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Cup: Dover - Race results

Brad Keselowski won the battle of fuel conservation in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon to go top of the Sprint Cup points standings.
A tense fuel conservation run to the chequered flag proved too much for polesitter Denny Hamlin and the long-time leader Kyle Busch - who had led 302 of the 400 laps of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday - and handed the race win over to Penske's Brad Keselowski instead.

It's Keselowski's fifth win and 18th top-ten finish in 2012, and his ninth victory in 118 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts. Its the first time that he's won at Dover - or even finished in the top ten - in six starts here.

Having won two of the first three races of the 2012 Chase, Keselowski is unsurprisingly in the lead of the Chase standings by 5pts over Jimmie Johnson, with Denny Hamlin a further 11pts back in third place and still very much in the running.

Matt Kenseth is the biggest loser of the weekend, his late-race rear suspension problems sending him tumbling back to the bottom of the 12 Chase contenders and now effectively out of realistic contention for this year's Cup title.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 400 laps 3hrs 11mins 53secs (47/1 pts)
2. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 laps + 1.078s (43/1 pts)
3. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 400 laps + 1.632s (41/0 pts)
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 laps + 6.332s (41/1 pts)
5. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 400 laps + 9.035s (39/0 pts)
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 400 laps + 9.824s (38/0 pts)
7. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 laps + 1 lap (39/2 pts)
8. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 400 laps + 1 lap (37/1 pts)
9. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 400 laps + 1 lap (36/1 pts)
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 400 laps + 1 lap (34/0 pts)
11. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (33/0 pts)
12. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (0pts)
13. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (31/0 pts)
14. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 397 laps + 3 laps (30/0 pts)
15. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (29/0 pts)
16. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (28/0 pts)
17. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (27/0 pts)
18. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (26/0 pts)
19. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 397 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 396 laps + 4 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 395 laps + 5 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 394 laps + 6 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 393 laps + 7 laps (0pts)
26. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 393 laps + 7 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 393 laps + 7 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 393 laps + 7 laps (0pts)
29. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 392 laps + 8 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #34 David Ragan Ford 392 laps + 8 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 391 laps + 9 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #38 David Gilliland Ford 391 laps + 9 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #32 T.J. Bell Ford 390 laps + 10 laps (0pts)
34. #36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 388 laps + 12 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 371 laps + 29 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 354 laps + 46 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 92 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 51 laps Suspension (6/0 pts)
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 48 laps Electrical (0pts)
40. #195 Scott Speed Ford 32 laps Suspension (4/0 pts)
41. #37 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29 laps Overheating (3/0 pts)
42. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 26 laps Brakes (2/0 pts)
43. #191 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 18 laps Brakes (0pts)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (+1) Brad Keselowski 2142pts
2. (-1) Jimmie Johnson 2137pts (-5pts)
3. (--) Denny Hamlin 2126pts (-16pts)
4. (+2) Clint Bowyer 2117pts (-25pts)
5. (-1) Tony Stewart 2110pts (-32pts)
6. (-1) Kasey Kahne 2110pts (-32pts)
7. (--) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2103pts (-39pts)
8. (+2) Martin Truex Jr. 2100pts (-42pts)
9. (-1) Kevin Harvick 2096pts (-46pts)
10. (+2) Jeff Gordon 2094pts (-48pts)
11. (-2) Greg Biffle 2091pts (-51pts)
12. (-1) Matt Kenseth 2070pts (-72pts)
13. (--) Kyle Busch 870pts (-1272pts)
14. (+1) Carl Edwards 836pts (-1306pts)
15. (-1) Ryan Newman 830pts (-1312pts)
16. (--) Paul Menard 814pts (-1328pts)
17. (--) Marcos Ambrose 798pts (-1344pts)
18. (--) Joey Logano 785pts (-1357pts)
19. (--) Jeff Burton 713pts (-1429pts)
20. (--) Jamie McMurray 702pts (-1440pts)
21. (--) Juan Montoya 669pts (-1473pts)
22. (--) Aric Almirola 661pts (-1481pts)
23. (--) Regan Smith 631pts (-1511pts)
24. (--) Bobby Labonte 629pts (-1513pts)
25. (+1) Mark Martin 563pts (-1579pts)
26. (-1) Kurt Busch 551pts (-1591pts)
27. (+1) Casey Mears 492pts (-1650pts)
28. (-1) David Gilliland 491pts (-1651pts)
29. (--) David Ragan 489pts (-1653pts)
30. (--) Travis Kvapil 475pts (-1667pts)
31. (--) Landon Cassill 461pts (-1681pts)
32. (--) AJ Allmendinger 400pts (-1742pts)
33. (--) Dave Blaney 352pts (-1790pts)
34. (--) David Reutimann 330pts (-1812pts)
35. (--) Brian Vickers 213pts (-1929pts)
36. (--) David Stremme 198pts (-1944pts)
37. (--) J.J. Yeley 151pts (-1991pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 140pts (-2002pts)
39. (--) Josh Wise* 122pts (-2020pts)
40. (--) Ken Schrader 111pts (-2031pts)
41. (--) Stephen Leicht* 107pts (-2035pts)
42. (--) Scott Speed 89pts (-2053pts)
43. (--) Michael Waltrip 75pts (-2067pts)
44. (--) Tony Raines 71pts (-2071pts)
45. (--) Terry Labonte 66pts (-2076pts)
46. (+1) Scott Riggs 52pts (-2090pts)
47. (-1) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-2092pts)
48. (--) Boris Said 34pts (-2108pts)
49. (--) Bill Elliott 14pts (-2128pts)
50. (--) Hermie Sadler 13pts (-2129pts)
51. (--) Mike Olsen 11pts (-2131pts)
52. (--) Robby Gordon 11pts (-2131pts)
53. (--) Mike Skinner 10pts (-2132pts)
54. (--) Tomy Drissi 6pts (-2136pts)
55. (--) Stacy Compton 5pts (-2137pts)
56. (--) David Mayhew 4pts (-2138pts)
57. (--) Kelly Bires 3pts (-2139pts)
58. (--) Patrick Long 2pts (-2140pts)

* Denotes Rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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