Ne demişler 1 mıh'a 1 nal, 1
1 at, 1 ata 1 süvari, 1 süvariye 1 birlik, 1 birlik'e bir savaş
kaybedilir... Evet, Nascar'ın Şişman Kadın'ı Jimmie Johnson bu sefer
şarkısını söyleyemeden perde başına indi... Önce Phoenix International
bindirdi en sonunda da Homestead Ford EcoBoost
400'de 1 somun yüzünden herşeyi
Amerika'da her türlü şeyi hediyelik ya da koleksiyon için satma âdeti
vardır; acaba o somunu da tarihi bir önem taşıdığı için özel olarak
satarlar mı ''Jimmie Johnson'ın Homestead'da şampiyonluğu kaybettiren
meşhur somun'' diye...
209. turda Jimmie Johnson #48
Chevrolet'si ile lider,
benzini bitmek üzereyken güç bela
pit'e girip zaman kaybeden Brad
Keselowski #2 Dodge'u ile 24. sıradaydı ve bu Jimmie Johnson 6.
şampiyonluğuna gidiyor demekti. Fakat JJ pit'e girdi ve teknik ekibi 1
somunu sıkmayı unuttu! JJ çıktı, 1 tur atıp girmek zorunda kaldı ve
25 sıra kaybetti tekrar pit'e
giderken dumanlar yükselmeye başladı ve pit'te garaja çekti orada da
onun için herşey
Yarışın sonunda Damalı Bayrağı gören ise takım arkadaşı ve
rakibi #24 Jeff Gordon oldu... Gordon, Phoenix'de kavga
ettikleri Bowyer'ın geçmesine izin
vermeden benzin stratejisiyle kazandı. İlginç olansa 87.
Gordon'un hem kendisinin hem
kadarki Homestead'deki ilk yarış zaferini kazanmasıydı.
* Nationalwide son tango:
* Nationalwide 1 tampona
son turundaki büyük kaza
NBA tarihine geçen smaç
Her yerden basket atan bebe
Brad Keselowski, kariyerinin
şampiyonluğunu elde ederken kaderin bir cilvesi olsa gerek Dodge saçbaş
yoluyordur... Çünkü daha sezon ortasında Brad Keselowski ve Penske
Racing'in performansını beğenmedikleri için 2013'de Nascar'dan çekilme
kararı almışlardı! 2013 için Ford ile anlaşan Penske
Racing, ilk şampiyonluğunu yaşarken
Dodge ise efsanevi Richard Petty'nin 1975'deki zaferinden sonra ilk kez
ve belki de son kez şampiyonluk gördü. 28 yaşındaki yeni şampiyon Brad
Keselowski, 2012'yi 5 yarış zaferi ve 6,118,870 para ödülü ile kapattı.
Final Laps: Jeff
fuel, beats rival Bowyer
Gordon stretches his fuel, stays ahead of Clint Bowyer and scores his
first Homestead victory... Jeff Gordon earned his 87th NSCS win in his
Homestead Ford EcoBoost
He picked up his first victory at Homestead in his 14th
start. The only active track Jeff Gordon is still winless on is
Kentucky (he has only made two starts there).
He has now won on 24 tracks in his NSCS career.
|Jeff Gordon (24)
|Clint Bowyer (15)
|Ryan Newman (39)
|Kyle Busch (18)
|Greg Biffle (16)
|Martin Truex Jr. (56)
|Aric Almirola (43)
|Kevin Harvick (29)
|Kurt Busch (78)
|Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)
CHECKERED FLAG: Jeff Gordon is your
Homestead winner, and Brad Keselowski your 2012 Sprint Cup champion!
Lap by Lap: Homestead Ford
||2 Brad Keselowski -
||15 Clint Bowyer -
||48 Jimmie Johnson -
||5 Kasey Kahne -
||16 Greg Biffle - Ford
Hamlin - Toyota
||17 Matt Kenseth - Ford
||29 Kevin Harvick -
||14 Tony Stewart -
||24 Jeff Gordon -
||56 Martin Truex Jr. -
||88 Dale Earnhardt Jr
Lap 265 Hendrick Motorsports has never won here at Homestead. Until
Lap 264 Clint Bowyer's charge up to Jeff Gordon has stalled out. The
gap remains about 1.6 seconds.
Lap 262 Aric Almirola is third, Ryan Newman fourth and Kurt Busch
fifth, good runs all!
Lap 261 Clint Bowyer is now 1.2 seconds behind leader Jeff Gordon.
Peddle, boy. Peddle.
Lap 259 Jeff Gordon. Clint Bowyer. Hmmmm ... wouldn't a
green-white-checkered finish be cool between the two?
Lap 257 Ten Laps to go. Jeff Gordon leads Clint Bowyer by 2.1 seconds.
Lap 254 Kyle Busch is on pit road. Martin Truex Jr. has also made his
stop. The lead goes to Jeff Gordon.
Lap 252 Jimmie Johnson's car is still in the garage on jack stands.
Lap 251 Martin Truex Jr. scrapes the wall, but keeps going. He's still
in second place.
Lap 250 Kyle Busch is reporting debris in Turn 2. He doesn't WANT to
see caution, does he?
Lap 248 Brad Keselowski is pitting.
Lap 246 Martin Truex Jr. tries to get position under Kyle Busch for the
top spot. Both, however, will have to pit again. Third-place Jeff
Gordon should be able to make it the rest of the way.
Lap 244 Matt Kenseth pits.
Lap 243 Carl Edwards is pitting.
Lap 242 There are twenty-five Laps to go.
Lap 239 Brad Keselowski is in eighth place.
Lap 236 The top five are Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon,
Clint Bowyer and Carl Edwards.
Lap 228 Jimmie Johnson's car is being pushed to the garage.
Lap 227 Jimmie Johnson hits pit road, his race going from bad to worse.
Much, much worse.
Lap 226 Jimmie Johnson is off the pace!
Lap 216 Brad Keselowski is in seventh place, and Jimmie Johnson is one
Lap down in 25th. What a turn of events. Holy cow.
Lap 215 Jimmie Johnson is back in the pits.
Lap 214 Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard are on
Lap 213 Jimmie Johnson pits. Johnson is missing a lug nut! He'll have
to pit again!
Lap 212 Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and
Denny Hamlin are on pit road.
Lap 211 Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola are pitting.
Lap 209 Jimmie Johnson is first, Brad Keselowski 24th. Wow. Nail biting
Lap 206 Brad Keselowski is pitting. He reported that he's out of gas.
Lap 203 Kasey Kahne has been hit with a speeding penalty on pit road.
He'll have to serve a pass-through.
Lap 201 Kasey Kahne is on pit road. So is Sam Hornish Jr.
Lap 200 Kyle Busch gives up the lead to pit. Martin Truex Jr. and Matt
Kenseth are also in.
Lap 198 Carl Edwards is on pit road.
Lap 197 Kyle Busch's lead over Kasey Kahne now stands at 1.7 seconds.
Lap 195 NASCAR is checking Turns 3 and 4 for debris.
Lap 193 Jimmie Johnson will have to pit once more, while crew chief
Chad Knaus tells him that those in front of him have to come in twice.
Lap 192 Jimmie Johnson is fourth, 5.7 seconds behind leader Kyle Busch.
Lap 191 Martin Truex Jr. has backed off in his pursuit of second-place
Lap 189 Sam Hornish Jr. is running in 10th place.
Lap 186 Kyle Busch is checking out again. His lead over Kasey Kahne is
now at three seconds.
Lap 184 There appears to be a windshield tearoff clogging part of the
opening on Martin Truex Jr. grille. It blows away when Truex tucks up
under Kasey Kahne's rear bumper.
Lap 183 Martin Truex Jr. is catching Kasey Kahne for second place.
Lap 180 Aric Almirola is in seventh place.
Lap 178 Kyle Busch's lead over Kasey Kahne has been extended to 1.8
Lap 177 Kyle Busch has clinched the bonus for leading the most Laps.
Lap 175 Kurt Busch is having a decent run in ninth place.
Lap 172 Kyle Busch has stretched his lead over Kasey Kahne to several
Lap 170 Jimmie Johnson is currently fourth in the running order, while
Brad Keselowski is back in 11th place.
Lap 169 Kasey Kahne is still going after Kyle Busch for the top spot.
Lap 167 Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne ... a heck of
a battle for the lead! There are 100 Laps left in the 2012 Sprint Cup
Lap 166 Kasey Kahne jumps under Kyle Busch for the lead in Turn 2, but
Busch comes right back after him at the opposite end of the track.
Lap 163 Kyle Busch is your race leader!
Lap 162 GREEN FLAG: Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Matt
Kenseth and Carl Edwards are the leaders on the restart. Brad
Keselowski is seventh, while Jimmie Johnson sits ninth. Johnson dives
under Keselowski to get around him.
Lap 159 Most of the leaders drop onto pit road. Kasey Kahne, Kyle
Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Sam Hornish Jr.,
Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch stay on the track.
Lap 158 Pit road will be open next time by.
Lap 157 Jimmie Johnson is cutting his engine off down the straightaways
in an attempt to save fuel.
Lap 156 Pit road is still closed.
Lap 154 YELLOW FLAG: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pops the outside retaining
wall in Turn 3.
Lap 152 Jimmie Johnson leads Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne
by 1.1 seconds.
Lap 150 Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski would be tied atop the point
standings if the race ended the way it's running now.
Lap 149 GREEN FLAG: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola, Kasey
Kahne and Joey Logano bring the field to the green. Kyle Busch, who
took four tires, is seventh. Brad Keselowski is in 15th place! Johnson
is clear with the lead off Turn 2.
Lap 147 Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne and
Joey Logano are the leaders on the restart. All of them took just two
tires on the pit stop, as did sixth place Paul Menard.
Lap 144 The leaders return to pit road.
Lap 142 YELLOW FLAG: There's a piece of debris on the frontstretch.
This is just the second caution of the day.
Lap 141 Martin Truex Jr. has still not found an opening past Kyle Busch.
Lap 136 Martin Truex Jr. is trying to figure out a way to get by Kyle
Busch for the race lead.
Lap 134 Halfway! After the cycle of stops, the leaders are Kyle Busch,
Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer.
Lap 133 Ryan Newman brings his Chevrolet to its pit stall, giving up
Lap 132 Matt Kenseth is on pit road.
Lap 130 Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Sam Hornish Jr., Carl Edwards,
Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne are pitting.
Lap 129 Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and
other are on pit road. Jimmie Johnson assumes the lead.
Lap 128 Denny Hamlin is pitting.
Lap 126 Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch very nearly made contact coming
off Turn 2 the last time around, and Busch has now backed off a little
Lap 124 Martin Truex Jr. has to check up behind Lapped traffic, which
allows Kyle Busch to close on him.
Lap 117 Martin Truex Jr. goes to the high side of Kyle Busch to grab
the top spot.
Lap 115 Martin Truex Jr. tries Kyle Busch for the lead, but still can't
pick up the spot.
Lap 112 After the slow pit stop, Brad Keselowski has been able to pick
his way back up to ninth place.
Lap 110 Trevor Bayne has cut down a tire, which forces him to pit road.
Lap 109 NASCAR is checking the track for debris.
Lap 107 Martin Truex Jr. is closing on Kyle Busch for the lead.
Lap 104 Jeff Gordon gets by Clint Bowyer for fourth place. No harm, no
Lap 103 Jeff Gordon is right behind Clint Bowyer for fourth place.
Naaaah ... couldn't happen again. Could it?
Lap 102 Kyle Busch is still up front, and by a fairly comfortable
margin. The issues he had earlier have apparently not gotten any worse.
Lap 99 Trevor Bayne's car is being checked for damage by NASCAR.
Lap 97 Trevor Bayne bounces off the wall in Turn 2, but there's no
Lap 95 After holding Martin Truex Jr. off for the lead, Kyle Busch has
now stretched his lead out to 7/10ths of a second.
Lap 92 Martin Truex Jr. is now under fire from Matt Kenseth and Clint
Bowyer for second place.
Lap 91 Martin Truex Jr. is going after Kyle Busch for the top spot.
Lap 90 Kyle Busch's engine might be blowing up, but he's still got the
Lap 88 Kyle Busch says his engine is blowing up!
Lap 87 Carl Edwards was second on the restart, but he's now fighting
with Jimmie Johnson for fifth place.
Lap 85 Kyle Busch is still up front, with Martin Truex Jr. trying to
track him down.
Lap 84 GREEN FLAG: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Matt
Kenseth and Clint Bowyer are the top five on the restart. Truex dives
three wide under Edwards and Kenseth going into Turn 1 to grab second
Lap 82 Brad Keselowski drops to 14th in the running order. Jimmie
Johnson is sixth.
Lap 81 The leaders are on pit road. Brad Keselowski's stop is a slow
Lap 79 YELLOW FLAG: There's debris reported on the backstretch.
Lap 78 Kyle Busch's lead over Carl Edwards has shrunk to just half a
Lap 77 There was a report of debris high in Turns 3 and 4, but
officials in the area say the track is clear.
Lap 76 Jimmie Johnson got by Brad Keselowski for sixth place the last
time around the track.
Lap 74 Clint Bowyer is holding steady in third place.
Lap 72 Fifth-place Martin Truex Jr. is 13.7 seconds behind leader Kyle
Lap 70 Carl Edwards has picked up some ground on leader Kyle Busch in
the last few Laps.
Lap 68 Mark Martin is having a so-so day back in 12th place.
Lap 66 So good, so far. No cautions!
Lap 64 Kyle Busch is out for another Sunday drive up front. The gap
back to second-place is now up to 3.5 seconds.
Lap 62 Brad Keselowski comes out on top of the battle with Marcos
Ambrose and Jimmie Johnson for sixth place. Johnson blows past Ambrose
Lap 60 Throw a blanket over Marcos Ambrose, Jimmie Johnson and Brad
Keselowski for sixth place.
Lap 58 Brad Keselowski dives under Jimmie Johnson for seventh place on
the frontstretch, but Johnson is able to hold him off.
Lap 56 Kyle Busch's cushion over Carl Edwards now stands at 3.9 seconds.
Lap 53 Following their stops, Jimmie Johnson is running in seventh
place and Brad Keselowski in sixth.
Lap 52 After the cycle of stops, the leaders are Kyle Busch, Carl
Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth.
Lap 51 Ryan Newman peels off the track to make his stop.
Lap 49 Kyle Busch drops onto pit road. The lead goes to Ryan Newman.
Lap 48 Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth are on pit road.
Lap 47 Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards and Trevor Bayne are
Lap 46 Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and others
Lap 44 Kyle Busch's lead over Carl Edwards has grown to 4.5 seconds.
Lap 42 Jimmie Johnson has not made a lot of progress forward since the
start of the race. Still, he just got by Martin Truex Jr. for eighth
Lap 40 MRN airing a commercial featuring the legendary Bobby Allison.
Lap 38 The top five is Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Marcos
Ambrose and Matt Kenseth.
Lap 37 Carl Edwards has chopped nearly a second off Kyle Busch's
advantage up front.
Lap 35 Kyle Busch is starting to work through some Lapped traffic.
Lap 33 Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson and
Jeff Gordon are holding down spots in the bottom half of the top 10
Lap 29 Matt Kenseth has made his way around Brad Keselowski for fifth
place. It's hard to believe this is Kenseth's last race with Roush
Lap 27 Although he's 2.9 seconds in front of Carl Edwards right now,
Kyle Busch reports that his car is too tight.
Lap 23 Brad Keselowski is presently in fifth place, Jimmie Johnson in
Lap 22 Clint Bowyer is finally able to slip past Marcos Ambrose for
Lap 21 It's now Clint Bowyer trying to wrestle a spot away from Marcos
Ambrose. That's for third place.
Lap 20 ESPN reports that Jeff Gordon was in the news this week. Really?
For what? Dang it. Couldn't even type that with a straight face!
Lap 18 Clint Bowyer has joined the battle for second place. He's right
behind Marcos Ambrose and Carl Edwards.
Lap 17 Marcos Ambrose and Carl Edwards are fighting hard over second
Lap 15 Move Kyle Busch to the top of the leaderboard.
Lap 14 Kyle Busch is going after Marcos Ambrose for the race lead.
Lap 11 Kyle Busch gets by Carl Edwards for second place.
Lap 9 Brad Keselowski says that his car is "way tight" at this point in
Lap 7 Jimmie Johnson's 17 victories on 1.5-mile tracks leads all active
drivers. He's in 10th place right now.
Lap 6 Kyle Busch flies by Brad Keselowski for fourth place on the
Lap 5 Brad Keselowski has settled into line after losing a couple of
spots just after the checkered flag.
Lap 4 Brad Keselowski holds Kyle Busch off in a challenge for fourth.
Lap 2 Carl Edwards gets by Brad Keselowski for second, and then Clint
Bowyer goes after BK for third.
Lap 1 GREEN FLAG: The race gets under way at 3:22 p.m. ET. Marcos
Ambrose gets a HUGE jump and is clear with the lead in Turn 1.
SprintCup 2012 Winners and Race Highlights