Carl Edwards bumps Kyle Busch aside in final dash to Richmond victory

Cg1dM72WgAILPJnCarl Edwards won the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway for his 2nd win of the season, 2nd win at Richmond and 27th career win. Edwards led 151 of the 400 laps, but was trailing teammate Kyle Busch on the final lap when he bumped him going into turn 4 to push Busch out of the groove and take the win.

Busch held on for 2nd followed by Johnson, Kahne, pole sitter Harvick, Hamlin, Kenseth, Logano, Truex, Jr., and Busch.

Stewart, in his first race of the year, lost a lap early but battled back for a 19th place, lead lap finish.

NASCAR post-race inspection is done. All clear. Cars to R&D Center: 19 and 18.

Toyota Owners 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 151 45 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 400 Running 78 40 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 400 Running 44 39 1
4 5 Kasey Kahne 400 Running 0 37 0
5 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 63 37 1
6 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 1 36 1
7 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 2 35 1
8 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 0 33 0
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 0 32 0
10 41 Kurt Busch 400 Running 55 32 1
11 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 6 31 1
12 24 Chase Elliott # 400 Running 0 29 0
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Greg Biffle 400 Running 0 27 0
15 42 Kyle Larson 400 Running 0 26 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 400 Running 0 25 0
17 6 Trevor Bayne 400 Running 0 24 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 400 Running 0 23 0
19 14 Tony Stewart 400 Running 0 22 0
20 3 Austin Dillon 400 Running 0 21 0
21 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 0 20 0
22 27 Paul Menard 400 Running 0 19 0
23 23 David Ragan 400 Running 0 18 0
24 10 Danica Patrick 400 Running 0 17 0
25 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 16 0
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 400 Running 0 15 0
27 38 Landon Cassill 399 Running 0 14 0
28 21 Ryan Blaney # 399 Running 0 13 0
29 13 Casey Mears 399 Running 0 12 0
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 399 Running 0 11 0
31 95 Michael McDowell 399 Running 0 10 0
32 7 Regan Smith 399 Running 0 9 0
33 15 Clint Bowyer 398 Running 0 8 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 396 Running 0 7 0
35 44 Brian Scott # 395 Running 0 6 0
36 46 Michael Annett 394 Running 0 5 0
37 93 Ryan Ellis 393 Running 0 4 0
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 392 Running 0 3 0
39 30 Josh Wise 390 Running 0 2 0
40 55 Reed Sorenson 390 Running 0 1 0

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 19 Carl Edwards 331 Leader 9 2 5 8 0
2 4 Kevin Harvick 324 -7 9 1 4 8 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 310 -21 9 2 5 6 0
4 18 Kyle Busch 302 -29 9 2 7 7 1
5 22 Joey Logano 299 -32 9 0 3 6 0
6 41 Kurt Busch 279 -52 9 0 2 7 0
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 278 -53 9 0 4 5 1
8 11 Denny Hamlin 258 -73 9 1 3 4 1
9 2 Brad Keselowski 255 -76 9 1 2 4 0
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 246 -85 9 0 1 4 0
11 24 Chase Elliott # 234 -97 9 0 2 5 1
12 3 Austin Dillon 234 -97 9 0 2 4 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 224 -107 9 0 0 1 0
14 5 Kasey Kahne 222 -109 9 0 1 3 0
15 20 Matt Kenseth 212 -119 9 0 0 2 1
16 31 Ryan Newman 205 -126 9 0 0 2 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 47 AJ Allmendinger 204 -1 9 0 1 2 0
18 6 Trevor Bayne 196 -9 9 0 1 1 0
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 193 -12 9 0 1 2 1
20 21 Ryan Blaney # 187 -18 9 0 0 2 1
21 27 Paul Menard 186 -19 9 0 0 1 1
22 42 Kyle Larson 184 -21 9 0 1 2 1
23 16 Greg Biffle 167 -38 9 0 0 0 2
24 43 Aric Almirola 165 -40 9 0 0 0 1
25 10 Danica Patrick 148 -57 9 0 0 0 2
26 13 Casey Mears 141 -64 9 0 0 0 0
27 38 Landon Cassill 140 -65 9 0 0 0 0
28 44 Brian Scott # 131 -74 9 0 0 0 0
29 15 Clint Bowyer 126 -79 9 0 0 1 1
30 93 Matt Dibenedetto 123 -82 9 0 0 1 1
31 7 Regan Smith 118 -87 9 0 0 1 1
32 23 David Ragan 116 -89 9 0 0 0 1
33 59 Michael McDowell 100 -105 8 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 97 -108 9 0 0 0 1
35 46 Michael Annett 87 -118 9 0 0 0 0
36 14 Brian Vickers 86 -119 5 0 0 1 1
37 98 Cole Whitt 62 -143 7 0 0 0 2
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 36 -169 6 0 0 0 0
39 30 Josh Wise 34 -171 8 0 0 0 2
40 14 Tony Stewart 22 -183 1 0 0 0 0
41 83 Michael Waltrip 12 -193 1 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 11 -194 1 0 0 0 0
43 55 Reed Sorenson 11 -194 4 0 0 0 1
44 93 Ryan Ellis 4 -327 1 0 0 0 0
45 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -328 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 331 Leader 9
2 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 324 -7 9
3 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 310 -21 9
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 2 302 -29 9
5 Team Penske 22 0 299 -32 9
6 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 279 -52 9
7 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 278 -53 9
8 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 258 -73 9
9 Team Penske 2 1 255 -76 9
10 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 246 -85 9
11 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 234 -97 9
12 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 234 -97 9
13 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 224 -107 9
14 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 222 -109 9
15 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 212 -119 9
16 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 205 -126 9
17 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 204 -127 9
18 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 196 -135 9
19 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 193 -138 9
20 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 187 -144 9
21 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 186 -145 9
22 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 184 -147 9
23 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 174 -157 9
24 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 167 -164 9
25 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 165 -166 9
26 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 148 -183 9
27 Germain Racing 13 0 141 -190 9
28 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 140 -191 9
29 BK Racing 83 0 134 -197 9
30 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 131 -200 9
31 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 126 -205 9
32 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 118 -213 9
33 BK Racing 23 0 116 -215 9
34 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 111 -220 9
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 97 -234 9
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 87 -244 9
37 Premium Motorsports 98 0 62 -269 9
38 GO FAS Racing 32 0 61 -270 9
39 The Motorsports Group 30 0 34 -297 9
40 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -305 1
41 Premium Motorsports 55 0 11 -320 4
42 BK Racing 93 0 5 -326 2
43 BK Racing 26 0 3 -328 1
44 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 0 -331 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -331 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 9 at Richmond International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 5 380 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 366 -14
3 Ford 1 323 -57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Carl Edwards wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

For the second consecutive 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race weekend, Carl Edwards finds himself on the pole, as he ran the top qualifying lap speed of 127.997 MPH in Friday’s Food City 500 qualifying session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

This was Edwards’ second series pole and sixth top-10 starting position of the season, his 18th series career pole in 417 races and his third series pole in 24 race at BMS.

Matt Kenseth will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 127.419 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Joey Logano (127.191 MPH) starting third, Denny Hamlin (126.804) fourth and Kyle Busch (126.553) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Jimmie Johnson (126.461 MPH) starting from sixth, Kevin Harvick (126.112) seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (126.021) eighth, while AJ Allmendinger and Trevor Bayne (with the identical lap speed of 125.815 MPH) will start ninth and 10th respectively.

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

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a early morning session from 8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 56th annual Food City 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Food City 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 19 Carl Edwards 14.974 15.129 14.991 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth 15.002 15.137 15.059 -0.068
3 22 Joey Logano 14.943 15.080 15.086 -0.027
4 11 Denny Hamlin 14.996 15.165 15.132 -0.046
5 18 Kyle Busch 15.046 15.078 15.162 -0.030
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 15.126 15.166 15.173 -0.011
7 4 Kevin Harvick 15.145 15.178 15.215 -0.042
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 15.106 15.239 15.226 -0.011
9 47 AJ Allmendinger 15.165 15.290 15.251 -0.025
10 6 Trevor Bayne 15.155 15.277 15.251 0.000
11 5 Kasey Kahne 15.212 15.281 15.261 -0.010
12 2 Brad Keselowski 15.098 15.160 15.266 -0.005
13 1 Jamie McMurray 15.052 15.291 Eliminated -0.131
14 27 Paul Menard 15.154 15.294 Eliminated -0.003
15 3 Austin Dillon 15.061 15.297 Eliminated -0.003
16 13 Casey Mears 15.122 15.299 Eliminated -0.002
17 31 Ryan Newman 15.221 15.307 Eliminated -0.008
18 21 Ryan Blaney # 15.068 15.310 Eliminated -0.003
19 24 Chase Elliott # 15.154 15.334 Eliminated -0.024
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15.186 15.344 Eliminated -0.010
21 34 Chris Bueshcher # 15.208 15.351 Eliminated -0.007
22 43 Aric Almirola 15.166 15.353 Eliminated -0.002
23 16 Greg Biffle 15.139 15.400 Eliminated -0.047
24 23 David Ragan 15.188 15.417 Eliminated -0.017
25 42 Kyle Larson 15.226 Eliminated -0.038
26 41 Kurt Busch 15.249 Eliminated -0.023
27 44 Brian Scott # 15.256 Eliminated -0.007
28 38 Landon Cassill 15.268 Eliminated -0.012
29 7 Regan Smith 15.272 Eliminated -0.004
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 15.278 Eliminated -0.006
31 95 Michael McDowell 15.316 Eliminated -0.038
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 15.325 Eliminated -0.009
33 10 Danica Patrick 15.350 Eliminated -0.025
34 14 Ty Dillon (i) 15.427 Eliminated -0.077
35 30 Josh Wise 15.444 Eliminated -0.017
36 15 Clint Bowyer 15.456 Eliminated -0.012
37 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 15.561 Eliminated -0.105
38 55 Reed Sorenson 15.569 Eliminated -0.008
39 98 Cole Whitt 15.625 Eliminated -0.056
40 46 Michael Annett 15.694 Eliminated -0.069

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Edwards paces Saturday morning practice

Edwards KylebThe NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning for their second SYLVANIA 300 practice session, and it was the event pole-sitter Carl Edwards  – with a lap speed of 133.516 MPH – showing the quickest way around New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 133.427 MPH was outside pole-sitter Kevin Harvick, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (133.399 MPH) who was third, Joey Logano (132.845) fourth and Kurt Busch (132.803) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (132.752 MPH) who was sixth, Jimmie Johnson (132.748) seventh, Denny Hamlin (132.734) eighth, Matt Kenseth (132.715) ninth and Austin Dillon (132.702) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN later this morning/early afternoon.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind Gap # Laps
1 19 Carl Edwards 133.516 28.527 Leader Leader 27
2 4 Kevin Harvick 133.427 28.546 -0.019 -0.019 27
3 2 Brad Keselowski 133.399 28.552 -0.025 -0.006 44
4 22 Joey Logano 132.845 28.671 -0.144 -0.119 44
5 41 Kurt Busch 132.803 28.680 -0.153 -0.009 58
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 132.752 28.691 -0.164 -0.011 38
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 132.748 28.692 -0.165 -0.001 49
8 11 Denny Hamlin 132.734 28.695 -0.168 -0.003 44
9 20 Matt Kenseth 132.715 28.699 -0.172 -0.004 45
10 3 Austin Dillon 132.702 28.702 -0.175 -0.003 46
11 42 Kyle Larson 132.688 28.705 -0.178 -0.003 42
12 27 Paul Menard 132.683 28.706 -0.179 -0.001 48
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 132.623 28.719 -0.192 -0.013 34
14 24 Jeff Gordon 132.563 28.732 -0.205 -0.013 44
15 55 David Ragan 132.503 28.745 -0.218 -0.013 40
16 31 Ryan Newman 132.448 28.757 -0.230 -0.012 43
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 132.434 28.760 -0.233 -0.003 34
18 18 Kyle Busch 132.429 28.761 -0.234 -0.001 39
19 43 Aric Almirola 132.370 28.774 -0.247 -0.013 37
20 1 Jamie McMurray 132.245 28.801 -0.274 -0.027 40
21 13 Casey Mears 132.232 28.804 -0.277 -0.003 57
22 14 Tony Stewart 132.186 28.814 -0.287 -0.010 53
23 5 Kasey Kahne 132.177 28.816 -0.289 -0.002 31
24 16 Greg Biffle 132.039 28.846 -0.319 -0.030 35
25 10 Danica Patrick 131.875 28.882 -0.355 -0.036 40
26 15 Clint Bowyer 131.678 28.925 -0.398 -0.043 35
27 47 AJ Allmendinger 131.628 28.936 -0.409 -0.011 34
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 131.234 29.023 -0.496 -0.087 37
29 51 Justin Allgaier 131.058 29.062 -0.535 -0.039 29
30 34 Brett Moffitt # 130.747 29.131 -0.604 -0.069 45
31 7 Alex Bowman 130.546 29.176 -0.649 -0.045 26
32 6 Trevor Bayne 130.416 29.205 -0.678 -0.029 40
33 35 Cole Whitt 130.403 29.208 -0.681 -0.003 20
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) 130.296 29.232 -0.705 -0.024 25
35 38 David Gilliland 129.944 29.311 -0.784 -0.079 22
36 46 Michael Annett 129.896 29.322 -0.795 -0.011 30
37 98 Ryan Preece 129.600 29.389 -0.862 -0.067 30
38 26 Josh Wise 129.582 29.393 -0.866 -0.004 26
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 129.450 29.423 -0.896 -0.030 9
40 23 Jeb Burton # 129.441 29.425 -0.898 -0.002 39
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 129.423 29.429 -0.902 -0.004 27
42 33 BJ McLeod 128.359 29.673 -1.146 -0.244 32
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 124.089 30.694 -2.167 -1.021 8

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers
(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 4 Kevin Harvick 3 12 132.412 Leader Leader
2 2 Brad Keselowski 35 44 132.186 -0.226 -0.226
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 32 41 132.075 -0.337 -0.111
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 29 38 132.048 -0.364 -0.027
5 11 Denny Hamlin 4 13 131.956 -0.456 -0.092
6 22 Joey Logano 31 40 131.944 -0.468 -0.012
7 18 Kyle Busch 25 34 131.943 -0.469 -0.001
8 20 Matt Kenseth 26 35 131.936 -0.476 -0.007
9 41 Kurt Busch 46 55 131.857 -0.555 -0.079
10 3 Austin Dillon 30 39 131.772 -0.640 -0.085
11 55 David Ragan 14 23 131.722 -0.690 -0.050
12 42 Kyle Larson 29 38 131.685 -0.727 -0.037
13 27 Paul Menard 30 39 131.570 -0.842 -0.115
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 4 13 131.558 -0.854 -0.012
15 31 Ryan Newman 5 14 131.552 -0.860 -0.006
16 24 Jeff Gordon 20 29 131.477 -0.935 -0.075
17 13 Casey Mears 45 54 131.229 -1.183 -0.248
18 43 Aric Almirola 3 12 131.188 -1.224 -0.041
19 16 Greg Biffle 25 34 131.126 -1.286 -0.062
20 1 Jamie McMurray 21 30 131.012 -1.400 -0.114
21 10 Danica Patrick 3 12 130.904 -1.508 -0.108
22 14 Tony Stewart 3 12 130.884 -1.528 -0.020
23 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 21 30 130.713 -1.699 -0.171
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 22 31 130.669 -1.74 -0.044
25 5 Kasey Kahne 3 12 130.410 -2.00 -0.259
26 51 Justin Allgaier 3 12 130.317 -2.10 -0.093
27 6 Trevor Bayne 3 12 129.413 -3.00 -0.904
28 40 Landon Cassill (i) 16 25 128.918 -3.49 -0.495
29 34 Brett Moffitt # 3 12 128.751 -3.66 -0.167
30 7 Alex Bowman 2 11 128.717 -3.69 -0.034
31 26 Josh Wise 14 23 127.820 -4.59 -0.897
32 23 Jeb Burton # 26 35 127.435 -4.98 -0.385
33 46 Michael Annett 1 10 126.985 -5.43 -0.450
34 33 BJ McLeod 1 10 124.301 -8.11 -2.684
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Edwards wins the pole at NHMS

2Carl Edwards, with a qualifying lap speed of 137.980 MPH, captured the pole early Friday evening for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

This was Edwards’ third series pole and 16th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 16th series career pole in 401 races and his second series pole in 23 races at New Hampshire.

The reigning series champion, Kevin Harvick, will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 137.845 MPH; followed by his fellow Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate, Kurt Busch (137.800 MPH) starting third, Brad Keselowski (137.671) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (137.621) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kyle Larson (137.517 MPH) starting from sixth, Denny Hamlin (137.457) seventh, Joey Logano (137.378) eighth, Ryan Newman (137.022) ninth and Jeff Gordon (136.580) will start 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car field and going home was Travis Kvapil.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice session beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:30 a.m. – 12:2019 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 19 Carl Edwards 27.840 27.792 27.604 Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 27.843 27.664 27.631 -0.027
3 41 Kurt Busch 27.661 27.752 27.640 -0.009
4 2 Brad Keselowski 27.760 27.734 27.666 -0.026
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.938 27.640 27.676 -0.010
6 42 Kyle Larson 27.741 27.641 27.697 -0.021
7 11 Denny Hamlin 28.035 27.748 27.709 -0.012
8 22 Joey Logano 27.955 27.758 27.725 -0.016
9 31 Ryan Newman 27.943 27.777 27.797 -0.072
10 24 Jeff Gordon 27.844 27.741 27.887 -0.090
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 27.967 27.812 27.891 -0.004
12 5 Kasey Kahne 27.847 27.723 27.931 -0.040
13 20 Matt Kenseth 27.828 27.813 Eliminated -0.090
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 27.868 27.837 Eliminated -0.024
15 43 Aric Almirola 27.869 27.863 Eliminated -0.026
16 3 Austin Dillon 27.903 27.900 Eliminated -0.037
17 18 Kyle Busch 28.037 27.922 Eliminated -0.022
18 55 David Ragan 27.896 27.932 Eliminated -0.010
19 13 Casey Mears 28.025 27.943 Eliminated -0.011
20 27 Paul Menard 27.957 27.989 Eliminated -0.046
21 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.003 27.996 Eliminated -0.007
22 10 Danica Patrick 27.884 28.016 Eliminated -0.020
23 1 Jamie McMurray 28.032 28.106 Eliminated -0.090
24 51 Justin Allgaier 27.939 28.144 Eliminated -0.038
25 16 Greg Biffle 28.048 Eliminated -0.109
26 15 Clint Bowyer 28.053 Eliminated -0.005
27 14 Tony Stewart 28.078 Eliminated -0.025
28 35 Cole Whitt 28.087 Eliminated -0.009
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.098 Eliminated -0.011
30 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.120 Eliminated -0.022
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 28.144 Eliminated -0.024
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) 28.188 Eliminated -0.044
33 6 Trevor Bayne 28.209 Eliminated -0.021
34 38 David Gilliland 28.293 Eliminated -0.084
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 28.337 Eliminated -0.044
36 7 Alex Bowman 28.362 Eliminated -0.025
37 98 Ryan Preece 28.399 Eliminated -0.037
38 46 Michael Annett 28.519 Eliminated -0.120
39 33 BJ McLeod 28.740 Eliminated -0.221
40 26 Josh Wise 28.808 Eliminated -0.068
41 23 Jeb Burton # 28.816 Eliminated -0.008
42 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 28.866 Eliminated -0.050
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 29.326 Eliminated -0.460
44 30 Travis Kvapil (i) 28.725 Did Not Qualify 0.601

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

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Carl Edwards paces Sprint Cup practice

untitledNASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Carl Edwards- with a lap speed of 136.894 MPH – was the quickest early Friday afternoon during the first SYLVANIA 300 practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Six-time series champion, Jimmie Johnson was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 136.311 MPH, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (136.155 MPH) who was third, Kyle Larson (136.058) fourth and Kurt Busch (136.019) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (135.757 MPH) who was sixth, Jamie McMurray (135.709) seventh, Jeff Gordon (135.665) eighth, AJ Allmendinger (135.477) ninth, and Matt Kenseth (135.434) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be held later this afternoon at 4:45 p.m. ET 0n NBCSN, and it is Brad Keselowski who holds the current series qualifying track record of 140.598 MPH at NHMS – which he set here last year (09/19).

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice session beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET  on NBCSN, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:30 a.m. – 12:2019 p.m. ET  on NBCSN.

The 19th annual SYLVANIA 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 19 Carl Edwards 136.894 27.823 Leader 34
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 136.311 27.942 -0.119 16
3 2 Brad Keselowski 136.155 27.974 -0.151 16
4 42 Kyle Larson 136.058 27.994 -0.171 29
5 41 Kurt Busch 136.019 28.002 -0.179 32
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.757 28.056 -0.233 17
7 1 Jamie McMurray 135.709 28.066 -0.243 26
8 24 Jeff Gordon 135.665 28.075 -0.252 28
9 47 AJ Allmendinger 135.477 28.114 -0.291 29
10 20 Matt Kenseth 135.434 28.123 -0.300 32
11 4 Kevin Harvick 135.434 28.123 -0.300 28
12 5 Kasey Kahne 135.419 28.126 -0.303 29
13 22 Joey Logano 135.270 28.157 -0.334 35
14 18 Kyle Busch 135.097 28.193 -0.370 35
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. 135.045 28.204 -0.381 20
16 11 Denny Hamlin 134.949 28.224 -0.401 20
17 55 David Ragan 134.849 28.245 -0.422 31
18 31 Ryan Newman 134.834 28.248 -0.425 22
19 14 Tony Stewart 134.806 28.254 -0.431 38
20 3 Austin Dillon 134.787 28.258 -0.435 23
21 13 Casey Mears 134.782 28.259 -0.436 32
22 27 Paul Menard 134.710 28.274 -0.451 30
23 16 Greg Biffle 134.606 28.296 -0.473 23
24 10 Danica Patrick 134.553 28.307 -0.484 32
25 6 Trevor Bayne 134.501 28.318 -0.495 28
26 15 Clint Bowyer 134.492 28.320 -0.497 23
27 43 Aric Almirola 134.435 28.332 -0.509 32
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 134.316 28.357 -0.534 36
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 134.254 28.370 -0.547 29
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 134.193 28.383 -0.560 27
31 34 Brett Moffitt # 133.901 28.445 -0.622 33
32 51 Justin Allgaier 133.778 28.471 -0.648 35
33 35 Cole Whitt 133.408 28.550 -0.727 17
34 7 Alex Bowman 133.375 28.557 -0.734 21
35 38 David Gilliland 133.072 28.622 -0.799 14
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 132.757 28.690 -0.867 12
37 46 Michael Annett 131.847 28.888 -1.065 25
38 98 Ryan Preece 131.760 28.907 -1.084 22
39 26 Josh Wise 131.333 29.001 -1.178 27
40 30 Travis Kvapil (i) 130.986 29.078 -1.255 30
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 130.626 29.158 -1.335 26
42 23 Jeb Burton # 130.211 29.251 -1.428 15
43 33 BJ McLeod 127.274 29.926 -2.103 27
44 62 Timmy Hill (i) 127.172 29.950 -2.127 15

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Edwards wins his first Southern 500 in shootout

20Carl Edwards came out on top of a shootout with less than 10 laps to win his first Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Joe Gibbs Racing has now won seven of the last 10 races.

It is Edwards’ second win of 2015 after winning the Coca Cola 600.

Edwards was followed by Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick.

Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Carl Edwards 367 Running 15 47 4
2 2 Brad Keselowski 367 Running 196 44 2
3 11 Denny Hamlin 367 Running 57 42 1
4 22 Joey Logano 367 Running 29 41 1
5 4 Kevin Harvick 367 Running 44 40 1
6 41 Kurt Busch 367 Running 7 39 1
7 18 Kyle Busch 367 Running 3 38 1
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 367 Running 0 36 0
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 367 Running 0 35 0
10 42 Kyle Larson 367 Running 3 35 1
11 43 Aric Almirola 367 Running 0 33 0
12 5 Kasey Kahne 367 Running 2 33 1
13 31 Ryan Newman 367 Running 0 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray 367 Running 0 30 0
15 14 Tony Stewart 367 Running 10 30 1
16 24 Jeff Gordon 367 Running 0 28 0
17 15 Clint Bowyer 367 Running 0 27 0
18 16 Greg Biffle 367 Running 0 26 0
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 367 Running 0 25 0
20 40 Landon Cassill (i) 367 Running 0 0 0
21 20 Matt Kenseth 367 Running 0 23 0
22 3 Austin Dillon 367 Running 0 22
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 367 Running 0 21 0
24 7 Alex Bowman 367 Running 0 20 0
25 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 367 Running 0 19 0
26 27 Paul Menard 367 Running 0 18 0
27 38 David Gilliland 367 Running 1 18 1
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 367 Running 0 16 0
29 13 Casey Mears 366 Running 0 15 0
30 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 366 Running 0 0 0
31 23 Jeb Burton # 364 Running 0 13 0
32 33 Mike Bliss (i) 363 Running 0 0 0
33 51 Justin Allgaier 354 Running 0 11 0
34 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 348 Running 0 0 0
35 6 Trevor Bayne 342 Running 0 9 0
36 34 Brett Moffitt # 332 Running 0 8 0
37 98 TJ Bell 325 Running 0 7 0
38 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 313 Running 0 6 0
39 46 Michael Annett 300 Running 0 5 0
40 55 David Ragan 275 Accident 0 4 0
41 25 Chase Elliott (i) 227 Accident 0 0 0
42 10 Danica Patrick 190 Accident 0 2 0
43 35 Cole Whitt 5 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 25 at Darlington Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 948 Leader 25 2 18 22 1
2 22 Joey Logano 906 -42 25 3 15 19 0
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 855 -93 25 2 11 16 1
4 2 Brad Keselowski 837 -111 25 1 6 17 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 817 -131 25 4 11 16 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 806 -142 25 1 7 17 2
7 20 Matt Kenseth 776 -172 25 3 9 15 2
8 11 Denny Hamlin 754 -194 25 1 9 12 1
9 41 Kurt Busch 752 -196 22 2 8 14 0
10 1 Jamie McMurray 726 -222 25 0 2 7 1
11 31 Ryan Newman 714 -234 25 0 4 12 1
12 19 Carl Edwards 713 -235 25 2 3 9 2
13 24 Jeff Gordon 700 -248 25 0 3 12 1
14 27 Paul Menard 692 -256 25 0 2 4 1
15 15 Clint Bowyer 682 -266 25 0 2 10 0
16 43 Aric Almirola 653 -295 25 0 1 1 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 651 -2 25 0 2 6 2
18 16 Greg Biffle 598 -55 25 0 2 3 0
19 42 Kyle Larson 586 -67 24 0 1 7 4
20 3 Austin Dillon 586 -67 25 0 1 4 2
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 536 -117 25 0 0 3 3
22 13 Casey Mears 531 -122 25 0 0 1 3
23 10 Danica Patrick 527 -126 25 0 0 2 2
24 14 Tony Stewart 495 -158 25 0 0 2 4
25 55 David Ragan 495 -158 25 0 1 1 4
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 492 -161 25 0 0 3 2
27 18 Kyle Busch 471 -182 14 4 5 8 2
28 6 Trevor Bayne 452 -201 25 0 0 2 3
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 440 -213 25 0 1 1 2
30 51 Justin Allgaier 420 -233 25 0 0 1 3
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 388 -32 25 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 380 -40 25 0 0 0 2
33 7 Alex Bowman 324 -96 24 0 0 0 3
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 311 -109 21 0 0 1 0
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 282 -138 22 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 276 -144 25 0 0 0 2
37 32 Josh Wise 202 -218 19 0 0 1 4
38 95 Michael McDowell 161 -259 11 0 0 0 0
39 26 Jeb Burton # 149 -271 19 0 0 0 3
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -327 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 41 -379 4 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -381 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -388 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -394 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -412 1 0 0 0 0
46 Eddie Macdonald 7 -413 1 0 0 0 0
47 98 TJ Bell 7 -413 1 0 0 0 0
48 Will Kimmel III 6 -414 1 0 0 0 0
49 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -418 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie