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NASCAR At Bristol Results 2012: Jeff Gordon Finishes In Third Place

Bristol Motor Speedway once again hosted the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday night. The drivers raced under the lights in the third-to-last event before the cutoff for the Chase for the Cup.

Bay Area driver Jeff Gordon placed third on Saturday night and still remains in the running for one of the Wild Card berths, although he will be doing everything he can to win one of the final two races before the cutoff.

Denny Hamlin edged out Jimmie Johnson to capture the checkered flag at Bristol in his third win of the year. Johnson, Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. became the first three drivers to officially clinch berths for the Chase.

Here are the full results from Saturday night's race at Bristol:

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