NASCAR At Indianapolis Results 2012: Jeff Gordon Finishes Fifth, Now Running Short On Time

Jeff Gordon needed a win on Sunday in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He didn't get one. The cutoff for the chase for the Sprint Cup keeps drawing closer and Gordon needs at least two wins to stay alive. He now has one less race to make that happen. Although Gordon finished in fifth place on Sunday, it is still considered a disappointing finish considering the stakes. Gordon is currently 15th in the overall Sprint Cup Series points standings.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is the new overall points leader after finishing fourth on Sunday. This is the first time in eight years that Earnhardt, Jr. has led the standings.

The big winner on Sunday was Jimmie Johnson, who captured the checkered flag by holding off Kyle Busch and now sits in fourth place in the standings.

Here are the full results from Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

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

For more on the Bay Area drivers and their chase for the Cup, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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