Carl Edwards clinched a spot in the Championship 4 by wining the 12th Annual AAA Texas 500

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Starting from 9th place Car 19 Carl Edwards Sport Clips Toyota won the 12th Annual AAA Texas 500, his 28th win in 443 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Carl Edwards won the rain-shortened race under Caution at Texas Motor Speedway. With the victory, Edwards clinches a spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, joining Jimmie Johnson. This is his 3rd win & 18th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 4th win & 13th Top 10 finish in 24 races at Texas Motor Speedway. With the victory, Edwards moves into a tie with Kurt Busch and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rex White for 26th on the all-time series wins list. 2nd Place Car 22 Joey Logano (C) AAA Ford, started from 2nd place posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 17 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 24th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, started from 12th place posted his 12th Top 10 finish in 23 races at Texas Motor Speedway.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, points to the Championship Round of the Chase Grid in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, points to the Championship Round of the Chase Grid in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

4th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, started from 11th place was the highest finishing rookie. 5th Place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota, started from 24th place followed by 6th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Chevrolet, started from 3rd place. 7th Place Car 20 Matt Kenseth DEWALT FLEXVOLT Toyota, started from 7th place followed by 8th place Car 5 Kasey Kahne AARP Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, started from 31st place. 9th Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota, started from 17th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 18th place.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Realtree/Bad Boy Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Ford, lead the field past the green flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Realtree/Bad Boy Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Ford, lead the field past the green flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 8 Cautions for 37 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 1 for Green-yellow start. 2nd Caution on lap 30 for Competition. 3rd Caution on lap 110 for Car 44 Brian Scott Albertsons/Tom Thumb Ford spin turn 4. 4th Caution on lap 118 for Debris backstretch. 5th Caution on lap 145 for Car 27 Paul Menard Schrock/Menards Chevrolet spin turn 4.
6th Caution on lap 257 for Car 3 Austin Dillon Realtree/Bad Boy Chevrolet, Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota crash in turn 3. 7th Caution on lap 264 for Car 3 Austin Dillon Realtree/Bad Boy chevrolet, Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Chevrolet, Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Military Chevrolet, Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertsons/Tom Thumb Ford crash on the frontstretch. 8th Caution on lap 291 for Precipitation.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Ford, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Ford, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 12 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: Lap Leaders: A. Dillon 1-5; J. Logano (C) 6-30; D. Ragan 31; J. Logano (C) 32-74; A. Dillon 75; D. Hamlin (C) 76; Kyle Busch (C) 77-78; J. Logano (C) 79-188; M. Truex Jr. 189-222; C. Elliott # 223-224; M. Truex Jr. 225-256; C. Elliott # 257; C. Edwards (C) 258-293. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Logano (C) 3 times for 178 laps; M. Truex Jr. 2 times for 66 laps; C. Edwards (C) 1 time for 36 laps; A. Dillon 2 times for 6 laps; C. Elliott # 2 times for 3 laps; Kyle Busch (C) 1 time for 2 laps; D. Hamlin (C) 1 time for 1 lap; D. Ragan 1 time for 1 lap.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Sparks are seen as Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DEWALT FLEXVOLT Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Sparks are seen as Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DEWALT FLEXVOLT Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Top 16 in Points: J. Johnson (C) – 4,074; J. Logano (C) – 4,074; Kyle Busch (C) – 4,074; M. Kenseth (C) – 4,073; D. Hamlin (C) – 4,072; K. Harvick (C) – 4,056; C. Edwards (C) – 4,049; Kurt Busch (C) – 4,040; M. Truex Jr. – 2,265; B. Keselowski – 2,234; C. Elliott # – 2,223; K. Larson – 2,209; A. Dillon – 2,192; T. Stewart – 2,166; J. Mcmurray – 2,165; C. Buescher # – 2,143.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 34
Unofficial Race Results for the 12Th Annual Aaa Texas 500 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 293 Laps – 439.5 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Car 19 Carl Edwards (C) Sport Clips Toyota 293 Running
2. 2. Car 22 Joey Logano (C) AAA Ford 293 Running
3. 12. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota 293 Running
4. 11. Car 24 Chase Elliott # Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 293 Running
5. 24. Car 18 Kyle Busch (C) M&M’s Toyota 293 Running
6. 3. Car 4 Kevin Harvick (C) Busch Beer Chevrolet 293 Running
7. 7. Car 20 Matt Kenseth (C) DEWALT FLEXVOLT Toyota 293 Running
8. 31. Car 5 Kasey Kahne AARP Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 293 Running
9. 17. Car 11 Denny Hamlin (C) FedEx Office Toyota 293 Running
10. 18. Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 293 Running
11. 19. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson (C) Lowe’s Chevrolet 293 Running
12. 8. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Borg Warner Ford 293 Running
13. 16. Car 88 Alex Bowman(i) Nationwide Chevrolet 293 Running
14. 4. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 293 Running
15. 5. Car 42 Kyle Larson Kimberly Clark Chevrolet 293 Running
16. 20. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 293 Running
17. 14. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Chili Beans Chevrolet 293 Running
18. 25. Car 16 Greg Biffle Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford 292 Running
19. 15. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 292 Running
20. 10. Car 41 Kurt Busch (C) Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 292 Running
21. 30. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love’s Travel Stops Ford 292 Running
22. 21. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 292 Running
23. 28. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet 291 Running
24. 22. Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxACT Chevrolet 291 Running
25. 27. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 291 Running
26. 32. Car 7 Regan Smith Nikko RC/Toy State Chevrolet 291 Running
27. 29. Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertsons/Tom Thumb Ford 291 Running
28. 6. Car 27 Paul Menard Schrock/Menards Chevrolet 290 Running
29. 34. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 290 Running
30. 26. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare/SEAL Legacy Foundation Ford 289 Running
31. 23. Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 288 Running
32. 37. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 287 Running
33. 36. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 287 Running
34. 33. Car 83 Jeffrey Earnhardt # ZAK Backs the Blue Toyota 285 Running
35. 38. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Trump – Pence Toyota 285 Running
36. 39. Car 32 Joey Gase(i) Donate Life Texas Ford 280 Running
37. 1. Car 3 Austin Dillon Realtree/Bad Boy Chevrolet 262 Accident
38. 35. Car 93 * Ryan Ellis(i) Science Logic Toyota 261 Running
39. 13. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Military Chevrolet 260 Accident
40. 40. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 257 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 83 (driver change). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 16 Mins, 00 Secs. Average Speed: 134.541 MPH. Margin of Victory: Caution.

Top 16 Driver Points: (1) J. Johnson (C) 4,074;(2) J. Logano (C) 4,074;(3) Kyle Busch (C) 4,074;(4) M. Kenseth (C) 4,073;(5) D. Hamlin (C) 4,072;(6) K. Harvick (C) 4,056;(7) C. Edwards (C) 4,049;(8) Kurt Busch (C) 4,040;(9) M. Truex Jr. 2,265;(10) B. Keselowski 2,234;(11) C. Elliott # 2,223;(12) K. Larson 2,209;(13) A. Dillon 2,192;(14) T. Stewart 2,166;(15) J. Mcmurray 2,165;(16) C. Buescher # 2,143.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 192.301 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Austin Dillon, #3. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Matt Kenseth, #20 6 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Carl Edwards, #19. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24 A Gustafson, .039 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Austin Dillon, #3. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Nov. 13, 2016 – Phoenix International Raceway
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