NASCAR At Martinsville Results 2012: Jeff Gordon Runs Out Of Gas, A.J. Allmendinger Finishes 2nd Behind Ryan Newman

Bay Area drivers Jeff Gordon and AJ Allmendinger were able to make some strides at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, although both drivers were victims of some tough luck.

Jeff Gordon led for a whopping 322 out of 500 laps but was done in by an untimely caution flag on Lap 497. He was in the lead prior to a green-white-checkered-flag restart. Clint Bowyer caused Gordon and Jimmie Johnson to spin out on the restart, resulting in another caution. Unable to pit during the overtime laps while waiting for a restart, Gordon ran out of gas on the track, bringing a tough end to his strong day of racing.

Ryan Newman was able to move into prime position after the spin out and passed AJ Allmendinger on the white flag lap of the second restart. Allmendinger still finished in second place and both he and Gordon were able to leap several spots in the Sprint Cup standings. Gordon is now 18th and Allmendinger is 21st.

Here are the full results of Sunday's race:

  1. Ryan Newman
  2. AJ Allmendinger
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Aric Almirola
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Carl Edwards
  12. Jimmie Johnson
  13. Greg Biffle
  14. Jeff Gordon
  15. Marcos Ambrose
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Bobby Labonte
  18. Brian Vickers
  19. Kevin Harvick
  20. Jamie McMurray
  21. Juan Pablo Montoya
  22. Jeff Burton
  23. Joey Logano
  24. David Ragan
  25. Casey Mears
  26. Paul Menard
  27. Travis Kvapil
  28. David Gilliland
  29. Landon Cassill
  30. David Stremme
  31. Hermie Sadler
  32. Ken Schrader
  33. Kurt Busch
  34. Dave Blaney
  35. David Reutimann
  36. Kyle Busch
  37. JJ Yeley
  38. Kasey Kahne
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. Michael McDowell
  41. Josh Wise
  42. Scott Riggs
  43. Reed Sorenson

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