RCR Post Race Report — Watkins Glen International
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
RACE: Finger Lakes 355
TRACK: Watkins Glen International
DATE: August 12, 2012
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 12th (Paul Menard), 15th (Kevin Harvick) and 30th (Jeff Burton).
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Menard ranked eighth in the category Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (120.444 mph) and tied for fifth in category of Quality Passes with 20 made while running in the top 15 during the Finger Lakes 355.
Harvick ran within the top 15 for 44.4 percent (40 laps) of the 220.5-mile event and maintained an average speed of 121.304 mph ranking him fifth amongst his competitors in the category of Green Flag Speed.
Burton made 22 green-flag passes over the course of the 90-lap event.
Marcos Ambrose captured his first Sprint Cup Series win of the 2012 season and was followed to the finish line by Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Sam Hornish Jr.
The next scheduled Sprint Cup Series race is the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 19. The race is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at noon Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.