Martin Truex Jr won the 1st race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, approaches the finish line on his way to winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, approaches the finish line on his way to winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

Started from 6th place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota won the 16th Annual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, his 6th win in 396 races. This is his 3rd win & 13th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 1st win & 3rd Top 10 finish in 11 races at Chicagoland Speedway. 2nd Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 9th place posted his 4th Top 10 finish in 8 races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 19th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from 14th place posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicagoland Speedway & was the highest finishing rookie.

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

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Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

4th Place Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, started from 22nd place followed by 5th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 2nd place. 6th Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota, started from 3rd place followed by 7th place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Liftmaster Chevrolet, started from 19th place. 8th Place Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota, started from pole followed by 9 Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota, started from 7th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 88 Alex Bowman Axalta Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 17th place Martin Truex Jr leads the point standings by 1 points over Brad Keselowski.

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, races Trevor Bayne, driver of the #6 AdvoCare Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

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Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, races Trevor Bayne, driver of the #6 AdvoCare Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

The race had 4 Cautions for 22 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 50 for Debris Frontstretch.
2nd Caution on lap 121 for Car 44 Brian Scott Jewel Osco/Shore Lodge Ford Spin Turn 4.
3rd Caution on lap 193 for Debris Backstretch. 4th Caution on lap 264 for Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial/Donatello Chevrolet Accident Turn 4.

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field during the pace laps prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field during the pace laps prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

The race had 17 Lead Changes among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: Kyle Busch 1-21; M. Truex Jr 22-51; B. Keselowski 52; J. Johnson 53-102; B. Keselowski 103-105; J. Johnson 106-120; C. Elliott # 121; J. Johnson 122-170; B. Keselowski 171-173; J. Johnson 174-177; C. Elliott # 178-234; D. Hamlin 235-236; J. Logano 237; R. Blaney # 238-242; A. Bowman(i) 243-248; C. Elliott # 249-265; R. Blaney # 266-268; M. Truex Jr 269-270. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Johnson 4 times for 118 laps; C. Elliott # 3 times for 75 laps; M. Truex Jr 2 times for 32 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 21 laps; R. Blaney # 2 times for 8 laps; B. Keselowski 3 times for 7 laps; A. Bowman(i) 1 time for 6 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 2 laps; J. Logano 1 time for 1 lap.

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Coke Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Coke Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois.

Top 16 in Points: M. Truex Jr – 2,050; B. Keselowski – 2,049; Kyle Busch – 2,046; D. Hamlin – 2,045; J. Logano – 2,043; C. Elliott # – 2,039; M. Kenseth – 2,038; J. Johnson – 2,037; C. Edwards – 2,032; Kurt Busch – 2,031; J. Mcmurray – 2,030; T. Stewart – 2,028; A. Dillon – 2,027; K. Harvick – 2,027; K. Larson – 2,026; C. Buescher # – 2,016.

Martin Truex Jr won the race with a Margin of Victory: 0.776 Seconds. Martin Truex Jr said “We have more races to win the more we can win, the better. What can I say? This is how we want to start off. This feels awesome.”

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 27
Unofficial Race Results for the 16Th Annual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
400 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Chicagoland Speedway – Joliet, IL – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 270 Laps – 405 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 6. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota 270 Running
2. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 270 Running
3. 14. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 270 Running
4. 22. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 270 Running
5. 2. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 270 Running
6. 3. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 270 Running
7. 19. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Liftmaster Chevrolet 270 Running
8. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 270 Running
9. 7. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota 270 Running
10. 17. Car 88 Alex Bowman(i) Axalta Chevrolet 270 Running
11. 16. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 270 Running
12. 8. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 270 Running
13. 12. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 270 Running
14. 15. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Packaging Chevrolet 270 Running
15. 5. Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 270 Running
16. 11. Car 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 270 Running
17. 21. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/DiGiorno/Hot Pockets Chevrolet 270 Running 18. 10. Car 42 Kyle Larson Coke Chevrolet 269 Running
19. 18. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 269 Running
20. 4. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 269 Running
21. 26. Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet 269 Running
22. 28. Car 15 Clint Bowyer PEAK Chevrolet 269 Running
23. 20. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 269 Running
24. 25. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery/TMNT Chevrolet 269 Running
25. 23. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford 268 Running
26. 24. Car 16 Greg Biffle Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford 268 Running
27. 33. Car 7 Ty Dillon(i) Nikko RC Chevrolet 268 Running
28. 13. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love’s Travel Stops Ford 268 Running
29. 31. Car 38 Landon Cassill Children’s Hospital of Chicago Ford 267 Running
30. 35. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Mass Markets Toyota 267 Running
31. 34. Car 44 Brian Scott # Jewel Osco/Shore Lodge Ford 266 Running
32. 27. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 266 Running
33. 37. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 265 Running
34. 29. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 265 Running
35. 32. Car 23 David Ragan Jewel Osco Toyota 265 Running
36. 36. Car 98 * Cole Whitt Moen Chevrolet 263 Running
37. 30. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial/Donatello Chevrolet 262 Running
38. 40. Car 30 * Josh Wise IncredibleBank Chevrolet 260 Running
39. 39. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Vic’s Express Car Wash/Vydox Plus Chevrolet 257 Running
40. 38. Car 32 Joey Gase(i) JTConcrete/Carolina Cooker Ford 254 Running

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 42 (transmission change) and Nos. 43, 4 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 47 Mins, 24 Secs. Average Speed: 145.161 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.776 Seconds.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Brad Keselowski, #2. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Kyle Busch, #18 5 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20 -0.039 secs Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18 Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Sep. 25, 2016 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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