Carl Edwards back flips his way into the Chase with a win at Bristol

CgRbfGDWQAENJDHFrom the pole to victory lane, Carl Edwards dominated Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

Edwards, who led the most laps – 276 out of 500, received his first series victory and seventh top-10 finish of the season, his 26th series career victory in 417 races and his fourth series victory in 24 races at “thunder valley.”

Coming back after being 2-laps down, Dale Earnhardt Jr., fought his way to the runner-up position, and he was followed by Kurt Busch finishing third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott fourth and Trevor Bayne finished fifth.

An impressive sixth-place finish by Matt DiBenedetto, while the 2014 series champion Kevin Harvick finished seventh, Clint Bowyer eighth, Ryan Newman ninth and Joey Logano rounding out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his seventh-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Bristol with a 1-point lead over Carl Edwards.

NASCAR post-race inspection is done. All clear. No issues. They are taking cars of 19 and 88 back to R&D Center.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 81.637 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 15 Mins, 52 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.766 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 15 for 102 laps

Up Next: The series heads to Richmond International Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400 on Sunday, April 24th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) on FOX.





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Food City 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Carl Edwards 500 Running 276 45 5
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 500 Running 0 39 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 500 Running 41 39 1
4 24 Chase Elliott # 500 Running 0 37 0
5 6 Trevor Bayne 500 Running 0 36 0
6 83 Matt Dibenedetto 500 Running 0 35 0
7 4 Kevin Harvick 500 Running 13 35 1
8 15 Clint Bowyer 500 Running 0 33 0
9 31 Ryan Newman 500 Running 0 32 0
10 22 Joey Logano 500 Running 4 32 1
11 21 Ryan Blaney # 500 Running 0 30 0
12 16 Greg Biffle 500 Running 0 29 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 500 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 500 Running 0 27 0
15 27 Paul Menard 500 Running 4 27 1
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 500 Running 0 25 0
17 5 Kasey Kahne 500 Running 0 24 0
18 2 Brad Keselowski 500 Running 0 23 0
19 47 AJ Allmendinger 500 Running 0 22 0
20 11 Denny Hamlin 500 Running 0 21 0
21 34 Chris Bueshcher # 500 Running 0 20 0
22 38 Landon Cassill 500 Running 20 20 1
23 48 Jimmie Johnson 499 Running 0 18 0
24 13 Casey Mears 499 Running 0 17 0
25 14 Ty Dillon (i) 499 Running 0 0 0
26 3 Austin Dillon 498 Running 0 15 0
27 10 Danica Patrick 498 Running 0 14 0
28 98 Cole Whitt 496 Running 0 13 0
29 95 Michael McDowell 495 Running 0 12 0
30 44 Brian Scott # 493 Running 0 11 0
31 46 Michael Annett 492 Running 0 10 0
32 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 488 Running 0 9 0
33 30 Josh Wise 482 Running 0 8 0
34 43 Aric Almirola 479 Running 0 7 0
35 42 Kyle Larson 462 Running 0 6 0
36 20 Matt Kenseth 460 Running 142 6 1
37 7 Regan Smith 451 Accident 0 4 0
38 18 Kyle Busch 258 Accident 0 3 0
39 23 David Ragan 211 Engine 0 2 0
40 55 Reed Sorenson 169 Suspension 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 8 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 287 Leader 8 1 3 7 0
2 19 Carl Edwards 286 -1 8 1 4 7 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 271 -16 8 2 4 5 0
4 22 Joey Logano 266 -21 8 0 3 5 0
5 18 Kyle Busch 262 -25 8 2 6 6 1
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 250 -37 8 0 4 5 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 247 -40 8 0 2 6 0
8 2 Brad Keselowski 224 -63 8 1 2 4 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin 222 -65 8 1 3 3 1
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 214 -73 8 0 1 3 0
11 3 Austin Dillon 213 -74 8 0 2 4 0
12 24 Chase Elliott # 205 -82 8 0 2 5 1
13 1 Jamie McMurray 199 -88 8 0 0 1 0
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 188 -99 8 0 1 2 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 185 -102 8 0 0 2 0
16 31 Ryan Newman 182 -105 8 0 0 2 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 178 -4 8 0 1 2 1
18 20 Matt Kenseth 177 -5 8 0 0 1 1
19 21 Ryan Blaney # 174 -8 8 0 0 2 1
20 6 Trevor Bayne 172 -10 8 0 1 1 0
21 27 Paul Menard 167 -15 8 0 0 1 1
22 42 Kyle Larson 158 -24 8 0 1 2 1
23 43 Aric Almirola 145 -37 8 0 0 0 1
24 16 Greg Biffle 140 -42 8 0 0 0 2
25 10 Danica Patrick 131 -51 8 0 0 0 2
26 13 Casey Mears 129 -53 8 0 0 0 0
27 38 Landon Cassill 126 -56 8 0 0 0 0
28 44 Brian Scott # 125 -57 8 0 0 0 0
29 15 Clint Bowyer 118 -64 8 0 0 1 1
30 93 Matt Dibenedetto 112 -70 8 0 0 1 1
31 7 Regan Smith 109 -73 8 0 0 1 1
32 23 David Ragan 98 -84 8 0 0 0 1
33 59 Michael McDowell 90 -92 7 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 90 -92 8 0 0 0 1
35 14 Brian Vickers 86 -96 5 0 0 1 1
36 46 Michael Annett 82 -100 8 0 0 0 0
37 98 Cole Whitt 62 -120 7 0 0 0 2
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 33 -149 5 0 0 0 0
39 30 Josh Wise 32 -150 7 0 0 0 2
40 83 Michael Waltrip 12 -170 1 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 11 -171 1 0 0 0 0
42 55 Reed Sorenson 10 -172 3 0 0 0 1
43 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -179 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 8 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 287 Leader 8
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 1 286 -1 8
3 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 271 -16 8
4 Team Penske 22 0 266 -21 8
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 2 262 -25 8
6 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 250 -37 8
7 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 247 -40 8
8 Team Penske 2 1 224 -63 8
9 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 222 -65 8
10 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 214 -73 8
11 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 213 -74 8
12 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 205 -82 8
13 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 199 -88 8
14 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 188 -99 8
15 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 185 -102 8
16 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 182 -105 8
17 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 178 -109 8
18 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 177 -110 8
19 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 174 -113 8
20 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 172 -115 8
21 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 167 -120 8
22 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 158 -129 8
23 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 152 -135 8
24 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 145 -142 8
25 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 140 -147 8
26 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 131 -156 8
27 Germain Racing 13 0 129 -158 8
28 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 126 -161 8
29 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 125 -162 8
30 BK Racing 83 0 123 -164 8
31 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 118 -169 8
32 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 109 -178 8
33 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 101 -186 8
34 BK Racing 23 0 98 -189 8
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 90 -197 8
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 82 -205 8
37 Premium Motorsports 98 0 62 -225 8
38 GO FAS Racing 32 0 58 -229 8
39 The Motorsports Group 30 0 32 -255 8
40 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -261 1
41 Premium Motorsports 55 0 10 -277 3
42 BK Racing 26 0 3 -284 1
43 BK Racing 93 0 1 -286 1
44 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 0 -287 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -287 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 8 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 4 335 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 327 -8
3 Ford 1 290 -45

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
After Race 8 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 26 Chase Elliott 105 Leader
2 21 Ryan Blaney 84 -21
3 44 Brian Scott 73 -32
4 34 Chris Buescher 70 -35
5 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt 37 -68

 

Race Awards
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Kyle Busch, #18
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kevin Harvick, #4
Ingersoll Rand Power Move Matt DiBenedetto, #83 9 position
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #19
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Carl Edwards, #19
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Kurt Busch, #41 Crew Chief Tony Gibson
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Chase Elliott, #24
3M Lap Leader Carl Edwards, #19 276 Laps
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Carl Edwards, #19

 

 

 

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