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Cup: Kentucky - Race results

1 July 2012

Brad Keselowski was back in victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, with his seventh win. He saw off a late charge from Kasey Kahne who had passed Denny Hamlin for second place in the final laps.

Keselowski overcame a spat in practice on Friday with Juan Montoya at Kentucky Speedway and a switch to his backup car to qualify in eighth place and eventually lead for 68 of the 267 laps of the Quaker State 400.

It's Keselowski's seventh victory in 106 series starts and his third of 2012. It's the first time he's won a Cup race on the 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval at Kentucky in two starts here.

Matt Kenseth continues to lead the Cup championship standings by 11pts over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 laps 2hrs 45mins 2secs (47/1 pts)
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 267 laps + 4.399s (42/0 pts)
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 laps + 5.511s (42/1 pts)
4. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.099s (40/0 pts)
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.359s (39/0 pts)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.995s (39/1 pts)
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 laps + 7.376s (37/0 pts)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 267 laps + 8.470s (36/0 pts)
9. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 267 laps + 10.585s (35/0 pts)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 laps + 10.647s (36/2 pts)
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 laps + 12.354s (33/0 pts)
12. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 267 laps + 13.343s (32/0 pts)
13. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 267 laps + 14.067s (31/0 pts)
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 267 laps + 17.347s (30/0 pts)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 267 laps + 21.280s (29/0 pts)
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 267 laps + 22.368s (28/0 pts)
17. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 267 laps + 25.560s (28/1 pts)
18. #13 Casey Mears Ford 267 laps + 25.834s (27/1 pts)
19. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 267 laps + 28.533s (25/0 pts)
20. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (22/0 pts)
23. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (20/0 pts)
25. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (19/0 pts)
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (18/0 pts)
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 265 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #38 David Gilliland Ford 265 laps + 2 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #34 David Ragan Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 262 laps + 5 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 262 laps + 5 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 231 laps + 36 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 209 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 208 laps Accident (10/0 pts)
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 144 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #30 David Stremme Toyota 71 laps Vibration (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 60 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 58 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #195 Scott Speed Ford 55 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 52 laps Overheating (0pts)
41. #33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet 47 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 18 laps Overheating (0pts)
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 12 laps Electrical (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie


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