Kyle Busch becomes first 3-time winner of 2016 with late rally at Kansas

Ch5saRqWMAAz2UBAfter 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch finally scratched off a victory at a track that has eluded him, as he wins Saturday night’s 2016 NSCS Go Bowling 400.

This was Busch’s third series win and ninth top-10 finish of the season, his 37th series career win in 401 races and his first series win in 19 races at Kansas.

Finishing second, by a 1.112 second margin, was the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, and he was followed by Kurt Busch finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth, and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Austin Dillon taking sixth-place, Ryan Newman seventh, AJ Allmendinger eighth, ROTY candidate Chase Elliott ninth and Brad Keselowski bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Kansas with a 4-point lead over Kyle Busch.

Inspection is clear, 18 and 4 will go back to R&D center.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 141.909 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 49 Mins, 20 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.112 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 30 laps

Up Next: The series heads to the “monster mile” of the Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 on Sunday, May 15th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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Go Bowling 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 69 44 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 267 Running 0 39 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 0 38 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 3 38 1
5 21 Ryan Blaney # 267 Running 0 36 0
6 3 Austin Dillon 267 Running 0 35 0
7 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 34 0
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 267 Running 0 33 0
9 24 Chase Elliott # 267 Running 0 32 0
10 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 3 32 1
11 19 Carl Edwards 267 Running 0 30 0
12 14 Tony Stewart 267 Running 12 30 1
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 267 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 172 29 2
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 267 Running 0 26 0
16 5 Kasey Kahne 267 Running 0 25 0
17 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 24 0
18 43 Aric Almirola 265 Running 0 23 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer 265 Running 0 22 0
20 10 Danica Patrick 265 Running 2 22 1
21 13 Casey Mears 265 Running 0 20 0
22 44 Brian Scott # 265 Running 0 19 0
23 7 Regan Smith 265 Running 1 19 1
24 34 Chris Bueshcher # 265 Running 0 17 0
25 6 Trevor Bayne 264 Running 0 16 0
26 1 Jamie McMurray 264 Running 0 15 0
27 16 Greg Biffle 264 Running 0 14 0
28 95 Michael McDowell 264 Running 0 13 0
29 23 David Ragan 264 Running 1 13 1
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 264 Running 1 12 1
31 38 Landon Cassill 264 Running 0 10 0
32 46 Michael Annett 260 Running 0 9 0
33 55 Reed Sorenson 257 Running 0 8 0
34 32 Joey Gase (i) 257 Running 0 0 0
35 42 Kyle Larson 252 Accident 0 6 0
36 30 Josh Wise 245 Suspension 0 5 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin 240 Accident 0 4 0
38 22 Joey Logano 240 Accident 3 4 1
39 98 Cole Whitt 212 Running 0 2 0
40 27 Paul Menard 129 Engine 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 390 Leader 11 1 5 9 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 386 -4 11 3 9 9 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 367 -23 11 2 5 8 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 353 -37 11 2 5 6 0
5 41 Kurt Busch 350 -40 11 0 3 9 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 332 -58 11 2 3 6 0
7 22 Joey Logano 320 -70 11 0 3 6 2
8 3 Austin Dillon 307 -83 11 0 3 6 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 305 -85 11 0 4 5 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 303 -87 11 0 1 4 0
11 24 Chase Elliott # 303 -87 11 0 3 7 1
12 1 Jamie McMurray 276 -114 11 0 1 2 0
13 11 Denny Hamlin 273 -117 11 1 3 4 2
14 20 Matt Kenseth 269 -121 11 0 1 3 2
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 265 -125 11 0 1 3 0
16 21 Ryan Blaney # 255 -135 11 0 1 4 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 31 Ryan Newman 253 -2 11 0 0 3 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 249 -6 11 0 1 3 1
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 246 -9 11 0 1 2 1
20 6 Trevor Bayne 244 -11 11 0 1 2 0
21 42 Kyle Larson 203 -52 11 0 1 2 2
22 43 Aric Almirola 203 -52 11 0 0 0 2
23 27 Paul Menard 202 -53 11 0 0 1 3
24 16 Greg Biffle 202 -53 11 0 0 0 2
25 10 Danica Patrick 188 -67 11 0 0 0 3
26 15 Clint Bowyer 182 -73 11 0 0 2 1
27 38 Landon Cassill 180 -75 11 0 0 0 0
28 13 Casey Mears 169 -86 11 0 0 0 0
29 44 Brian Scott # 161 -94 11 0 0 0 0
30 7 Regan Smith 146 -109 11 0 0 1 1
31 93 Matt Dibenedetto 140 -115 11 0 0 1 2
32 23 David Ragan 137 -118 11 0 0 0 2
33 59 Michael McDowell 133 -122 10 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 118 -137 11 0 0 0 2
35 46 Michael Annett 99 -156 11 0 0 0 1
36 98 Cole Whitt 88 -167 9 0 0 0 2
37 14 Tony Stewart 87 -168 3 0 0 1 0
38 14 Brian Vickers 86 -169 5 0 0 1 1
39 55 Michael Waltrip 42 -213 2 0 0 0 0
40 30 Josh Wise 39 -216 9 0 0 0 3
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 36 -219 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 34 -221 2 0 0 0 0
43 35 David Gilliland 24 -231 1 0 0 0 0
44 55 Reed Sorenson 19 -371 5 0 0 0 1
45 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -387 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 390 Leader 11
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 3 386 -4 11
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 367 -23 11
4 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 353 -37 11
5 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 350 -40 11
6 Team Penske 2 2 332 -58 11
7 Team Penske 22 0 320 -70 11
8 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 307 -83 11
9 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 305 -85 11
10 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 303 -87 11
11 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 303 -87 11
12 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 276 -114 11
13 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 273 -117 11
14 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 269 -121 11
15 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 265 -125 11
16 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 255 -135 11
17 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 253 -137 11
18 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 249 -141 11
19 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 246 -144 11
20 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 244 -146 11
21 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 239 -151 11
22 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 203 -187 11
23 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 203 -187 11
24 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 202 -188 11
25 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 202 -188 11
26 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 188 -202 11
27 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 182 -208 11
28 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 180 -210 11
29 Germain Racing 13 0 169 -221 11
30 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 161 -229 11
31 BK Racing 83 0 151 -239 11
32 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 146 -244 11
33 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 144 -246 11
34 BK Racing 23 0 137 -253 11
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 118 -272 11
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 99 -291 11
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 91 -299 11
38 Premium Motorsports 98 0 88 -302 11
39 Premium Motorsports 55 0 49 -341 6
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 39 -351 11
41 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -364 1
42 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 24 -366 2
43 BK Racing 93 0 5 -385 2
44 BK Racing 26 0 3 -387 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -390 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 6 464 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 443 -21
3 Ford 2 404 -60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Truex Jr wins the pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway

Early Friday evening at Kansas Speedway in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Martin Truex Jr. – with a qualifying lap speed of 190.921 MPH – captured the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400.

This was Truex’s first series pole and sixth top-10 start of the season, his eighth series career pole in 380 races and his first series pole in 16 races at Kansas.

Matt Kenseth, with a qualifying lap speed of 190.564 MPH, will start second on the outside pole, and he’ll be followed by Denny Hamlin (190.402 MPH) starting third, Kurt Busch (190.134) fourth and Brad Keselowski (189.907) starts fifth.

Defending series champion, Kyle Busch (189.873 MPH) will start from sixth, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney (189.673) starts seventh, Ryan Newman (189.553) eighth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (189.261) ninth and Trevor Bayne (188.627) rounds out the top-10 starting positions.

With only 40 drivers attempting to fill the 40-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 6th annual Go Bowling 400 is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night on FOX Sports 1.

Go Bowling 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.451 28.433 28.284 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth 28.416 28.315 28.337 -0.053
3 11 Denny Hamlin 28.646 28.399 28.361 -0.024
4 41 Kurt Busch 28.518 28.423 28.401 -0.040
5 2 Brad Keselowski 28.692 28.547 28.435 -0.034
6 18 Kyle Busch 28.581 28.514 28.440 -0.005
7 21 Ryan Blaney # 28.734 28.485 28.470 -0.030
8 31 Ryan Newman 28.653 28.549 28.488 -0.018
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.626 28.506 28.532 -0.044
10 6 Trevor Bayne 28.675 28.548 28.628 -0.096
11 27 Paul Menard 28.766 28.558 28.706 -0.078
12 19 Carl Edwards 28.569 28.510 28.730 -0.024
13 24 Chase Elliott # 28.764 28.571 Eliminated -0.061
14 22 Joey Logano 28.603 28.574 Eliminated -0.003
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 28.596 28.614 Eliminated -0.040
16 14 Tony Stewart 28.795 28.634 Eliminated -0.020
17 3 Austin Dillon 28.551 28.637 Eliminated -0.003
18 42 Kyle Larson 28.741 28.641 Eliminated -0.004
19 43 Aric Almirola 28.616 28.664 Eliminated -0.023
20 16 Greg Biffle 28.709 28.715 Eliminated -0.051
21 1 Jamie McMurray 28.782 28.739 Eliminated -0.024
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 28.757 28.875 Eliminated -0.136
23 10 Danica Patrick 28.701 28.906 Eliminated -0.031
24 83 Matt Dibenedetto 28.779 28.954 Eliminated -0.048
25 34 Chris Bueshcher # 28.811 Eliminated -0.032
26 4 Kevin Harvick 28.853 Eliminated -0.042
27 5 Kasey Kahne 28.854 Eliminated -0.001
28 44 Brian Scott # 28.866 Eliminated -0.012
26 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.925 Eliminated -0.059
30 95 Michael McDowell 28.927 Eliminated -0.002
31 13 Casey Mears 28.933 Eliminated -0.006
32 7 Regan Smith 28.972 Eliminated -0.039
33 15 Clint Bowyer 28.987 Eliminated -0.015
34 23 David Ragan 29.112 Eliminated -0.125
35 38 Landon Cassill 29.199 Eliminated -0.087
36 30 Josh Wise 29.419 Eliminated -0.220
37 98 Cole Whitt 29.502 Eliminated -0.083
38 32 Joey Gase (i) 29.678 Eliminated -0.176
39 46 Michael Annett 30.263 Eliminated -0.585
40 55 Reed Sorenson 30.426 Eliminated -0.163

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

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Martin Truex Jr. leads Toyota parade in final Sprint Cup practice

Martin Truex Jr.2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Martin Truex Jr. – with a lap speed of 187.696 MPH – was the fastest at the conclusion of Friday’s final NSCS Go Bowling 400 practice session at Kansas Speedway.

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 187.617 MPH was Matt Kenseth, and he was followed by Denny Hamlin (187.357) who was third, Jimmie Johnson (187.285) fourth and Kyle Busch (187.214) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Ryan Newman (187.000 MPH) who was sixth, Aric Almirola (186.981) seventh, Austin Dillon (186.935) eighth, Trevor Bayne (186.761) ninth and Kyle Larson (186.696) posting 10th.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Saturday night’s race will be held at 6:45 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 6th annual Go Bowling 400 is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night on FOX Sports 1.

Go Bowling 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 187.696 28.770 Leader 21
2 20 Matt Kenseth 187.617 28.782 -0.012 44
3 11 Denny Hamlin 187.357 28.822 -0.052 43
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 187.285 28.833 -0.063 7
5 18 Kyle Busch 187.214 28.844 -0.074 43
6 31 Ryan Newman 187.000 28.877 -0.107 23
7 43 Aric Almirola 186.981 28.880 -0.110 24
8 3 Austin Dillon 186.935 28.887 -0.117 30
9 6 Trevor Bayne 186.761 28.914 -0.144 26
10 42 Kyle Larson 186.696 28.924 -0.154 26
11 24 Chase Elliott # 186.638 28.933 -0.163 24
12 19 Carl Edwards 186.451 28.962 -0.192 28
13 2 Brad Keselowski 186.413 28.968 -0.198 37
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 186.368 28.975 -0.205 32
15 21 Ryan Blaney # 186.310 28.984 -0.214 21
16 22 Joey Logano 186.290 28.987 -0.217 41
17 41 Kurt Busch 186.072 29.021 -0.251 50
18 16 Greg Biffle 186.021 29.029 -0.259 35
19 44 Brian Scott # 185.938 29.042 -0.272 29
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 185.899 29.048 -0.278 11
21 13 Casey Mears 185.236 29.152 -0.382 11
22 1 Jamie McMurray 185.192 29.159 -0.389 32
23 14 Tony Stewart 185.185 29.160 -0.390 25
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 185.153 29.165 -0.395 28
25 27 Paul Menard 185.115 29.171 -0.401 30
26 34 Chris Bueshcher # 185.001 29.189 -0.419 33
27 10 Danica Patrick 184.875 29.209 -0.439 23
28 7 Regan Smith 184.615 29.250 -0.480 24
29 95 Michael McDowell 184.571 29.257 -0.487 23
30 4 Kevin Harvick 184.055 29.339 -0.569 43
31 38 Landon Cassill 183.905 29.363 -0.593 24
32 15 Clint Bowyer 183.780 29.383 -0.613 25
33 46 Michael Annett 181.751 29.711 -0.941 19
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto 181.598 29.736 -0.966 26
35 30 Josh Wise 179.820 30.030 -1.260 8
36 5 Kasey Kahne 179.474 30.088 -1.318 29
37 23 David Ragan 178.571 30.240 -1.470 27
38 32 Joey Gase (i) 178.542 30.245 -1.475 12
39 98 Cole Whitt 177.696 30.389 -1.619 19
40 55 Reed Sorenson 174.616 30.925 -2.155 20

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Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 20 Matt Kenseth 1 10 181.496 Leader Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin 25 34 181.120 -0.376 -0.376
3 41 Kurt Busch 27 36 181.073 -0.423 -0.047
4 42 Kyle Larson 12 21 180.938 -0.558 -0.135
5 4 Kevin Harvick 27 36 180.927 -0.569 -0.011
6 22 Joey Logano 18 27 180.810 -0.686 -0.117
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5 14 180.737 -0.759 -0.073
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 21 30 180.626 -0.870 -0.111
9 19 Carl Edwards 1 10 180.436 -1.060 -0.190
10 18 Kyle Busch 27 36 180.406 -1.090 -0.030
11 21 Ryan Blaney # 1 10 180.244 -1.252 -0.162
12 31 Ryan Newman 1 10 180.110 -1.386 -0.134
13 16 Greg Biffle 2 11 180.101 -1.395 -0.009
14 2 Brad Keselowski 16 25 180.005 -1.491 -0.096
15 3 Austin Dillon 7 16 179.975 -1.521 -0.030
16 24 Chase Elliott # 1 10 179.965 -1.531 -0.010
17 14 Tony Stewart 1 10 179.644 -1.852 -0.321
18 44 Brian Scott # 1 10 179.360 -2.136 -0.284
19 27 Paul Menard 16 25 179.345 -2.151 -0.015
20 34 Chris Bueshcher # 1 10 179.186 -2.310 -0.159
21 6 Trevor Bayne 5 14 178.840 -2.656 -0.346
22 15 Clint Bowyer 6 15 178.597 -2.899 -0.243
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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Elliott earns pole 30 years almost to day father Bill did it at Talladega

13133348_225172824523325_5426034312643533339_n2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott – with a qualifying lap speed of 192.661 MPH – captured the pole for Sunday’s NSCS GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (TSS).

On Saturday, Elliott – this year’s NSCS Daytona 500 pole-sitter, received his second series pole and fifth top-10 start of the season, his second series career pole in 15 races and his first series pole in one race at ‘Dega.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 192.424 MPH will be Austin Dillon; followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (192.293 MPH) starting third, Matt Kenseth (192.181) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (192.116) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (192.089 MPH) starting from sixth, Brad Keselowski (192.008) seventh, Denny Hamlin (191.954) eighth, Carl Edwards (191.819) ninth and Paul Menard (191.812) qualified in 10th-place.

Failing to make the 40-car field and heading home was Josh Wise.

The 47th annual GEICO 500 is slated to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

GEICO 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 24 Chase Elliott # 49.766 49.704 Leader
2 3 Austin Dillon 49.669 49.765 -0.061
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 49.853 49.799 -0.034
4 20 Matt Kenseth 49.824 49.828 -0.029
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 49.918 49.845 -0.017
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 49.775 49.852 -0.007
7 2 Brad Keselowski 49.831 49.873 -0.021
8 11 Denny Hamlin 49.979 49.887 -0.014
9 19 Carl Edwards 49.984 49.922 -0.035
10 27 Paul Menard 49.907 49.924 -0.002
11 5 Kasey Kahne 49.802 49.930 -0.006
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 49.973 49.984 -0.054
13 6 Trevor Bayne 49.988 Eliminated -0.015
14 14 Ty Dillon (i) 50.003 Eliminated -0.015
15 31 Ryan Newman 50.058 Eliminated -0.055
16 16 Greg Biffle 50.086 Eliminated -0.028
17 18 Kyle Busch 50.093 Eliminated -0.007
18 41 Kurt Busch 50.126 Eliminated -0.033
19 21 Ryan Blaney # 50.157 Eliminated -0.031
20 13 Casey Mears 50.196 Eliminated -0.039
21 44 Brian Scott # 50.207 Eliminated -0.011
22 22 Joey Logano 50.299 Eliminated -0.092
23 43 Aric Almirola 50.331 Eliminated -0.032
24 42 Kyle Larson 50.356 Eliminated -0.025
25 7 Regan Smith 50.371 Eliminated -0.015
26 32 Bobby Labonte 50.409 Eliminated -0.038
27 34 Chris Bueshcher # 50.420 Eliminated -0.011
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 50.421 Eliminated -0.001
29 4 Kevin Harvick 50.453 Eliminated -0.032
30 1 Jamie McMurray 50.472 Eliminated -0.019
31 95 Michael McDowell 50.528 Eliminated -0.056
32 38 Landon Cassill 50.541 Eliminated -0.013
33 55 Michael Waltrip 50.583 Eliminated -0.042
34 15 Clint Bowyer 50.660 Eliminated -0.077
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 50.664 Eliminated -0.004
36 98 Cole Whitt 50.677 Eliminated -0.013
37 10 Danica Patrick 50.679 Eliminated -0.002
38 46 Michael Annett 50.807 Eliminated -0.128
39 35 David Gilliland 50.810 Eliminated -0.003
40 23 David Ragan 51.035 Eliminated -0.225
41 30 Josh Wise 51.573 Eliminated -0.538

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Logano fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Talladega

Joey LoganoIn the final 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500 practice session early Friday evening, it was Joey Logano – with a lap speed of 196.290 MPH – at the top of the the speed chart at the end of the session at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (TSS).

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders, Ryan Blaney (196.238 MPH) and Chase Elliott (196.185 MPH) were second and third fastest repectively on the speed chart, while Danica Patrick (195.094) was fourth and ROTY contender Brian Scott (195.003) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (193.854 MPH) who was sixth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (193.584) seventh, Trevor Bayne (192.688) eighth, Austin Dillon (191.919) ninth and Kurt Busch (191.777) posting 10th.

Normally on Friday, the NSCS teams only have one practice session followed by qualifying, but for this weekend, qualifying will be held on Saturday at 12: 30 p.m. (ET) on FOX.

The 47th annual GEICO 500 is slated to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon FOX.

GEICO 500 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 22 Joey Logano 196.290 48.785 Leader 9
2 21 Ryan Blaney* # 196.238 48.798 -0.013 12
3 24 Chase Elliott # 196.185 48.811 -0.026 17
4 10 Danica Patrick 195.094 49.084 -0.299 14
5 44 Brian Scott # 195.003 49.107 -0.322 13
6 5 Kasey Kahne 193.854 49.398 -0.613 21
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 193.584 49.467 -0.682 30
8 6 Trevor Bayne 192.688 49.697 -0.912 11
9 3 Austin Dillon 191.919 49.896 -1.111 2
10 41 Kurt Busch 191.777 49.933 -1.148 24
11 2 Brad Keselowski 191.700 49.953 -1.168 7
12 27 Paul Menard 191.325 50.051 -1.266 11
13 13 Casey Mears 191.206 50.082 -1.297 17
14 31 Ryan Newman 191.180 50.089 -1.304 2
15 11 Denny Hamlin 191.004 50.135 -1.350 2
16 14 Ty Dillon (i) 190.662 50.225 -1.440 2
17 34 Chris Bueshcher # 190.060 50.384 -1.599 8
18 20 Matt Kenseth 189.936 50.417 -1.632 18
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 189.906 50.425 -1.640 5
20 1 Jamie McMurray 189.864 50.436 -1.651 5
21 46 Michael Annett 189.601 50.506 -1.721 8
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 189.545 50.521 -1.736 4
23 42 Kyle Larson 189.395 50.561 -1.776 17
24 38 Landon Cassill 189.174 50.620 -1.835 8
25 35 David Gilliland* 188.924 50.687 -1.902 9
26 43 Aric Almirola 188.790 50.723 -1.938 2
27 7 Regan Smith 188.667 50.756 -1.971 2
28 32 Bobby Labonte 188.597 50.775 -1.990 2
29 55 Michael Waltrip* 188.452 50.814 -2.029 2
30 98 Cole Whitt* 188.445 50.816 -2.031 5
31 83 Matt Dibenedetto 188.086 50.913 -2.128 5
32 47 AJ Allmendinger 188.026 50.929 -2.144 10
33 23 David Ragan 187.997 50.937 -2.152 5
34 15 Clint Bowyer 187.978 50.942 -2.157 5
35 30 Josh Wise* 186.209 51.426 -2.641 5
36 4 Kevin Harvick 0.000 0.000 48.785 0
37 16 Greg Biffle 0.000 0.000 48.785 0
38 18 Kyle Busch 0.000 0.000 48.785 0
39 19 Carl Edwards 0.000 0.000 48.785 0
40 48 Jimmie Johnson 0.000 0.000 48.785 0
41 95 Michael McDowell 0.000 0.000 48.785 0

# – Rookie
* – Required to get in on time
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 10 Danica Patrick 2 11 192.142 Leader Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne 2 11 192.02 -0.122 -0.122
3 24 Chase Elliott # 1 10 189.233 -2.909 -2.787
4 44 Brian Scott # 1 10 188.353 -3.789 -0.880
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 10 187.977 -4.165 -0.376
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

McMurray, Elliott top opening practice

Jamie McMurrayJamie McMurray, with a lap speed of 199.737 MPH, was the quickest Friday afternoon in the first 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (TSS).

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, was second quickest in practice with a lap speed of 199.729 MPH, and he was followed by Kurt Busch (199.409 MPH) who was third, Danica Patrick (199.384) fourth and Trevor Bayne (199.317) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Kevin Harvick (199.288 MPH) who was sixth, Casey Mears (199.251) seventh, Joey Logano (199.247) Kyle Larson (199.243) ninth and Michael McDowell (199.193) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Normally on Friday, the NSCS teams only have one practice session followed by qualifying, but for this weekend, qualifying will be held on Saturday 12:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX and “Happy Hour” (final) practice will be later today from 4:30 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 47th annual GEICO 500 is slated to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

GEICO 500 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 1 Jamie McMurray 199.737 47.943 Leader 21
2 24 Chase Elliott # 199.729 47.945 -0.002 32
3 41 Kurt Busch 199.409 48.022 -0.079 18
4 10 Danica Patrick 199.384 48.028 -0.085 26
5 6 Trevor Bayne 199.317 48.044 -0.101 25
6 4 Kevin Harvick 199.288 48.051 -0.108 28
7 13 Casey Mears 199.251 48.060 -0.117 18
8 22 Joey Logano 199.247 48.061 -0.118 23
9 42 Kyle Larson 199.243 48.062 -0.119 26
10 95 Michael McDowell 199.193 48.074 -0.131 18
11 16 Greg Biffle 199.015 48.117 -0.174 23
12 55 Michael Waltrip* 197.366 48.519 -0.576 18
13 21 Ryan Blaney* # 197.187 48.563 -0.620 36
14 35 David Gilliland* 197.074 48.591 -0.648 24
15 18 Kyle Busch 197.021 48.604 -0.661 23
16 27 Paul Menard 196.907 48.632 -0.689 26
17 98 Cole Whitt* 196.875 48.640 -0.697 15
18 3 Austin Dillon 196.855 48.645 -0.702 31
19 38 Landon Cassill 196.721 48.678 -0.735 24
20 44 Brian Scott # 196.624 48.702 -0.759 27
21 20 Matt Kenseth 196.608 48.706 -0.763 20
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 196.556 48.719 -0.776 15
23 19 Carl Edwards 196.552 48.720 -0.777 25
24 11 Denny Hamlin 196.519 48.728 -0.785 24
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 196.503 48.732 -0.789 36
26 34 Chris Bueshcher # 196.310 48.780 -0.837 26
27 5 Kasey Kahne 196.290 48.785 -0.842 24
28 15 Clint Bowyer 196.258 48.793 -0.850 22
29 14 Ty Dillon (i) 195.884 48.886 -0.943 29
30 43 Aric Almirola 195.804 48.906 -0.963 27
31 2 Brad Keselowski 195.744 48.921 -0.978 31
32 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 195.150 49.070 -1.127 37
33 23 David Ragan 194.638 49.199 -1.256 25
34 32 Bobby Labonte 194.638 49.199 -1.256 14
35 30 Josh Wise* 194.551 49.221 -1.278 21
36 46 Michael Annett 194.456 49.245 -1.302 16
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto 193.326 49.533 -1.590 25
38 31 Ryan Newman 192.591 49.722 -1.779 19
39 48 Jimmie Johnson 191.739 49.943 -2.000 23
40 47 AJ Allmendinger 191.708 49.951 -2.008 16
41 7 Regan Smith 187.820 50.985 -3.042 7

# – Rookie
* – Required to get in on time
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series