Brad Keselowski holds on to win wreck-filled Geico 500 at Talladega

ChZnFXLUUAAbimeAfter a three-lap dash to the finish in Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500, it was Brad Keselowski taking the checkered flag to win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (TSS).

Keselowski, who led the most laps – 46 out of 188, received his second series win and fifth top-10 finish of the season, his 19th series career win in 243 races and his fourth series win in 22 races at TSS.

Finishing second behind Keselowski was Kyle Busch, and they were followed by Austin Dillon finishing third, Jamie McMurray fourth and pole-sitter and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Tony Stewart/Ty Dillon taking sixth-place, Clint Bowyer seventh, Kurt Busch eighth, ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney ninth and Trevor Bayne brought home 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, finished in 15th and leaves ‘Dega with a 9-point lead over the defending series champion, Kyle Busch.

At-track tech is done with no issues (as well as postrace lug-nut tech). Keselowski & Kyle Busch cars to R&D center.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 140.046 MPH
Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 34 Mins, 15 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 37 among 17 drivers
Cautions: 10 for 41 laps

Up Next: The series heads to Kansas Speedway for the GoBowling.com 400 on Saturday, May 7th, with an approximate starting time of 7:50 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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GEICO 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski 188 Running 46 45 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 188 Running 12 40 1
3 3 Austin Dillon 188 Running 0 38 0
4 1 Jamie McMurray 188 Running 0 37 0
5 24 Chase Elliott # 188 Running 27 37 1
6 14 Tony Stewart / Ty Dillon (i) 188 Running 0 35 0
7 15 Clint Bowyer 188 Running 0 34 0
8 41 Kurt Busch 188 Running 0 33 0
9 21 Ryan Blaney # 188 Running 0 32 0
10 6 Trevor Bayne 188 Running 22 32 1
11 38 Landon Cassill 188 Running 0 30 0
12 55 Michael Waltrip 188 Running 2 30 1
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 188 Running 0 28 0
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 188 Running 1 28 1
15 4 Kevin Harvick 188 Running 9 27 1
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188 Running 0 25 0
17 35 David Gilliland 188 Running 0 24 0
18 98 Cole Whitt 188 Running 1 24 1
19 32 Bobby Labonte 188 Running 2 23 1
20 16 Greg Biffle 188 Running 0 21 0
21 95 Michael McDowell 188 Running 0 20 0
22 48 Jimmie Johnson 182 Running 0 19 0
23 20 Matt Kenseth 180 Accident 39 19 1
24 10 Danica Patrick 180 Accident 3 18 1
25 22 Joey Logano 180 Accident 6 17 1
26 27 Paul Menard 180 Accident 0 15 0
27 43 Aric Almirola 180 Accident 1 15 1
28 31 Ryan Newman 178 Running 1 14 1
29 42 Kyle Larson 173 Running 9 13 1
30 44 Brian Scott # 172 Running 0 11 0
31 11 Denny Hamlin 170 Running 5 11 1
32 7 Regan Smith 168 Running 0 9 0
33 13 Casey Mears 166 Running 0 8 0
34 23 David Ragan 151 Engine 2 8 1
35 19 Carl Edwards 109 Accident 0 6 0
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 98 Engine 0 5 0
37 34 Chris Bueshcher # 95 Accident 0 4 0
38 46 Michael Annett 94 Accident 0 3 0
39 5 Kasey Kahne 82 Accident 0 2 0
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 63 Accident 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 10 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 351 Leader 10 1 4 8 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 342 -9 10 2 8 8 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 337 -14 10 2 5 8 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 329 -22 10 2 5 6 0
5 22 Joey Logano 316 -35 10 0 3 6 1
6 41 Kurt Busch 312 -39 10 0 2 8 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski 300 -51 10 2 3 5 0
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 279 -72 10 0 4 5 2
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 274 -77 10 0 1 4 0
10 3 Austin Dillon 272 -79 10 0 3 5 0
11 24 Chase Elliott # 271 -80 10 0 3 6 1
12 11 Denny Hamlin 269 -82 10 1 3 4 1
13 1 Jamie McMurray 261 -90 10 0 1 2 0
14 47 AJ Allmendinger 232 -119 10 0 1 2 0
15 20 Matt Kenseth 231 -120 10 0 0 2 2
16 6 Trevor Bayne 228 -123 10 0 1 2 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 224 -4 10 0 1 3 1
18 21 Ryan Blaney # 219 -9 10 0 0 3 1
19 31 Ryan Newman 219 -9 10 0 0 2 1
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 218 -10 10 0 1 2 1
21 27 Paul Menard 201 -27 10 0 0 1 2
22 42 Kyle Larson 197 -31 10 0 1 2 1
23 16 Greg Biffle 188 -40 10 0 0 0 2
24 43 Aric Almirola 180 -48 10 0 0 0 2
25 38 Landon Cassill 170 -58 10 0 0 0 0
26 10 Danica Patrick 166 -62 10 0 0 0 3
27 15 Clint Bowyer 160 -68 10 0 0 2 1
28 13 Casey Mears 149 -79 10 0 0 0 0
29 44 Brian Scott # 142 -86 10 0 0 0 0
30 93 Matt Dibenedetto 128 -100 10 0 0 1 2
31 7 Regan Smith 127 -101 10 0 0 1 1
32 23 David Ragan 124 -104 10 0 0 0 2
33 59 Michael McDowell 120 -108 9 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 101 -127 10 0 0 0 2
35 46 Michael Annett 90 -138 10 0 0 0 1
36 14 Brian Vickers 86 -142 5 0 0 1 1
37 98 Cole Whitt 86 -142 8 0 0 0 2
38 14 Tony Stewart 57 -171 2 0 0 1 0
39 83 Michael Waltrip 42 -186 2 0 0 0 0
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 36 -192 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 34 -194 2 0 0 0 0
42 30 Josh Wise 34 -194 8 0 0 0 2
43 35 David Gilliland 24 -204 1 0 0 0 0
44 55 Reed Sorenson 11 -340 4 0 0 0 1
45 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -348 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 10 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 351 Leader 10
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 2 342 -9 10
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 337 -14 10
4 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 329 -22 10
5 Team Penske 22 0 316 -35 10
6 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 312 -39 10
7 Team Penske 2 2 300 -51 10
8 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 279 -72 10
9 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 274 -77 10
10 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 272 -79 10
11 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 271 -80 10
12 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 269 -82 10
13 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 261 -90 10
14 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 232 -119 10
15 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 231 -120 10
16 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 228 -123 10
17 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 224 -127 10
18 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 219 -132 10
19 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 219 -132 10
20 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 218 -133 10
21 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 209 -142 10
22 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 201 -150 10
23 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 197 -154 10
24 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 188 -163 10
25 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 180 -171 10
26 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 170 -181 10
27 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 166 -185 10
28 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 160 -191 10
29 Germain Racing 13 0 149 -202 10
30 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 142 -209 10
31 BK Racing 83 0 139 -212 10
32 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 131 -220 10
33 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 127 -224 10
34 BK Racing 23 0 124 -227 10
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 101 -250 10
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 90 -261 10
37 Premium Motorsports 98 0 86 -265 10
38 GO FAS Racing 32 0 84 -267 10
39 Premium Motorsports 55 0 41 -310 5
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 34 -317 10
41 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -325 1
42 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 24 -327 2
43 BK Racing 93 0 5 -346 2
44 BK Racing 26 0 3 -348 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -351 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 10 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 5 420 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 404 -16
3 Ford 2 368 -52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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