2012 Sylvania 300

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2012 Sylvania 300
Race details
Race 28 of 36 in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Layout of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Date September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.703 km)
Distance 300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.805 km)
Weather Mild with temperatures approaching 72 °F (22 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 28.232
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 193
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2012 Sylvania 300 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on September 23, 2012 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 300 laps, it was the twenty-eighth in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as the second race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ends the season. Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race, his fifth of the season. Jimmie Johnson finished second and Jeff Gordon was third.

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Jimmie Johnson 2,096
2 Brad Keselowski 2,095
3 Denny Hamlin 2,089
4 Tony Stewart 2,086
5 Kasey Kahne 2,081
6 Clint Bowyer 2,081
7 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2,070
8 Kevin Harvick 2,065
9 Greg Biffle 2,063
10 Martin Truex, Jr. 2,062
11 Matt Kenseth 2,061
12 Jeff Gordon 2,051
Manufacturers' Championship standings[2]
Pos Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 185
2 Toyota 159
3 Ford 131
4 Dodge 119
  • Note: Only the first twelve positions are included for the driver standings.


  1. ^ Weather information for the 2012 Sylvania 300 at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "Manufacturers' Championship Classification". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved September 14, 2012.

Previous race:
2012 GEICO 400
Sprint Cup Series
2012 season
Next race:
2012 AAA 400

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