Jeff Gordon wins Sunday’s Goodys 500 at Martinsville and will compete for a fifth Sprint Cup title at Homestead

15Jeff Gordon won the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, and secured himself a spot in the final race – at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 22nd – to determine the 2015 NSCS championship.

This was Gordon’s first series win and 18th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 93rd series career win in 794 races and his ninth series win in 46 races at “the paperclip.”

Following Gordon to the drop of the checkered flag by 0.335 seconds was Jamie McMurray finishing second, Denny Hamlin third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Kyle Busch finished fifth.

Round out the top-10 finishing positions were Martin Truex Jr. claiming sixth, Ryan Newman seventh, Kevin Harvick eighth, Kasey Kahne ninth and Tony Stewart brought home 10th.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 69.643 MPH
Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 46 Mins, 35 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.335 Seconds
Lead Changes: 21 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 18 for 109 laps

Up Next: The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 8th, with an approximate starting time of 2:20 p.m. (ET) on NBC.

Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 24 Jeff Gordon 500 Running 35 47 4
2 1 Jamie McMurray 500 Running 0 42 0
3 11 Denny Hamlin 500 Running 3 42 1
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 500 Running 0 40 0
5 18 Kyle Busch 500 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 500 Running 27 39 1
7 31 Ryan Newman 500 Running 0 37 0
8 4 Kevin Harvick 500 Running 38 37 1
9 5 Kasey Kahne 500 Running 0 35 0
10 14 Tony Stewart 500 Running 0 34 0
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 500 Running 19 34 1
12 48 Jimmie Johnson 500 Running 0 32 0
13 51 Justin Allgaier 500 Running 0 31 0
14 19 Carl Edwards 500 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 500 Running 0 29 0
16 43 Aric Almirola 500 Running 0 28 0
17 13 Casey Mears 500 Running 0 27 0
18 3 Austin Dillon 500 Running 6 27 1
19 42 Kyle Larson 500 Running 0 25 0
20 35 Cole Whitt 500 Running 0 24 0
21 40 Landon Cassill (i) 500 Running 0 0 0
22 7 Alex Bowman 499 Running 0 22 0
23 46 Michael Annett 498 Running 0 21 0
26 16 Greg Biffle 498 Running 0 20 0
27 23 Jeb Burton # 498 Running 0 19 0
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 497 Running 0 18 0
29 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 496 Running 0 17 0
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 493 Running 0 16 0
31 6 Trevor Bayne 492 Running 0 0 0
32 2 Brad Keselowski 492 Running 143 14 1
33 33 Alex Kennedy # 491 Running 0 13 0
34 38 David Gilliland 490 Running 22 13 1
34 41 Kurt Busch 489 Running 0 11 0
35 34 Josh Wise 486 Running 0 11 0
35 55 David Ragan 479 Running 207 9 2
36 62 Timmy Hill (i) 459 Running 0 0 0
37 22 Joey Logano 458 Running 0 9 0
38 20 Matt Kenseth 443 Parked 0 6 0
39 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 423 Running 0 5 0
40 10 Danica Patrick 391 Accident 0 4 0
41 32 Kyle Fowler 373 Brakes 0 3 0
42 98 Ryan Preece 365 Running 0 2 0
43 15 Clint Bowyer 185 Accident 0 1 0

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Race Awards
3M Lap Leader Kevin Harvick, #4 38 laps
Coors Light Pole Award Joey Logano, #22 98.548 mph
Ingersoll Rand Power Move AJ Allmendinger, #47 6 positions
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Jamie McMurray, #1
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap AJ Allmendinger, #47
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Jeff Gordon, #24
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Joey Logano, #22 98.548 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Hendrick Engines, #24
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Denny Hamlin, #11 Crew Chief Dave Rogers
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Jeb Burton, #23

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 33 at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 24 Jeff Gordon 4047 Leader 33 1 5 18 1
2 18 Kyle Busch 4039 -8 22 4 9 13 2
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 4039 -8 33 1 8 21 2
4 4 Kevin Harvick 4037 -10 33 3 20 25 1
5 19 Carl Edwards 4030 -17 33 2 6 14 2
6 2 Brad Keselowski 4013 -34 33 1 7 22 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 4011 -36 30 2 10 18 0
8 22 Joey Logano 4009 -38 33 6 20 26 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin 2251 -1796 33 2 14 18 2
10 31 Ryan Newman 2231 -1816 33 0 5 15 1
11 20 Matt Kenseth 2221 -1826 33 2 15 20 1
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2201 -1846 33 0 4 9 2
13 1 Jamie McMurray 2197 -1850 33 5 12 19 4
14 48 Jimmie Johnson 2193 -1854 33 4 12 19 1
15 27 Paul Menard 2177 -1870 33 0 2 5 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2124 -1923 33 0 2 12 2
Points Outside the Top 16
17 43 Aric Almirola 877 -3170 33 0 3 5 2
18 5 Kasey Kahne 872 -3175 33 0 3 10 3
19 42 Kyle Larson 802 -3245 32 0 1 9 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 796 -3251 33 0 3 4 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 745 -3302 33 0 1 5 3
22 13 Casey Mears 712 -3335 33 0 0 1 3
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 687 -3360 33 0 0 3 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 665 -3382 33 0 0 2 4
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 664 -3383 33 0 1 3 2
26 14 Tony Stewart 661 -3386 33 0 0 3 4
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 657 -3390 33 0 0 3 2
28 55 David Ragan 636 -3411 33 0 1 1 6
29 6 Trevor Bayne 614 -3433 33 0 0 2 3
30 51 Justin Allgaier 537 -3510 33 0 0 1 5
31 35 Cole Whitt 509 -3538 33 0 0 0 3
32 38 David Gilliland 491 -3556 33 0 0 0 3
33 7 Alex Bowman 410 -3637 32 0 0 0 5
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 387 -3660 28 0 0 1 1
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 366 -3681 30 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 359 -3688 32 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 249 -3798 23 0 0 1 4
38 26 Jeb Burton # 199 -3848 26 0 0 0 4
39 95 Michael McDowell 192 -3855 14 0 0 0 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 120 -3927 13 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 74 -3973 9 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 60 -3987 4 0 0 0 1
43 55 Michael Waltrip 58 -3989 3 0 0 0 0
44 55 Brian Vickers 32 -4015 2 0 0 0 0
45 98 Ryan Preece 14 -4033 2 0 0 0 0
46 32 Will Kimmel III 11 -4036 2 0 0 0 0
47 66 Mike Wallace 8 -4039 1 0 0 0 0
48 Eddie Macdonald 7 -4040 1 0 0 0 0
49 98 TJ Bell 7 -4040 1 0 0 0 0
50 32 Kyle Fowler 3 -4044 1 0 0 0 1
51 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -4045 1 0 0 0 1

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 33 at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Rick Hendrick 24 1 4047 Leader 33
2 Joe Gibbs 18 4 4039 -8 33
3 Barney Visser 78 1 4039 -8 33
4 Tony Stewart 4 3 4037 -10 33
5 J D Gibbs 19 2 4030 -17 33
6 Roger Penske 2 1 4013 -34 33
7 Gene Haas 41 2 4011 -36 33
8 Walter Czarnecki 22 6 4009 -38 33
9 J D Gibbs 11 2 2251 -1796 33
10 Richard Childress 31 0 2231 -1816 33
11 Rick Hendrick 88 2 2221 -1826 33
12 Felix Sabates 1 0 2201 -1846 33
13 Joe Gibbs 20 5 2197 -1850 33
14 Jeff Gordon 48 4 2193 -1854 33
15 Richard Childress 27 0 2177 -1870 33
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2124 -1923 33
17 Richard Petty 43 0 877 -3170 33
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 872 -3175 33
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 830 -3217 33
20 Jack Roush 16 0 796 -3251 33
21 Richard Childress 3 0 745 -3302 33
22 Bob Germain 13 0 712 -3335 33
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 687 -3360 33
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 665 -3382 33
25 John Henry 17 0 664 -3383 33
26 Margaret Haas 14 0 661 -3386 33
27 Richard Petty 9 0 657 -3390 33
28 John Henry 6 0 614 -3433 33
29 Michael Waltrip 55 0 602 -3445 33
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 537 -3510 33
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 509 -3538 33
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 491 -3556 33
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 444 -3603 33
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 437 -3610 33
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 410 -3637 33
36 Joe Falk 33 0 403 -3644 33
37 Ron Devine 83 0 391 -3656 33
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 344 -3703 33
39 Mike Curb 98 0 288 -3759 33
40 Ron Devine 23 0 285 -3762 33
41 Glen Wood 21 0 272 -3775 17
42 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 261 -3786 33
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 215 -3832 33
44 Bob Leavine 95 0 192 -3855 18
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 110 -3937 33
46 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -3958 5
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -4035 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -4039 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -4041 13
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -4047 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -4047 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 33 at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 13 1448 Leader
2 Toyota 13 1391 -57
3 Ford 7 1370 -78

 

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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

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Truex fastest in 1st of 2 final Cup practices

Martin-Truex-JrMartin Truex Jr., with a lap speed of 183.312 mph, was the quickest Saturday afternoon during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday’s myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Second quickest in the session was Denny Hamlin with a lap speed of 182.389 mph, and he was followed by Jeff Gordon (181.830 mph) who was third, Austin Dillon (181.616) fourth and Brad Keselowski (181.580) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice were Jimmie Johnson (181.488 mph) who was sixth, Sam Hornish Jr. (181.257) seventh, Joey Logano (181.129) eighth, Kyle Busch (180.995) ninth and Kurt Busch (180.983) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice is scheduled for later this afternoon from 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 15th annual myAFibRisk.com 400 is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

myAFibRisk.com 400 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind Gap # Laps
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 183.312 29.458 Leader Leader 36
2 11 Denny Hamlin 182.389 29.607 -0.149 -0.149 34
3 24 Jeff Gordon 181.830 29.698 -0.240 -0.091 27
4 3 Austin Dillon 181.616 29.733 -0.275 -0.035 38
5 2 Brad Keselowski 181.580 29.739 -0.281 -0.006 40
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 181.488 29.754 -0.296 -0.015 43
7 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 181.257 29.792 -0.334 -0.038 27
8 22 Joey Logano 181.129 29.813 -0.355 -0.021 36
9 18 Kyle Busch 180.995 29.835 -0.377 -0.022 42
10 41 Kurt Busch 180.983 29.837 -0.379 -0.002 43
11 4 Kevin Harvick 180.977 29.838 -0.380 -0.001 37
12 14 Tony Stewart 180.929 29.846 -0.388 -0.008 46
13 27 Paul Menard 180.868 29.856 -0.398 -0.010 45
14 15 Clint Bowyer 180.808 29.866 -0.408 -0.010 39
15 55 David Ragan 180.735 29.878 -0.420 -0.012 41
16 10 Danica Patrick 180.632 29.895 -0.437 -0.017 36
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 180.620 29.897 -0.439 -0.002 41
18 31 Ryan Newman 180.487 29.919 -0.461 -0.022 43
19 20 Matt Kenseth 180.307 29.949 -0.491 -0.030 43
20 42 Kyle Larson 180.228 29.962 -0.504 -0.013 44
21 33 Brian Scott (i) 180.186 29.969 -0.511 -0.007 50
22 19 Carl Edwards 180.138 29.977 -0.519 -0.008 31
23 1 Jamie McMurray 179.695 30.051 -0.593 -0.074 34
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 179.665 30.056 -0.598 -0.005 32
25 43 Aric Almirola 179.348 30.109 -0.651 -0.053 36
26 13 Casey Mears 179.182 30.137 -0.679 -0.028 23
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 178.796 30.202 -0.744 -0.065 18
28 5 Kasey Kahne 178.761 30.208 -0.750 -0.006 35
29 16 Greg Biffle 178.383 30.272 -0.814 -0.064 27
30 51 Justin Allgaier 178.042 30.330 -0.872 -0.058 31
31 7 Alex Bowman 177.526 30.418 -0.960 -0.088 26
32 6 Trevor Bayne 177.253 30.465 -1.007 -0.047 29
33 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 177.194 30.475 -1.017 -0.010 24
34 23 Jeb Burton # 176.759 30.550 -1.092 -0.075 28
35 35 Cole Whitt 176.632 30.572 -1.114 -0.022 25
36 32 Josh Wise 176.102 30.664 -1.206 -0.092 23
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 176.045 30.674 -1.216 -0.010 16
38 34 Brett Moffitt # 175.936 30.693 -1.235 -0.019 38
39 38 David Gilliland 175.873 30.704 -1.246 -0.011 33
40 46 Michael Annett 175.251 30.813 -1.355 -0.109 25
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 174.610 30.926 -1.468 -0.113 26
42 98 Reed Sorenson 174.295 30.982 -1.524 -0.056 21
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 174.210 30.997 -1.539 -0.015 12

# – Rookie
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Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 180.035 Leader Leader
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 22 31 179.838 -0.197 -0.197
3 3 Austin Dillon 2 11 179.455 -0.580 -0.383
4 4 Kevin Harvick 1 10 179.278 -0.757 -0.177
5 24 Jeff Gordon 1 10 178.248 -1.787 -1.030
6 41 Kurt Busch 1 10 179.042 -0.993 0.794
7 2 Brad Keselowski 1 10 178.664 -1.371 -0.378
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 10 178.636 -1.399 -0.028
9 33 Brian Scott (i) 3 12 178.389 -1.646 -0.247
10 42 Kyle Larson 5 14 178.366 -1.669 -0.023
11 27 Paul Menard 1 10 178.355 -1.680 -0.011
12 43 Aric Almirola 18 27 177.959 -2.076 -0.396
13 20 Matt Kenseth 28 37 177.935 -2.100 -0.024
14 11 Denny Hamlin 17 26 177.875 -2.160 -0.060
15 31 Ryan Newman 26 35 177.766 -2.269 -0.109
16 18 Kyle Busch 33 42 177.663 -2.372 -0.103
17 1 Jamie McMurray 22 31 177.456 -2.579 -0.207
18 22 Joey Logano 23 32 177.360 -2.675 -0.096
19 14 Tony Stewart 29 38 177.019 -3.016 -0.341
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 8 17 176.965 -3.070 -0.054
21 15 Clint Bowyer 22 31 176.872 -3.163 -0.093
22 10 Danica Patrick 23 32 176.786 -3.249 -0.086
23 55 David Ragan 28 37 176.573 -3.462 -0.213
24 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 1 10 174.807 -5.23 -1.766
25 46 Michael Annett 1 10 174.291 -5.74 -0.516
26 38 David Gilliland 9 18 172.506 -7.53 -1.785
27 34 Brett Moffitt # 10 19 171.028 -9.01 -1.478
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

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Jimmie Johnson extends Dover domination in GWC win

CGXL5xuW8AEpBaLAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, it was Jimmie Johnson finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick (by 0.435 seconds) to win at Dover International Speedway.

This was Johnson’s fourth series win and ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 74th series career win and his 10th series win at “the Monster Mile.”

Following Johnson and Harvick to the drop of the checkered flag were Kyle Larson finishing third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Aric Almirola finished fifth.

Martin Truex Jr., who led the most laps – 131 out of 405, finished in sixth-place, while Jamie McMurray finished seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Clint Bowyer ninth and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-10 finishing positions.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Dover with a 44-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 119.547 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 16 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.435 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps

Next Up: The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 7th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

FedEx 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 405 Running 23 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 405 Running 91 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson 405 Running 0 41 0
4 5 Kasey Kahne 405 Running 0 40 0
5 43 Aric Almirola 405 Running 0 39 0
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 405 Running 131 40 2
7 1 Jamie McMurray 405 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 405 Running 0 36 0
9 15 Clint Bowyer 405 Running 1 36 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 405 Running 0 34 0
11 22 Joey Logano 405 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 404 Running 28 33 1
13 55 David Ragan 404 Running 0 31 0
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 403 Running 3 31 1
15 10 Danica Patrick 403 Running 0 29 0
16 14 Tony Stewart 403 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle 403 Running 0 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 402 Running 0 26 0
19 19 Carl Edwards 402 Running 3 26 1
20 7 Alex Bowman 402 Running 0 24 0
21 11 Denny Hamlin 402 Running 118 24 1
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 400 Running 0 22 0
23 40 Landon Cassill (i) 400 Running 0 0 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 400 Running 0 20 0
25 38 David Gilliland 399 Running 0 19 0
26 35 Cole Whitt 399 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Casey Mears 399 Running 0 17 0
28 34 Brett Moffitt # 398 Running 0 16 0
29 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
30 26 Jeb Burton # 396 Running 0 14 0
31 41 Kurt Busch 396 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 395 Running 0 12 0
33 3 Austin Dillon 395 Running 0 11 0
34 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Mike Bliss (i) 391 Running 0 0 0
36 18 Kyle Busch 374 Accident 7 9 1
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 373 Running 0 7 0
38 33 Brian Scott (i) 372 Accident 0 0 0
39 20 Matt Kenseth 346 Suspension 0 5 0
40 98 Josh Wise 346 Electrical 0 4 0
41 46 Michael Annett 317 Running 0 3 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier 310 Running 0 2 0
43 6 Trevor Bayne 221 Running 0 1 0

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Hamlin gives Joe Gibbs first victory in NASCAR All-Star race

CFLYo4tWgAAkQ77Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was pole-sitter Danny Hamlin holding off Kevin Harvick – by 0.923 seconds – to win the 31st running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint All-Star race and a million dollars.

Kurt Busch finished in third behind Hamlin and Harvick, and they were followed by Jeff Gordon finishing fourth and Matt Kenseth taking fifth-place.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kyle Busch finishing sixth, Kasey Kahne seventh, Joey Logano eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. bringing home 10th-place.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 106.452 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 33 Mins, 00 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.923 Seconds
Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 0 laps

Next Up: Back to racing for points and the longest race of the season with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 24th, with an approximate starting time of 6:20 p.m. (ET).

NASCAR Inspection complete: 11 & 4 to R&D. Reviewing potential infraction by member of 48 team during race: Modifying side skirt

Sprint All-Star Race Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led
1 11 Denny Hamlin 110 Running 26
2 4 Kevin Harvick 110 Running 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 110 Running 24
4 24 Jeff Gordon 110 Running 0
5 20 Matt Kenseth 110 Running 0
6 18 Kyle Busch 110 Running 0
7 5 Kasey Kahne 110 Running 11
8 22 Joey Logano 110 Running 0
9 2 Brad Keselowski 110 Running 49
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 110 Running 0
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 110 Running 0
12 15 Clint Bowyer 110 Running 0
13 16 Greg Biffle 110 Running 0
14 43 Aric Almirola 110 Running 0
15 48 Jimmie Johnson 110 Running 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 110 Running 0
17 19 Carl Edwards 110 Running 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 110 Running 0
19 14 Tony Stewart 110 Running 0
20 10 Danica Patrick 78 Running 0

 

The Sprint All-Star Race Segment Finished
Pos. Car # Driver Seg-ment 1 Seg-ment 2 Seg-ment 3 Seg-ment 4 Seg-ment 5 Average 
1 41 Kurt Busch 5 2 3 1 3 2.8
2 2 Brad Keselowski 4 1 1 4 9 3.8
3 4 Kevin Harvick 10 6 2 2 2 4.4
4 5 Kasey Kahne 1 5 5 5 7 4.6
5 24 Jeff Gordon 6 3 6 7 4 5.2
6 11 Denny Hamlin 2 8 13 3 1 5.4
7 22 Joey Logano 7 4 4 16 8 7.8
8 20 Matt Kenseth 13 9 7 10 5 8.8
9 18 Kyle Busch 14 7 19 9 6 11.0
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 3 12 16 14 10 11.0
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 16 10 12 8 11 11.4
12 48 Jimmie Johnson 9 13 9 12 15 11.6
13 15 Clint Bowyer 11 11 10 19 12 12.6
14 19 Carl Edwards 15 17 8 6 17 12.6
15 1 Jamie McMurray 12 14 11 15 16 13.6
16 16 Greg Biffle 8 20 17 17 13 15.0
17 31 Ryan Newman 19 18 15 11 18 16.2
18 14 Tony Stewart 20 15 14 13 19 16.2
19 43 Aric Almirola 18 19 18 18 14 17.4
20 10 Danica Patrick 17 16 20 20 20 18.6

 

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Jeff Gordon earns Sprint Cup pole in Hendrick onslaught at ‘Dega

CEBZjgIVAAAs5BUHendrick Motorsports take 4 of the top-5 starting positions for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) GEICO 500, as Jeff Gordon – with a qualifying lap speed of 194.793 MPH – captured the pole Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS).

This was Gordon’s third series pole and sitxh top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 80th series career pole and his fourth series pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

Gordon’s fellow teammate, Kasey Kahne (193.685 MPH) will start second on the outside pole, and they will be followed by Ryan Blaney (193.611) starting third, while the rest of the Hendrick Motorsports stable of Dale Earnhardt Jr. (193.599) and Jimmie Johnson (193.427) start fourth and fifth respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Tony Stewart (193.419 MPH) starting sixth, Paul Menard (193.412) seventh, Matt Kenseth (193.357) eighth, David Ragan (193.006) ninth and Clint Bowyer (192.808) will start from 10th.

There were two drivers that failed to make the 43-car field starting lineup, and they were series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Jeb Burton and driver Michael McDowell.

The 46th annual GEICO 500 is slated to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

GEICO 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 24 Jeff Gordon 49.171 49.160 Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne 49.577 49.441 -0.281
3 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 49.508 49.460 -0.019
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 49.587 49.463 -0.003
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 49.601 49.507 -0.044
6 14 Tony Stewart 49.634 49.509 -0.002
7 27 Paul Menard 49.496 49.511 -0.002
8 20 Matt Kenseth 49.508 49.525 -0.014
9 18 David Ragan 49.591 49.615 -0.090
10 15 Clint Bowyer 49.667 49.666 -0.051
11 13 Casey Mears 49.654 49.693 -0.027
12 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 49.623 49.786 -0.093
Eliminated From Round 1
13 3 Austin Dillon 49.671 Eliminated -0.048
14 42 Kyle Larson 49.671 Eliminated 0.000
15 2 Brad Keselowski 49.674 Eliminated -0.003
16 33 Brian Scott (i) 49.677 Eliminated -0.003
17 11 Denny Hamlin 49.684 Eliminated -0.007
18 31 Ryan Newman 49.690 Eliminated -0.006
19 41 Kurt Busch 49.699 Eliminated -0.009
20 16 Greg Biffle 49.701 Eliminated -0.002
21 22 Joey Logano 49.714 Eliminated -0.013
22 19 Carl Edwards 49.723 Eliminated -0.009
23 55 Michael Waltrip 49.828 Eliminated -0.105
24 4 Kevin Harvick 49.862 Eliminated -0.034
25 10 Danica Patrick 49.918 Eliminated -0.056
26 1 Jamie McMurray 49.972 Eliminated -0.054
27 6 Trevor Bayne 49.972 Eliminated 0.000
28 43 Aric Almirola 49.975 Eliminated -0.003
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 49.984 Eliminated -0.009
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 50.006 Eliminated -0.022
31 47 AJ Allmendinger 50.070 Eliminated -0.064
32 32 Bobby Labonte 50.090 Eliminated -0.020
33 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 50.132 Eliminated -0.042
34 98 Josh Wise 50.200 Eliminated -0.068
35 51 Justin Allgaier 50.205 Eliminated -0.005
36 78 Martin Truex Jr. 50.211 Eliminated -0.006
37 7 Alex Bowman 50.235 Eliminated -0.024
38 34 Chris Buescher (i) 50.292 Eliminated -0.057
39 38 David Gilliland 50.327 Eliminated -0.035
40 46 Michael Annett 50.361 Eliminated -0.034
41 35 Cole Whitt 50.466 Eliminated -0.105
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 50.602 Eliminated -0.136
43 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 50.707 Eliminated -0.105
Did Not Qualify
44 95 Michael McDowell 50.548 Eliminated 0.159
45 26 Jeb Burton # 50.672 Eliminated -0.124

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

 

 

 

 

Matt Kenseth survives rain, 11 extra laps to break 51-race winless streak at Bristol

CDAKoJnW4AA1js7From the pole to victory lane, Matt Kenseth broke a 51-race winless streak Saturday night, as he held off Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

This was Kenseth’s first series win of the 2015 season, his 32nd series career win and his fourth series win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

Following Kenseth and Johnson to the drop of the checkered flag were Jeff Gordon finishing third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fourth and Ryan Newman finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Tony Stewart claiming sixth, Kyle Larson seventh, Justin Allgaier eighth, Danica Patrick ninth and Austin Dillon brought home 10th.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, was involved in an incident that resulted in a 38th-place finish, and leaves Bristol with a 30-point lead over Joey Logano – who was also involved in an incident and finished 40th.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 74.997 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 37 Mins, 54 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.287 Seconds
Lead Changes: 21 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 11 for 117 laps

Next Up: The Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 25th, with an approximate starting time of 7:20 p.m. (ET), and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 511 Running 47 47 4
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 511 Running 0 42 0
3 24 Jeff Gordon 511 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 511 Running 0 40 0
5 31 Ryan Newman 511 Running 0 39 0
6 14 Tony Stewart 511 Running 0 38 0
7 42 Kyle Larson 511 Running 90 38 1
8 51 Justin Allgaier 511 Running 0 36 0
9 10 Danica Patrick 511 Running 0 35 0
10 3 Austin Dillon 511 Running 0 34 0
11 27 Paul Menard 511 Running 0 33 0
12 15 Clint Bowyer 511 Running 0 32 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 511 Running 0 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray 510 Running 0 30 0
15 41 Kurt Busch 510 Running 98 30 1
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 509 Running 0 28 0
17 55 Brett Moffitt # 509 Running 0 27 0
18 38 David Gilliland 508 Running 0 26 0
19 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 508 Running 0 25 0
20 7 Alex Bowman 508 Running 0 24 0
21 83 Matt Dibenedetto 508 Running 0 23 0
22 95 Michael McDowell 507 Running 0 22 0
23 46 Michael Annett 507 Running 0 21 0
24 19 Carl Edwards 507 Running 86 21 1
25 34 Chris Buescher (i) 505 Running 0 0 0
26 11 Denny Hamlin 505 Running 0 18 0
27 35 Cole Whitt 504 Running 0 17 0
28 6 Trevor Bayne 504 Running 0 16 0
29 78 Martin Truex Jr. 504 Running 0 15 0
30 16 Greg Biffle 504 Running 6 15 1
31 32 Mike Bliss(i) 502 Running 0 0 0
32 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 496 Running 0 0 0
33 33 Alex Kennedy # 490 Running 0 11 0
34 47 AJ Allmendinger 489 Accident 0 10 0
35 2 Brad Keselowski 489 Running 0 9 0
36 13 Casey Mears 487 Accident 0 8 0
37 5 Kasey Kahne 482 Accident 0 7 0
38 4 Kevin Harvick 468 Running 184 8 2
39 98 Josh Wise 466 Accident 0 5 0
40 22 Joey Logano 452 Running 0 4 0
41 18 David Ragan 435 Running 0 3 0
42 26 Jeb Burton # 416 Accident 0 2 0
43 40 Landon Cassill (i) 288 Accident 0 0 0

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