Harvick fastest in rain-shortened Cup practice at Richmond

Kevin HarvickEarly Friday afternoon rain forced the first 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) to be cut short (by around 20-minutes), and it was Kevin Harvick – with a lap speed of 129.069 MPH – who was the quickest in the shortened Toyota Owners 400 practice.

Joey Logano was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 128.694 MPH, and he was followed by Jimmie Johnson (128.187) who was third, last week’s winner Carl Edwards (128.181) fourth and Denny Hamlin (128.156) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Brad Keselowski (128.011 MPH) who was sixth, Kurt Busch (127.799) seventh, Kasey Kahne (127.334) eighth, Kyle Busch (127.298) ninth and AJ Allmendinger (127.220) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Weather permitting, the teams will return to the track at 4:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race, and it was Jeff Gordon – on Sept. 7, 2013 – that currently holds the series’ RIR qualifying track record speed of 130.599 MPH. If qualifying is rained out, then the starting lineup will be based upon this practice session’s speeds.

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

The 62nd annual Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Toyota Owners 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Kevin Harvick 129.069 20.919 Leader 9
2 22 Joey Logano 128.694 20.980 -0.061 35
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 128.187 21.063 -0.144 8
4 19 Carl Edwards 128.181 21.064 -0.145 7
5 11 Denny Hamlin 128.156 21.068 -0.149 9
6 2 Brad Keselowski 128.011 21.092 -0.173 26
7 41 Kurt Busch 127.799 21.127 -0.208 10
8 5 Kasey Kahne 127.334 21.204 -0.285 18
9 18 Kyle Busch 127.298 21.210 -0.291 14
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 127.220 21.223 -0.304 25
11 3 Austin Dillon 127.208 21.225 -0.306 11
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 125.517 21.511 -0.592 22
13 20 Matt Kenseth 125.307 21.547 -0.628 12
14 31 Ryan Newman 124.913 21.615 -0.696 11
15 42 Kyle Larson 124.861 21.624 -0.705 23
16 6 Trevor Bayne 124.775 21.639 -0.720 14
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 124.775 21.639 -0.720 22
18 14 Tony Stewart 124.700 21.652 -0.733 38
19 16 Greg Biffle 124.527 21.682 -0.763 15
20 44 Brian Scott # 124.516 21.684 -0.765 19
21 10 Danica Patrick 124.487 21.689 -0.770 15
22 78 Martin Truex Jr. 124.481 21.690 -0.771 13
23 24 Chase Elliott # 124.464 21.693 -0.774 37
24 43 Aric Almirola 124.064 21.763 -0.844 15
25 13 Casey Mears 123.734 21.821 -0.902 20
26 27 Paul Menard 123.598 21.845 -0.926 16
27 1 Jamie McMurray 123.553 21.853 -0.934 13
28 38 Landon Cassill 123.125 21.929 -1.010 8
29 21 Ryan Blaney* # 122.566 22.029 -1.110 15
30 23 David Ragan 122.266 22.083 -1.164 11
31 30 Josh Wise* 121.995 22.132 -1.213 13
32 95 Michael McDowell 121.990 22.133 -1.214 7
33 34 Chris Bueshcher # 121.891 22.151 -1.232 24
34 7 Regan Smith 121.469 22.223 -1.304 9
35 55 Reed Sorenson* 121.250 22.268 -1.349 10
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 121.131 22.290 -1.371 8
37 93 Ryan Ellis* (i) 120.182 22.466 -1.547 21
38 98 Cole Whitt* 119.660 22.564 -1.645 14
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 119.458 22.602 -1.683 14
40 15 Clint Bowyer 117.842 22.912 -1.993 6
41 46 Michael Annett 0.000 0.000 20.919 0

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(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 14 Tony Stewart 8 17 120.327 Leader Leader
2 13 Casey Mears 6 15 120.298 -0.029 -0.029
3 5 Kasey Kahne 9 18 120.021 -0.306 -0.277
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 13 22 119.499 -0.828 -0.522
5 24 Chase Elliott # 14 23 119.454 -0.873 -0.045
6 34 Chris Bueshcher # 1 10 118.822 -1.505 -0.632
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kevin Harvick edges out Carl Edwards in photo finish for eighth Phoenix win

CddpktwWwAA6USRThe 2015 March NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Phoenix Int’l Raceway event winner, Kevin Harvick, defended his victory with a dominant win in Sunday’s 2016 NSCS Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway.

Harvick, who led the most laps – 139 out of 313, received his first series victory and fourth top-10 finish of the season, his 32nd series career victory in 542 races and his eighth series victory in 27 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Carl Edwards finished 0.010 seconds behind Harvick to finish in the runner-up position (a new track record. Previously held by Ryan Newman with a 0.13 second win over Jeff Gordon in 2010), and they were followed by Denny Hamlin finishing third, pole-sitter Kyle Busch fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished in fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kurt Busch bringing home sixth, Matt Kenseth seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott eighth, Austin Dillon ninth and ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney taking 10th-place.

Both Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch leave Phoenix with the identical amount in the point standings (154), but with his victory today, Harvick is recorded as the points leader.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 113.212 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 45 Mins, 53 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.010 Seconds
Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps

Up Next: The Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 20th, with an approximate starting time of 3:50 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX.

Notes: At-track tech is done. No issues. Harvick and Edwards cars back to R&D.

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Good Sam 500(k) Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick 313 Running 139 45 5
2 19 Carl Edwards 313 Running 65 40 1
3 11 Denny Hamlin 313 Running 0 38 0
4 18 Kyle Busch 313 Running 75 38 1
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 313 Running 34 37 1
6 41 Kurt Busch 313 Running 0 35 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 313 Running 0 34 0
8 24 Chase Elliott # 313 Running 0 33 0
9 3 Austin Dillon 313 Running 0 32 0
10 21 Ryan Blaney # 313 Running 0 31 0
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 313 Running 0 30 0
12 42 Kyle Larson 313 Running 0 29 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 313 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 313 Running 0 27 0
15 14 Ty Dillon (i) 313 Running 0 0 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 313 Running 0 25 0
17 47 AJ Allmendinger 313 Running 0 24 0
18 22 Joey Logano 312 Running 0 23 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 312 Running 0 22 0
20 83 Matt Dibenedetto 312 Running 0 21 0
21 16 Greg Biffle 312 Running 0 20 0
22 5 Kasey Kahne 312 Running 0 19 0
23 6 Trevor Bayne 311 Running 0 18 0
24 23 David Ragan 309 Running 0 17 0
25 38 Landon Cassill 308 Running 0 16 0
26 95 Michael McDowell 308 Running 0 15 0
27 44 Brian Scott # 308 Running 0 14 0
28 7 Regan Smith 308 Running 0 13 0
29 2 Brad Keselowski 307 Running 0 12 0
30 34 Chris Bueshcher # 307 Running 0 11 0
31 15 Clint Bowyer 307 Running 0 10 0
32 32 Joey Gase 305 Running 0 9 0
33 46 Michael Annett 303 Running 0 8 0
34 30 Josh Wise 303 Running 0 7 0
35 13 Casey Mears 268 Running 0 6 0
36 98 Cole Whitt 236 Overheating 0 5 0
37 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 161 Accident 0 4 0
38 27 Paul Menard 104 Accident 0 3 0
39 31 Ryan Newman 51 Accident 0 2 0

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

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 154 Leader 4 1 2 4 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 154 0 4 0 4 4 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 140 -14 4 1 2 2 0
4 41 Kurt Busch 137 -17 4 0 1 4 0
5 19 Carl Edwards 136 -18 4 0 3 3 0
6 11 Denny Hamlin 131 -23 4 1 2 2 0
7 22 Joey Logano 127 -27 4 0 1 2 0
8 3 Austin Dillon 122 -32 4 0 1 3 0
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 117 -37 4 0 1 2 0
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 115 -39 4 0 2 3 1
11 2 Brad Keselowski 110 -44 4 1 1 2 0
12 21 Ryan Blaney # 104 -50 4 0 0 2 0
13 43 Aric Almirola 100 -54 4 0 0 0 0
14 5 Kasey Kahne 96 -58 4 0 0 1 0
15 1 Jamie McMurray 94 -60 4 0 0 0 0
16 20 Matt Kenseth 90 -64 4 0 0 1 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 42 Kyle Larson 85 -5 4 0 0 1 0
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 83 -7 4 0 0 1 1
19 16 Greg Biffle 76 -14 4 0 0 0 0
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 75 -15 4 0 0 0 0
21 24 Chase Elliott # 74 -16 4 0 0 2 1
22 6 Trevor Bayne 74 -16 4 0 0 0 0
23 7 Regan Smith 70 -20 4 0 0 1 0
24 10 Danica Patrick 69 -21 4 0 0 0 1
25 31 Ryan Newman 68 -22 4 0 0 0 1
26 27 Paul Menard 65 -25 4 0 0 0 1
27 13 Casey Mears 60 -30 4 0 0 0 0
28 44 Brian Scott # 56 -34 4 0 0 0 0
29 38 Landon Cassill 52 -38 4 0 0 0 0
30 59 Michael McDowell 51 -39 4 0 0 0 0
31 23 David Ragan 48 -42 4 0 0 0 0
32 46 Michael Annett 45 -45 4 0 0 0 0
33 93 Matt Dibenedetto 44 -46 4 0 0 0 1
34 15 Clint Bowyer 43 -47 4 0 0 0 0
35 34 Chris Bueshcher # 41 -49 4 0 0 0 1
36 14 Brian Vickers 20 -70 2 0 0 0 0
37 30 Josh Wise 15 -75 3 0 0 0 0
38 83 Michael Waltrip 12 -78 1 0 0 0 0
39 98 Cole Whitt 12 -78 3 0 0 0 2
40 32 Bobby Labonte 11 -79 1 0 0 0 0
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 11 -79 2 0 0 0 0
42 32 Joey Gase 9 -81 1 0 0 0 0
43 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -87 1 0 0 0 1

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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 116 Leader 4
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 0 110 -6 4
3 Hendrick Motorsports 48 1 109 -7 4
4 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 104 -12 4
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 0 102 -14 4
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 100 -16 4
7 Team Penske 22 0 98 -18 4
8 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 96 -20 4
9 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 93 -23 4
10 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 90 -26 4
11 Team Penske 2 1 79 -37 4
12 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 78 -38 4
13 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 77 -39 4
14 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 76 -40 4
15 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 73 -43 4
16 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 72 -44 4
17 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 72 -44 4
18 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 69 -47 4
19 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 61 -55 4
20 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 57 -59 4
21 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 57 -59 4
22 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 56 -60 4
23 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 56 -60 4
24 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 56 -60 4
25 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 54 -62 4
26 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 47 -69 4
27 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 44 -72 4
28 Germain Racing 13 0 42 -74 4
29 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 41 -75 4
30 BK Racing 83 0 37 -79 4
31 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 36 -80 4
32 BK Racing 23 0 36 -80 4
33 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 34 -82 4
34 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 33 -83 4
35 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 31 -85 4
36 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 30 -86 4
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 26 -90 4
38 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 22 -94 1
39 The Motorsports Group 30 0 8 -108 4
40 Premium Motorsports 98 0 7 -109 4
41 BK Racing 26 0 3 -113 1
42 BK Racing 93 0 1 -115 1
43 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 0 -116 1
44 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -116 1

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 21 Ryan Blaney 48 Leader
2 26 Chase Elliott 44 -4
3 44 Brian Scott 36 -12
4 34 Chris Buescher 35 -13
5 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt 15 -33

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 2 166 Leader
2 Toyota 1 162 -4
3 Ford 1 142 -24

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Kyle Busch, #18 138.387 mph
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Kyle Busch, #18
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18
Ingersoll Rand Power Move Kyle Larson, #42 6 positions
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Hendrick Engines, #4
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kevin Harvick, #4
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race Kevin Harvick, #4 Crew Chief R. Childers
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Chase Elliott, #24
3M Lap Leader Jimmie Johnson, #48 76 Laps
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Kyle Busch, #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch fastest in final Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Harick and BuschThe 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Kevin Harvick – with a lap speed of 136.317 MPH – finished at the top of the speed chart in Saturday’s final 2016 NSCS Good Sam 500(k) practice session at Phoenix International Raceway.

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 136.173 MPH was Kurt Busch, and he was followed by his brother and pole-sitter, Kyle Busch (136.096 MPH) who was third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (136.044) fourth and Austin Dillon (135.947) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (135.926 MPH) who was sixth, Brad Keselowski (135.916) seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (135.905) eighth, Joey Logano (135.859) ninth and ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney (135.813) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500(k) Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Kevin Harvick 136.317 26.409 Leader 39
2 41 Kurt Busch 136.173 26.437 -0.028 53
3 18 Kyle Busch 136.096 26.452 -0.043 43
4 24 Chase Elliott # 136.044 26.462 -0.053 30
5 3 Austin Dillon 135.947 26.481 -0.072 40
6 5 Kasey Kahne 135.926 26.485 -0.076 36
7 2 Brad Keselowski 135.916 26.487 -0.078 48
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 135.905 26.489 -0.080 46
9 22 Joey Logano 135.859 26.498 -0.089 48
10 21 Ryan Blaney # 135.813 26.507 -0.098 54
11 11 Denny Hamlin 135.808 26.508 -0.099 50
12 42 Kyle Larson 135.747 26.502 -0.093 43
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 135.695 26.530 -0.121 60
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 135.690 26.531 -0.122 44
15 19 Carl Edwards 135.619 26.545 -0.136 34
16 27 Paul Menard 135.588 26.551 -0.142 49
17 43 Aric Almirola 135.328 26.602 -0.193 44
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 135.318 26.604 -0.195 42
18 31 Ryan Newman 135.303 26.607 -0.198 39
19 23 David Ragan 135.237 26.620 -0.211 38
20 83 Matt Dibenedetto 135.216 26.624 -0.215 34
21 10 Danica Patrick 135.171 26.633 -0.224 36
22 20 Matt Kenseth 135.161 26.635 -0.226 38
23 16 Greg Biffle 134.963 26.674 -0.265 36
25 47 AJ Allmendinger 134.892 26.688 -0.279 30
26 14 Ty Dillon (i) 134.867 26.693 -0.284 46
27 1 Jamie McMurray 134.685 26.729 -0.320 47
28 13 Casey Mears 134.625 26.741 -0.332 29
29 7 Regan Smith 134.434 26.779 -0.370 31
30 6 Trevor Bayne 134.303 26.805 -0.396 18
31 15 Clint Bowyer 134.303 26.805 -0.396 24
32 44 Brian Scott # 133.884 26.889 -0.480 39
33 38 Landon Cassill 133.869 26.892 -0.483 28
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 133.690 26.928 -0.519 33
35 95 Michael McDowell 133.072 27.053 -0.644 33
36 98 Cole Whitt 132.567 27.156 -0.747 27
37 32 Joey Gase (i) 131.368 27.404 -0.995 26
38 46 Michael Annett 131.353 27.407 -0.998 16
39 30 Josh Wise 131.210 27.437 -1.028 20

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Kevin Harvick wins at Dover; Jimmie Johnson eliminated from Chase

2Kevin Harvick did what he needed to do to advance from round 1 in the “chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship,” and that was to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Harvick, who dominated the race as he led the most laps – 355 out of 400 – and had to win to advance, received his third series victory and 23rd top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 31st series career victory in 531 races and his first series win in 30 races at Dover.

Finishing 2.639 seconds behind Harvick for second-place was Kyle Busch, and they were followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing third, Jamie McMurray fourth and Aric Almirola finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kasey Kahne bringing home sixth-place, “pole-sitter” Matt Kenseth seventh, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eighth, Kyle Larson ninth and Joey Logano claimed 10th-place.

With round 1 – The Challenger Round (Chicagoland, New Hampshire & Dover) – over, the points now reset to 3000 for all 12 drivers advancing to round 2 – The Contender Round (Charlotte, Kansas & Talladega). Those 12 drivers advancing are: Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Eliminated from advancing to the next round in the “Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship,” and will now just focus on trying to win in the last seven races of the season were: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson (finished 41st due to rearend axle seal mechanical failure), Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard

Note: Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jamie McMurray finished round 1 with the identical points (2098) and were tied for 12th-place, and based upon the NASCAR rulebook, the tie-breaker went to Dale Jr., who had the best finish between the two in the round 1 races (which came in today’s race, finishing third and fourth respectively).

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 119.870 MPH
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 20 Mins, 13 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 2.639 Seconds
Lead Changes: 14 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 43 laps

Up Next: The Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 10th, with an approximate starting time of 7:20 p.m. (ET) on NBC.

AAA 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick 400 Running 355 48 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 400 Running 19 43 1
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 41 0
4 1 Jamie McMurray 400 Running 0 40 0
5 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 0 39 0
6 5 Kasey Kahne 400 Running 0 38 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 26 38 1
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 400 Running 0 36 0
9 42 Kyle Larson 400 Running 0 35 0
10 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 0 34 0
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. 400 Running 0 33 0
12 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 0 32 0
13 16 Greg Biffle 400 Running 0 31 0
14 15 Clint Bowyer 400 Running 0 30 0
15 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 0 29 0
16 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 0 28 0
17 41 Kurt Busch 400 Running 0 27 0
18 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 0 26 0
19 31 Ryan Newman 399 Running 0 25 0
20 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 398 Running 0 24 0
21 10 Danica Patrick 398 Running 0 23 0
22 55 David Ragan 398 Running 0 22 0
23 3 Austin Dillon 398 Running 0 21 0
24 13 Casey Mears 397 Running 0 20 0
25 27 Paul Menard 397 Running 0 19 0
26 14 Tony Stewart 396 Running 0 18 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier 395 Running 0 17 0
28 35 Cole Whitt 394 Running 0 16 0
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 394 Running 0 15 0
30 38 David Gilliland 394 Running 0 14 0
31 6 Trevor Bayne 393 Running 0 13 0
32 7 Alex Bowman 393 Running 0 12 0
33 98 Reed Sorenson 391 Running 0 11 0
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 391 Running 0 10 0
35 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 390 Running 0 0 0
36 32 Josh Wise 389 Running 0 8 0
37 46 Michael Annett 387 Running 0 7 0
38 33 Alex Kennedy # 386 Running 0 6 0
39 62 Timmy Hill (i) 380 Running 0 0 0
40 40 Landon Cassill (i) 365 Engine 0 0 0
41 48 Jimmie Johnson 364 Running 0 3 0
42 34 Brett Moffitt # 346 Accident 0 2 0
43 23 Jeb Burton # 186 Accident 0 1 0

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Gold -Chase Drivers
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Standings
After Race 29 at Dover International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 20 Matt Kenseth 3000 Leader 29 5 12 19 2
2 22 Joey Logano 3000 0 29 3 17 23 0
3 11 Denny Hamlin 3000 0 29 2 11 15 1
4 19 Carl Edwards 3000 0 29 2 5 11 2
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. 3000 0 29 1 7 18 2
6 41 Kurt Busch 3000 0 26 2 9 15 0
7 24 Jeff Gordon 3000 0 29 0 3 14 1
8 2 Brad Keselowski 3000 0 29 1 6 19 1
9 18 Kyle Busch 3000 0 18 4 7 11 2
10 31 Ryan Newman 3000 0 29 0 5 14 1
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 3000 0 29 2 13 18 1
12 4 Kevin Harvick 3000 0 29 3 19 23 1
13 1 Jamie McMurray 2098 -902 29 0 3 8 1
14 48 Jimmie Johnson 2086 -914 29 4 11 18 0
15 27 Paul Menard 2075 -925 29 0 2 4 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2048 -952 29 0 2 11 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 770 -2230 29 0 2 8 2
18 43 Aric Almirola 767 -2233 29 0 3 4 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 718 -2282 28 0 1 9 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 706 -2294 29 0 3 4 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 647 -2353 29 0 1 4 2
22 13 Casey Mears 624 -2376 29 0 0 1 3
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 600 -2400 29 0 0 3 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 597 -2403 29 0 0 2 3
25 14 Tony Stewart 581 -2419 29 0 0 2 4
26 55 David Ragan 576 -2424 29 0 1 1 5
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 570 -2430 29 0 0 3 2
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 561 -2439 29 0 1 2 2
29 6 Trevor Bayne 530 -2470 29 0 0 2 3
30 51 Justin Allgaier 482 -2518 29 0 0 1 4
31 35 Cole Whitt 446 -2554 29 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 433 -2567 29 0 0 0 2
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 352 -2648 25 0 0 1 1
34 7 Alex Bowman 352 -2648 28 0 0 0 4
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 319 -2681 26 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 309 -2691 29 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 234 -2766 22 0 0 1 4
38 26 Jeb Burton # 172 -2828 23 0 0 0 4
39 95 Michael McDowell 163 -2837 12 0 0 0 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 99 -2901 11 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 59 -2941 7 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -2961 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -2968 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -2974 2 0 0 0 0
45 98 Ryan Preece 12 -2988 1 0 0 0 0
46 66 Mike Wallace 8 -2992 1 0 0 0 0
47 98 TJ Bell 7 -2993 1 0 0 0 0
48 Eddie Macdonald 7 -2993 1 0 0 0 0
49 Will Kimmel III 6 -2994 1 0 0 0 0
50 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -2998 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie
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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 29 at Dover International Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs 20 5 2137 Leader 29
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 2123 -14 29
3 J D Gibbs 11 2 2119 -18 29
4 J D Gibbs 19 2 2118 -19 29
5 Barney Visser 78 1 2104 -33 29
6 Gene Haas 41 2 2100 -37 29
7 Rick Hendrick 24 0 2100 -37 29
8 Roger Penske 2 1 2100 -37 29
9 Joe Gibbs 18 4 2099 -38 29
10 Richard Childress 31 0 2099 -38 29
11 Rick Hendrick 88 2 2098 -39 29
12 Felix Sabates 1 0 2098 -39 29
13 Jeff Gordon 48 4 2086 -51 29
14 Tony Stewart 4 3 2082 -55 29
15 Richard Childress 27 0 2075 -62 29
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2048 -89 29
17 Linda Hendrick 5 0 770 -1367 29
18 Richard Petty 43 0 767 -1370 29
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 746 -1391 29
20 Jack Roush 16 0 706 -1431 29
21 Richard Childress 3 0 647 -1490 29
22 Bob Germain 13 0 624 -1513 29
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 600 -1537 29
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 597 -1540 29
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 581 -1556 29
26 Richard Petty 9 0 570 -1567 29
27 John Henry 17 0 561 -1576 29
28 Michael Waltrip 55 0 542 -1595 29
29 John Henry 6 0 530 -1607 29
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 482 -1655 29
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 446 -1691 29
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 433 -1704 29
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 389 -1748 29
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 387 -1750 29
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 352 -1785 29
36 Ron Devine 83 0 344 -1793 29
37 Joe Falk 33 0 341 -1796 29
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 294 -1843 29
39 Ron Devine 23 0 258 -1879 29
40 Mike Curb 98 0 239 -1898 29
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 232 -1905 29
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -1934 14
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 181 -1956 29
44 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -1974 16
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 99 -2038 29
46 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -2048 5
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -2125 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -2129 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -2131 13
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -2137 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -2137 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 29 at Dover International Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 12 1273 Leader
2 Toyota 13 1228 -45
3 Ford 4 1200 -73

 

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Kevin Harvick fastest in final Sprint Cup practice

HarvickThe reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 134.577 MPH, was the fastest early Saturday afternoon during the final SYLVANIA 300 practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

Kyle Busch was second fastest with a lap speed of 134.150 MPH, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (134.032 MPH) who was third, Jimmie Johnson (133.943) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter Carl Edwards (133.919) was  fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kasey Kahne (133.905 MPH) who was sixth fastest, Denny Hamlin (133.896) seventh, Austin Dillon (133.576)  eighth Kurt Busch (133.562) ninth, and Matt Kenseth (133.553) posting 10th.

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

Sylvania 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Kevin Harvick 134.577 28.302 Leader 39
2 18 Kyle Busch 134.150 28.392 -0.090 47
3 2 Brad Keselowski 134.032 28.417 -0.115 51
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 133.943 28.436 -0.134 46
5 19 Carl Edwards 133.919 28.441 -0.139 55
6 5 Kasey Kahne 133.905 28.444 -0.142 35
7 11 Denny Hamlin 133.896 28.446 -0.144 50
8 3 Austin Dillon 133.576 28.514 -0.212 48
9 41 Kurt Busch 133.562 28.517 -0.215 54
10 20 Matt Kenseth 133.553 28.519 -0.217 47
11 22 Joey Logano 133.530 28.524 -0.222 45
12 24 Jeff Gordon 133.520 28.526 -0.224 40
13 42 Kyle Larson 133.352 28.562 -0.260 57
14 1 Jamie McMurray 133.319 28.569 -0.267 46
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 133.259 28.582 -0.280 55
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 133.147 28.606 -0.304 37
17 10 Danica Patrick 133.138 28.608 -0.306 55
18 16 Greg Biffle 133.100 28.616 -0.314 37
19 13 Casey Mears 133.007 28.636 -0.334 35
20 55 David Ragan 132.998 28.638 -0.336 56
21 27 Paul Menard 132.850 28.670 -0.368 45
22 31 Ryan Newman 132.799 28.681 -0.379 41
23 14 Tony Stewart 132.757 28.690 -0.388 53
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 132.743 28.693 -0.391 23
25 43 Aric Almirola 132.397 28.768 -0.466 48
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 132.282 28.793 -0.491 44
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 132.273 28.795 -0.493 42
28 15 Clint Bowyer 132.255 28.799 -0.497 41
29 51 Justin Allgaier 132.186 28.814 -0.512 31
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 131.688 28.923 -0.621 28
31 6 Trevor Bayne 131.433 28.979 -0.677 44
32 35 Cole Whitt 131.189 29.033 -0.731 20
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 131.171 29.037 -0.735 32
34 7 Alex Bowman 131.162 29.039 -0.737 26
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 131.058 29.062 -0.760 50
36 26 Josh Wise 130.981 29.079 -0.777 28
37 98 Ryan Preece 130.716 29.138 -0.836 31
38 38 David Gilliland 130.318 29.227 -0.925 22
39 46 Michael Annett 130.260 29.240 -0.938 41
40 23 Jeb Burton # 129.736 29.358 -1.056 30
41 33 BJ McLeod 128.667 29.602 -1.300 33
42 62 Timmy Hill (i) 126.736 30.053 -1.751 21
43 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 0.000 0.000 28.302 0

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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.

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Sprint Cup qualifying at Chicago canceled for weather; Harvick earns pole

1393805305000-harvick-gallery-introQualifying on Friday for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled due to rain, and the starting lineup will be based upon the NASCAR rule book – practice session speeds/owners points and attempts made.

Leading the field to the drop of the green flag on Sunday will be the defending series champion, Kevin Harvick, and he will be followed by Joey Logano starting second, Brad Keselowski third, Martin Truex Jr. fourth and Austin Dillon starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ryan Newman starting from sixth, Kyle Busch seventh, Kasey Kahne eighth, Kurt Busch ninth and Jeff Gordon will start 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car field and going home were Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell and Travis Kvapil

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions starting with an early afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice 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 Starting Lineup Results
Pos. Car # Driver Reason
1 4 Kevin Harvick Practice Speed
2 22 Joey Logano Practice Speed
3 2 Brad Keselowski Practice Speed
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Practice Speed
5 3 Austin Dillon Practice Speed
6 31 Ryan Newman Practice Speed
7 18 Kyle Busch Practice Speed
8 5 Kasey Kahne Practice Speed
9 41 Kurt Busch Practice Speed
10 24 Jeff Gordon Practice Speed
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Practice Speed
12 20 Matt Kenseth Practice Speed
13 1 Jamie McMurray Practice Speed
14 19 Carl Edwards Practice Speed
15 47 AJ Allmendinger Practice Speed
16 27 Paul Menard Practice Speed
17 16 Greg Biffle Practice Speed
18 42 Kyle Larson Practice Speed
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Practice Speed
20 43 Aric Almirola Practice Speed
21 33 Brian Scott (i) 2015 Owner Attempts
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Practice Speed
23 14 Tony Stewart Practice Speed
24 13 Casey Mears Practice Speed
25 10 Danica Patrick Practice Speed
26 15 Clint Bowyer Practice Speed
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Practice Speed
28 55 David Ragan Practice Speed
29 11 Denny Hamlin Practice Speed
30 6 Trevor Bayne Practice Speed
31 51 Justin Allgaier Practice Speed
32 7 Alex Bowman Practice Speed
33 35 Cole Whitt Practice Speed
34 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 2015 Owner Attempts
35 38 David Gilliland Practice Speed
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) Practice Speed
37 46 Michael Annett 2015 Owner Attempts
38 34 Brett Moffitt # Practice Speed
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # Practice Speed
40 32 Josh Wise 2015 Owner Attempts
41 23 Jeb Burton # 2015 Owner Attempts
42 98 Reed Sorenson 2015 Owner Attempts
43 62 Timmy Hill (i) 2015 Owner Attempts
44 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Did Not Qualify
45 95 Michael McDowell Did Not Qualify
46 30 Travis Kvapil (i) Did Not Qualify

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