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Dollar General 300

Status: Final Charlotte Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 29 of 33 on XFINITY circuit

  • Where:

    Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • When:

    October 12, 2012 7:46 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,021,119

Drivers to Watch

Joey Logano 18th, 85 points out of 13th place.
Kevin Harvick Harvick fell one spot in the standings, from eighth to ninth, after Dover. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 46 points and eighth-ranked Martin Truex Jr. by four points and leads 10th-ranked Jeff Gordon by two points.
Kyle Busch 13th.
Denny Hamlin After entering the Chase No. 1, then falling into a three-way tie for fourth after the Chase opener at Chicago, Hamlin moved up to third place after winning at New Hampshire and remained there after Dover. He trails points leader Brad Keselowski by 16 points and second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by 11 points and leads fourth-ranked Clint Bowyer by nine points.
Brad Keselowski After taking the early lead in the standings by winning the first race in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, Keselowski fell to second place after the second Chase race at New Hampshire, only to rally back with a win at Dover on Sunday to regain the points lead. He leads second-ranked Jimmie Johnson by five points and third-ranked Denny Hamlin by 16 points.