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Last Updated Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 2:50 am, EDT

O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

Status: Final Texas Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Texas Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 6 of 33 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

  • When:

    April 13, 2012 8:46 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,283,267

Drivers to Watch

Paul Menard 16th, 54 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin entered the Chase leading the point standings, but he fell into a three-way tie with Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne for fourth after the Chase opener Sunday at Chicago. The trio stands 15 points behind series leader Brad Keselowski and seven points behind third-ranked Tony Stewart and is two points ahead of seventh-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kurt Busch 26th, 303 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.
Kasey Kahne Kahne went from a four-way tie for ninth to start the Chase to a three-way tie (with Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin) for fourth after the Chase opener at Chicago. The trio stands 15 points behind series leader Brad Keselowski, seven points behind third-ranked Tony Stewart and two points ahead of seventh-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Joey Logano 18th, 99 points out of 13th place.
Brad Keselowski With his win in the opening race of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski went from a three-way tie for second place into sole possession of first place. He leads second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by three points and third-ranked Tony Stewart by eight points.
Sam Hornish Jr. His team stands 21st in the car owner point standings. Gained one spot last week.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt essentially stayed where he was in the standings, going from a tie for seventh heading into the Chase to sole possession of seventh after the Chase opener at Chicago. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 17 points, trails a three-way tie for fourth by two points and leads eighth-ranked Greg Biffle by two points.