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Brad Keselowski takes checkers in action-filled Talladega race

Brad Keselowski takes checkers in action-filled Talladega race

 

May 1, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Taking control in the final three laps of Sunday’s wreck-filled GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski claimed his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at the 2.66-mile race track and solidified his spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

 

Choosing the top lane for a restart on Lap 186 of 188, Keselowski powered his No. 2 Team Penske Ford past Kurt Busch with two laps left and crossed the finish line as a gaggle of cars wrecked behind him coming to the stripe.

 

“The last three or four restarts before that, the high lane had went, and as the leader a lot of it is out of your control,” Keselowski said in Victory Lane. “You need the cars behind you to push and a couple of them they did and a couple they didn’t.  That’s just part of racing, and there was nobody at fault with that. 

 

“We actually lost the lead and got a better run. Jamie McMurray behind me gave me a great push, and then Kyle Busch gave me a push that was big to clear the 41 (Kurt Busch), and without those two I couldn’t have made it to the front. So ‘Thank you’ to them. It’s Talladega. This is my fourth win here. I never thought I’d win at Talladega four times, and I’m super-pumped. This is awesome.”

 

In claiming the 19th victory of his career, Keselowski became the fourth two-time winner in the Sprint Cup series this season.

 

The race ended under caution, with Kyle Busch in second place and Austin Dillon bringing his battered No. 3 Chevrolet home in third as the survivor of two early crashes. McMurray ran fourth, one spot ahead of polesitter Chase Elliott, who worked his way up from ninth to fifth after the final restart.

 

Ty Dillon finished sixth after taking over for Tony Stewart under the first caution on Lap 51, a move that proved wise given the combination Stewart’s recent recovery from a broken back and the chaos that followed late in the race. Clint Bowyer was seventh—his best result so far this year—and Kurt Busch was shuffled back to eighth on the final lap.

 

With drivers jockeying for position and making risky moves throughout the race—with a sense of urgency exacerbated by the threat of rain that never came—Sunday’s event featured 10 cautions and more torn-up race cars than one can count on a full complement of fingers and toes.

 

There wasn’t just one “Big One.” There were three massive wrecks at Talladega on Sunday, with one melee on Lap 161 involving 21 cars, more than half the field. Kurt Busch ignited that accident by tapping Jimmie Johnson’s bumper in the wrong place, turning Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet into Paul Menard’s Chevy and triggering a wreck that ended with chassis strewn across the racing surface and on the infield grass.

 

On Lap 181, a 12-car chain-reaction incident took out hard-luck Matt Kenseth, who had led 39 laps, second only to Keselowski’s 46.

 

Earlier, on Lap 96, Chris Buescher’s No. 34 Ford took the brunt of a seven-car crash that ended with Buescher barrel-rolling three times after contact from Michael Annett’s Chevrolet.

 

“I thought we were clear of the wreck,” Buescher said after leaving the infield care center. “I saw it happening in front of us and checked up, and the next thing I knew I was upside down.

 

“We felt we were decent this race. We were holding our own and waiting, but here we are. It’s unfortunate. I really hate it for the guys.”

 

By the time Buescher flipped, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s winning chance already had evaporated. Fighting a loose handling condition in heavy traffic, Earnhardt lost control of his No. 88 Chevrolet on Lap 50 and wiped out Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne.

 

Earnhardt returned to the race only to be ridden into the Turn 1 wall when Carl Edwards’ damaged Toyota blew a right front tire and shot up the track into Earnhardt’s path.

 

That was a two-car incident, a small one relative to the multicar crashes that followed in the second half of the race, which, in true restrictor-plate racing fashion, produced 37 lead changes among 17 drivers.

 

“You know, it’s just Talladega,” Kyle Busch said, summing up the afternoon. “It is what it is. These cars, you try to get a little bit aggressive, start bumping people and pushing people, they’re real easy to get out of control.

 

“I really don’t know why we’re bumping and pushing and everything else, because these cars, they go slower when you push. Makes a lot of sense. That’s how stupid we are.”

 

Keselowski might argue that point, because pushes from both McMurray and Busch got him to the front when it counted most.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

Sunday, May 01, 2016

  1. (7) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 188.
  2. (17) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.
  3. (2) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 188.
  4. (30) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188.
  5. (1) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 188.
  6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 188.
  7. (34) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 188.
  8. (18) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 188.
  9. (19) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 188.
  10. (13) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 188.
  11. (32) Landon Cassill, Ford, 188.
  12. (33) * Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 188.
  13. (12) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 188.
  14. (28) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 188.
  15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.
  16. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 188.
  17. (39) * David Gilliland, Ford, 188.
  18. (36) * Cole Whitt, Toyota, 188.
  19. (26) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 188.
  20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.
  21. (31) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 188.
  22. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 182.
  23. (4) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Accident, 180.
  24. (37) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Accident, 180.
  25. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, Accident, 180.
  26. (10) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, Accident, 180.
  27. (23) Aric Almirola, Ford, Accident, 180.
  28. (15) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 178.
  29. (24) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 173.
  30. (21) Brian Scott #, Ford, 172.
  31. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 170.
  32. (25) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 168.
  33. (20) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 166.
  34. (40) David Ragan, Toyota, Engine, 151.
  35. (9) Carl Edwards, Toyota, Accident, 109.
  36. (35) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Engine, 98.
  37. (27) Chris Buescher #, Ford, Accident, 95.
  38. (38) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Accident, 94.
  39. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, Accident, 82.
  40. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, Accident`, 63.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  140.046 mph.

Time of Race:  03 Hrs, 34 Mins, 15 Secs. Margin of Victory:  Caution.

Caution Flags:  10 for 41 laps.

Lead Changes:  37 among 17 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Elliott # 1-13; M. Kenseth 14-28; C. Elliott # 29-38; M. Waltrip 39; Kyle Busch 40-51; A. Almirola 52; A. Allmendinger 53; D. Ragan 54-55; M. Waltrip 56; M. Kenseth 57-71; B. Keselowski 72-82; D. Hamlin 83; B. Keselowski 84; D. Hamlin 85-88; B. Keselowski 89-96; D. Patrick 97-99; K. Harvick 100-102; C. Elliott # 103-106; K. Harvick 107-108; T. Bayne 109-115; K. Harvick 116-117; T. Bayne 118; K. Harvick 119-120; T. Bayne 121-128; B. Labonte 129; R. Newman 130; C. Whitt 131; T. Bayne 132-135; K. Larson 136-137; T. Bayne 138; K. Larson 139-145; M. Kenseth 146-152; B. Labonte 153; M. Kenseth 154-155; T. Bayne 156; B. Keselowski 157-165; J. Logano 166-171; B. Keselowski 172-188.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  B. Keselowski 5 times for 46 laps; M. Kenseth 4 times for 39 laps; C. Elliott # 3 times for 27 laps; T. Bayne 6 times for 22 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 12 laps; K. Harvick 4 times for 9 laps; K. Larson 2 times for 9 laps; J. Logano 1 time for 6 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 5 laps; D. Patrick 1 time for 3 laps; D. Ragan 1 time for 2 laps; B. Labonte 2 times for 2 laps; M. Waltrip 2 times for 2 laps; C. Whitt 1 time for 1 lap; A. Almirola 1 time for 1 lap; A. Allmendinger 1 time for 1 lap; R. Newman 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 351; Kyle Busch – 342; C. Edwards – 337; J. Johnson – 329; J. Logano – 316; Kurt Busch – 312; B. Keselowski – 300; D. Earnhardt Jr – 279; M. Truex Jr – 274; A. Dillon – 272; C. Elliott # – 271; D. Hamlin – 269; J. McMurray – 261; A. Allmendinger – 232; M. Kenseth – 231; T. Bayne – 228.

 

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05/01/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Elliott Sadler ends drought with wild win at Talladega

 

Elliott Sadler ends drought with wild win at Talladega

 

Apr. 30, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

TALLADEGA, Ala. – On his 41st birthday, Elliott Sadler got an unexpected present.

 

When Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race ended under caution in overtime with the front-runners just short of the finish line, Sadler had the lead, after Joey Logano’s last-ditch attempt to block Sadler in the tri-oval ended with Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford plowing nose-first into the outside wall.

 

Brennan Poole got to the finish line first and thought he had won the race, until NASCAR officials reviewed the video of the finish and determined Sadler was ahead when the caution lights illuminated before Poole’s No. 48 Chevrolet reached the stripe.

 

“It’s a great birthday gift to me,” said an emotional Sadler, who broke a 65-race winless streak dating to May 2014 at Talladega. “We really needed this win. I told everybody this morning, ‘We’ve got the car to win this with. Things went our way, we had a little luck, and we were able to make it at the end.”

 

The victory was Sadler’s second in the series at Talladega and the 11th of his career, and it came with a deft move as the cars roared into the tri-oval on the second overtime lap.

 

Logano had the lead and blocked Sadler’s move to the outside. Sadler dived to the inside and contact between the cars sent Logano’s Ford out of control. The two cars collided again, and Logano’s No. 22 shot up into the wall, but Sadler was able to maintain control with his left-side tires on the infield grass and kept his JR Motorsports Chevrolet moving forward in the lead until NASCAR called the caution that ended the race.

 

“I was going to try to get to the outside of Joey,” Sadler said. “He made a great block, I went back to the inside and then I just held it straight. I’ve had some races I’ve done some good driving and some I’ve probably done some bad, but I feel like that was one of the best saves I’ve ever made through the grass to keep it straight.”

 

In fact, JR Motorsports got an unexpected double, because Justin Allgaier’s JRM Chevy was inches ahead of Poole’s car when the caution flew.

 

Poole took the disappointment with extremely good grace.

 

“I think I’m upbeat today because I had so much fun racing with everybody,” he said. “It was just a blast. As I was waiting there (for the decision), I was thinking, ‘Man, hopefully the caution didn’t come out as early as I think it came out,’ and I’m hoping we raced to the line.

 

“But at the same time, (I thought) hopefully NASCAR gets it right. I want the guy who deserves to win the race to be the winner and go by the rules. And according to the rules, Elliott was the winner. I can’t be mad about it. It is what it is.”

 

Logano likewise harbored no ill feelings toward Sadler, despite his hard crash into the outside wall.

 

“I know Elliott is a great speedway racer, and he knew what he had to do to win the race, and I knew what I had to do to try to keep him behind me,” Logano said. “He went to make the move on the top, and then he pulled it down to the bottom and got it underneath me, and then I was a little late to the block.

 

“He was already there. Around I went and hit a bunch of other stuff along the way.”

 

Jeremy Clements finished fourth, a career best, as Chevrolets claimed the top six positions, with Brendan Gaughan fifth and Austin Dillon sixth.

 

Notes: Sadler leaves Talladega tied for the series lead with seventh-place finisher Daniel Suarez—and with a spot in the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase… The victory was the second straight for JR Motorsports, piggy-backing on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win last week in Richmond.

 

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Sparks Energy 300
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, Alabama
Saturday, April 30, 2016

  1. (9) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 116.
    2. (18) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 116.
    3. (11) Brennan Poole #, Chevrolet, 116.
    4. (34) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 116.
    5. (6) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 116.
    6. (3) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 116.
    7. (2) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 116.
    8. (1) Matt Tifft(i), Toyota, 116.
    9. (14) Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 116.
    10. (17) Aric Almirola(i), Ford, 116.
    11. (20) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 116.
    12. (35) Garrett Smithley #, Chevrolet, 116.
    13. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr, Ford, 116.
    14. (19) Benny Gordon, Toyota, 116.
    15. (26) Ryan Preece #, Chevrolet, 116.
    16. (29) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 116.
    17. (12) Jeb Burton, Ford, 116.
    18. (16) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 116.
    19. (5) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 116.
    20. (38) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 116.
    21. (4) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 116.
    22. (10) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 116.
    23. (21) Brandon McReynolds, Toyota, 116.
    24. (13) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 116.
    25. (40) Travis Kvapil(i), Ford, 116.
    26. (24) John Wes Townley(i), Chevrolet, 116.
    27. (8) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 115.
    28. (25) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 115.
    29. (28) Ray Black Jr #, Chevrolet, 115.
    30. (31) Carl Long, Dodge, 115.
    31. (7) Ryan Reed, Ford, 113.
    32. (32) John Jackson, Toyota, 112.
    33. (33) Bobby Gerhart, Chevrolet, 111.
    34. (22) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, Electrical, 82.
    35. (36) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, Engine, 81.
    36. (39) BJ McLeod #, Ford, Engine, 39.
    37. (30) Chris Cockrum, Chevrolet, Accident, 30.
    38. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, Accident, 30.
    39. (23) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 27.
    40. (27) Jeff Green, Toyota, Suspension, 2.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  132.477 mph.
Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 19 Mins, 45 Secs. Margin of Victory:  Caution.
Caution Flags:  6 for 29 laps.
Lead Changes:  9 among 8 drivers.
Lap Leaders:   M. Tifft(i) 0; D. Suarez 1-2; M. Tifft(i) 3-21; B. Koch 22; M. Shepherd 23; M. Tifft(i) 24-25; A. Dillon(i) 26-27; R. Reed 28-35; J. Logano(i) 36-115; E. Sadler 116;.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  M. Tifft(i) 2 times for 21 laps; R. Reed 1 time for 8 laps; J. Logano(i) 1 time for 4 laps; D. Suarez 1 time for 2 laps; A. Dillon(i) 1 time for 2 laps; E. Sadler 1 time for 1 lap; B. Koch 1 time for 1 lap; M. Shepherd 1 time for 1 lap.
Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 314; D. Suarez – 314; T. Dillon – 282; J. Allgaier – 280; B. Gaughan – 278; B. Jones # – 272; E. Jones # – 264; B. Poole # – 250; D. Wallace Jr – 229; R. Reed – 221.

 

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05/01/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Talladega

Note: Josh Wise failed to make the 40-car field.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  1. (24)  Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 192.661 mph.
  2. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 192.424 mph.
  3. (88)  Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 192.293 mph.
  4. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 192.181 mph.
  5. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 192.116 mph.
  6. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 192.089 mph.
  7. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 192.008 mph.
  8. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.954 mph.
  9. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 191.819 mph.
  10. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.812 mph.
  11. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 191.789 mph.
  12. (78)  Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 191.581 mph.
  13. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 191.566 mph.
  14. (14)  Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 191.509 mph.
  15. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.298 mph.
  16. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 191.191 mph.
  17. (18)  Kyle Busch, Toyota, 191.164 mph.
  18. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 191.039 mph.
  19. (21)  Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 190.921 mph.
  20. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 190.772 mph.
  21. (44)  Brian Scott #, Ford, 190.730 mph.
  22. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 190.382 mph.
  23. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 190.260 mph.
  24. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 190.166 mph.
  25. (7)  Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 190.109 mph.
  26. (32)  Bobby Labonte, Ford, 189.966 mph.
  27. (34)  Chris Buescher #, Ford, 189.925 mph.
  28. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 189.921 mph.
  29. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.800 mph.
  30. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.729 mph.
  31. (95)  Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 189.519 mph.
  32. (38)  Landon Cassill, Ford, 189.470 mph.
  33. (55)  Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 189.313 mph.
  34. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 189.025 mph.
  35. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 189.010 mph.
  36. (98)  Cole Whitt, Toyota, 188.961 mph.
  37. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 188.954 mph.
  38. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 188.478 mph.
  39. (35)  David Gilliland, Ford, 188.467 mph.
  40. (23)  David Ragan, Toyota, 187.636 mph.

    1 drivers failed to qualify.

  1. (30)  Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 185.679 mph.

04/30/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Edwards bumps teammate Kyle Busch to win at Richmond

Edwards bumps teammate Kyle Busch to win at Richmond

 

April 24, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

RICHMOND, Va. – The honeymoon at Joe Gibbs Racing may be over.

 

Yes, on Sunday at Richmond International Raceway, Carl Edwards won his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the Toyota Owners 400 and the fourth in a row for JGR, but he did so with a last-lap bump-and-run on teammate Kyle Busch, who was seeking his third victory in four events.

 

“We did everything right – be smart,” Busch was told on his radio, after Edwards moved the No. 18 Toyota up the track in Turns 3 and 4 and beat Busch to the finish line by .675 seconds.

 

Busch took the advice. No doubt seething inside at the loss of a race he seemed poised to win, he maintained radio silence.

 

With a superb pit stop under the eighth and final caution of the race, Busch grabbed the lead for a restart on Lap 365 of 400. He stayed out front until Edwards made up enormous ground by burying his No. 19 Camry into Turn 1 on the final lap.

 

Edwards applied the coup de grace in the next corner, nudging Busch out of the way to complete the first last-lap pass for the win in the history of the .75-mile track.

 

Edwards indicated he was willing to take more liberties with his teammate because they had both scored victories this season and are locks to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

 

“Kyle’s an amazing teammate, and it’s like he got really slow there at the end,” Edwards said in Victory Lane. “Something happened that last lap. It was like his rear tires went off or something. He went down into (Turn) 1 and I dove it in and I got to him and I thought, ‘Man, I’ve got something.’

 

“And he went to get down to the bottom and park it in (Turns) 3 and 4, and I had already decided to go down there, so I thought, ‘Man, I’m going to give him a little nudge.’ And we both have got wins, and we’re racing for fun getting these trophies and (it was) just an awesome day.”

 

“Awesome” is probably not the word the typically outspoken Busch would have chosen, but he was silent on his radio after taking the checkered flag. In his post-race interview in the media center, Busch was as non-committal as retired Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch in the locker room.

 

Asked whether he expected Edwards to use the bump-and-run for the win, Busch repeated a rote answer he had given to the previous question.

 

“Our Banfield Camry was real awesome today,” Busch said. “We had a great race car. My guys made some awesome adjustments to it. It was really good for us to have an opportunity to run and race for the win like that.”

 

And was Edwards’ nudge more excusable because both drivers already had wins?

 

“My guys give me great race cars each and every week,” Busch deadpanned. “We continue to have fast Camrys. We’ll be continuing to run up front and race for wins.”

 

Edwards’ pursuit of Busch over the last 36 laps was riveting, but so was the action throughout the field. The race featured 23 lead changes (most since 2007) among eight drivers, as cars came to life and faded as the track changed throughout the afternoon.

 

Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet was strong early and late and came home third, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne, who scored his first top five since the Chase race at Kansas last October.

 

Kevin Harvick finished fifth ahead of Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth, as JGR put all four of its cars in the top seven.

 

Tony Stewart started 18th and finished 19th, despite suffering a cut tire, in his first race of the season after a back injury and surgery. “Smoke” was up on the wheel from the outset, and from Lap 130 to Lap 145, he waged an intense battle with Edwards in an attempt to stay on the lead lap.

 

“I was real happy to have him back until about five laps into that battle,” Edwards joked.

 

If Stewart left Richmond with a little more bounce in his step, Edwards left with fences to mend.

 

“We’ll talk about it,” he said of the last-lap encounter with Busch.

 

Team owner Joe Gibbs had to deal with divided loyalties – celebrating with one driver and commiserating with the other.

 

“I think when something like this happens, I don’t think there’s a game plan for it,” Gibbs said. “You have no real organized way of handling it. What you do is you start out and work your way through it. That’s what we’ll do.

 

“So, you know, it’s a tough thing because it’s certainly painful for one side. You’re on such a high with the other side. It’s a tough thing. What we’ll do is go to work and work our way through it.”

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Toyota Owners 400

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Virginia

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  1. (4) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 400.
  2. (9) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400.
  3. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400.
  4. (8) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 400.
  5. (1) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400.
  6. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400.
  7. (13) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 400.
  8. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 400.
  9. (22) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 400.
  10. (7) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 400.
  11. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 400.
  12. (23) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 400.
  13. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400.
  14. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400.
  15. (15) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 400.
  16. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 400.
  17. (17) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 400.
  18. (14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400.
  19. (18) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 400.
  20. (11) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 400.
  21. (24) Aric Almirola, Ford, 400.
  22. (26) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400.
  23. (30) David Ragan, Toyota, 400.
  24. (21) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 400.
  25. (10) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 400.
  26. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 400.
  27. (28) Landon Cassill, Ford, 399.
  28. (29) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 399.
  29. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 399.
  30. (36) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 399.
  31. (32) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 399.
  32. (34) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 399.
  33. (39) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 398.
  34. (33) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 396.
  35. (20) Brian Scott #, Ford, 395.
  36. (40) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 394.
  37. (37) * Ryan Ellis(i), Toyota, 393.
  38. (38) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 392.
  39. (31) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 390.
  40. (35) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 390.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  97.07 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 05 Mins, 26 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.675 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 49 laps.

Lead Changes:  23 among 8 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   K. Harvick 1-21; J. Johnson 22-63; C. Edwards 64; J. Johnson 65; C. Edwards 66-89; D. Hamlin 90; J. Johnson 91; M. Kenseth 92-93; C. Edwards 94-157; Kyle Busch 158-168; C. Edwards 169-196; Kyle Busch 197; C. Edwards 198-229; K. Harvick 230-270; B. Keselowski 271-273; K. Harvick 274; B. Keselowski 275-277; Kurt Busch 278-286; Kyle Busch 287-314; Kurt Busch 315-360; Kyle Busch 361-363; C. Edwards 364; Kyle Busch 365-399; C. Edwards 400;.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  C. Edwards 7 times for 151 laps; Kyle Busch 5 times for 78 laps; K. Harvick 3 times for 63 laps; Kurt Busch 2 times for 55 laps; J. Johnson 3 times for 44 laps; B. Keselowski 2 times for 6 laps; M. Kenseth 1 time for 2 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: C. Edwards – 331; K. Harvick – 324; J. Johnson – 310; Kyle Busch – 302; J. Logano – 299; Kurt Busch – 279; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 278; D. Hamlin – 258; B. Keselowski – 255; M. Truex Jr. – 246; C. Elliott # – 234; A. Dillon – 234; J. Mcmurray – 224; K. Kahne – 222; M. Kenseth – 212; R. Newman – 205.

04/25/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Leave a comment

Qualifying rainout puts Harvick on pole at Richmond

Qualifying rainout puts Harvick on pole at Richmond

 

April 22, 2016

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

RICHMOND, Va. – With rain threatening to fall at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers put extra effort into Friday morning’s opening practice.

 

The effort paid off for 2014 series champion Kevin Harvick, who was fastest in practice at 129.089 mph and consequently will start on the pole in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the .75-mile short track (1 p.m. ET on FOX).

 

With the field ordered by practice speeds according to the Sprint Cup rule book, Joey Logano (128.694 mph) will start second, followed by Jimmie Johnson (128.187 mph), Carl Edwards (128.181 mph) and Denny Hamlin (128.156 mph).

 

Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and AJ Allmendinger filled positions six through 10 on the grid, respectively.

 

Coming to Richmond with an average starting position of 11.1 through the first eight Sprint Cup races this season, and knowing rain was likely in the afternoon, Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers developed a game plan based on Harvick’s right to be first on track for practice as the current series leader.

 

“We had decided to come into the weekend and approach qualifying a little bit different, with just the way the race tracks have been and the timing of the practices,” Harvick said. “We decided to go and take advantage of being the first car on the race track, which is usually a big advantage here when the track is green and doesn’t have a lot of rubber on it.

 

“It worked out today, and Rodney and everybody had a good plan, and it’s going to be interesting just for the fact that, the second and third times out, the times weren’t near what the first time was because the tires fall off – which is great.”

 

Logano’s team executed its plan to near-perfection.

 

“I feel like my team did a great job understanding the weather today before we hit the race track,” Logano said. “We went out there and made our qualifying run off the truck and then focused in on race trim, thinking that we weren’t going to be qualifying anyway. The plan was executed perfectly besides (being) second instead of first…

 

“It is important to start up front here. A lot of times you think about how this race runs, and it’s similar to Martinsville, and having track position allows you to be more conservative with your car and tires. If you’re are in the back you don’t have the opportunity to save anything. It is nice to start towards the front and get a good pit stall and hit this race hard and see what happens.”

 

Note: Cole Whitt failed to make the 40-car field because his No. 98 Chevrolet posted the slowest practice speed among cars required to qualify on time.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Toyota Owners 400

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Virginia

Friday, April 22, 2016

  1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 129.069 mph.
  2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, Charter Team – 128.694 mph.
  3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 128.187 mph.
  4. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, Charter Team – 128.181 mph.
  5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Charter Team – 128.156 mph.
  6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Charter Team – 128.011 mph.
  7. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 127.799 mph.
  8. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 127.334 mph.
  9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Charter Team – 127.298 mph.
  10. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 127.220 mph.
  11. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 127.208 mph.
  12. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Charter Team – 125.517 mph.
  13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Charter Team – 125.307 mph.
  14. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.913 mph.
  15. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.861 mph.
  16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.775 mph.
  17. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, Charter Team – 124.775 mph.
  18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.700 mph.
  19. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, Charter Team – 124.527 mph.
  20. (44) Brian Scott #, Ford, Charter Team – 124.516 mph.
  21. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.487 mph.
  22. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Charter Team – 124.481 mph.
  23. (24) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 124.464 mph.
  24. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, Charter Team – 124.064 mph.
  25. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 123.734 mph.
  26. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 123.598 mph.
  27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 123.553 mph.
  28. (38) Landon Cassill, Ford, Charter Team – 123.125 mph.
  29. (21) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, Open Team – 122.566 mph.
  30. (23) David Ragan, Toyota, Charter Team – 122.266 mph.
  31. (30) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Open Team – 121.995 mph.
  32. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 121.990 mph.
  33. (34) Chris Buescher #, Ford, Charter Team – 121.891 mph.
  34. (7) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 121.496 mph.
  35. (55) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Open Team – 121.250 mph.
  36. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Charter Team – 121.131 mph.
  37. (93) * Ryan Ellis(i), Toyota, Open Team – 120.182 mph.
  38. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, Charter Team – 119.458 mph.
  39. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 117.842 mph.
  40. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 0.000 mph.

 

1 driver failed to qualify.

 

04/22/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Qualifying rainout puts Harvick on pole at Richmond

Sprint Cup Bristol Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Food City 500

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tennessee

Sunday, April 17, 2016

 

  1. (1) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 500.
  2. (20) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500.
  3. (26) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 500.
  4. (19) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 500.
  5. (10) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 500.
  6. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 500.
  7. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500.
  8. (36) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 500.
  9. (17) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500.
  10. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 500.
  11. (18) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 500.
  12. (23) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500.
  13. (13) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500.
  14. (8) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500.
  15. (14) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500.
  16. (32) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 500.
  17. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 500.
  18. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 500.
  19. (9) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 500.
  20. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500.
  21. (21) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 500.
  22. (28) Landon Cassill, Ford, 500.
  23. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 499.
  24. (16) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 499.
  25. (34) Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 499.
  26. (15) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 498.
  27. (33) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 498.
  28. (39) * Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 496.
  29. (31) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 495.
  30. (27) Brian Scott #, Ford, 493.
  31. (40) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 492.
  32. (37) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 488.
  33. (35) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 482.
  34. (22) Aric Almirola, Ford, 479.
  35. (25) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 462.
  36. (2) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 460.
  37. (29) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Accident, 451.
  38. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Accident, 258.
  39. (24) David Ragan, Toyota, Engine, 211.
  40. (38) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Suspension, 169.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  81.637 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 15 Mins, 52 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.766 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  15 for 102 laps.

Lead Changes:  16 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Edwards 1-36; J. Logano 37-39; C. Edwards 40-42; M. Kenseth 43-53; J. Logano 54; M. Kenseth 55-117; C. Edwards 118; M. Kenseth 119-186; C. Edwards 187-189; P. Menard 190-193; C. Edwards 194-261; L. Cassill 262-281; C. Edwards 282-318; K. Harvick 319-331; C. Edwards 332-355; Kurt Busch 356-396; C. Edwards 397-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  C. Edwards 8 times for 276 laps; M. Kenseth 3 times for 142 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 41 laps; L. Cassill 1 time for 20 laps; K. Harvick 1 time for 13 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 4 laps; P. Menard 1 time for 4 laps.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 287; C. Edwards – 286; J. Johnson – 271; J. Logano – 266; Kyle Busch – 262; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 250; Kurt Busch – 247; B. Keselowski – 224; D. Hamlin – 222; M. Truex Jr. – 214; A. Dillon – 213; C. Elliott # – 205; J. Mcmurray – 199; A. Allmendinger – 188; K. Kahne – 185; R. Newman – 182.

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04/18/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Bristol Results

Sprint Cup Bristol Line Up

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Food City 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, Tennessee
Friday, April 15, 2016

  1. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 127.997 mph.
        2. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.419 mph.
        3. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 127.191 mph.
        4. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.804 mph.
        5. (18)  Kyle Busch, Toyota, 126.553 mph.
        6. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.461 mph.
        7. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.112 mph.
        8. (78)  Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 126.021 mph.
        9. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 125.815 mph.
        10. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 125.815 mph.
        11. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 125.732 mph.
        12. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 125.691 mph.
        13. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.486 mph.
        14. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 125.461 mph.
        15. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 125.436 mph.
        16. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 125.420 mph.
        17. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 125.354 mph.
        18. (21)  Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 125.330 mph.
        19. (24)  Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 125.134 mph.
        20. (88)  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125.052 mph.
        21. (34)  Chris Buescher #, Ford, 124.995 mph.
        22. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 124.979 mph.
        23. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 124.597 mph.
        24. (23)  David Ragan, Toyota, 124.460 mph.
        25. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 126.021 mph.
        26. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 125.831 mph.
        27. (44)  Brian Scott #, Ford, 125.773 mph.
        28. (38)  Landon Cassill, Ford, 125.675 mph.
        29. (7)  Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 125.642 mph.
        30. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 125.592 mph.
        31. (95)  Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 125.281 mph.
        32. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 125.207 mph.
        33. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 125.003 mph.
        34. (14)  Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 124.379 mph.
        35. (30)  Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 124.242 mph.
        36. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 124.146 mph.
        37. (32)  Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 123.308 mph.
        38. (55)  Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 123.245 mph.
        39. (98)  Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 122.803 mph.
        40. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 122.263 mph.

 

04/15/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Bristol Line Up

Sprint Cup Martinsville Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 500

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Sunday, April 03, 2016

 

  1. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500.
  2. (6) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 500.
  3. (17) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 500.
  4. (29) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 500.
  5. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 500.
  6. (25) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 500.
  7. (3) Brian Vickers, Chevrolet, 500.
  8. (4) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500.
  9. (24) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500.
  10. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500.
  11. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 500.
  12. (14) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500.
  13. (23) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 500.
  14. (21) Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 500.
  15. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 500.
  16. (28) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 500.
  17. (19) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500.
  18. (16) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 500.
  19. (12) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 500.
  20. (10) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 499.
  21. (22) David Ragan, Toyota, 499.
  22. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 499.
  23. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 499.
  24. (27) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 498.
  25. (30) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 497.
  26. (26) Brian Scott #, Ford, 496.
  27. (32) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 496.
  28. (33) Landon Cassill, Ford, 495.
  29. (35) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 495.
  30. (31) * Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 495.
  31. (18) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 494.
  32. (13) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 494.
  33. (36) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 491.
  34. (34) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 491.
  35. (38) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 490.
  36. (37) Joey Gase(i), Ford, 490.
  37. (40) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 490.
  38. (39) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Engine, 326.
  39. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Accident, 221.
  40. (20) Aric Almirola, Ford, Engine, 206.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  80.088 mph.

Time of Race:  03 Hrs, 17 Mins, 02 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.663 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 51 laps.

Lead Changes:  11 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Logano 1-21; P. Menard 22-31; Kyle Busch 32-100; K. Harvick 101-105; Kyle Busch 106-131; M. Kenseth 132-146; Kyle Busch 147-155; K. Harvick 156-222; M. Kenseth 223-240; Kyle Busch 241-314; M. Kenseth 315-326; Kyle Busch 327-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Kyle Busch 5 times for 352 laps; K. Harvick 2 times for 72 laps; M. Kenseth 3 times for 45 laps; J. Logano 1 time for 21 laps; P. Menard 1 time for 10 laps.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 220; J. Johnson – 216; Kyle Busch – 215; C. Edwards – 206; J. Logano – 196; B. Keselowski – 178; A. Dillon – 176; Kurt Busch – 176; D. Hamlin – 172; D. Earnhardt Jr – 172; M. Truex Jr – 150; A. Allmendinger – 147; J. Mcmurray – 143; M. Kenseth – 140; *. Blaney # – 132; C. Elliott # – 131.

 

04/04/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Martinsville Results

Camping World Truck Martinsville Results

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Alpha Energy Solutions 250

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Saturday, April 02, 2016

 

  1. (2) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 255.
  2. (8) John H Nemechek, Chevrolet, 255.
  3. (7) William Byron #, Toyota, 255.
  4. (5) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 255.
  5. (16) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 255.
  6. (11) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 255.
  7. (10) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 255.
  8. (25) Parker Kligerman, Ford, 255.
  9. (4) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 255.
  10. (20) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 255.
  11. (15) Ben Kennedy, Toyota, 255.
  12. (18) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 255.
  13. (13) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 255.
  14. (23) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 255.
  15. (24) Austin Wayne Self, Toyota, 255.
  16. (1) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 255.
  17. (28) Shane Lee, Toyota, 255.
  18. (6) Daniel Suarez(i), Toyota, 255.
  19. (14) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 255.
  20. (9) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 255.
  21. (21) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 255.
  22. (17) Daniel Hemric, Ford, 253.
  23. (32) Bryce Napier, Chevrolet, 249.
  24. (29) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 248.
  25. (30) Paige Decker, RAM, 246.
  26. (22) Justin Haley, Toyota, Accident, 244.
  27. (31) Claire Decker, Chevrolet, 243.
  28. (27) Spencer Boyd, RAM, Accident, 237.
  29. (12) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, Accident, 235.
  30. (26) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, Electrical, 115.
  31. (19) Kaz Grala, Chevrolet, Accident, 91.
  32. (3) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, Accident, 43.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  61.811 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 10 Mins, 12 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.425 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  11 for 68 laps.

Lead Changes:  8 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   B. Rhodes # 0; K. Busch(i) 1-2; B. Rhodes # 3-44; K. Busch(i) 45-61; K. Larson(i) 62-93; K. Busch(i) 94-104; K. Larson(i) 105-151; C. Hayley 152-162; K. Busch(i) 163-255.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Busch(i) 4 times for 123 laps; K. Larson(i) 2 times for 79 laps; B. Rhodes # 1 time for 42 laps; C. Hayley 1 time for 11 laps.

Top 10 in Points: J. Nemechek – 83; P. Kligerman – 80; T. Peters – 77; T. Young – 67; C. Hayley – 66; R. Truex – 66; D. Hemric – 65; B. Brown – 62; S. Gallagher – 62; B. Rhodes # – 61.

 

 

04/03/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Camping World Truck Martinsville Results

Sprint Cup Martinsville LINE UP

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – STP 500

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Friday, April 01, 2016

 

  1. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 97.043 mph.
  2. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 97.033 mph.
  3. (14)  Brian Vickers, Chevrolet, 96.864 mph.
  4. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 96.854 mph.
  5. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.736 mph.
  6. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 96.676 mph.
  7. (18)  Kyle Busch, Toyota, 96.657 mph.
  8. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 96.642 mph.
  9. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 96.440 mph.
  10. (24)  Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 96.224 mph.
  11. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 96.205 mph.
  12. (21)  Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 96.171 mph.
  13. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 96.637 mph.
  14. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 96.622 mph.
  15. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 96.617 mph.
  16. (78)  Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 96.568 mph.
  17. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 96.474 mph.
  18. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 96.470 mph.
  19. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 96.362 mph.
  20. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 96.244 mph.
  21. (88)  Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 96.049 mph.
  22. (23)  David Ragan, Toyota, 95.981 mph.
  23. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 95.796 mph.
  24. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.714 mph.
  25. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 96.083 mph.
  26. (44)  Brian Scott #, Ford, 95.917 mph.
  27. (95)  Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 95.912 mph.
  28. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 95.888 mph.
  29. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 95.874 mph.
  30. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 95.840 mph.
  31. (98)  Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 95.757 mph.
  32. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 95.612 mph.
  33. (38)  Landon Cassill, Ford, 95.593 mph.
  34. (7)  Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 95.545 mph.
  35. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 95.295 mph.
  36. (34)  Chris Buescher #, Ford, 95.252 mph.
  37. (32)  Joey Gase(i), Ford, 94.817 mph.
  38. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 94.246 mph.
  39. (30)  Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 94.218 mph.
  40. (55)  Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.

04/02/2016 Posted by | 2016 ARCHIVES | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Martinsville LINE UP

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