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The Ten 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Races

1) September 16 - Chicagoland Speedway, 1.5 miles
2012 race Won by #2-Brad Keselowski, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +3 pts

2) September 23 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1.058 miles
2012 race Won by #11-Denny Hamlin, Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +3 pts

3) September 30 - Dover International Speedway, 1 mile
2012 race Won by #2-Brad Keselowski, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +5 pts

4) October 7 - Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 miles
2012 race Won by #17-Matt Kenseth, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +14 pts

5) October 13 - Charlotte Motor Speedway, 1.5 miles
2012 race Won by #15-CLint Bowyer, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +7 pts

6) October 21 - Kansas Speedway, 1.5 miles
2012 race Won by #17-Matt Kenseth, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +7 pts

7) October 28 - Martinsville Speedway, .526 mile
2012 race Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson (4), Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +2 pts

8) November 4 - Texas Motor Speedway, 1.5 miles
2012 race Won by #48-Jimmie Johnson (5), Chase Leader #48-Jimmie Johnson +7 pts

9) November 11 - Phoenix International Raceway, 1 mile
2012 race Won by #29-Kevin Harvick, Chase Leader #2-Brad Keselowski +20 pts

10) November 18 - Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1.5 miles
2012 race Won by #24-Jeff Gordon (2), Chase Leader/2012 Champ #2-Brad Keselowski +39


Some links

How NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points are awarded? click here

How NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points WERE awarded? [1972-2010]click here

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule

The 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup
The 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup
The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup
The 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, name change/news/results/minor changes
The 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup, new rules/results
The 2004-2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup, The Original Rules and News

For see CLASSIC standings, if the CHASE was used from 1975-2003 and Ancient Chaseology, seasons before 2004
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The rules for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup


The lineup for the Chase for the 2012 Sprint Cup


Some Chase News, Notes and Facts


HOW NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
POINTS ARE AWARDED
(started in 2011)

NOTE: Driver Leads a Lap (under Green or Yellow Flag) gets 1 Bonus Point
Driver who leads the most laps gets 1 Bonus Point as of 2011: Winning driver gets 3 bonus points

Finish Finish
Points
Finish Finish
Points
WIN 43 23rd 21
2nd 42 24th 20
3rd 41 25th 19
4th 40 26th 18
5th 39 27th 17
6th 38 28th 16
7th 37 29th 15
8th 36 30th 14
9th 35 31st 13
10th 34 32nd 12
11th 33 33rd 11
12th 32 34th 10
13th 31 35th 9
14th 30 36th 8
15th 29 37th 7
16th 28 38th 6
17th 27 39th 5
18th 26 40th 4
19th 25 41st 3
20th 24 42nd 2
21st 23 43rd 1
22nd 22    

The driver who STARTs the race gets the points and the finishing position credit.

In addition to the points above, any driver who leads a lap during a race receives ONE bonus point. The driver who leads the most laps receives an additional ONE bonus point.

Owner points are calculated the same, with the exception that owners whose entries do not qualify for the race are NOT awarded any points, NASCAR will keep track of the team attempts to be used in case qualifying and practices are cancelled since both are now used to set the fied


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