2012 Quicken Loans 400

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2012 Quicken Loans 400
Race details[1][2]
Race 15 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2012 Quicken Loans 400 logo for MIS.jpg
Date June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
Location Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (4 km)
Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Isolated thunderstorms with a high around 89; wind out of the SSW at 9 mph
Average speed 139.144 miles per hour (223.931 km/h)[3]
Pole position
Driver Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports
Time 35.426
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 95
Winner
No. 88
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Adam Alexander, Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

The 2012 Quicken Loans 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on June 17, 2012 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, United States. Contested over 200 laps on the two–mile (3.2 km) superspeedway, it was the fifteenth race of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the race, his first Cup Series win since 2008. Tony Stewart finished second and Matt Kenseth finished third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Michigan International Speedway is one of thirteen speedways on the Sprint Cup schedule. More specifically, MIS and its "sister track", the Auto Club Speedway, are the only two speedways on the Cup schedule to be at 2.0 miles in total length. During the 2012 season, the speedway was repaved.

Prior to the race, Matt Kenseth was the Drivers' Championship points leader with 523 points. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. followed in second 10 points behind Kenseth. The "Wild Card" spots were held by Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman.

Practice & Qualifying[edit]

Marcos Ambrose set one of the fastest top speeds, breaking the 200 mph barrier, to claim pole.

Race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Brown, Brian (June 17, 2012). "The Quicken Loans 400". Rotoworld.com. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Quicken Loans 400". Racing-reference.info. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 


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