 11 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 21 23
23 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 266 0 21
24 27 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 266 0 20
25 29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 264 0 19
26 24 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 264 0 18
27 32 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 264 0 17
28 43 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 263 0 16
29 38 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 263 0 15
30 41 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 263 0 14
31 31 10 David Reutimann Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 261 0 13
32 20 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 259 1 13
33 34 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 258 0 11
34 23 33 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 252 0 10
35 12 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 251 0 9
36 30 83 Landon Cassill BK Racing Toyota 240 0 8
37 14 22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Dodge 238 1 8
38 39 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 147 0 6
39 37 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 123 0 5
40 33 26 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 64 0 4
41 40 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 44 0
42 42 37 Timmy Hill Rick Ware Racing/Max Q Motorsports Ford 42 0 2
43 36 49 J. J. Yeley Robinson-Blakeney Racing Toyota 39 0 1
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Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "The Kolbalt Tools 400". Rotoworld.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Race Official Lineup: Kobalt Tools 400". Nascar.Com. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 


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