Matt Kenseth wins at Richmond

7There was no catching Matt Kenseth Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), as Kenseth dominated the field and wins the final race of the regular season in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Kenseth, who led the most laps – 352 out of 400, received fourth his series win and 16th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 35th series career win in 570 races and his second series win in 32 races at Richmond.

Kenseth’s fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, took the checkered flag 0.951 seconds behind Kenseth for second, and they were followed by pole-sitter Joey Logano finishing third, Aric Almirola fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Denny Hamlin claiming sixth, Jeff Gordon seventh, Brad Keselowski eighth, Jimmie Johnson ninth and Clint Bowyer brought home 10th and a place in the chase.

With the end of the final race of the regular season, the points for the 16 drivers locked into the 10 races that make up “the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” will be reset based upon how many races they won, season stats and by points.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 100.353 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.951 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 47 laps

Up Next: The first race in the “chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” with the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 20th. The race is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN

Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 352 48 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 400 Running 9 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 25 42 1
4 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 0 40 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 39 0
6 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 14 39 1
7 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 0 37 0
8 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 0 36 0
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 400 Running 0 35 0
10 15 Clint Bowyer 400 Running 0 34 0
11 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 0 33 0
12 42 Kyle Larson 400 Running 0 32 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 399 Running 0 31 0
14 4 Kevin Harvick 399 Running 0 30 0
15 41 Kurt Busch 399 Running 0 29 0
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 399 Running 0 28 0
17 55 David Ragan 398 Running 0 27 0
18 5 Kasey Kahne 398 Running 0 26 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 397 Running 0 25 0
20 31 Ryan Newman 397 Running 0 24 0
21 13 Casey Mears 397 Running 0 23 0
22 33 Brian Scott (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
23 6 Trevor Bayne 397 Running 0 21 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 397 Running 0 20 0
25 51 Justin Allgaier 397 Running 0 19 0
26 27 Paul Menard 397 Running 0 18 0
27 3 Austin Dillon 397 Running 0 17 0
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 397 Running 0 16 0
29 14 Tony Stewart 396 Running 0 15 0
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 396 Running 0 0 0
31 16 Greg Biffle 396 Running 0 13 0
32 78 Martin Truex Jr. 394 Running 0 12 0
33 38 David Gilliland 393 Running 0 11 0
34 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 391 Running 0 9 0
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 390 Running 0 8 0
37 7 Alex Bowman 390 Running 0 7 0
38 35 Cole Whitt 389 Running 0 6 0
39 23 Jeb Burton # 387 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 387 Running 0 0 0
41 98 Reed Sorenson 335 Running 0 3 0
42 95 Michael McDowell 287 Accident 0 2 0
43 46 Michael Annett 145 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 2012 Leader 26 4 11 17 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 2012 0 15 4 6 9 2
3 20 Matt Kenseth 2012 0 26 4 10 16 2
4 22 Joey Logano 2009 -3 26 3 16 20 0
5 4 Kevin Harvick 2006 -6 26 2 18 22 1
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2006 -6 26 2 12 17 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 2006 -6 23 2 8 14 0
8 19 Carl Edwards 2006 -6 26 2 3 9 2
9 2 Brad Keselowski 2003 -9 26 1 6 18 1
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 2003 -9 26 1 7 17 2
11 11 Denny Hamlin 2003 -9 26 1 9 13 1
12 1 Jamie McMurray 2000 -12 26 0 2 7 1
13 24 Jeff Gordon 2000 -12 26 0 3 13 1
14 31 Ryan Newman 2000 -12 26 0 4 12 1
15 27 Paul Menard 2000 -12 26 0 2 4 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2000 -12 26 0 2 11 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 43 Aric Almirola 693 -1307 26 0 2 2 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 677 -1323 26 0 2 6 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 618 -1382 25 0 1 7 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 611 -1389 26 0 2 3 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 603 -1397 26 0 1 4 2
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 556 -1444 26 0 0 3 3
23 13 Casey Mears 554 -1446 26 0 0 1 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 552 -1448 26 0 0 2 2
25 55 David Ragan 522 -1478 26 0 1 1 4
26 14 Tony Stewart 511 -1489 26 0 0 2 4
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 508 -1492 26 0 0 3 2
28 6 Trevor Bayne 473 -1527 26 0 0 2 3
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 440 -1560 26 0 1 1 2
30 51 Justin Allgaier 420 -1580 26 0 0 1 3
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 394 -26 26 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 391 -29 26 0 0 0 2
33 7 Alex Bowman 331 -89 25 0 0 0 3
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 320 -100 22 0 0 1 0
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 290 -130 23 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 277 -143 26 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 202 -218 19 0 0 1 4
38 95 Michael McDowell 163 -257 12 0 0 0 1
39 26 Jeb Burton # 154 -266 20 0 0 0 3
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -327 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 44 -376 5 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -381 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -388 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -394 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -412 1 0 0 0 0
46 98 TJ Bell 7 -413 1 0 0 0 0
47 Eddie Macdonald 7 -413 1 0 0 0 0
48 Will Kimmel III 6 -414 1 0 0 0 0
49 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -418 1 0 0 0 1

# – RookieUntitledchase

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 978 Leader 26
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 948 -30 26
3 Rick Hendrick 88 2 894 -84 26
4 Roger Penske 2 1 873 -105 26
5 Gene Haas 41 2 864 -114 26
6 Jeff Gordon 48 4 852 -126 26
7 Joe Gibbs 20 4 824 -154 26
8 Barney Visser 78 1 818 -160 26
9 J D Gibbs 11 1 793 -185 26
10 Felix Sabates 1 0 757 -221 26
11 J D Gibbs 19 2 746 -232 26
12 Joe Gibbs 18 4 742 -236 26
13 Richard Childress 31 0 738 -240 26
14 Rick Hendrick 24 0 737 -241 26
15 Rob Kauffman 15 0 716 -262 26
16 Richard Childress 27 0 710 -268 26
17 Richard Petty 43 0 693 -285 26
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 677 -301 26
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 646 -332 26
20 Jack Roush 16 0 611 -367 26
21 Richard Childress 3 0 603 -375 26
22 Tad Geschickter 47 0 556 -422 26
23 Bob Germain 13 0 554 -424 26
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 552 -426 26
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 511 -467 26
26 Richard Petty 9 0 508 -470 26
27 Michael Waltrip 55 0 488 -490 26
28 John Henry 6 0 473 -505 26
29 John Henry 17 0 468 -510 26
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 439 -539 26
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 394 -584 26
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 391 -587 26
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 362 -616 26
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 355 -623 26
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 331 -647 26
36 Ron Devine 83 0 315 -663 26
37 Joe Falk 33 0 303 -675 26
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 262 -716 26
39 Ron Devine 23 0 240 -738 26
40 Mike Curb 98 0 212 -766 26
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 204 -774 26
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -775 13
43 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -815 15
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 150 -828 26
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -889 5
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 83 -895 26
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -966 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -970 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -972 11
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -978 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -978 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1145 Leader
2 Toyota 11 1091 -54
3 Ford 4 1081 -64

 

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