Lap by Lap: STP 400 won by Denny Hamlin
by Ashley McCubbin On Sun, Apr. 22, 2012
Joey Logano drops to the rear despite qualifying second due to an engine change
Green flag as A.J Allmendinger pulls out to the early lead as Kevin Harvick spins the tires on the start.
Lap 7 Allmendinger leads Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish Jr.
Lap 20 Allmendinger leads Harvick, Truex Jr., Hamlin, Bowyer, Kahne, Keselowski, Earnhardt Jr., Martin, Jimmie Johnson
Lap 23 Johnson passes Martin for ninth
Lap 36 Allmendinger leads Harvick, Truex, Hamlin, Bowyer, Kahne, Keselowski, Earnhardt Jr., Johnson and Martin
Lap 37 Harvick and Truex battle side-by-side for second and Truex is able to complete the pass.
Lap 45 Truex was about to pass Allmendinger for the lead as he heads down pit road. Earnhardt Jr. misses pit road. Joey Logano pits.
Lap 46 Allmendinger, Harvick, Biffle, Johnson, Matt Kenseth pit as Allmendinger is out of gas. That handed the lead to Hamlin, who also pits.
Lap 47 Carl Edwards leads a lap and then pits. He is joined on pit road by Regan Smith as Truex goes to the lead.
Lap 48 Bowyer is having an engine problem
Caution Lap 53 as Clint Bowyer spins; he takes the car to the garage. Some drivers choose to pit while the leaders stay out. David Reuitmann gets the lucky dog to make it 27 cars on the lead lap.
Restart Lap 57
Lap 60 Truex leads Harvick, Hamlin, Kahne, Keselowski, Johnson, Allmendinger, Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Kenseth
Lap 77 Allmendinger is now having motor problems as he drops out of the top 20
Lap 89 Harvick heads down pit road as he is out of fuel
Lap 92 A bunch of drivers hit pit road as Kahne is out of gas.
Lap 93 Truex pits, handing the lead to Johnson
Lap 94 Kahne makes it to pit road while Edwards, Gordon, Newman also pit; Johnson pits from the lead, handing it over to Kenseth.
Lap 95 Stewart, Kenseth and Greg Biffle hit pit road, handing the lead over to Juan Pablo Montoya. Almirola misses his pit stall
Lap 97 Montoya pits, handing the lead back over to Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 107 Truex leads Hamlin, Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, Keselowski, Biffle, Kurt Busch, Martin and Harvick
Lap 116 Truex leads Hamlin, Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, Biffle, Keselowski, Busch, Harvick and Martin
Lap 118 Kenseth passes Hamlin for second
Lap 121 Johnson passes Earnhardt Jr. for fourth
Lap 123 Busch passes Keselowski for seventh
Lap 131 Truex leads Kenseth, Hamlin, Johnson, Earnhardt Jr., Biffle, Busch, Harvick, Martin, Keselowski as Jamie McMurray pits.
Caution Lap 132 for debris
Lap 133 Leaders come down pit road…..Truex leads Kenseth, Hamlin and Johnson off pit road.
Lap 134 Bobby Labonte has motor problems
Restart Lap 142
Lap 145 Truex leads Hamlin, Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Kenseth, Johnson, Biffle, Martin, Harvick and Kyle Busch
Lap 150 Kyle Busch passes Harvick for ninth
Lap 151 Truex leads Hamlin, Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, Kurt Busch, Kenseth, Biffle, Martin, Kyle Busch and Harvick
Lap 153 Johnson passes Earnhardt Jr. for third
107 to go Truex leads Johnson, Hamlin and Earnhardt Jr.
104 to go Truex leads Johnson, Hamlin, Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth, Biffle, Kurt Busch, Martin, Kyle Busch, Harvick
93 to go Leaders begin making pit stops.
89 to go Truex and Johnson make their pit stops from first and second.
88 to go Kenseth leads a lap and then pits handing the lead to Keselowski
87 to go Keselowski misses pit road.
86 to go Keselowski pits, handing the lead back to Truex
Caution 80 to go for Montoya getting into the wall as some of the leaders pit while others stay out including Truex
Restart 75 to go as Truex gets a good restart on the field
73 to go Truex leads Hamlin, Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr., Biffle, Kurt Busch, Harvick, Johnson, Kyle Busch and Keselowski
71 to go Newman pits as he has a possible flat tire
70 to go Johnson passes Kurt Busch and Harvick as Martin passes Kyle Busch for ninth
67 to go Martin passes Harvick for eighth
66 to go Truex leads Hamlin, Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr., Biffle, Johnson, Kurt Busch, Martin, Harvick, Kyle Busch
65 to go Johnson passes Biffle for fifth
64 to go Johnson passes Earnhardt Jr. for fourth
61 to go Gordon passes Kyle Busch for 10th
60 to go Martin passes Kurt Busch for seventh
58 to go Kyle Busch and Harvick battle side-by-side for 10th
57 to go Harvick completes the pass as Biffle passes Earnhardt Jr. for fifth
56 to go Truex lead Hamlin, Johnson, Kenseth, Biffle, Earnhardt Jr., Martin, Kurt Busch, Gordon, Harvick
53 to go Stewart got into the wall
46 to go Kahne, Keselowski, Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, Hamlin pit
45 to go Kyle Busch, Menard, Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, Gordon, Mears, Burton and Truex pit, handing the lead to Stewart
43 to go Stewart, Almirola, Smith pits, handing the lead to Montoya
42 to go Montoya pits, handing the lead back to Sam Hornish Jr.
35 to go Hornish Jr. pits to hand the lead to Truex.
33 to go Truex leads Hamlin, Johnson, Kenseth, Biffle, Earnhardt Jr., Martin, Harvick, Gordon and Kyle Busch
31 to go Hamlin passes Truex for the lead
30 to go Martin passes Earnhardt Jr. while Kasey Kahne passes Kyle Busch for 10th while Gordon is off the pace with a motor issue
29 to go Both Kahne and Kyle Busch pass Gordon for position. Kurt Busch is also down a cylinder.
27 to go Hamlin leads Truex, Johnson, Kenseth, Biffle, Martin, Earnhardt Jr., Harvick, Kahne, Kyle Busch
17 to go Harvick passes Earnhardt Jr. for position
14 to go Harvick and Earnhardt Jr. pass Martin; Martin is off the pace
11 to go Kahne, Kyle Busch and Edwards all pass Martin
Hamlin wins, over Truex, Johnson, Kenseth, Biffle, Harvick, Earnhardt Jr., Kahne, Edwards, Kyle Busch