Kurt Busch awarded win in rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400

CHfnCMdUAAEN1OMAfter the fourth red flag due to rain, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, was called an official race with 138 laps out of 200 completed, and Kurt Busch in victory lane.

This was Busch’s second series win and seventh top-10 finish of the season, his 27th series career win in 519 races, and his third series win at the track in the “Irish Hills” of Michigan.

Finishing in second was Dale Earnhardt Jr., and he was followed by last week’s Pocono race winner, Martin Truex Jr. finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Joey Logano finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Brad Keselowski taking home sixth, Jamie McMurray seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Trevor Bayne ninth and Clint Bowyer claims 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, lead the most laps (63 out of 138) but suffered a flat tire before the final red flag, and finished in 29th. Harvick now leaves Michigan with a 15-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 116.688 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 55 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 17 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps

Next Up: The series takes Father’s Day Weekend off and returns to action in two-weeks for the first road course of the season with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 28th, at Sonoma Raceway. The race is scheduled to get underway at 3:20 p.m. (ET) and will be on FOX Sports 1

Quicken Loans 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 41 Kurt Busch 138 Running 6 47 4
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 138 Running 1 43 1
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 138 Running 0 41 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 138 Running 3 41 1
5 22 Joey Logano 138 Running 7 40 1
6 2 Brad Keselowski 138 Running 6 39 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 138 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 138 Running 0 36 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne 138 Running 0 35 0
10 15 Clint Bowyer 138 Running 0 34 0
11 11 Denny Hamlin 138 Running 0 33 0
12 19 Carl Edwards 138 Running 41 33 1
13 13 Casey Mears 138 Running 0 31 0
14 33 Ty Dillon (i) 138 Running 0 0 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 138 Running 1 30 1
16 10 Danica Patrick 138 Running 2 29 1
17 42 Kyle Larson 138 Running 7 28 1
18 31 Ryan Newman 138 Running 0 26 0
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 137 Running 0 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon 137 Running 0 24 0
21 24 Jeff Gordon 137 Running 0 23 0
22 43 Aric Almirola 137 Running 0 22 0
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 137 Running 0 21 0
24 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 137 Running 0 19 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 137 Running 0 18 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier 137 Running 0 17 0
28 14 Tony Stewart 137 Running 0 16 0
29 4 Kevin Harvick 137 Running 63 17 2
30 46 Michael Annett 137 Running 0 14 0
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
32 35 Cole Whitt 137 Running 0 12 0
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 137 Running 0 11 0
34 98 Josh Wise 137 Running 1 11 1
35 55 David Ragan 136 Running 0 9 0
36 16 Greg Biffle 136 Running 0 8 0
37 26 Jeb Burton # 136 Running 0 7 0
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 136 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Travis Kvapil (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
41 7 Alex Bowman 84 Running 0 3 0
42 38 David Gilliland 64 Accident 0 2 0
43 18 Kyle Busch 52 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 15 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 576 Leader 15 2 10 13 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 561 -15 15 1 5 14 0
3 22 Joey Logano 520 -56 15 1 8 11 0
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 508 -68 15 1 8 9 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 506 -70 15 4 9 10 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 480 -96 15 1 3 9 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 464 -112 15 0 2 7 1
8 20 Matt Kenseth 456 -120 15 1 5 9 1
9 5 Kasey Kahne 447 -129 15 0 2 5 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 434 -142 15 0 2 8 1
11 41 Kurt Busch 426 -150 12 2 5 7 0
12 27 Paul Menard 421 -155 15 0 2 4 1
13 11 Denny Hamlin 412 -164 15 1 3 6 1
14 19 Carl Edwards 401 -175 15 1 1 2 0
15 43 Aric Almirola 401 -175 15 0 1 1 1
16 31 Ryan Newman 400 -176 15 0 4 8 1
17 15 Clint Bowyer 388 -188 15 0 0 4 0
18 42 Kyle Larson 361 -215 14 0 1 5 2
19 10 Danica Patrick 357 -219 15 0 0 2 0
20 16 Greg Biffle 351 -225 15 0 1 2 0
21 13 Casey Mears 339 -237 15 0 0 1 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 321 -255 15 0 0 2 3
23 3 Austin Dillon 314 -262 15 0 0 1 2
24 55 David Ragan 299 -277 15 0 1 1 1
25 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 273 -303 15 0 0 1 1
26 14 Tony Stewart 269 -307 15 0 0 1 3
27 6 Trevor Bayne 263 -313 15 0 0 1 1
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 262 -314 15 0 1 1 1
29 38 David Gilliland 262 -314 15 0 0 0 1
30 51 Justin Allgaier 251 -325 15 0 0 1 3
31 35 Cole Whitt 239 -337 15 0 0 0 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 215 -361 13 0 0 1 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 195 -381 14 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 176 -400 15 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 155 -421 14 0 0 1 3
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 148 -428 12 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -475 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 85 -491 11 0 0 0 2
39 18 Kyle Busch 78 -498 4 0 0 1 2
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 48 -528 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -538 2 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -544 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -550 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -554 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -568 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -574 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

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