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Status: Final Texas Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Texas Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 7 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

  • When:

    April 14, 2012 7:46 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    334

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    501.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $7,132,592

Drivers to Watch

Martin Truex Jr. Climbed two spots in the standings into a four-way tie for third place. He's 12 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and six points behind second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Matt Kenseth This year's Daytona 500 winner dropped three places after Fontana to sixth, only to bounce back and climb back to third after Martinsville with a strong fourth-place finish in that race. Kenseth is one of four drivers tied for third in the Cup standings behind Greg Biffle and second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Greg Biffle At 226 points, remained in first place in the Sprint Cup Series for the fourth consecutive week. Leads second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. by just 6 points and four drivers tied in third place by 12 points each.
Mark Martin 25th, 60 points out of the top 10.
Kasey Kahne 31st, 96 points out of the top 10.
Ryan Newman After moving into the top 10 for the first time this season a week earlier, Newman climbed two more spots into eighth place in the Sprint Cup standings thanks to his come-from-behind win at Martinsville. Newman is 24 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 9 points ahead of ninth-ranked Clint Bowyer.
Marcos Ambrose 23rd, 55 points out of the top 10. Gained one spot last week.
Brad Keselowski 12th, 14 points out of the top 10.
Jamie McMurray 24th, 59 points out of the top 10. Lost two spots last week.
Jimmie Johnson Johnson dropped one spot to 10th in the Sprint Cup standings, 37 points behind series leader Greg Biffle.
Paul Menard 14th, 23 points out of the top 10.
AJ Allmendinger 20th, 46 points out of the top 10.
Denny Hamlin Hamlin left Martinsville in the same place in the standings that he was coming into that race: 7th. He's 16 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 8 points ahead of eighth-ranked Ryan Newman, the Martinsville winner.
Joey Logano 13th, 22 points out of the top 10.
Kevin Harvick Harvick dropped from second place into a four-way tie for third after Martinsville.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Moved up one position after Martinsville to climb back to second place, which ties his season-best ranking thus far. Earnhardt is 6 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and 6 points ahead of a four-driver tie for third place.
Kyle Busch 16th, 38 points out of the top 10.
Clint Bowyer After spending the last two weeks in eighth place in the Sprint Cup standings, Bowyer dropped one spot to ninth following Martinsville. He's 34 points behind series leader Greg Biffle and three points ahead of 10th-ranked Jimmie Johnson.
Carl Edwards 11th, 10 points out of the top 10.
Aric Almirola 19th, 45 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Burton 15th, 25 points out of the top 10.
Juan Pablo Montoya 17th, 43 points out of the top 10.
Regan Smith 18th, 43 points out of the top 10.
Kurt Busch 26th, 73 points out of the top 10.
Tony Stewart Stewart climbed one spot in the standings after finishing 7th at Martinsville. He's tied for third place with three other drivers and is six points behind second-ranked Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 12 points behind series leader Greg Biffle.
Bobby Labonte 22nd, 54 points out of the top 10. Lost two spots last week.
Jeff Gordon 21st, 53 points out of the top 10.