Joey Logano won the 47th Annual campingworld.com 500 under caution at Talladega Superspeedway

2015 Oct 25 TS_NSCS_Logano_Flag_102515Credit: 313661Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, crosses the finish line under caution to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

Starting in 10th place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford won the 47th Annual campingworld.com 500, his 14th win in 251 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Logano’s 6th win & 26th Top 10 finish in 2015. This is his 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 14 races at Talladega Superspeedway. 2nd Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, started from 5th place, posted his 16th Top 10 finish in 32 races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 19th Top-10 finish in 2015. 3rd Place Car 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet, started from pole, posted his 20th Top 10 finish in 46 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

2015 Oct 25 TS_NSCS_Logano_Sticker_102515Credit: 313662Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the winner’s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

4th Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 11th place followed by 5th place Car 19 Carl Edwards Subway Toyota, started from 15th place. 6th Place Car 27 Paul Menard Tarkett/Menards Chevrolet, started from 13th place followed by 7th place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, started from 43rd place. 8th Place Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota, started from 29th place followed by 9th place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford, started from 17th place. Lastly in the Top 10. 14. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet, in 10 place started from 14th place. Matt DiBenedetto (40th) was the highest finishing rookie. Joey Logano leads the point standings by 27 points over Carl Edwards.

2015 Oct 25 TS_NSCS_GreenFlag_102515Credit: 313650Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images. Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race had 3 Cautions for 18 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 133 for Fluid On Track From Car 51 Justin Allgaier Auto Owners Insurance Chevrolet. 2nd Caution on lap 185 for Fluid On Track From Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Pink Chevrolet. 3rd Caution on lap 196 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota, Car 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Radio Ford, Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota, Car 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops Ford, Car 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, Car 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet, Car 3 Austin Dillon WeatherTech Chevrolet, Car 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Jacob Companies Ford, Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford, Car 7 Alex Bowman Golden Corral Chevrolet big crash on the Frontstretch.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500Credit: 313651Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race had 30 Lead Changes among 18 drivers: Lap Leaders: J. Gordon 1-7; D. Earnhardt Jr. 8-10; D. Hamlin 11-14; D. Earnhardt Jr. 15; D. Hamlin 16; D. Earnhardt Jr. 17; J. Gordon 18; D. Earnhardt Jr. 19-39; M. Waltrip 40-41; J. Johnson 42-63; D. Earnhardt Jr. 64-79; M. Waltrip 80; D. Ragan 81; P. Menard 82; J. Logano 83-94; C. Bowyer 95-96; K. Harvick 97-100; K. Kahne 101-118; R. Stenhouse Jr. 119-120; G. Biffle 121; J. Johnson 122-133; R. Newman 134; Kurt Busch 135; D. Gilliland 136; M. Kenseth 137-139; Kyle Busch 140-150; D. Earnhardt Jr. 151-169; P. Menard 170; D. Gilliland 171; G. Biffle 172-188; J. Logano 189-196. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): D. Earnhardt Jr. 6 times for 61 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 34 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 20 laps; G. Biffle 2 times for 18 laps; K. Kahne 1 time for 18 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 11 laps; J. Gordon 2 times for 8 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 5 laps; K. Harvick 1 time for 4 laps; M. Kenseth 1 time for 3 laps; M. Waltrip 2 times for 3 laps; C. Bowyer 1 time for 2 laps; R. Stenhouse Jr. 1 time for 2 laps; P. Menard 2 times for 2 laps; D. Gilliland 2 times for 2 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 1 lap; D. Ragan 1 time for 1 lap; Kurt Busch 1 time for 1 lap.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500Credit: 313657Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images. Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, lead Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

Top 16 in Points: J. Logano – 3,142; C. Edwards – 3,115; J. Gordon – 3,113; Kurt Busch – 3,112; B. Keselowski – 3,111; M. Truex Jr. – 3,107; K. Harvick – 3,101; Kyle Busch – 3,098; R. Newman – 3,095; D. Hamlin – 3,090; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 3,083; M. Kenseth – 3,054; J. Johnson – 2,161; J. Mcmurray – 2,159; P. Menard – 2,148; C. Bowyer – 2,123.

2015 Oct 25 TS_NSCS_Pack4_102514Credit: 313654Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images. Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

Joey Logano swept the Chase’s Contender Round by winning at Talladega Superspeedway. The difference with this win is he beat the most popular Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. driver by inches & knocked him out of the chase. You could hear the boos, as the field took the checkered flag under caution. NASCAR called for the 3rd Caution just as the 1st attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag restart on Lap 195. Logano was ahead by inches which gave him the win as the caution came out.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500Credit: 313663Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

Eliminator Round of the Chase: Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, Car 19 Carl Edwards Subway Toyota, Car 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet, Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet, Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, Car 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet & Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Halloween Toyota.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed class as his answer to losing the race. “Everybody is going to ask me a hundred times how I feel about the green-white-checkered rule now,” Earnhardt said. “I feel good about it. It was a good safe call. The race ended per the rules, and I’m totally OK with that. “They decided officially who won the race, and Joey won it. He has had an awesome round. Unbelievable, really. We did everything we could today. Almost perfect, tried really hard.”

Car 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet was accused of causing the crash at the end of the race to stay in the chase. Some people may it believe after the Michael Waltrip Racing incident years ago, so NASCAR had to investigate.

2015 Oct 25 TS_NSCS_KyBusch_Harvick_102515Credit: 313658Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

NASCAR Statement:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 27, 2015) – “NASCAR has worked to review an extensive amount of material from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Talladega including video, team radio transmissions and downloadable data. Based on that review, the race results are considered official as we prepare for the upcoming 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Eliminator Round starting Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

“Post-race inspection is currently being conducted. The five cars at the NASCAR Research & Development Center for post-race inspection are the No. 22 (winner), No. 88 (runner-up), No. 18 (final car qualifying for the Eliminator Round), No. 31 (first car not qualifying for the Eliminator Round) and the No. 98 (random).

“Additionally, aside from today’s post-race inspection, NASCAR has completed review of any other potential penalties from the track this past weekend, and there will be no further actions.”

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 32
Unofficial Race Results for the 47Th Annual Campingworld.Com 500 – Sunday, October 25, 2015
Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, AL – 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 196 Laps – 521.36 Miles – Purse: $5,446,886

Print

Finishing Position Starting Position Car # Driver Team Laps Status
1. 10. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 196 Running
2. 5. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 196 Running
3. 1. Car 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet 196 Running
4. 11. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 196 Running
5. 15. Car 19 Carl Edwards Subway Toyota 196 Running
6. 13. Car 27 Paul Menard Tarkett/Menards Chevrolet 196 Running
7. 43. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet 196 Running
8. 29. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 196 Running
9. 17. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 196 Running
10. 14. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 196 Running
11. 16. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Halloween Toyota 196 Running
12. 18. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 196 Running
13. 33. Car 98 Michael Waltrip Maxwell House Toyota 196 Running
14. 26. Car 3 Austin Dillon WeatherTech Chevrolet 196 Running
15. 7. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 196 Running
16. 25. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 196 Running
17. 21. Car 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Jacob Companies Ford 196 Running
18. 3. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 196 Running
19. 2. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 196 Running
20. 19. Car 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 196 Running
21. 6. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 196 Running
22. 34. Car 35 Cole Whitt Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Ford 196 Running
23. 35. Car 32 Bobby Labonte C&J Energy Services Ford 196 Running
24. 23. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Plaid Chevrolet 196 Running
25. 12. Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 196 Running
26. 4. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Toyota 196 Running
27. 20. Car 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 196 Running
28. 27. Car 95 Michael McDowell K-Love Radio Ford 195 Running
29. 40. Car 34 Josh Wise Dockside Logistics Ford 195 Running
30. 22. Car 55 David Ragan Aaron’s Online Dream Machine Toyota 195 Running
31. 28. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 195 Running
32. 38. Car 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops Ford 194 Accident
33. 37. Car 7 Alex Bowman Golden Corral Chevrolet 194 Accident
34. 41. Car 40 Landon Cassill(i) Carsforsale.com Chevrolet 194 Running
35. 42. Car 33 Travis Kvapil(i) Chevrolet 193 Running
36. 31. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 193 Running
37. 8. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 192 Accident
38. 30. Car 26 JJ Yeley(i) Adirondack Tree Surgeons Toyota 192 Running
39. 24. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Pink Chevrolet 182 Engine
40. 36. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto # Dustless Blasting Toyota 177 Running
41. 32. Car 62 Timmy Hill(i) Royal Teak Collection Ford 168 Electrical
42. 39. Car 51 Justin Allgaier Auto Owners Insurance Chevrolet 130 Engine
43. 9. Car 21 Ryan Blaney(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 84 Engine

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 10 (transmission repair), No. 14 (unapproved adjustments) and No. 51 (repairs). Failed to Qualify: (2) 23 Jeb Burton #, 46 Michael Annett. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 06 Mins, 58 Secs. Average Speed: 167.311 MPH. Margin of Victory: Caution. Caution Flags: 3 for 18 laps.

3M Lap Leader: Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88 61 Laps. American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award : Aric Almirola, #43. Coors Light Pole Award: Jeff Gordon, #24 194.5 mph Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Austin Dillon, #3 13 positions Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #88 Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Carl Edwards, #19 Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Paul Menard, #27 0.000 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, #17. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Matt DiBenedetto, #83

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Nov. 1, 2015 – Martinsville Speedway

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