Matt Kenseth survives rain, 11 extra laps to break 51-race winless streak at Bristol

CDAKoJnW4AA1js7From the pole to victory lane, Matt Kenseth broke a 51-race winless streak Saturday night, as he held off Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

This was Kenseth’s first series win of the 2015 season, his 32nd series career win and his fourth series win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

Following Kenseth and Johnson to the drop of the checkered flag were Jeff Gordon finishing third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fourth and Ryan Newman finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Tony Stewart claiming sixth, Kyle Larson seventh, Justin Allgaier eighth, Danica Patrick ninth and Austin Dillon brought home 10th.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, was involved in an incident that resulted in a 38th-place finish, and leaves Bristol with a 30-point lead over Joey Logano – who was also involved in an incident and finished 40th.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 74.997 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 37 Mins, 54 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.287 Seconds
Lead Changes: 21 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 11 for 117 laps

Next Up: The Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 25th, with an approximate starting time of 7:20 p.m. (ET), and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 511 Running 47 47 4
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 511 Running 0 42 0
3 24 Jeff Gordon 511 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 511 Running 0 40 0
5 31 Ryan Newman 511 Running 0 39 0
6 14 Tony Stewart 511 Running 0 38 0
7 42 Kyle Larson 511 Running 90 38 1
8 51 Justin Allgaier 511 Running 0 36 0
9 10 Danica Patrick 511 Running 0 35 0
10 3 Austin Dillon 511 Running 0 34 0
11 27 Paul Menard 511 Running 0 33 0
12 15 Clint Bowyer 511 Running 0 32 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 511 Running 0 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray 510 Running 0 30 0
15 41 Kurt Busch 510 Running 98 30 1
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 509 Running 0 28 0
17 55 Brett Moffitt # 509 Running 0 27 0
18 38 David Gilliland 508 Running 0 26 0
19 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 508 Running 0 25 0
20 7 Alex Bowman 508 Running 0 24 0
21 83 Matt Dibenedetto 508 Running 0 23 0
22 95 Michael McDowell 507 Running 0 22 0
23 46 Michael Annett 507 Running 0 21 0
24 19 Carl Edwards 507 Running 86 21 1
25 34 Chris Buescher (i) 505 Running 0 0 0
26 11 Denny Hamlin 505 Running 0 18 0
27 35 Cole Whitt 504 Running 0 17 0
28 6 Trevor Bayne 504 Running 0 16 0
29 78 Martin Truex Jr. 504 Running 0 15 0
30 16 Greg Biffle 504 Running 6 15 1
31 32 Mike Bliss(i) 502 Running 0 0 0
32 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 496 Running 0 0 0
33 33 Alex Kennedy # 490 Running 0 11 0
34 47 AJ Allmendinger 489 Accident 0 10 0
35 2 Brad Keselowski 489 Running 0 9 0
36 13 Casey Mears 487 Accident 0 8 0
37 5 Kasey Kahne 482 Accident 0 7 0
38 4 Kevin Harvick 468 Running 184 8 2
39 98 Josh Wise 466 Accident 0 5 0
40 22 Joey Logano 452 Running 0 4 0
41 18 David Ragan 435 Running 0 3 0
42 26 Jeb Burton # 416 Accident 0 2 0
43 40 Landon Cassill (i) 288 Accident 0 0 0

# – Rookie
(i) – Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

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