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TUMS Fast Relief 500

Status: Final Martinsville Speedway

Race Capsule

Martinsville Speedway
  • What:

    Race 33 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

  • When:

    October 28, 2012 1:43 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    500

  • Track Length:

    0.526 miles

  • Race Length:

    263.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $4,962,589

Drivers to Watch

Jimmie Johnson Johnson remains in second place for the fourth consecutive week. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by seven points and leads third-ranked Denny Hamlin by 13 points.
Kyle Busch 13th.
Jeff Burton 19th, 184 points out of 13th place.
Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin remained in third place for the fifth consecutive week after Kansas. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 20 points and second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by 13 points and leads fourth-ranked Clint Bowyer by five points.
Matt Kenseth Kenseth climbed two spots, the most of any Chase driver Sunday at Kansas, from 11th to ninth place. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 55 points and eighth-ranked Jeff Gordon by four points and leads 10th-ranked Kevin Harvick by four points.
Tony Stewart After falling from second to eighth in the first five Chase races, Stewart rebounded by one position, from eighth to seventh, after Kansas. Still, the defending Sprint Cup champion remains a distant 47 points behind points leader Brad Keselowski, is four points behind sixth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. and leads eighth-ranked Jeff Gordon by four points.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer remained in fourth place for the second straight week after Kansas. He is 25 points behind series leader Brad Keselowski and 20 points behind third-ranked Denny Hamlin and leads fifth-ranked Kasey Kahne by five points.
Paul Menard 16th, 75 points out of 13th place.
Aric Almirola 21st, 230 points out of 13th place.
Jeff Gordon After climbing as high as sixth in the standings, Gordon has languished in eighth place following the last two races. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 51 points and seventh-ranked Tony Stewart by four points and leads ninth-ranked Matt Kenseth by four points.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex moved up one spot in the standings from seventh to sixth; that makes two places gained in the standings in the last two races for Truex. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 43 points (six fewer than last week), is 13 points behind fifth-ranked Kasey Kahne and leads seventh-ranked Tony Stewart by four points.
Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick remained in 10th place in the standings for the second straight week after Kansas. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 59 points and ninth-ranked Matt Kenseth by four points and leads 11th-ranked Greg Biffle by three points.
Joey Logano 18th, 107 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.
Kasey Kahne Kasey Kahne remained in fifth place for the second consecutive week after Kansas. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 30 points (five fewer than last week) and fourth-ranked Clint Bowyer by five points and leads sixth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by 13 points.
Ryan Newman 15th, 61 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.
Kurt Busch 26th, 365 points out of 13th place.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 12th, 122 points out of first place.
Carl Edwards 14th, 53 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Jamie McMurray 20th, 194 points out of 13th place.
AJ Allmendinger 32nd, 535 points out of 13th place.
Sam Hornish Jr. His team ranks 21st in the car owner standings.
Greg Biffle 11th, 62 points out of first place. Lost five spots last week.
Brad Keselowski Keselowski remained in first place in the Sprint Cup standings for the fourth consecutive week after Kansas. He leads second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by seven points for the second straight week, and his margin over third-ranked Denny Hamlin increased from 15 to 20 points.
Marcos Ambrose 17th, 104 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.