Quaker State 400 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post Race Analysis

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IJune 30, 2012

SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet, talks to Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series travels to Kentucky this weekend for the 2012 Quaker State 400. Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole position on Saturday as he looks to earn his third victory of the year.

Johnson is fourth in the points standings, where Matt Kenseth has a slim 11-point lead over Greg Biffle for the top spot. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in third place.

With many of the sport's best drivers starting in the top 15 positions, the action in Kentucky should be fantastic on Saturday.

Check back here for post-race analysis, reaction and full results from the Quaker State 400.

Where: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY. 

When: Saturday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: TNT

SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Fifth Third Bank Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Geoff Burke/Getty Images

Starting Lineup for the 2012 Quaker State 400

1) Jimmie Johnson

2) Kyle Busch

3) Denny Hamlin

4) Kevin Harvick

5) Ryan Newman

6) Clint Bowyer

7) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

8) Brad Keselowski

9) Jeff Gordon

10) Martin Truex Jr.

11) Greg Biffle

12) Marcos Ambrose

13) Aric Almirola

14) Kurt Busch

15) Paul Menard

16) AJ Allmendinger

17) Jamie McMurray

18) Joey Logano

19) Kasey Kahne

20) Matt Kenseth

21) Casey Mears

22) Tony Stewart

23) Landon Cassill

24) Scott Speed

25) Carl Edwards

26) Regan Smith

27) Joe Nemecheck

28) Bobby Labonte

29) Jeff Burton

30) Josh Wise

31) Juan Pablo Montoya

32) David Stremme

33) David Ragan

34) Travis Kvapil

35) Michael McDowell

36) Scott Riggs

37) Mike Bliss

38) David Reutimann

39) Michael Waltrip

40) David Gilliland

41) Ken Schrader

42) Dave Blaney

43) Stephen Leicht

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