Denny Hamlin spins and wins Chase opener

1Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards made it a one, two Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) finish Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, as Hamlin finishes 0.962 seconds ahead of Edwards to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) myAFibRisk.com 400.

Hamlin, who will advance to the Contender Round with his victory, received his second series win and 14th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 26th series career win in 353 races and his first series win in 10 races at Chicagoland.

Following Hamlin and Edwards to the drop of the checkered flag were Kurt Busch finishing third, Ryan Newman fourth and Matt Kenseth finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Joey Logano taking sixth, Kyle Larson seventh, Brad Keselowski eighth, Kyle Busch (led the most laps – 121 out of 267) ninth and Aric Almirola claimed 10th-place.

With his fifth-place finish, Matt Kenseth leaves Chicago as the points leader with a 2-point lead over Denny Hamlin and a 3-point lead over Carl Edwards.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 140.117 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 51 Mins, 30 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.962 Seconds
Lead Changes: 17 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps

Up Next: The SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 27th, with an approximate starting time of 2:20 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN

myAFibRisk.com 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin 267 Running 9 47 4
2 19 Carl Edwards 267 Running 6 43 1
3 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 37 42 1
4 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 40 0
5 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 1 40 1
6 22 Joey Logano 267 Running 1 39 1
7 42 Kyle Larson 267 Running 2 38 1
8 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 0 36 0
9 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 121 37 2
10 43 Aric Almirola 267 Running 0 34 0
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 33 0
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 267 Running 0 32 0
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 39 32 1
14 24 Jeff Gordon 267 Running 41 31 1
15 55 David Ragan 267 Running 0 29 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 266 Running 0 28 0
17 27 Paul Menard 266 Running 0 27 0
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 265 Running 0 26 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer 265 Running 0 25 0
20 13 Casey Mears 265 Running 0 24 0
21 16 Greg Biffle 265 Running 0 23 0
22 33 Brian Scott (i) 265 Running 0 0 0
23 51 Justin Allgaier 265 Running 0 21 0
24 5 Kasey Kahne 264 Running 0 20 0
25 14 Tony Stewart 264 Running 0 19 0
26 10 Danica Patrick 264 Running 0 18 0
27 40 Landon Cassill (i) 263 Running 0 0 0
28 6 Trevor Bayne 263 Running 0 16 0
29 35 Cole Whitt 263 Running 0 15 0
30 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 262 Running 0 14 0
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 262 Running 0 13 0
32 38 David Gilliland 262 Running 0 12 0
33 32 Josh Wise 261 Running 0 11 0
34 46 Michael Annett 261 Running 0 10 0
35 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 261 Running 0 0 0
36 47 AJ Allmendinger 260 Running 0 8 0
37 7 Alex Bowman 259 Running 0 7 0
38 23 Jeb Burton # 259 Running 0 6 0
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 258 Running 0 5 0
40 98 Reed Sorenson 258 Running 0 4 0
41 62 Timmy Hill (i) 255 Running 0 0 0
42 4 Kevin Harvick 209 Running 10 3 1
43 3 Austin Dillon 198 Running 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 27 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 20 Matt Kenseth 2052 Leader 27 4 11 17 2
2 11 Denny Hamlin 2050 -2 27 2 10 14 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 2049 -3 27 2 4 10 2
4 18 Kyle Busch 2049 -3 16 4 6 10 2
5 41 Kurt Busch 2048 -4 24 2 9 15 0
6 22 Joey Logano 2048 -4 27 3 16 21 0
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 2045 -7 27 4 11 17 0
8 31 Ryan Newman 2040 -12 27 0 5 13 1
9 2 Brad Keselowski 2039 -13 27 1 6 19 1
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2038 -14 27 2 12 17 1
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 2035 -17 27 1 7 17 2
12 24 Jeff Gordon 2031 -21 27 0 3 13 1
13 1 Jamie McMurray 2028 -24 27 0 2 7 1
14 27 Paul Menard 2027 -25 27 0 2 4 1
15 15 Clint Bowyer 2025 -27 27 0 2 11 0
16 4 Kevin Harvick 2009 -43 27 2 18 22 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 43 Aric Almirola 727 -1282 27 0 2 3 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 697 -1312 27 0 2 6 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 656 -1353 26 0 1 8 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 634 -1375 27 0 2 3 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 604 -1405 27 0 1 4 2
22 13 Casey Mears 578 -1431 27 0 0 1 3
23 10 Danica Patrick 570 -1439 27 0 0 2 2
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 564 -1445 27 0 0 3 3
25 55 David Ragan 551 -1458 27 0 1 1 4
26 14 Tony Stewart 530 -1479 27 0 0 2 4
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 522 -1487 27 0 0 3 2
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 494 -1515 27 0 1 1 2
29 6 Trevor Bayne 489 -1520 27 0 0 2 3
30 51 Justin Allgaier 460 -1549 27 0 0 1 3
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 409 -51 27 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 403 -57 27 0 0 0 2
33 7 Alex Bowman 338 -122 26 0 0 0 3
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 333 -127 23 0 0 1 0
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 295 -165 24 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 287 -173 27 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 213 -247 20 0 0 1 4
38 95 Michael McDowell 163 -297 12 0 0 0 1
39 26 Jeb Burton # 160 -300 21 0 0 0 3
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -367 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 48 -412 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -421 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -428 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -434 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -452 1 0 0 0 0
46 Eddie Macdonald 7 -453 1 0 0 0 0
47 98 TJ Bell 7 -453 1 0 0 0 0
48 Will Kimmel III 6 -454 1 0 0 0 0
49 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -458 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 27 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs 20 4 2052 Leader 27
2 J D Gibbs 11 2 2050 -2 27
3 J D Gibbs 19 2 2049 -3 27
4 Joe Gibbs 18 4 2049 -3 27
5 Gene Haas 41 2 2048 -4 27
6 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 2048 -4 27
7 Jeff Gordon 48 4 2045 -7 27
8 Richard Childress 31 0 2040 -12 27
9 Roger Penske 2 1 2039 -13 27
10 Rick Hendrick 88 2 2038 -14 27
11 Barney Visser 78 1 2035 -17 27
12 Rick Hendrick 24 0 2031 -21 27
13 Felix Sabates 1 0 2028 -24 27
14 Richard Childress 27 0 2027 -25 27
15 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2025 -27 27
16 Tony Stewart 4 2 2009 -43 27
17 Richard Petty 43 0 727 -1325 27
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 697 -1355 27
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 684 -1368 27
20 Jack Roush 16 0 634 -1418 27
21 Richard Childress 3 0 604 -1448 27
22 Bob Germain 13 0 578 -1474 27
23 Tony Stewart 10 0 570 -1482 27
24 Tad Geschickter 47 0 564 -1488 27
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 530 -1522 27
26 Richard Petty 9 0 522 -1530 27
27 Michael Waltrip 55 0 517 -1535 27
28 John Henry 17 0 494 -1558 27
29 John Henry 6 0 489 -1563 27
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 460 -1592 27
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 409 -1643 27
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 430 -1622 27
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 379 -1673 27
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 368 -1684 27
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 338 -1714 27
36 Joe Falk 33 0 325 -1727 27
37 Ron Devine 83 0 320 -1732 27
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 272 -1780 27
39 Ron Devine 23 0 246 -1806 27
40 Mike Curb 98 0 216 -1836 27
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 215 -1837 27
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -1849 14
43 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -1889 16
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 159 -1893 27
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -1963 5
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 86 -1966 27
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -2040 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -2044 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -2046 12
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -2052 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -2052 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 27 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1187 Leader
2 Toyota 12 1138 -49
3 Ford 4 1120 -67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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