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Race Capsule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 12 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • When:

    May 27, 2012 6:16 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    400

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    600.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $6,544,088

Drivers to Watch

Aric Almirola 21st, 75 points out of the top 10.
Marcos Ambrose 18th, 63 points out of the top 10.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson climbed three spots in the standings and into a tie for fifth place after his win at Darlington, which was also the 200th career Cup win for team owner Rick Hendrick. Johnson is 39 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 22 points behind 4th-ranked Denny Hamlin.
Greg Biffle At 411 points, remains in first place in the Sprint Cup Series for the ninth consecutive week. Leads Roush Fenway Racing teammate and second-ranked Matt Kenseth by just 2 points and third-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 14 points.
Clint Bowyer 11th, only two points out of the top 10.
Mark Martin 23rd, 95 points out of the top 10.
Kasey Kahne 16th, 54 points out of the top 10.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin remained in fourth place for the second straight week after Darlington. He's 17 points behind series leader Greg Biffle but just 3 points behind 3rd-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Paul Menard 13th, 29 points out of the top 10.
AJ Allmendinger 22nd, 84 points out of the top 10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Remained in third place for the second consecutive week after Darlington. Earnhardt is 14 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 12 points behind second-ranked Matt Kenseth.
Kevin Harvick Harvick fell further than other top-10 driver at Darlington, dropping three places in the standings from fifth to eighth. Even so, he's still just 50 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and only 8 points behind 7th-ranked Tony Stewart.
Martin Truex Jr. Truex climbed one spot into a tie for fifth place after Darlington. He's 39 points behind Sprint Cup series leader Greg Biffle, 22 points behind fourth-ranked Denny Hamlin and is tied with Darlington winner Jimmie Johnson for fifth. Truex and Johnson are also just three points ahead of 7th-ranked Tony Stewart.
Ryan Newman 14th, 30 points out of the top 10.
Kyle Busch Busch remained in ninth place for the second consecutive week with his finish at Darlington. He's 62 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 12 points behind 8th-ranked Kevin Harvick.
Joey Logano 15th, 44 points out of the top 10.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner has been in second place the last two weeks. More important, however, he has closed the gap behind Roush Fenway Racing teammate and series points leader Greg Biffle to just 2 points and is 12 points ahead of third-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tony Stewart Stewart remained in seventh place for the second straight week after Darlington. He is 42 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and just 3 points behind Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr., who are tied for fifth place in the standings.
Jeff Burton 17th, 62 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Gordon 24th, 96 points out of the top 10.
Brad Keselowski 12th, only nine points out of the top 10.
Carl Edwards Edwards climbed back into the top 10 in the standings after Darlington two weeks ago, moving up one position from 11th to 10th to push Clint Bowyer back out of the top 10. Edwards is 74 points behind Roush Fenway Racing teammate and Sprint Cup series leader Greg Biffle but just 12 points behind 9th-ranked Kyle Busch.
Juan Pablo Montoya 19th, 65 points out of the top 10.
Jamie McMurray 20th, 74 points out of the top 10.
Kurt Busch 25th, 99 points out of the top 10.