Denny Hamlin won the 1st race of the Chase for the Cup at Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 by JanssenCredit: 312812Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.

Starting from 29th place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota won the 15th Annual myAFibRisk.com 400, his 26th win in 353 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This win advances Denny Hamlin to the Contender Round & ties NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen for 27th on the all-time series wins list. This is Hamlin’s 2nd win & 14th Top 10 finish in 2015. This is his 1st win & fourth top-10 finish in ten races at Chicagoland Speedway. 2nd Place Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota started from 14th place, posted his 14th Top 10 finish in 11 races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 10th Top 10 finish in 2015. 3rd Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet started from 9th place, posted his 9th Top 10 finish in 15 races at Chicagoland Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 by JanssenCredit: 312810Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, adds his name to the contender list after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.

4th Place Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterprillar Chevrolet started from 6th place followed by 5th place Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota started from 12th place. 6th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford started from 2nd place followed by 7th place Car 42 Kyle Larson Clorox Chevrolet started from 18th place. 8th Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford started from 3rd place followed by 9th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M Crispy Toyota started from 7th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford started from 20th place.

2015 Sep 20 CS_NSCS_Pack_092015Credit: 312801Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s / Budweiser Chevrolet, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.

The race had 6 Cautions for 28 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota, Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Food 4 Less/Scott Products Chevrolet crash in turn 3 & 4. 2nd Caution on lap 124 for Debris on the backstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 131 for Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 4th Caution on lap 139 for Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet crash in turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 192 for Debris in turn 4. 6th Caution on lap 259 for Debris in turns 1 and 2.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 by JanssenCredit: 312804Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s / Budweiser Chevrolet, sits in the grass after an incident on the track during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.

The race had 17 Lead Changes among 10 drivers: Lap Leaders: K. Harvick 1-5; J. Logano 6; M. Truex Jr. 7-45; Kyle Busch 46-128; K. Harvick 129-133; Kyle Busch 134-143; J. Gordon 144-183; Kurt Busch 184; Kyle Busch 185; K. Larson 186-187; C. Edwards 188-193; Kyle Busch 194-220; Kurt Busch 221-239; D. Hamlin 240-243; M. Kenseth 244; Kurt Busch 245-261; J. Gordon 262; D. Hamlin 263-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Kyle Busch 4 times for 121 laps; J. Gordon 2 times for 41 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 39 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 37 laps; K. Harvick 2 times for 10 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 9 laps; C. Edwards 1 time for 6 laps; K. Larson 1 time for 2 laps; M. Kenseth 1 time for 1 lap; J. Logano 1 time for 1 lap.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 by JanssenCredit: 312803Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s / Budweiser Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.

Top 16 in Points: M. Kenseth – 2,052; D. Hamlin – 2,050; C. Edwards – 2,049; Kyle Busch – 2,049; Kurt Busch – 2,048; J. Logano – 2,048; J. Johnson – 2,045; R. Newman – 2,040; B. Keselowski – 2,039; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 2,038; M. Truex Jr. – 2,035; J. Gordon – 2,031; J. Mcmurray – 2,028; P. Menard – 2,027; C. Bowyer – 2,025; K. Harvick – 2,009.

Denny Hamlin came back from a spin in lap 3 to win with a Margin of Victory: 0.962 Seconds over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards. It was a good day of racing for Joe Gibbs Racing as 4 cars were in the Top 10. After the race Kevin Harvick was not happy with Jimmie Johnson due to contact that caused Harvick’s flat left rear tire.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 27
Unofficial Race Results for the 15Th Annual Myafibrisk.Com 400 – Sunday,
September 20, 2015
Chicagoland Speedway – Joliet, IL – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 267 Laps – 400.5 Miles – Purse: $6,144,256

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Finishing Position Starting Position Car # Driver Team Laps Status
1. 29. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 267 Running
2. 14. Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 267 Running
3. 9. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 267 Running
4. 6. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterprillar Chevrolet 267 Running
5. 12. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 267 Running
6. 2. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 267 Running
7. 18. Car 42 Kyle Larson Clorox Chevrolet 267 Running
8. 3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 267 Running
9. 7. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M Crispy Toyota 267 Running
10. 20. Car 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 267 Running
11. 11. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 267 Running
12. 19. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 267 Running
13. 4. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet 267 Running
14. 10. Car 24 Jeff Gordon AXALTA Chevrolet 267 Running
15. 28. Car 55 David Ragan Aaron’s Partners of the Year Toyota 267 Running
16. 13. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s/Cessna Chevrolet 266 Running
17. 16. Car 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet 266 Running
18. 27. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 265 Running
19. 26. Car 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Anti-Freeze & Coolant Toyota 265 Running
20. 24. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 265 Running
21. 17. Car 16 Greg Biffle Safety-Kleen Ford 265 Running
22. 21. Car 33 Brian Scott(i) Jewel-Osco Chevrolet 265 Running
23. 31. Car 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 265 Running
24. 8. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 264 Running
25. 23. Car 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 264 Running
26. 25. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet 264 Running
27. 36. Car 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC Knock’er Loose Chevrolet 263 Running
28. 30. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 263 Running
29. 33. Car 35 Cole Whitt MDS Ford 263 Running
30. 22. Car 9 Sam Hornish Jr. SlimFast/Natrol Ford 262 Running
31. 38. Car 34 Brett Moffitt # CSX Play It Safe Ford 262 Running
32. 35. Car 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops/Children’s Miracle Network Ford 262 Running
33. 40. Car 32 Josh Wise BeerFrost.com Ford 261 Running
34. 37. Car 46 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevrolet 261 Running
35. 34. Car 26 JJ Yeley(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 261 Running
36. 15. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Food 4 Less/Scott Products Chevrolet 260 Running
37. 32. Car 7 Alex Bowman Jewel-Osco Chevrolet 259 Running
38. 41. Car 23 Jeb Burton # Estes/Draft Kings Toyota 259 Running
39. 39. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto # Cosmo Motors Toyota 258 Running
40. 42. Car 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 258 Running
41. 43. Car 62 Timmy Hill(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevrolet 255 Running
42. 1. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet 209 Running
43. 5. Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet 198 Running

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 34 (transmission change). Failed to Qualify: (3) 21, 95, 30. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 51 Mins, 30 Secs. Average Speed: 140.117 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.962 Seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 28 laps. Lead Changes: 17 among 10 drivers.

3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #18 121 Laps American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Matt Kenseth, #20. Coors Light Pole Award : Not awarded, # Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kevin Harvick, #4. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Jamie McMurray, #1 6 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #11. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Kurt Busch, #41 crew chief Tony Gibson, 0.519 seconds Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brett Moffitt, #34.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Sep. 27, 2015 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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