OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DAYTONA 500

Matt Kenseth won the 2012 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $19,142,601

RACE

  • NUMBER: 1
  • NAME: Daytona 500
  • DATE: 02-26-2012
  • LAPS / MILES: 202 / 505
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 10 / 42

WINNER

  • NAME: Matt Kenseth
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 140.256
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 25
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 47/4 202 50 Running 1,589,390
2 5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard 42/0 202 0 Running 1,102,170
3 2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 42/1 202 44 Running 804,163
4 31 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 42/2 202 57 Running 702,091
5 9 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 40/1 202 24 Running 559,550
6 37 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak / Menards 39/1 202 2 Running 427,900
7 13 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 37/0 202 0 Running 415,261
8 1 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 36/0 202 0 Running 403,466
9 12 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 36/1 202 2 Running 346,063
10 22 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 35/1 202 2 Running 323,313
11 30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 33/0 202 0 Running 339,002
12 26 56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 33/1 202 7 Running 535,052
13 7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 31/0 202 0 Running 341,858
14 32 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Kroger 30/0 202 0 Running 331,196
15 24 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Ollie's Bargain Outlet 30/1 202 6 Running 296,513
16 3 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 29/1 202 2 Running 379,025
17 14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Brown 27/0 202 0 Running 341,821
18 43 32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy 27/1 202 3 Running 292,200
19 41 26 Tony Raines Ford Front Row Motorsports 25/0 202 0 Running 292,763
20 21 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Ford EcoBoost 0 202 0 Running 304,275
21 18 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army / Quicken Loans 23/0 202 0 Running 336,221
22 39 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 22/0 202 0 Running 319,945
23 33 38 David Gilliland Ford MHP Power Pak Pudding 21/0 201 0 Running 309,133
24 6 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX "Play it Safe" 21/1 200 2 Running 332,421
25 36 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 19/0 199 0 Running 304,746
26 38 93 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King 18/0 196 0 Accident 309,335
27 10 33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet General Mills / Kroger 0 196 0 Running 305,788
28 34 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 0 194 0 Running 287,363
29 20 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 15/0 189 0 Accident 297,988
30 11 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love / Curb Records 14/0 189 0 Running 292,175
31 19 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 13/0 188 0 Accident 318,608
32 23 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 12/0 187 0 Accident 322,295
33 27 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield "Helping Hungry Homes" 11/0 187 0 Accident 320,986
34 15 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 10/0 177 0 Running 328,325
35 40 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto… 0 164 0 Running 283,200
36 35 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 8/0 159 0 Accident 312,391
37 42 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 7/0 156 0 Engine 282,075
38 29 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 0 138 0 Running 281,715
39 28 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 5/0 113 0 Running 277,913
40 16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 5/1 81 1 Engine 317,549
41 17 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy 3/0 25 0 Engine 268,150
42 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 2/0 1 0 Accident 327,149
43 25 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners 1/0 1 0 Accident 267,637