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NASCAR At Texas Motor Speedway 2012: Jeff Gordon Finishes 4th, Greg Biffle Takes Checkered Flag

In the first Saturday race of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, the Samsung Mobile 500 was held at Texas Motor Speedway. The race was a good one for both Jeff Gordon and A.J. Allmendinger, who represented the Bay Area with strong showings, particularly for Gordon.

The race was largely free of dramatics and was won by Greg Biffle, who extended his lead atop the Sprint Cup leaderboard to 19 points over Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Gordon had his best finish of the season, placing fourth and improving to 17th place in the Sprint Cup standings. Allmendinger's 15th-place finish ties his second-best placing of the young season, moving him up to 20th place in the standings. This 15th-place performance is on the heels of his best 2012 race to date, when he placed second at Martinsville two weeks ago.

Here are the full results for Saturday's race:

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

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