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Bank of America 500

Status: Final Charlotte Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 31 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • When:

    October 13, 2012 7:46 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    334

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    501.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,235,316

Drivers to Watch

Greg Biffle Biffle climbed two spots in the standings into a tie for ninth place with Kevin Harvick. The pair trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 49 points and eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by just one point, and leads 11th-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. by two points.
Mark Martin 25th, 349 points out of 13th place.
Ryan Newman 14th, 47 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Clint Bowyer Bowyer fell one spot, from fourth to fifth, after Talladega. He also lost 15 points to series leader Brad Keselowski and is 40 points behind Keselowski. Bowyer also trails fourth-ranked Kasey Kahne by four points and leads sixth-ranked Jeff Gordon by only two points.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson remains in second place for the second consecutive week. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 14 points and leads third-ranked Denny Hamlin by nine points.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex remained in eighth place for the second consecutive week after Sunday's race at Talladega. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 48 points, is four points behind seventh-ranked Tony Stewart and leads ninth-ranked Kevin Harvick and Greg Biffle (tied) by just one point.
Matt Kenseth 12th, 62 points out of first place.
Kyle Busch 13th.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin remained in third place for the third consecutive week after Talladega. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 23 points and second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by nine points and leads fourth-ranked Kasey Kahne by 13 points.
Kasey Kahne Kasey Kahne moved up one spot in the standings after Talladega, improving to fourth place. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 36 points and third-ranked Denny Hamlin by 13 points and leads fifth-ranked Clint Bowyer by four points.
Kevin Harvick Harvick remained in ninth position for the second consecutive week after Talladega although he is now tied for that position with Greg Biffle. The duo trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 49 points and eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by one point and lead 11th-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. by just two points.
Joey Logano 18th, 115 points out of 13th place.
Jeff Gordon After wallowing at the bottom of the Cup standings for the first two Chase races, Gordon continued his climb in a big way at Talladega, jumping four spots to sixth place. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 42 points and fifth-ranked Clint Bowyer by two points and leads seventh-ranked Tony Stewart by four points.
Sam Hornish Jr. The team stands 21st in the car owner point standings.
Marcos Ambrose 17th, 96 points out of 13th place.
Carl Edwards 15th, 68 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.
Brad Keselowski Keselowski remains in first place in the Sprint Cup standings for the second consecutive week after Talladega. He leads second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by 14 points and third-ranked Denny Hamlin by 23 points.
Kurt Busch 26th, 355 points out of 13th place.
Paul Menard 16th, 82 points out of 13th place.
Regan Smith 23rd, 242 points out of 13th place.
Jamie McMurray 20th, 198 points out of 13th place.
Tony Stewart Stewart has fallen from second to seventh in the first four Chase races, including dropping two spots -- from fifth (tie) to seventh -- after Talladega. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 46 points and sixth-ranked Jeff Gordon by four points and leads eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by just two points.
Jeff Burton 19th, 164 points out of 13th place.