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25 March 2012

Tony Stewart had an eye on the weather on lap 85 when he decided to take into the lead of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race from longtime leader Kyle Busch. Sure enough the forecast rain arrived on lap 123 to bring out the first and only caution of the day, which soon became a red.

With no prospect of the rain abating for the rest of the day, and with more than half the 200 lap race distance complete, NASCAR called the race and declared Stewart the winner. It's his second victory in 21 races at Auto Club Speedway, the most recent in October 10, 2010. It's Stewart's 46th victory in 469 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in total.

Race results

1. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 129 laps 2h 15:35s (47/1 pts)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 129 laps + 3.556s (44/2 pts)
3. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 129 laps + 5.767s (41/0 pts)
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 129 laps + 6.951s (40/0 pts)
5. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 129 laps + 9.307s (39/0 pts)
6. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 129 laps + 9.664s (38/0 pts)
7. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 129 laps + 11.001s (37/0 pts)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 129 laps + 11.579s (36/0 pts)
9. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 129 laps + 14.285s (35/0 pts)
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 129 laps + 14.930s (35/1 pts)
11. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 129 laps + 15.311s (34/1 pts)
12. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 129 laps + 15.713s (32/0 pts)
13. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 129 laps + 16.302s (31/0 pts)
14. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 129 laps + 17.412s (30/0 pts)
15. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 129 laps + 18.244s (29/0 pts)
16. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 129 laps + 24.558s (28/0 pts)
17. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 129 laps + 1 lap (27/0 pts)
18. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 129 laps + 1 lap (26/0 pts)
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 129 laps + 1 lap (25/0 pts)
20. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 129 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 129 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 129 laps + 1 lap (22/0 pts)
23. #13 Casey Mears Ford 129 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 129 laps + 1 lap (20/0 pts)
25. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 129 laps + 1 lap (19/0 pts)
26. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 129 laps + 1 lap (19/1 pts)
27. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 127 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 127 laps + 2 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 127 laps + 2 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #38 David Gilliland Ford 127 laps + 2 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 127 laps + 2 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 126 laps + 3 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 126 laps + 3 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 125 laps + 4 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 125 laps + 4 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 124 laps + 5 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 52 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 41 laps Vibration (6/0 pts)
39. #30 David Stremme Toyota 37 laps Rear Gear (5/0 pts)
40. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 19 laps Transmission (0pts)
41. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 18 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 7 laps Vibration (0pts)
43. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 2 laps Engine (1/0 pts)

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (--) Greg Biffle 195pts
2. (--) Kevin Harvick 188pts (-7pts)
3. (+3) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 178pts (-17pts)
4. (+3) Tony Stewart 177pts (-18pts)
5. (-2) Matt Kenseth 176pts (-19pts)
6. (-2) Martin Truex Jr. 175pts (-20pts)
7. (-2) Denny Hamlin 171pts (-24pts)
8. (+3) Jimmie Johnson 156pts (-39pts)
9. (-1) Clint Bowyer 156pts (-39pts)
10. (+3) Ryan Newman 155pts (-40pts)
11. (-1) Paul Menard 148pts (-47pts)
12. (+3) Carl Edwards 146pts (-49pts)
13. (-4) Joey Logano 146pts (-49pts)
14. (+2) Kyle Busch 143pts (-52pts)
15. (-3) Jeff Burton 142pts (-53pts)
16. (-2) Brad Keselowski 139pts (-56pts)
17. (--) Mark Martin 129pts (-66pts)
18. (--) Juan Montoya 123pts (-72pts)
19. (+1) Regan Smith 118pts (-77pts)
20. (+1) Bobby Labonte 108pts (-87pts)
21. (+1) Aric Almirola 107pts (-88pts)
22. (-3) Jamie McMurray 106pts (-89pts)
23. (+4) Kurt Busch 105pts (-90pts)
24. (--) Marcos Ambrose 105pts (-90pts)
25. (-2) Jeff Gordon 104pts (-91pts)
26. (--) AJ Allmendinger 100pts (-95pts)
27. (-2) Dave Blaney 87pts (-108pts)
28. (+4) Kasey Kahne 86pts (-109pts)
29. (+2) Casey Mears 81pts (-114pts)
30. (-1) David Gilliland 80pts (-115pts)
31. (-3) David Ragan 79pts (-116pts)
32. (-2) David Reutimann 79pts (-116pts)
33. (+2) Travis Kvapil 62pts (-133pts)
34. (-1) Landon Cassill 62pts (-133pts)
35. (-1) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-145pts)
36. (--) David Stremme 49pts (-146pts)
37. (+2) J.J. Yeley 42pts (-153pts)
38. (-1) Brian Vickers 40pts (-155pts)
39. (-1) Michael McDowell 40pts (-155pts)
40. (+2) Ken Schrader 35pts (-160pts)
41. (-1) Terry Labonte 27pts (-168pts)
42. (-1) Tony Raines 25pts (-170pts)
43. (--) Josh Wise* 18pts (-177pts)
44. (+1) Scott Riggs 8pts (-187pts)
45. (-1) Robby Gordon 6pts (-189pts)
46. (--) Timmy Hill* 2pts (-193pts)

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* Denotes Rookie


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