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Status: Final Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 20 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

  • When:

    July 29, 2012 1:20 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    160

  • Track Length:

    2.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    400.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $9,169,812

Drivers to Watch

Denny Hamlin Hamlin climbed two spots in the standings to fifth place, the largest gain of any driver in the top 10 after Loudon. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 79 points, is 28 points behind fourth-ranked Jimmie Johnson and leads sixth-ranked Kevin Harvick by six points.
Carl Edwards 11th, 46 points out of the top 10. Stands fifth in the wild card standings with no wins.
Joey Logano 16th, 80 points out of the top 10. Stands fourth in the wild card standings with one win.
Aric Almirola 22nd, 166 points out of the top 10.
Greg Biffle Biffle, who led the points for 11 straight weeks earlier in the season, remained in third place for the second consecutive week. He trails points leader and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth by 40 points and second-ranked Dale Earnhardt by 24 points and leads fourth-ranked Jimmie Johnson by 11 points.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson remained in fourth place for the second consecutive week after Loudon. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 51 points and third-ranked Greg Biffle by 11 points and leads fifth-ranked Denny Hamlin by 28 points.
Kyle Busch 13th, 68 points out of 10th. Stands second in wild card standings with one win.
Paul Menard 15th, 79 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Gordon 17th, 89 points out of the top 10.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner remained atop the Sprint Cup standings for the sixth straight week after Loudon. His lead over second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr., shrank from 25 to 16 points after Loudon and from 44 to 40 points ahead of third-ranked and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle.
Ryan Newman 14th, 77 points out of the top 10. Stands third in wild card standings with one win.
Juan Pablo Montoya 21st, 161 points out of the top 10.
Kurt Busch 25th, 227 points out of the top 10.
Kasey Kahne 12th, 66 points out of the top 10. Stands first in the wild card standing with two wins.
Jamie McMurray 20th, 127 points out of the top 10.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex dropped one spot in the standings after Loudon, falling out of a tie for seventh to sole possession of eighth place. Truex trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 90 points and seventh-ranked Tony Stewart by just one point and leads ninth-ranked Clint Bowyer by three points.
Mark Martin 28th, 272 points out of the top 10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remained in second place for the third consecutive week. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by just 16 points and leads third-ranked Greg Biffle by 24 points.
Jeff Burton 19th, 120 points out of the top 10.
Brad Keselowski Keselowski dropped one place in the standings, falling back to 10th place, where he had been previously. He's 94 points behind series leader Matt Kenseth and one point behind the ninth-ranked Clint Bowyer and 46 points ahead of 11th-ranked Carl Edwards.
Marcos Ambrose 18th, 118 points out of the top 10.
Sam Hornish Jr. 24th, 213 points out of the top 10.
Kevin Harvick Harvick dropped one spot, from a tie for fifth to sixth, after Loudon. He's 85 points behind points leader Matt Kenseth, is six points behind fifth-ranked Denny Hamlin and is four points ahead of seventh-ranked Tony Stewart.
Tony Stewart Stewart fell the most of any driver in the top 10, dropping two positions to seventh after Loudon. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 89 points, is four points behind sixth-ranked Kevin Harvick and is just one point ahead of eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr.
Bobby Labonte 23rd, 205 points out of the top 10.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer climbed one spot in the standings after Loudon, moving from 10th to ninth place. He trails Sprint Cup series leader Matt Kenseth by 93 points but is just three points behind eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. He leads 10th-ranked Brad Keselowski by just one point.