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NASCAR Las Vegas Results 2012: Jeff Gordon Comes In 12th, Tony Stewart Takes Checkered Flag

Bay Area NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and A.J. Allmendinger headed into Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 looking to make some noise. The third race of the 2012 Sprint Cup season took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Gordon had another solid performance, finishing in 12th place, while Allmendinger had a poor follow-up to last week's 18th place, coming in 37th. Allmendinger is now in 30th place overall in the Sprint Cup standings. Gordon is 17th overall with 75 points. The new points leader is Greg Biffle, who took third place for the third consecutive week. He now has 125 points, while Kevin Harvick is second with 115.

Tony Stewart ended up taking the checkered flag in the race, while Jimmie Johnson came in second. Johnson's fourth place finish last week and second place finish on Sunday are doing a good job of erasing his performance in the Daytona 500 to open the season, when he wrecked, finished 42nd and was penalized 25 points for rules infractions.

Here are the full results from Sunday's race.

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

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