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Quicken Loans 400 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 17:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/TheDarkKnightRises/National Guard/ Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 17, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2012

Update by Brian Mazique:

It had been over four years since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won a Sprint Cup Series race, but he has finally tasted victory again. He won the Quicken Loans 400 in Michigan on the same track he last won back in 2008. 

After starting 17th, Earnhardt overcame the field, including pole-sitter Marcos Ambrose for the victory.

This was a huge win as now Earnhardt, Jr. is in position to make some noise in the overall standings. 

Here is how the top 10 shook out, per NBC Sports, click here for the full standings:

Pos Driver Car # Make Started
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Chevrolet 17
2 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 8
3 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 6
4 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3
5 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 10
6 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 28
7 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 13
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 21
9 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 1
10 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 2

 

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 16:  Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 16, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Jared C.
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Where: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

When: Sunday, June 17, 12 p.m. ET

Watch: TNT

Live Stream: TrackPass

Listen: Motor Racing Network

 

Starting Order

1. (9) Marcos Ambrose

2. (29) Kevin Harvick

3. (16) Greg Biffle

4. (5) Kasey Kahne

5. (39) Ryan Newman

6. (17) Matt Kenseth

7. (21) Trevor Bayne

8. (14) Tony Stewart

9. (20) Joey Logano

10. (48) Jimmie Johnson

11. (11) Denny Hamlin

12. (78) Regan Smith

13. (15) Clint Bowyer

14. (55) Mark Martin

15. (43) Aric Almirola

16. (56) Martin Truex Jr.

17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

18. (27) Paul Menard

19. (1) Jamie McMurray

20. (22) A J Allmendinger

21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya

22. (33) Austin Dillon

23. (23) Scott Riggs

24. (13) Casey Mears

25. (2) Brad Keselowski

26. (51) Kurt Busch

27. (98) Michael McDowell

28. (24) Jeff Gordon

29. (19) Mike Bliss

30. (26) Josh Wise

31. (47) Bobby Labonte

32. (83) Landon Cassill

33. (31) Jeff Burton

34. (18) Kyle Busch

35. (38) David Gilliland

36. (36) Dave Blaney

37. (87) Joe Nemechek

38. (34) David Ragan

39. (93) Travis Kvapil

40. (32) Ken Schrader

41. (10) Tony Raines

42. (99) Carl Edwards

43. (49) J.J. Yeley

 

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