Kyle Busch won both NASCAR Series races at Martinsville Speedway

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Starting from 7th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota won the 67th Annual STP 500, his 35th win in 396 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Kyle Busch’s 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. With the win, Busch is virtually guaranteed a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This is his 1st win & 11th Top 10 finish in 22 races at Martinsville Speedway, his previous
best finish was second, in 2012. Busch, who won Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, completed the first NASCAR national series weekend sweep at Martinsville. Busch led 352 laps, the most at Martinsville since Bobby Hamilton led 378 on April 20, 1998. 2nd Place Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Butterfinger/Coffeemate Chevrolet, started from 6th place posted his 4th Top 10 finish and 2nd runner-up finish in 16 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 2nd Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 17th place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 5 races at Martinsville Speedway.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - APRIL 03: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's 75th Anniversary Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

4th Place Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet, started from 29th place followed by 5th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 11th place. 6th Place Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota, started from 25th place followed by 7th place Car 14 Brian Vickers Janssen/Arnie?s Army Charitable Foundation Chevrolet, started from 3rd place. 8th Place Car 27 Paul Menard Libman/Menards Chevrolet, started from 4th place followed by 9th place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 24th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 5th place.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - APRIL 03: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had lots of action with 8 Cautions for 51 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 6 for Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota, Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 2nd Caution on lap 92 for Car 44 Brian Scott # Goody’s Ford, Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 138 for Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet, Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford crash in turn 1. 4th Caution on lap 222 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota crash in turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 313 for Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Toyota, Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 385 for Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet spin in turn 2. 7th Caution on lap 458 for Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 485 for Car 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Off Road/Beechcraft Chevrolet spin in turn 2.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - APRIL 03: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had 11 Lead Changes 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.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, leads Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Kyle Busch said “I can’t say enough about this whole JGR team,” The (No. 18) M&M’s Camry was awesome in practice (on Saturday). We had a really good car through practice, and (crew chief) Adam (Stevens) made some really good adjustments overnight to keep us where we needed to be, running up front all day.”

Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxACT Chevrolet came home 16th, her best result so far this season.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 STP Ford, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 6
Unofficial Race Results for the 67Th Annual Stp 500 – Sunday, April 3, 2016
Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, VA – .526 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 500 Laps – 263 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 7. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota 500 Running
2. 6. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Butterfinger/Coffeemate Chevrolet 500 Running
3. 17. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 500 Running
4. 29. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 500 Running
5. 11. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 500 Running
6. 25. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 500 Running
7. 3. Car 14 Brian Vickers Janssen/Arnie?s Army Charitable Foundation Chevrolet 500 Running
8. 4. Car 27 Paul Menard Libman/Menards Chevrolet 500 Running
9. 24. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 500 Running
10. 5. Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 500 Running
11. 1. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 500 Running
12. 14. Car 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford 500 Running
13. 23. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 500 Running
14. 21. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide Chevrolet 500 Running
15. 9. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 500 Running
16. 28. Car 10 Danica Patrick TaxACT Chevrolet 500 Running
17. 19. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 500 Running
18. 16. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Toyota 500 Running
19. 12. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 500 Running
20. 10. Car 24 Chase Elliott # 3M Chevrolet 499 Running
21. 22. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 499 Running
22. 2. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 499 Running
23. 15. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Off Road/Beechcraft Chevrolet 499 Running
24. 27. Car 95 Michael McDowell KLove Radio Chevrolet 498 Running
25. 30. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet 497 Running
26. 26. Car 44 Brian Scott # Goody’s Ford 496 Running
27. 32. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 496 Running
28. 33. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 495 Running
29. 35. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Toyota 495 Running
30. 31. Car 98 * Cole Whitt Chevrolet 495 Running
31. 18. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 494 Running
32. 13. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford 494 Running
33. 36. Car 34 Chris Buescher # CSX/Play it Safe Ford 491 Running
34. 34. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 491 Running
35. 38. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 490 Running
36. 37. Car 32 Joey Gase(i) Donate Life Ford 490 Running
37. 40. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 490 Running
38. 39. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 326 Engine
39. 8. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 221 Accident
40. 20. Car 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 206 Engine

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 17 Mins, 02 Secs. Average Speed: 80.088 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.663 Seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 51 Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Joey Logano, #22 97.043 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Award: Joey Logano, #22. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ryan Newman, #31 9 positions Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3 crew chief Richard Labbe, 0.030 seconds Sherwin-Williams. Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ryan Blaney, #21.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 9, 2016 – Texas Motor Speedway

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