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Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen

Status: Final Watkins Glen International

Race Capsule

Watkins Glen International
  • What:

    Race 22 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

  • When:

    August 12, 2012 1:19 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    90

  • Track Length:

    2.45 miles

  • Race Length:

    221.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $4,896,322

Drivers to Watch

Juan Pablo Montoya 21st, 179 points out of the top 10.
Kyle Busch 15th, 80 points out of the top 10. Lost four spots last week. Stands fourth in the wild card standings with one win.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson remained in fourth place for the fourth consecutive week following the rain-shortened race at Pocono. He trails points leader and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. by just eight points and third-ranked Greg Biffle by two points and leads fifth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by a rather stout 42 points.
Brad Keselowski Keselowski climbed two spots in the standings to seventh place after the rain-shortened race at Pocono. He trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 54 points and sixth-ranked Tony Stewart by one point and leads eighth-ranked Denny Hamlin by seven points.
Marcos Ambrose 18th, 126 points out of the top 10.
Ryan Newman 14th, 68 points out of the top 10. Stands third in the wild card standings with one win.
Tony Stewart Stewart climbed two positions to sixth in the standings following the rain-shortened race at Pocono. He trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 53 points and fifth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by three points and leads seventh-ranked Brad Keselowski by just one point.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer remained in 10th place in the standings for the second straight week after Sunday's rain-shortened race at Pocono. He trails Sprint Cup series leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 65 points and ninth-ranked Brad Keselowski by two points, and leads 11th-ranked Kasey Kahne by 57 points.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex climbed two spots in the standings after Pocono to fifth place. He has gained four spots in the standings in the last two races, going from ninth before Indianapolis to fifth after Pocono. Truex trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 50 points and fourth-ranked Jimmie Johnson by 42 points and leads sixth-ranked Tony Stewart by three points.
Jamie McMurray 19th, 143 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Gordon 13th, 68 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week. His win at Pocono vaulted him to second in the wild card standings.
Regan Smith 24th, 241 points out of the top 10.
Joey Logano 17th, 104 points out of the top 10. Stands fifth in the wild card standings with one win.
Greg Biffle Biffle, who led the points for 11 straight weeks earlier in the season, remained in third place for the fourth consecutive week but closed the gap on points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. to just six points and trails second-ranked and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth by just one point. Biffle also leads fourth-ranked Jimmie Johnson by just two points.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remained at the top of the Sprint Cup points standings for the second consecutive week. However, his edge over second-ranked Matt Kenseth fell from 14 to just five points, and it went from 22 to six points over third-ranked Greg Biffle after Sunday's race at Pocono.
Sam Hornish Jr. The team stands 24th in the car owner standings.
Carl Edwards 12th, 60 points out of the top 10. Stands sixth in the wild card standings with no wins.
Kevin Harvick Harvick was one of two drivers who took the biggest hit in the standings after Pocono, dropping three places in the points (just like Denny Hamlin). Harvick went from sixth to ninth place but still managed to close the gap on points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. from 78 to 63 points. Harvick trails eighth-ranked Hamlin by two points and leads 10th-ranked Clint Bowyer by just two points.
Kasey Kahne 11th, 57 points out of the top 10. Gained two spots last week. Stands first in the wild card standings with two wins.
Paul Menard 16th, 82 points out of the top 10.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin was one of two drivers (Kevin Harvick was the other) who took the biggest hit in the standings following Pocono. Hamlin fell three places, from fifth to eighth, and trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 61 points and seventh-ranked Brad Keselowski by seven points. Hamlin leads ninth-ranked Kevin Harvick by just two points.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner remained in second place for the second straight week but managed to close the gap on points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. to just five points. Kenseth leads his Roush Fenway Racing teammate, third-ranked Greg Biffle, by one point.
Jeff Burton 20th, 152 points out of the top 10.
Aric Almirola 22nd, 181 points out of the top 10.