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NASCAR At Texas Motor Speedway 2012: Kevin Harvick Finishes 9th, Greg Biffle Takes Checkered Flag

On Saturday, the Texas Motor Speedway hosted the first non-Sunday race in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The Samsung Mobile 500 was won by Greg Biffle, who took the lead on Lap 304 of 334. Biffle now extends his lead in the Sprint Cup standings to 19 points over second-place drivers Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who finished in fifth and 10th place, respectively.

Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick had a solid showing in a largely uneventful race. He finished in ninth place and picks up some points to currently stand in fifth place overall among the Sprint Cup leaders. He is now at 249 points, just four points behind fourth-place leader Martin Truex, Jr. and five points behind Kenseth and Earnhardt. The gap between Harvick and sixth-place driver Denny Hamlin currently stands at seven points. The top-10 finish is a good way to bounce back from a 19th-place showing in the last race two weeks ago, when Harvick appeared thoroughly baffled by the short track at Martinsville.

Here are the full results for Saturday's race:

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

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