Brad Keselowski won the 47th Annual GEICO 500 Crashfest at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

Starting from 7th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford won the 47th Annual GEICO 500, his 19th win in 243 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Brad Keselowski’s 2nd win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 4th win & 9th Top 10 finish in 15 races at Talladega Superspeedway. 2nd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Marvel Toyota, started from 17th place posted his 6th Top 10 finish in 22 races at Talladega Superspeedway & it is his 8th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet, started from 2nd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 6 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

4th Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, started from 30th place. 5th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from pole was the highest finishing rookie. 6th Place Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, started from 14th place followed by 7th place Car 15 Clint Bowyer AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet, started from 34th place . 8th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet, started from 18th place followed by 9th place Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # otorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, started from 19th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Fordin 10th place, started from 13th place.

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race had 10 Cautions for 41 Laps with 2 Big crashes & 2 rollovers. 1st Caution on lap 51 for Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide Chevrolet, Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting Toyota, Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet crash on the Backstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 60 for Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet, Car 43 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida Ford, Car 55 Michael Waltrip Peak & BlueDEF Toyota crash in Turn 3. 3rd Caution on lap 97 for Car 34 Chris Buescher Love?s Travel Stops/CSX-Play it Safe Ford, Car 35 David Gilliland Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood Ford, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota, Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet crash on the Backstretch. 4th Caution on lap 111 for Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide Chevrolet, Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota crash in Turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 129 for Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet crash in Turn 4. 6th Caution on lap 153 for Fluid On Track From Car 23 David Ragan Schluter Systems Toyota. 7th Caution on lap 162 for Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet, Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Hungry Jack/Crisco Chevrolet, Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet, Car 7 Regan Smith Golden Corral Chevrolet, Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet, Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet, Car 44 Brian Scott # Twisted Tea Ford, Car 35 * David Gilliland Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood Ford, Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet, Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet, Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Marvel Toyota, Car 38 Landon Cassill FR8Auctions Ford, Car 43 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida Ford, Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Car 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford, Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota, Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fifth Third Bank Ford crash in Turn 1. 8th Caution on lap 170 for Debris Turn 2. 9th Caution on lap 182 for Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota, Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet, Car 43 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida Ford, Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet, Car 15 Clint Bowyer AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet, Car 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford, Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet, Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Fishing Chevrolet, Car 38 Landon Cassill FR8Auctions Ford, Car 32 Bobby Labonte Rimrock Devlin Ford crash on the Backstretch. 10th Caution on lap 188 for Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Hungry Jack/Crisco Chevrolet, Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Fishing Chevrolet, Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fifth Third Bank Ford, Car 98 Cole Whitt RticCoolers.com Toyota, Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, Car 32 Bobby Labonte Rimrock Devlin Ford, Car 38 Landon Cassill FR8Auctions Ford crash on the Frontstretch.

Car 34 Chris Buescher Love?s Travel Stops/CSX-Play it Safe Ford rollover video:
http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/franchises/all-videos.sprint-cup-series-talladega-superspeedway-chris-buescher-flips-in-big-wreck.4873325243001.html

Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota rollover video:
http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/franchises/all-videos.sprint-cup-series-talladega-superspeedway-matt-kenseth-danica-patrick-wild-ride-big-hit.4873411743001.html

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Marvel Toyota, race ahead of a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Marvel Toyota, race ahead of a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race also had lots of action with 37 Lead Changes 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.

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

Chase Grid Outlook: 1.Kyle Busch 342 (2 wins);2.C. Edwards 337 (2);3.J. Johnson 329 (2);4.B. Keselowski 300 (2);5.K. Harvick 351 (1);6.D. Hamlin 269 (1);7.J. Logano 316 (0);8.Kurt Busch 312 (0);9.D. Earnhardt Jr 279 (0);10.M. Truex Jr 274 (0);11.A. Dillon 272 (0);12.C. Elliott # 271 (0);13.J. Mcmurray 261 (0);14.A. Allmendinger 232 (0);15.M. Kenseth 231 (0);16.T. Bayne 228 (0).

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Marvel Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Marvel Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

This was one of the most exciting races at Talladega Superspeedway in years. The threat of rain was out, so teams realized they needed to be in front if NASCAR called the race after half way. There were 2 big crashes, 2 rollovers, 33 cars out of 40 cars were involved in some sort of crash. The cars were 3 to 4 cars wide in the draft with speeds close 200 MPH, which also included 37 Lead Changes.

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 10
Unofficial Race Results for the 47Th Annual Geico 500 – Sunday, May 1, 2016
Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, AL – 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 188 Laps – 500.08 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 7. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 188 Running
2. 17. Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Marvel Toyota 188 Running
3. 2. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Energy & Water/Intellifresh Chevrolet 188 Running
4. 30. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 188 Running
5. 1. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 188 Running
6. 14. Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 188 Running
7. 34. Car 15 Clint Bowyer AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 188 Running
8. 18. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet 188 Running
9. 19. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 188 Running
10. 13. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 188 Running
11. 32. Car 38 Landon Cassill FR8Auctions Ford 188 Running
12. 33. Car 55 * Michael Waltrip Peak & BlueDEF Toyota 188 Running
13. 12. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota 188 Running
14. 28. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Hungry Jack/Crisco Chevrolet 188 Running
15. 29. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Fishing Chevrolet 188 Running
16. 6. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fifth Third Bank Ford 188 Running
17. 39. Car 35 * David Gilliland Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood Ford 188 Running
18. 36. Car 98 * Cole Whitt RticCoolers.com Toyota 188 Running
19. 26. Car 32 Bobby Labonte Rimrock Devlin Ford 188 Running
20. 16. Car 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford 188 Running
21. 31. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet 188 Running
22. 5. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 182 Running
23. 4. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 180 Accident
24. 37. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet 180 Accident
25. 22. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 180 Accident
26. 10. Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet 180 Accident
27. 23. Car 43 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida Ford 180 Accident
28. 15. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 178 Running
29. 24. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 173 Running
30. 21. Car 44 Brian Scott # Twisted Tea Ford 172 Running
31. 8. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 170 Running
32. 25. Car 7 Regan Smith Golden Corral Chevrolet 168 Running
33. 20. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 166 Running
34. 40. Car 23 David Ragan Schluter Systems Toyota 151 Engine
35. 9. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 109 Accident
36. 35. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting Toyota 98 Engine
37. 27. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love?s Travel Stops/CSX-Play it Safe Ford 95 Accident
38. 38. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 94 Accident
39. 11. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 82 Accident
40. 3. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide Chevrolet 63 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: Nos. 14 (driver change) and 31 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: (1) 30 Josh Wise. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 34 Mins, 15 Secs. Average Speed: 140.046 MPH. Margin of Victory: Caution. Caution Flags: 10 for 41 laps. Lead Changes: 37 among 17 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kyle Busch, #18. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Austin Dillon, #3 20 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #2. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Trevor Bayne, #6 -0.073 secs. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap:
Ryan Newman, #31. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 7, 2016 – Kansas Speedway

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