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NASCAR Las Vegas Results 2012: Greg Biffle Takes Third Place Once Again, Tony Stewart Nabs Checkered Flag

On Sunday, NASCAR held the Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The third race of the 2012 Sprint Cup season was an important one for Washington natives Greg Biffle and Kasey Kahne. Kahne, in particular, had plenty to prove coming into the race. He had wrecked in the two previous races and held the pole position going into Sunday.

Kahne led for a short time but quickly dropped to tenth place and then beyond. He ultimately placed 19th, which might be disappointing given his positioning in the starting lineup, but he's almost certainly pleased just to finally finish a race this season and pick up a healthy amount of points. He jumped five places in the Sprint Cup standings and is now 25th overall.

As for Biffle, he's a regular third-place machine. For the third week in a row, he takes the bronze. He also takes sole possession of the top spot in the Sprint Cup standings, now holding 125 points, 10 points ahead of Kevin Harvick, who also leapfrogged the previous week's leader, Denny Hamlin.

Here are the full results from Sunday's race.

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

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