Matt Kenseth won the 58th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

2015 Sep 12 RIR_NSCS_091215_13Credit: 312188Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images. Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

Starting from 2nd place Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota won the 58th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400, his 35th win in 570 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Kenseth’s 2nd win & 15th Top 10 finish in 32 races at Richmond International Raceway. Kenseth’s 352 laps led were the second-highest total of his career (415, Bristol-2 in 2005). 2nd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Crispy/American Heritage Chocolate Toyota, started from 4th place posted his 15th Top 10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 9th Top 10 finish in 2015. 3rd Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from pole posted his 6th Top 10 finish in 14 races at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: 312190Jonathan Moore/NASCAR via Getty Images. Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

4th Place Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods/Waffle House Ford, started from 24th place followed by 5th place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 29th place. 6th Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota, started from 25th place followed by 7th place Car 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet, started from 23rd place. 8th Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 3rd place followed by 9th Place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 9th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota, in 10th place, started from 26th place.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads the field through the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 6 Cautions for 47 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 39 for Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet crash in turn 1. 2nd Caution on lap 99 for Debris turn 1. 3rd Caution on lap 113 for Car 23 Jeb Burton Estes Toyota, Car 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevrolet, Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford crash on backstretch. 4th Caution on lap 211 for Debris on backstretch. 5th Caution on lap 290 for Debris on backstretch. 6th Caution on lap 376 for Debris on backstretch.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: 312177Jerry Markland/Getty Images. Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 13 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: J. Logano 1-14; M. Kenseth 15-46; J. Logano 47; M. Kenseth 48-103; J. Logano 104-108; M. Kenseth 109-121; J. Logano 122-125; D. Hamlin 126-138; M. Kenseth 139-216; D. Hamlin 217; Kyle Busch 218-226; M. Kenseth 227-296; J. Logano 297; M. Kenseth 298-400. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Kenseth 6 times for 352 laps; J. Logano 5 times for 25 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 14 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 9 laps.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: 312179Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images. Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: 312182Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images. Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Crispy/American Heritage Chocolate Toyota, lead a pack of cars into turn one during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

It was a dominate night for Matt Kenseth & Joe Gibbs Racing, as all 4 cars were running 1,2,3,4 in the race & all 4 cars made the chase. Matt Kenseth Margin of Victory: 0.951 Seconds over JGR team-mate Kyle Busch. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford hit the rescue truck under Caution following a group of cars.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400Credit: 312192Matt Sullivan/Getty Images. (Back row L-R) Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Libman/Menards Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, (front row L-R) Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Crispy/American Heritage Chocolate Toyota, Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, pose for a photo after making the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 26
Unofficial Race Results for the 58Th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 –
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Richmond International Raceway – Richmond, VA – .75 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 400 Laps – 300 Miles – Purse: $5,202,126

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Finishing Position Starting Position Car # Driver Team Laps Status

1. 2. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 400 Running
2. 4. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Crispy/American Heritage Chocolate Toyota 400 Running
3. 1. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 400 Running
4. 24. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Foods/Waffle House Ford 400 Running
5. 29. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 400 Running
6. 25. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 400 Running
7. 23. Car 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet 400 Running
8. 3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 400 Running
9. 9. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 400 Running
10. 26. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 400 Running
11. 7. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 400 Running
12. 11. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 400 Running
13. 31. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 399 Running
14. 6. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 399 Running
15. 8. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 399 Running
16. 19. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill Ford 399 Running
17. 5. Car 55 David Ragan Aaron’s Online Dream Machine Toyota 398 Running
18. 20. Car 5 Kasey Kahne HendrickRideAlong.com Chevrolet 398 Running
19. 14. Car 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 397 Running
20. 13. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 397 Running
21. 15. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 397 Running
22. 17. Car 33 Brian Scott(i) Shore Lodge Chevrolet 397 Running
23. 28. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 397 Running
24. 21. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 397 Running
25. 18. Car 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 397 Running
26. 22. Car 27 Paul Menard Libman/Menards Chevrolet 397 Running
27. 12. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 397 Running
28. 32. Car 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Go Bowling/Draft Kings Ford 397 Running
29. 10. Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 396 Running
30. 35. Car 40 Landon Cassill(i) Precon Marine/Interstate Moving Services Chevrolet 396 Running
31. 38. Car 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 396 Running
32. 16. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet 394 Running
33. 30. Car 38 David Gilliland The Pete Store Ford 393 Running
34. 43. Car 26 JJ Yeley(i) Maxim Toyota 392 Running
35. 37. Car 34 Brett Moffitt # Dockside Ford 391 Running
36. 33. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto # James Madison University Toyota 390 Running
37. 36. Car 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 390 Running
38. 34. Car 35 Cole Whitt MDS Ford 389 Running
39. 41. Car 23 Jeb Burton # Estes Toyota 387 Running
40. 42. Car 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt(i) BeerFrost.com/CorvetteParts.net Ford 387 Running
41. 40. Car 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 335 Running
42. 39. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 287 Accident
43. 27. Car 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevrolet 145 Accident

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: (2) 30 Josh Wise, 62 Timmy Hill(i). Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs. Average Speed: 100.353
MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.951 Seconds

Coors Light Pole Award: Joey Logano, #22 126.47 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Matt Kenseth, #20. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Brian Scott, #33 5 positions Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #20 Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88 G Ives, .154
sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Matt Kenseth, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brett Moffitt, #34.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Sep. 20, 2015 – Chicagoland Speedway

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