Kyle Busch wins the race and his first career championship as Jeff Gordon’s career comes to an end.

19Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch not only won the battle – winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Ford EcoBoost 400, but he won the war – winning the 2015 NSCS Championship.

This was Busch’s fifth series victory and 16th top-10 finish of the season, his 34th series career victory in 390 races and his first series victory in 11 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Following Busch to the drop of the checkered flag were last year’s champion, Kevin Harvick finishing second, Brad Keselowski (led the most laps – 86 out of 267) third, Joey Logano fourth and Kyle Larson finished fifth.

Racing in his final full-time NSCS race, Jeff Gordon, claimed sixth-place, while Matt Kenseth finished seventh, Kurt Busch eighth, Jimmie Johnson ninth and Denny Hamlin brought home 10th.

With his victory, Busch won the championship with a 1-point lead over Kevin Harvick.

Joe Gibbs Racing won the Owners Championship.

Brett Moffitt won Rookie of the Year award.

Chevrolet won the Manufacturer Championship.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 131.755 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 02 Mins, 23 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.552 Seconds
Lead Changes: 18 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 30 laps

Up Next: The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, with the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday, February 14th, with an approximate starting time of 8:20 p.m. (ET).

Ford Ecoboost 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 41 43 0
2 4 Kevin Harvick 267 Running 46 42 0
3 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 86 43 2
4 22 Joey Logano 267 Running 72 41 1
5 42 Kyle Larson 267 Running 2 40 1
6 24 Jeff Gordon 267 Running 9 38 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 0 37 0
8 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 0 36 0
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 35 0
10 11 Denny Hamlin 267 Running 0 34 0
11 19 Carl Edwards 267 Running 8 34 1
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 3 32 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 267 Running 0 31 0
14 3 Austin Dillon 267 Running 0 30 0
15 16 Greg Biffle 267 Running 0 29 0
16 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 28 0
17 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 267 Running 0 0 0
18 6 Trevor Bayne 267 Running 0 26 0
19 5 Kasey Kahne 267 Running 0 25 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 266 Running 0 24 0
21 27 Paul Menard 266 Running 0 23 0
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 266 Running 0 22 0
23 33 Ty Dillon (i) 266 Running 0 0 0
24 10 Danica Patrick 266 Running 0 20 0
25 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 266 Running 0 19 0
26 7 Alex Bowman 265 Running 0 18 0
27 55 David Ragan 265 Running 0 17 0
28 35 Cole Whitt 265 Running 0 16 0
29 14 Tony Stewart 265 Running 0 15 0
30 46 Michael Annett 264 Running 0 14 0
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 264 Running 0 13 0
32 38 David Gilliland 264 Running 0 12 0
33 95 Michael McDowell 264 Running 0 11 0
34 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 264 Running 0 0 0
35 40 Landon Cassill (i) 263 Running 0 0 0
36 51 Justin Allgaier 263 Running 0 8 0
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 263 Running 0 7 0
38 98 Ryan Peece 262 Running 0 6 0
39 32 Josh Wise 247 Running 0 5 0
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 241 Running 0 4 0
41 43 Aric Almirola 209 Running 0 3 0
42 13 Casey Mears 104 Accident 0 2 0
43 15 Clint Bowyer 45 Accident 0 1 0

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Race Awards
3M Lap Leader Kevin Harvick, #4 46 laps
Coors Light Pole Award Denny Hamlin, #11 176.655 mph
Ingersoll Rand Power Move Alex Bowman, #7 5 positions
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Denny Hamlin, #11
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Kyle Busch, #18
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Roush-Yates Engine, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Kyle Larson, #42
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Brett Moffitt, #34

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 36 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 18 Kyle Busch 5043 Leader 25 5 12 16 2
2 4 Kevin Harvick 5042 -1 36 3 23 28 1
3 24 Jeff Gordon 5038 -5 36 1 5 21 1
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5032 -11 36 1 8 22 2
5 19 Carl Edwards 2368 -2675 36 2 7 15 2
6 22 Joey Logano 2360 -2683 36 6 22 28 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski 2347 -2696 36 1 9 25 1
8 41 Kurt Busch 2333 -2710 33 2 10 21 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin 2327 -2716 36 2 14 20 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 2315 -2728 36 5 14 22 1
11 31 Ryan Newman 2314 -2729 36 0 5 15 1
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2310 -2733 36 3 16 22 1
13 1 Jamie McMurray 2295 -2748 36 0 4 10 2
14 27 Paul Menard 2262 -2781 36 0 2 5 1
15 20 Matt Kenseth 2234 -2809 36 5 12 20 4
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2175 -2868 36 0 2 12 3
Points Outside the Top 16
17 43 Aric Almirola 940 -4103 36 0 3 6 2
18 5 Kasey Kahne 939 -4104 36 0 3 10 3
19 42 Kyle Larson 872 -4171 35 0 2 10 5
20 16 Greg Biffle 869 -4174 36 0 3 4 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 832 -4211 36 0 1 5 3
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 758 -4285 36 0 0 3 3
23 13 Casey Mears 754 -4289 36 0 0 1 4
24 10 Danica Patrick 716 -4327 36 0 0 2 4
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 712 -4331 36 0 1 3 3
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 709 -4334 36 0 0 3 2
27 55 David Ragan 701 -4342 36 0 1 1 6
28 14 Tony Stewart 695 -4348 36 0 0 3 5
29 6 Trevor Bayne 655 -4388 36 0 0 2 3
30 51 Justin Allgaier 588 -4455 36 0 0 1 5
31 35 Cole Whitt 553 -4490 36 0 0 0 3
32 38 David Gilliland 533 -4510 36 0 0 0 3
33 7 Alex Bowman 437 -4606 35 0 0 0 6
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 422 -4621 31 0 0 1 1
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 399 -4644 33 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 398 -4645 35 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 254 -4789 24 0 0 1 4
38 26 Jeb Burton # 216 -4827 28 0 0 0 4
39 95 Michael McDowell 213 -4830 16 0 0 0 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 120 -4923 13 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 74 -4969 9 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 60 -4983 4 0 0 0 1
43 55 Michael Waltrip 58 -4985 3 0 0 0 0
44 98 Ryan Preece 35 -5008 5 0 0 0 0
45 55 Brian Vickers 32 -5011 2 0 0 0 0
46 32 Will Kimmel III 11 -5032 2 0 0 0 0
47 66 Mike Wallace 8 -5035 1 0 0 0 0
48 Eddie Macdonald 7 -5036 1 0 0 0 0
49 98 TJ Bell 7 -5036 1 0 0 0 0
50 32 Kyle Fowler 3 -5040 1 0 0 0 1
51 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -5041 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie
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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 36 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs 18 5 5043 Leader 36
2 Tony Stewart 4 3 5042 -1 36
3 Rick Hendrick 24 1 5038 -5 36
4 Barney Visser 78 1 5032 -11 36
5 J D Gibbs 19 2 2368 -2675 36
6 Walter Czarnecki 22 6 2360 -2683 36
7 Roger Penske 2 1 2347 -2696 36
8 Gene Haas 41 2 2333 -2710 36
9 J D Gibbs 11 2 2327 -2716 36
10 Jeff Gordon 48 5 2315 -2728 36
11 Richard Childress 31 0 2314 -2729 36
12 Rick Hendrick 88 3 2310 -2733 36
13 Felix Sabates 1 0 2295 -2748 36
14 Joe Gibbs 20 5 2291 -2752 36
15 Richard Childress 27 0 2262 -2781 36
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2175 -2868 36
17 Richard Petty 43 0 940 -4103 36
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 939 -4104 36
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 900 -4143 36
20 Jack Roush 16 0 869 -4174 36
21 Richard Childress 3 0 832 -4211 36
22 Tad Geschickter 47 0 758 -4285 36
23 Bob Germain 13 0 754 -4289 36
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 741 -4302 36
25 John Henry 17 0 712 -4331 36
26 Richard Petty 9 0 709 -4334 36
27 Margaret Haas 14 0 695 -4348 36
28 Michael Waltrip 55 0 667 -4376 36
29 John Henry 6 0 655 -4388 36
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 588 -4455 36
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 553 -4490 36
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 533 -4510 36
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 481 -4562 36
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 472 -4571 36
35 Joe Falk 33 0 458 -4585 36
36 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 437 -4606 36
37 Ron Devine 83 0 424 -4619 36
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 383 -4660 36
39 Mike Curb 98 0 309 -4734 36
40 Ron Devine 23 0 302 -4741 36
41 Glen Wood 21 0 300 -4743 19
42 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 268 -4775 36
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 252 -4791 36
44 Bob Leavine 95 0 213 -4830 20
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 111 -4932 36
46 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -4954 5
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -5031 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -5035 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -5037 13
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -5043 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -5043 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 36 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 15 1584 Leader
2 Toyota 14 1516 -68
3 Ford 7 1498 -86

 

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