Kenseth passes out-of-gas Harvick for Loudon win

4Matt Kenseth joined Denny Hamlin on the “win and you advance” list Sunday afternoon, as Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and will advance to round 2 in the “chase for the championship.”

This was Kenseth’s fifth series win and 18th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 36th series career win in 572 races and his second series win in 32 races at “the Magic Mile.”

Last week’s race winner, Denny Hamlin, finished 8.941 seconds behind Kenseth to finish second, and they were followed by Joey Logano finishing third, Greg Biffle fourth and pole-sitter Carl Edwards finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Jimmie Johnson taking sixth-place, Jeff Gordon seventh, Martin Truex Jr. eighth, Kasey Kahne ninth and Ryan Newman brought home 10th-place.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 106.480 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 58 Mins, 51 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 8.941 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 41 laps

Up Next: The AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 4th, with an approximate starting time of 2:50 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN.

Sylvania 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 300 Running 27 47 4
2 11 Denny Hamlin 300 Running 21 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano 300 Running 0 41 0
4 16 Greg Biffle 300 Running 12 41 1
5 19 Carl Edwards 300 Running 19 40 1
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 300 Running 0 38 0
7 24 Jeff Gordon 300 Running 0 37 0
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 300 Running 0 36 0
9 5 Kasey Kahne 300 Running 0 35 0
10 31 Ryan Newman 300 Running 0 34 0
11 14 Tony Stewart 300 Running 0 33 0
12 2 Brad Keselowski 300 Running 4 33 1
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 300 Running 0 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray 300 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 300 Running 0 29 0
16 6 Trevor Bayne 300 Running 0 28 0
17 42 Kyle Larson 300 Running 0 27 0
18 13 Casey Mears 300 Running 0 26 0
19 41 Kurt Busch 299 Running 0 25 0
20 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 299 Running 0 24 0
21 4 Kevin Harvick 299 Running 216 25 2
22 3 Austin Dillon 299 Running 0 22 0
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 299 Running 0 21 0
24 35 Cole Whitt 299 Running 1 21 1
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 299 Running 0 19 0
26 15 Clint Bowyer 299 Running 0 18 0
27 34 Brett Moffitt # 298 Running 0 17 0
28 38 David Gilliland 297 Running 0 16 0
29 46 Michael Annett 297 Running 0 15 0
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 297 Running 0 14 0
31 26 Josh Wise 297 Running 0 13 0
32 98 Ryan Preece 296 Running 0 12 0
33 23 Jeb Burton # 295 Running 0 11 0
34 33 BJ McLeod 293 Running 0 10 0
35 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 292 Running 0 0 0
36 62 Timmy Hill (i) 284 Running 0 0 0
37 18 Kyle Busch 262 Running 0 7 0
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 242 Running 0 0 0
39 51 Justin Allgaier 236 Accident 0 5 0
40 10 Danica Patrick 203 Accident 0 4 0
41 55 David Ragan 203 Accident 0 3 0
42 7 Alex Bowman 117 Accident 0 2 0
43 43 Aric Almirola 35 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 20 Matt Kenseth 2099 Leader 28 5 12 18 2
2 11 Denny Hamlin 2093 -6 28 2 11 15 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 2089 -10 28 2 5 11 2
4 22 Joey Logano 2089 -10 28 3 17 22 0
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 2083 -16 28 4 11 18 0
6 31 Ryan Newman 2074 -25 28 0 5 14 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 2073 -26 25 2 9 15 0
8 2 Brad Keselowski 2072 -27 28 1 6 19 1
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 2071 -28 28 1 7 18 2
10 24 Jeff Gordon 2068 -31 28 0 3 14 1
11 1 Jamie McMurray 2058 -41 28 0 2 7 1
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2057 -42 28 2 12 17 1
13 18 Kyle Busch 2056 -43 17 4 6 10 2
14 27 Paul Menard 2056 -43 28 0 2 4 1
15 4 Kevin Harvick 2034 -65 28 2 18 22 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2018 -81 28 0 2 11 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 732 -1286 28 0 2 7 2
18 43 Aric Almirola 728 -1290 28 0 2 3 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 683 -1335 27 0 1 8 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 675 -1343 28 0 3 4 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 626 -1392 28 0 1 4 2
22 13 Casey Mears 604 -1414 28 0 0 1 3
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 585 -1433 28 0 0 3 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 574 -1444 28 0 0 2 3
25 14 Tony Stewart 563 -1455 28 0 0 2 4
26 55 David Ragan 554 -1464 28 0 1 1 5
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 546 -1472 28 0 0 3 2
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 525 -1493 28 0 1 1 2
29 6 Trevor Bayne 517 -1501 28 0 2 3 0
30 51 Justin Allgaier 465 -1553 28 0 1 4 0
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 430 -35 28 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 419 -46 28 0 0 0 2
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 350 -115 24 0 0 1 0
34 7 Alex Bowman 340 -125 27 0 0 0 4
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 309 -156 25 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 302 -163 28 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 226 -239 21 0 0 1 4
38 26 Jeb Burton # 171 -294 22 0 0 0 3
39 95 Michael McDowell 163 -302 12 0 0 0 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -372 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 48 -417 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -426 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -433 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -439 2 0 0 0 0
45 98 Ryan Preece 12 -453 1 0 0 0 0
46 33 BJ McLeod 10 -455 1 0 0 0 0
47 66 Mike Wallace 8 -457 1 0 0 0 0
48 98 TJ Bell 7 -458 1 0 0 0 0
49 Eddie Macdonald 7 -458 1 0 0 0 0
50 Will Kimmel III 6 -459 1 0 0 0 0
51 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -463 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Joe Gibbs 20 5 2099 Leader 28
2 J D Gibbs 11 2 2093 -6 28
3 J D Gibbs 19 2 2089 -10 28
4 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 2089 -10 28
5 Jeff Gordon 48 4 2083 -16 28
6 Richard Childress 31 0 2074 -25 28
7 Gene Haas 41 2 2073 -26 28
8 Roger Penske 2 1 2072 -27 28
9 Barney Visser 78 1 2071 -28 28
10 Rick Hendrick 24 0 2068 -31 28
11 Felix Sabates 1 0 2058 -41 28
12 Rick Hendrick 88 2 2057 -42 28
13 Joe Gibbs 18 4 2056 -43 28
14 Richard Childress 27 0 2056 -43 28
15 Tony Stewart 4 2 2034 -65 28
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 2018 -81 28
17 Linda Hendrick 5 0 732 -1367 28
18 Richard Petty 43 0 728 -1371 28
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 711 -1388 28
20 Jack Roush 16 0 675 -1424 28
21 Richard Childress 3 0 626 -1473 28
22 Bob Germain 13 0 604 -1495 28
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 585 -1514 28
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 574 -1525 28
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 563 -1536 28
26 Richard Petty 9 0 546 -1553 28
27 John Henry 17 0 525 -1574 28
28 Michael Waltrip 55 0 520 -1579 28
29 John Henry 6 0 517 -1582 28
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 465 -1634 28
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 430 -1669 28
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 419 -1680 28
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 385 -1714 28
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 385 -1714 28
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 340 -1759 28
36 Joe Falk 33 0 335 -1764 28
37 Ron Devine 83 0 334 -1765 28
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 287 -1812 28
39 Ron Devine 23 0 257 -1842 28
40 Mike Curb 98 0 228 -1871 28
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 224 -1875 28
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -1896 14
43 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 172 -1927 28
44 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -1936 16
45 Jay Robinson 62 0 94 -2005 28
46 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -2010 5
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -2087 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -2091 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -2093 13
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -2099 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -2099 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1225 Leader
2 Toyota 13 1185 -40
3 Ford 4 1161 -64

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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
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Matt Kenseth wins at Richmond

7There was no catching Matt Kenseth Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), as Kenseth dominated the field and wins the final race of the regular season in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Kenseth, who led the most laps – 352 out of 400, received fourth his series win and 16th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 35th series career win in 570 races and his second series win in 32 races at Richmond.

Kenseth’s fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, took the checkered flag 0.951 seconds behind Kenseth for second, and they were followed by pole-sitter Joey Logano finishing third, Aric Almirola fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Denny Hamlin claiming sixth, Jeff Gordon seventh, Brad Keselowski eighth, Jimmie Johnson ninth and Clint Bowyer brought home 10th and a place in the chase.

With the end of the final race of the regular season, the points for the 16 drivers locked into the 10 races that make up “the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” will be reset based upon how many races they won, season stats and by points.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 100.353 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.951 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 47 laps

Up Next: The first race in the “chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” with the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 20th. The race is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN

Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 400 Running 352 48 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 400 Running 9 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano 400 Running 25 42 1
4 43 Aric Almirola 400 Running 0 40 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 400 Running 0 39 0
6 11 Denny Hamlin 400 Running 14 39 1
7 24 Jeff Gordon 400 Running 0 37 0
8 2 Brad Keselowski 400 Running 0 36 0
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 400 Running 0 35 0
10 15 Clint Bowyer 400 Running 0 34 0
11 19 Carl Edwards 400 Running 0 33 0
12 42 Kyle Larson 400 Running 0 32 0
13 1 Jamie McMurray 399 Running 0 31 0
14 4 Kevin Harvick 399 Running 0 30 0
15 41 Kurt Busch 399 Running 0 29 0
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 399 Running 0 28 0
17 55 David Ragan 398 Running 0 27 0
18 5 Kasey Kahne 398 Running 0 26 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 397 Running 0 25 0
20 31 Ryan Newman 397 Running 0 24 0
21 13 Casey Mears 397 Running 0 23 0
22 33 Brian Scott (i) 397 Running 0 0 0
23 6 Trevor Bayne 397 Running 0 21 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 397 Running 0 20 0
25 51 Justin Allgaier 397 Running 0 19 0
26 27 Paul Menard 397 Running 0 18 0
27 3 Austin Dillon 397 Running 0 17 0
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 397 Running 0 16 0
29 14 Tony Stewart 396 Running 0 15 0
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) 396 Running 0 0 0
31 16 Greg Biffle 396 Running 0 13 0
32 78 Martin Truex Jr. 394 Running 0 12 0
33 38 David Gilliland 393 Running 0 11 0
34 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 392 Running 0 0 0
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 391 Running 0 9 0
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 390 Running 0 8 0
37 7 Alex Bowman 390 Running 0 7 0
38 35 Cole Whitt 389 Running 0 6 0
39 23 Jeb Burton # 387 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 387 Running 0 0 0
41 98 Reed Sorenson 335 Running 0 3 0
42 95 Michael McDowell 287 Accident 0 2 0
43 46 Michael Annett 145 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 48 Jimmie Johnson 2012 Leader 26 4 11 17 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 2012 0 15 4 6 9 2
3 20 Matt Kenseth 2012 0 26 4 10 16 2
4 22 Joey Logano 2009 -3 26 3 16 20 0
5 4 Kevin Harvick 2006 -6 26 2 18 22 1
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2006 -6 26 2 12 17 1
7 41 Kurt Busch 2006 -6 23 2 8 14 0
8 19 Carl Edwards 2006 -6 26 2 3 9 2
9 2 Brad Keselowski 2003 -9 26 1 6 18 1
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 2003 -9 26 1 7 17 2
11 11 Denny Hamlin 2003 -9 26 1 9 13 1
12 1 Jamie McMurray 2000 -12 26 0 2 7 1
13 24 Jeff Gordon 2000 -12 26 0 3 13 1
14 31 Ryan Newman 2000 -12 26 0 4 12 1
15 27 Paul Menard 2000 -12 26 0 2 4 1
16 15 Clint Bowyer 2000 -12 26 0 2 11 0
Points Outside the Top 16
17 43 Aric Almirola 693 -1307 26 0 2 2 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 677 -1323 26 0 2 6 2
19 42 Kyle Larson 618 -1382 25 0 1 7 4
20 16 Greg Biffle 611 -1389 26 0 2 3 0
21 3 Austin Dillon 603 -1397 26 0 1 4 2
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 556 -1444 26 0 0 3 3
23 13 Casey Mears 554 -1446 26 0 0 1 3
24 10 Danica Patrick 552 -1448 26 0 0 2 2
25 55 David Ragan 522 -1478 26 0 1 1 4
26 14 Tony Stewart 511 -1489 26 0 0 2 4
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 508 -1492 26 0 0 3 2
28 6 Trevor Bayne 473 -1527 26 0 0 2 3
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 440 -1560 26 0 1 1 2
30 51 Justin Allgaier 420 -1580 26 0 0 1 3
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 394 -26 26 0 0 0 2
32 38 David Gilliland 391 -29 26 0 0 0 2
33 7 Alex Bowman 331 -89 25 0 0 0 3
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 320 -100 22 0 0 1 0
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 290 -130 23 0 0 0 1
36 46 Michael Annett 277 -143 26 0 0 0 3
37 32 Josh Wise 202 -218 19 0 0 1 4
38 95 Michael McDowell 163 -257 12 0 0 0 1
39 26 Jeb Burton # 154 -266 20 0 0 0 3
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -327 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 44 -376 5 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 98 TJ Bell 7 -413 1 0 0 0 0
47 Eddie Macdonald 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

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 978 Leader 26
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 3 948 -30 26
3 Rick Hendrick 88 2 894 -84 26
4 Roger Penske 2 1 873 -105 26
5 Gene Haas 41 2 864 -114 26
6 Jeff Gordon 48 4 852 -126 26
7 Joe Gibbs 20 4 824 -154 26
8 Barney Visser 78 1 818 -160 26
9 J D Gibbs 11 1 793 -185 26
10 Felix Sabates 1 0 757 -221 26
11 J D Gibbs 19 2 746 -232 26
12 Joe Gibbs 18 4 742 -236 26
13 Richard Childress 31 0 738 -240 26
14 Rick Hendrick 24 0 737 -241 26
15 Rob Kauffman 15 0 716 -262 26
16 Richard Childress 27 0 710 -268 26
17 Richard Petty 43 0 693 -285 26
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 677 -301 26
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 646 -332 26
20 Jack Roush 16 0 611 -367 26
21 Richard Childress 3 0 603 -375 26
22 Tad Geschickter 47 0 556 -422 26
23 Bob Germain 13 0 554 -424 26
24 Tony Stewart 10 0 552 -426 26
25 Margaret Haas 14 0 511 -467 26
26 Richard Petty 9 0 508 -470 26
27 Michael Waltrip 55 0 488 -490 26
28 John Henry 6 0 473 -505 26
29 John Henry 17 0 468 -510 26
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 439 -539 26
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 394 -584 26
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 391 -587 26
33 Michael Hillman 40 0 362 -616 26
34 Jerry Freeze 34 0 355 -623 26
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 331 -647 26
36 Ron Devine 83 0 315 -663 26
37 Joe Falk 33 0 303 -675 26
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 262 -716 26
39 Ron Devine 23 0 240 -738 26
40 Mike Curb 98 0 212 -766 26
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 204 -774 26
42 Glen Wood 21 0 203 -775 13
43 Bob Leavine 95 0 163 -815 15
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 150 -828 26
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 89 -889 5
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 83 -895 26
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -966 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -970 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -972 11
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -978 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -978 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 26 at Richmond Interational Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1145 Leader
2 Toyota 11 1091 -54
3 Ford 4 1081 -64

 

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Matt Kenseth earns 2nd win in last three starts, dominates Pure Michigan 400

untitled1From the pole to victory lane, Matt Kenseth dominated Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Pure Michigan 400, as Kenseth leads the most laps and finishes 1.722 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick for the victory at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

Kenseth, who led 146 laps out of the 200 that were scheduled to be completed, received his third series win and 15th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 34th series career win in 567 races and his third series win in 33 races at Michigan International Speedway.

Following Kenseth and the current series points leader, Harvick, to the drop of the checkered flag were Martin Truex Jr. finishing third, Austin Dillon fourth and Kenseth’s fellow Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammate, Denny Hamlin finished fifth.

Another JGR driver, Carl Edwards, brought home sixth-place, while Joey Logano finished seventh, Ryan Newman eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed 10th-place. With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Michigan with a 48-point lead over Joey Logano.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 143.455 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 47 Mins, 18 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.722 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps

Up Next: Saturday night short-track action with the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22nd, and with an approximate starting time of 7:50 p.m. (ET)

Pure Michigan 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 20 Matt Kenseth 200 Running 146 48 54
2 4 Kevin Harvick 200 Running 15 43 1
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 200 Running 0 41 0
4 3 Austin Dillon 200 Running 19 41 1
5 11 Denny Hamlin 200 Running 0 39 0
6 19 Carl Edwards 200 Running 5 39 1
7 22 Joey Logano 200 Running 0 37 0
8 31 Ryan Newman 200 Running 0 36 0
9 2 Brad Keselowski 200 Running 0 35 0
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 200 Running 0 34 0
11 18 Kyle Busch 200 Running 10 34 1
12 27 Paul Menard 200 Running 0 32 0
13 42 Kyle Larson 200 Running 0 31 0
14 43 Aric Almirola 200 Running 3 31 1
15 5 Kasey Kahne 200 Running 0 29 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 200 Running 0 28 0
17 24 Jeff Gordon 200 Running 1 28 1
18 55 David Ragan 200 Running 0 26 0
19 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 200 Running 0 25 0
20 41 Kurt Busch 199 Running 0 24 0
21 14 Tony Stewart 199 Running 0 23 0
22 6 Trevor Bayne 198 Running 0 22 0
23 16 Greg Biffle 198 Running 0 21 0
24 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 198 Running 0 0 0
25 10 Danica Patrick 198 Running 0 19 0
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 198 Running 0 18 0
27 35 Cole Whitt 198 Running 0 17 0
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 198 Running 0 16 0
29 51 Justin Allgaier 197 Running 0 15 0
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 197 Running 0 14 0
31 7 Alex Bowman 197 Running 0 13 0
32 38 David Gilliland 197 Running 0 12 0
33 26 Jeb Burton # 197 Running 0 11 0
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 197 Running 0 10 0
35 46 Michael Annett 197 Running 0 9 0
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) 196 Running 0 0 0
37 32 Josh Wise 196 Running 0 7 0
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 194 Running 0 0 0
39 48 Jimmie Johnson 190 Running 0 5 0
40 33 Travis Kvapil (i) 190 Running 0 0 0
41 15 Clint Bowyer 164 Running 1 4 1
42 13 Casey Mears 51 Overheating 0 2 0
43 98 Timmy Hill (i) 9 Parked 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 23 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 866 Leader 23 2 16 20 1
2 22 Joey Logano 818 -48 23 2 13 17 0
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 784 -82 23 2 11 14 1
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 755 -111 23 1 7 16 2
5 2 Brad Keselowski 754 -112 23 1 5 15 1
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 752 -114 23 4 10 15 0
7 20 Matt Kenseth 751 -115 23 3 9 15 1
8 41 Kurt Busch 683 -183 20 2 8 13 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin 670 -196 23 1 7 10 1
10 1 Jamie McMurray 663 -203 23 0 2 7 1
11 27 Paul Menard 654 -212 23 0 2 4 1
12 31 Ryan Newman 649 -217 23 0 4 11 1
13 24 Jeff Gordon 648 -218 23 0 3 12 1
14 19 Carl Edwards 628 -238 23 1 2 7 2
15 15 Clint Bowyer 616 -250 23 0 1 9 0
16 43 Aric Almirola 593 -273 23 0 1 1 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 5 Kasey Kahne 590 -3 23 0 2 6 2
18 16 Greg Biffle 553 -40 23 0 2 3 0
19 42 Kyle Larson 548 -45 22 0 1 6 3
20 3 Austin Dillon 533 -60 23 0 1 4 2
21 10 Danica Patrick 508 -85 23 0 0 2 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 497 -96 23 0 0 3 3
23 13 Casey Mears 495 -98 23 0 0 1 3
24 55 David Ragan 487 -106 23 0 1 1 2
25 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 450 -143 23 0 0 3 2
26 14 Tony Stewart 441 -152 23 0 0 2 4
27 6 Trevor Bayne 414 -179 23 0 0 2 3
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 411 -182 23 0 1 1 2
29 18 Kyle Busch 395 -198 12 4 5 6 2
30 51 Justin Allgaier 377 -216 23 0 0 1 3
Points Outside the Top 30
31 35 Cole Whitt 372 -5 23 0 0 0 1
32 38 David Gilliland 354 -23 23 0 0 0 2
33 7 Alex Bowman 292 -85 22 0 0 0 3
34 34 Brett Moffitt # 289 -88 19 0 0 1 0
35 46 Michael Annett 270 -107 23 0 0 0 1
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 252 -125 20 0 0 0 1
37 32 Josh Wise 193 -184 18 0 0 1 4
38 95 Michael McDowell 148 -229 10 0 0 0 0
39 26 Jeb Burton # 136 -241 18 0 0 0 3
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 93 -284 10 0 0 0 0
41 44 Reed Sorenson 41 -336 4 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 39 -338 3 0 0 0 1
43 55 Brian Vickers 32 -345 2 0 0 0 0
44 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -351 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -369 1 0 0 0 0
46 Eddie Macdonald 7 -370 1 0 0 0 0
47 Will Kimmel III 6 -371 1 0 0 0 0
48 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -375 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 23 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 473 Leader 23
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 2 432 -41 23
3 Rick Hendrick 88 2 410 -63 23
4 Gene Haas 41 2 407 -66 23
5 Barney Visser 78 1 401 -72 23
6 Roger Penske 2 1 393 -80 23
7 Jeff Gordon 48 4 381 -92 23
8 Joe Gibbs 20 3 372 -101 23
9 J D Gibbs 11 1 353 -120 23
10 Felix Sabates 1 0 346 -127 23
11 Richard Childress 27 0 345 -128 23
12 Richard Childress 31 0 343 -130 23
13 Rick Hendrick 24 0 339 -134 23
14 J D Gibbs 19 1 336 -137 23
15 Joe Gibbs 18 4 321 -152 23
16 Rob Kauffman 15 0 312 -161 23
17 Richard Petty 43 0 296 -177 23
18 Linda Hendrick 5 0 292 -181 23
19 Chip Ganassi 42 0 284 -189 23
20 Jack Roush 16 0 284 -189 23
21 Richard Childress 3 0 274 -199 23
22 Tony Stewart 10 0 263 -210 23
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 261 -212 23
24 Bob Germain 13 0 253 -220 23
25 Michael Waltrip 55 0 234 -239 23
26 Richard Petty 9 0 230 -243 23
27 Margaret Haas 14 0 224 -249 23
28 John Henry 6 0 208 -265 23
29 John Henry 17 0 207 -266 23
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 204 -269 23
31 Bob Jenkins 35 0 202 -271 23
32 Brad Jenkins 38 0 193 -280 23
33 Jerry Freeze 34 0 188 -285 23
34 Michael Hillman 40 0 150 -323 23
35 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 144 -329 23
36 Ron Devine 83 0 136 -337 23
37 Joe Falk 33 0 134 -339 23
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 131 -342 23
39 Ron Devine 23 0 125 -348 23
40 Mike Curb 98 0 123 -350 23
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 106 -367 23
42 Glen Wood 21 0 101 -372 11
43 Bob Leavine 95 0 74 -399 13
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 60 -413 23
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 47 -426 4
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 36 -437 23
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -461 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -465 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -467 8
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -473 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -473 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 23 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 11 1024 Leader
2 Toyota 9 954 -70
3 Ford 3 948 -76

 

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Kurt Busch awarded win in rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400

CHfnCMdUAAEN1OMAfter the fourth red flag due to rain, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, was called an official race with 138 laps out of 200 completed, and Kurt Busch in victory lane.

This was Busch’s second series win and seventh top-10 finish of the season, his 27th series career win in 519 races, and his third series win at the track in the “Irish Hills” of Michigan.

Finishing in second was Dale Earnhardt Jr., and he was followed by last week’s Pocono race winner, Martin Truex Jr. finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Joey Logano finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Brad Keselowski taking home sixth, Jamie McMurray seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Trevor Bayne ninth and Clint Bowyer claims 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, lead the most laps (63 out of 138) but suffered a flat tire before the final red flag, and finished in 29th. Harvick now leaves Michigan with a 15-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 116.688 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 55 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 17 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps

Next Up: The series takes Father’s Day Weekend off and returns to action in two-weeks for the first road course of the season with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 28th, at Sonoma Raceway. The race is scheduled to get underway at 3:20 p.m. (ET) and will be on FOX Sports 1

Quicken Loans 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 41 Kurt Busch 138 Running 6 47 4
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 138 Running 1 43 1
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 138 Running 0 41 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 138 Running 3 41 1
5 22 Joey Logano 138 Running 7 40 1
6 2 Brad Keselowski 138 Running 6 39 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 138 Running 0 37 0
8 27 Paul Menard 138 Running 0 36 0
9 6 Trevor Bayne 138 Running 0 35 0
10 15 Clint Bowyer 138 Running 0 34 0
11 11 Denny Hamlin 138 Running 0 33 0
12 19 Carl Edwards 138 Running 41 33 1
13 13 Casey Mears 138 Running 0 31 0
14 33 Ty Dillon (i) 138 Running 0 0 0
15 5 Kasey Kahne 138 Running 1 30 1
16 10 Danica Patrick 138 Running 2 29 1
17 42 Kyle Larson 138 Running 7 28 1
18 31 Ryan Newman 138 Running 0 26 0
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 137 Running 0 25 0
20 3 Austin Dillon 137 Running 0 24 0
21 24 Jeff Gordon 137 Running 0 23 0
22 43 Aric Almirola 137 Running 0 22 0
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 137 Running 0 21 0
24 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 137 Running 0 19 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 137 Running 0 18 0
27 51 Justin Allgaier 137 Running 0 17 0
28 14 Tony Stewart 137 Running 0 16 0
29 4 Kevin Harvick 137 Running 63 17 2
30 46 Michael Annett 137 Running 0 14 0
31 40 Landon Cassill (i) 137 Running 0 0 0
32 35 Cole Whitt 137 Running 0 12 0
33 34 Brett Moffitt # 137 Running 0 11 0
34 98 Josh Wise 137 Running 1 11 1
35 55 David Ragan 136 Running 0 9 0
36 16 Greg Biffle 136 Running 0 8 0
37 26 Jeb Burton # 136 Running 0 7 0
38 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
39 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 136 Running 0 5 0
40 32 Travis Kvapil (i) 136 Running 0 0 0
41 7 Alex Bowman 84 Running 0 3 0
42 38 David Gilliland 64 Accident 0 2 0
43 18 Kyle Busch 52 Accident 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 15 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 576 Leader 15 2 10 13 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 561 -15 15 1 5 14 0
3 22 Joey Logano 520 -56 15 1 8 11 0
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 508 -68 15 1 8 9 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 506 -70 15 4 9 10 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 480 -96 15 1 3 9 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 464 -112 15 0 2 7 1
8 20 Matt Kenseth 456 -120 15 1 5 9 1
9 5 Kasey Kahne 447 -129 15 0 2 5 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 434 -142 15 0 2 8 1
11 41 Kurt Busch 426 -150 12 2 5 7 0
12 27 Paul Menard 421 -155 15 0 2 4 1
13 11 Denny Hamlin 412 -164 15 1 3 6 1
14 19 Carl Edwards 401 -175 15 1 1 2 0
15 43 Aric Almirola 401 -175 15 0 1 1 1
16 31 Ryan Newman 400 -176 15 0 4 8 1
17 15 Clint Bowyer 388 -188 15 0 0 4 0
18 42 Kyle Larson 361 -215 14 0 1 5 2
19 10 Danica Patrick 357 -219 15 0 0 2 0
20 16 Greg Biffle 351 -225 15 0 1 2 0
21 13 Casey Mears 339 -237 15 0 0 1 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 321 -255 15 0 0 2 3
23 3 Austin Dillon 314 -262 15 0 0 1 2
24 55 David Ragan 299 -277 15 0 1 1 1
25 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 273 -303 15 0 0 1 1
26 14 Tony Stewart 269 -307 15 0 0 1 3
27 6 Trevor Bayne 263 -313 15 0 0 1 1
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 262 -314 15 0 1 1 1
29 38 David Gilliland 262 -314 15 0 0 0 1
30 51 Justin Allgaier 251 -325 15 0 0 1 3
31 35 Cole Whitt 239 -337 15 0 0 0 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 215 -361 13 0 0 1 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 195 -381 14 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 176 -400 15 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 155 -421 14 0 0 1 3
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 148 -428 12 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -475 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 85 -491 11 0 0 0 2
39 18 Kyle Busch 78 -498 4 0 0 1 2
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 48 -528 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -538 2 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -544 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -550 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -554 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -568 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -574 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

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Martin Truex Jr breaks a 69-race winless streak at Pocono Raceway

CG7OgS6UIAAKwTfIt was a battle between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) points leaders Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, as No. 2 in the points, Martin Truex Jr., kept No. 1 – Kevin Harvick – at bay to win the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

Truex, who broke a 69-race winless streak and led the most laps today – 97 out of 160, received his first series win and 13th top-10 finish in the 2015 season, his third series career win in 347 races and his first series win and seventh top-10 finish at “the Tricky Triangle.”

Six-time series champion, Jimmie Johnson finished third behind Truex and Harvick, and they were followed by Joey Logano finishing fourth and pole-sitter Kurt Busch finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Matt Kenseth taking sixth, Jamie McMurray seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, Kyle Busch ninth and Denny Hamlin brought home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Harvick leaves Pocono with a 39-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 134.266 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 58 Mins, 45 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.346 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps

Next Up: The series head to the “Irish Hills” of Michigan for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 14th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 160 Running 97 48 5
2 4 Kevin Harvick 160 Running 39 43 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 160 Running 0 41 0
4 22 Joey Logano 160 Running 0 40 0
5 41 Kurt Busch 160 Running 0 39 0
6 20 Matt Kenseth 160 Running 0 38 0
7 1 Jamie McMurray 160 Running 0 37 0
8 42 Kyle Larson 160 Running 0 36 0
9 18 Kyle Busch 160 Running 0 35 0
10 11 Denny Hamlin 160 Running 0 34 0
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 160 Running 0 33 0
12 16 Greg Biffle 160 Running 0 32 0
13 5 Kasey Kahne 160 Running 2 32 1
14 24 Jeff Gordon 160 Running 1 31 1
15 19 Carl Edwards 160 Running 16 30 1
16 13 Casey Mears 160 Running 0 28 0
17 2 Brad Keselowski 160 Running 0 27 0
18 33 Ty Dillon (i) 160 Running 0 0 0
19 3 Austin Dillon 160 Running 5 26 1
20 51 Justin Allgaier 160 Running 0 24 0
21 14 Tony Stewart 160 Running 0 23 0
22 15 Clint Bowyer 160 Running 0 22 0
23 55 David Ragan 160 Running 0 21 0
24 6 Trevor Bayne 160 Running 0 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill (i) 160 Running 0 0 0
26 7 Alex Bowman 160 Running 0 18 0
27 38 David Gilliland 160 Running 0 17 0
28 35 Cole Whitt 160 Running 0 16 0
29 98 Josh Wise 159 Running 0 15 0
30 34 Brett Moffitt # 158 Running 0 14 0
31 27 Paul Menard 158 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 158 Running 0 12 0
33 26 Jeb Burton # 158 Running 0 11 0
34 46 Michael Annett 158 Running 0 10 0
35 32 Travis Kvapil (i) 157 Running 0 0 0
36 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 155 Running 0 0 0
37 10 Danica Patrick 153 Running 0 7 0
38 47 AJ Allmendinger 143 Radiator 0 6 0
39 31 Ryan Newman 141 Accident 0 5 0
40 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 129 Electrical 0 0 0
41 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 120 Accident 0 3 0
42 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 105 Running 0 2 0
43 43 Aric Almirola 88 Engine 0 1 0

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

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 559 Leader 14 2 10 13 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 520 -39 14 1 4 13 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 481 -78 14 4 9 10 0
4 22 Joey Logano 480 -79 14 1 7 10 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 465 -94 14 1 7 8 1
6 2 Brad Keselowski 441 -118 14 1 3 8 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 427 -132 14 0 2 6 1
8 5 Kasey Kahne 417 -142 14 0 2 5 1
9 20 Matt Kenseth 415 -144 14 1 4 8 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 411 -148 14 0 2 8 1
11 27 Paul Menard 385 -174 14 0 2 3 1
12 41 Kurt Busch 379 -180 11 1 4 6 0
13 11 Denny Hamlin 379 -180 14 1 3 6 1
14 43 Aric Almirola 379 -180 14 0 1 1 1
15 31 Ryan Newman 374 -185 14 0 4 8 1
16 19 Carl Edwards 368 -191 14 1 1 2 0
17 15 Clint Bowyer 354 -205 14 0 0 3 0
18 16 Greg Biffle 343 -216 14 0 1 2 0
19 42 Kyle Larson 333 -226 13 0 1 5 2
20 10 Danica Patrick 328 -231 14 0 0 2 0
21 13 Casey Mears 308 -251 14 0 0 1 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 300 -259 14 0 0 2 3
23 55 David Ragan 290 -269 14 0 1 1 1
24 3 Austin Dillon 290 -269 14 0 0 1 2
25 38 David Gilliland 260 -299 14 0 0 0 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 255 -304 14 0 0 1 1
27 14 Tony Stewart 253 -306 14 0 0 1 3
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 243 -316 14 0 1 1 1
29 51 Justin Allgaier 234 -325 14 0 0 1 3
30 6 Trevor Bayne 228 -331 14 0 0 0 1
31 35 Cole Whitt 227 -332 14 0 0 0 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 204 -355 12 0 0 1 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 192 -367 13 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 162 -397 14 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 144 -415 13 0 0 1 3
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 143 -416 11 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -458 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 78 -481 10 0 0 0 2
39 18 Kyle Busch 77 -482 3 0 0 1 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 48 -511 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -521 2 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -527 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -533 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -537 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -551 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -557 1 0 1 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 473 Leader 14
2 Barney Visser 78 1 432 -41 14
3 Jeff Gordon 48 4 410 -63 14
4 Walter Czarnecki 22 1 407 -66 14
5 Rick Hendrick 88 1 401 -72 14
6 Gene Haas 41 1 393 -80 14
7 Roger Penske 2 1 381 -92 14
8 Felix Sabates 1 0 372 -101 14
9 Linda Hendrick 5 0 353 -120 14
10 Joe Gibbs 20 1 346 -127 14
11 Rick Hendrick 24 0 345 -128 14
12 Richard Childress 27 0 343 -130 14
13 J D Gibbs 11 1 339 -134 14
14 Richard Petty 43 0 336 -137 14
15 Richard Childress 31 0 321 -152 14
16 J D Gibbs 19 1 312 -161 14
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 296 -177 14
18 Rob Kauffman 15 0 292 -181 14
19 Jack Roush 16 0 284 -189 14
20 Tony Stewart 10 0 284 -189 14
21 Bob Germain 13 0 274 -199 14
22 Joe Gibbs 18 0 263 -210 14
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 261 -212 14
24 Richard Childress 3 0 253 -220 14
25 Brad Jenkins 38 0 234 -239 14
26 Michael Waltrip 55 0 230 -243 14
27 Richard Petty 9 0 224 -249 14
28 Margaret Haas 14 0 208 -265 14
29 John Henry 17 0 207 -266 14
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 204 -269 14
31 John Henry 6 0 202 -271 14
32 Bob Jenkins 35 0 193 -280 14
33 Jerry Freeze 34 0 188 -285 14
34 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 150 -323 14
35 Michael Hillman 40 0 144 -329 14
36 Joe Falk 33 0 136 -337 14
37 Ron Devine 83 0 134 -339 14
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 131 -342 14
39 Ron Devine 23 0 125 -348 14
40 Mike Curb 98 0 123 -350 14
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 106 -367 14
42 Bob Leavine 95 0 101 -372 8
43 Glen Wood 21 0 74 -399 5
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 60 -413 14
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 47 -426 3
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 36 -437 14
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -461 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -465 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -467 7
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -473 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -473 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 9 636 Leader
2 Ford 2 577 -59
3 Toyota 3 544 -92

 

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Hamlin fastest yet again in Cup Happy Hour

hamlin-happy-hour-dover-2015-gettyOnce again on Saturday at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), it was Sunday’s pole-sitter, Denny Hamlin – with a lap speed of 156.087 MPH – showing the quickest way around the track during the final FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks practice session.

Carl Edwards also showed consistency as he was second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 155.602 MPH, and he was followed by Paul Menard (155.206 MPH) who was third, Matt Kenseth (154.979) fourth and Kyle Busch (154.706) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Jimmie Johnson (154.639 MPH) who was sixth, Kevin Harvick (154.599) seventh, Jamie McMurray (154.110) eighth, Jeff Gordon (154.096) ninth and Kurt Busch (153.978) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The 46th annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the race.

FedEx 400 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Denny Hamlin 156.087 23.064 Leader 37
2 19 Carl Edwards 155.602 23.136 -0.072 46
3 27 Paul Menard 155.206 23.195 -0.131 43
4 20 Matt Kenseth 154.979 23.229 -0.165 48
5 18 Kyle Busch 154.706 23.270 -0.206 41
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 154.639 23.280 -0.216 40
7 4 Kevin Harvick 154.599 23.286 -0.222 46
8 1 Jamie McMurray 154.110 23.360 -0.296 56
9 24 Jeff Gordon 154.096 23.362 -0.298 47
10 41 Kurt Busch 153.978 23.380 -0.316 49
11 22 Joey Logano 153.919 23.389 -0.325 38
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 153.899 23.392 -0.328 35
13 15 Clint Bowyer 153.748 23.415 -0.351 37
14 55 David Ragan 153.675 23.426 -0.362 41
15 2 Brad Keselowski 153.623 23.434 -0.370 45
16 42 Kyle Larson 153.381 23.471 -0.407 44
17 16 Greg Biffle 153.302 23.483 -0.419 28
18 43 Aric Almirola 153.152 23.506 -0.442 29
19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 153.022 23.526 -0.462 41
20 78 Martin Truex Jr. 152.944 23.538 -0.474 26
21 3 Austin Dillon 152.866 23.550 -0.486 42
22 31 Ryan Newman 152.762 23.566 -0.502 45
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 152.691 23.577 -0.513 36
24 6 Trevor Bayne 152.601 23.591 -0.527 20
25 5 Kasey Kahne 152.497 23.607 -0.543 30
26 46 Michael Annett 152.445 23.615 -0.551 30
27 38 David Gilliland 152.426 23.618 -0.554 29
28 13 Casey Mears 152.394 23.623 -0.559 22
29 51 Justin Allgaier 152.362 23.628 -0.564 27
30 33 Brian Scott 152.336 23.632 -0.568 38
31 14 Tony Stewart 152.239 23.647 -0.583 47
32 10 Danica Patrick 152.130 23.664 -0.600 27
33 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 152.033 23.679 -0.615 42
34 35 Cole Whitt 151.944 23.693 -0.629 19
35 98 Josh Wise 151.350 23.786 -0.722 29
36 26 Jeb Burton # 150.665 23.894 -0.830 16
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 150.602 23.904 -0.840 25
38 40 Landon Cassill (i) 150.577 23.908 -0.844 25
39 7 Alex Bowman 150.401 23.936 -0.872 28
40 34 Brett Moffitt # 150.401 23.936 -0.872 31
41 32 Mike Bliss 148.988 24.163 -1.099 16
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 148.846 24.186 -1.122 23
43 62 Brendan Gaughan 0.000 0.000 23.064 0

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