Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 24th Annual New Hampshire 301

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Starting from 18th place Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota won the 24th Annual New Hampshire 301, his 38th win in 597 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.This is his 2nd win & 8th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 3rd win & 18th Top 10 finish in 33 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 14 Tony Stewart Haas Automation, started from 12th place posted his 19th Top 10 finish in 34 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 6th place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 16 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

4th Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, started from 8th place followed by
5th place Car 16 Greg Biffle NESN Fuel Ford, started from 28th place. 6th Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray Credit One/CreditCards.com Chevrolet, started from 19th place followed by 7th place Car 31 Ryan Newman Whelen Chevrolet, started from 25th place. 8th Place Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota, started from 2nd place followed by 9th place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota, started from 5th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford, in 10th place, started from 22nd place. Ryan Blaney (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, places the winner's decal on his car with the help of his daughters Clara, Kaylin and Grace after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, places the winner’s decal on his car with the help of his daughters Clara, Kaylin and Grace after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

The race had 7 Cautions for 36 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 37 for Competition caution.
2nd Caution on lap 101 for Car 34 Chris Buescher CSX-Play it Safe Ford Spin on the backstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 220 for Debris in Turn 3. 4th Caution on lap 265 for Debris in Turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 274 for Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1. 6th Caution on lap 282 for Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford and Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet Crash on the frontstretch. 7th Caution on lap 286 for Car 19 Carl Edwards Sport Clips Toyota, Car 31 Ryan Newman Whelen Chevrolet and Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet Crash on the backstretch.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

The race had 13 Lead Changes among 6 drivers: Lap Leaders: J. Johnson 1; Kyle Busch 2-36; M. Truex Jr 37; Kyle Busch 38-88; M. Truex Jr 89-171; Kyle Busch 172-182; M. Truex Jr 183; B. Keselowski 184; Kyle Busch 185-220; M. Truex Jr 221-257; M. Kenseth 258-264; M. Truex Jr 265; D. Hamlin 266-270; M. Kenseth 271-301. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Kyle Busch 4 times for 133 laps; M. Truex Jr 5 times for 123 laps; M. Kenseth 2 times for 38 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 5 laps; B. Keselowski 1 time for 1 lap; J. Johnson 1 time for 1 lap.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Chase Grid Outlook: 1.B. Keselowski 622 (4 wins);2.Kyle Busch 556 (3);3.C. Edwards 587 (2);4.M. Kenseth 521 (2);5.J. Johnson 514 (2);6.K. Harvick 636 (1);7.Kurt Busch 602 (1);8.J. Logano 571 (1);9.M. Truex Jr 540 (1);10.D. Hamlin 505 (1);11.C. Elliott # 499 (0);12.R. Newman 497 (0);13.A. Dillon 488 (0);14.J. Mcmurray 474 (0);15.T. Bayne 447 (0);16.*. Blaney # 445 (0).

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Cars pit during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Alex Bowman filled in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Car 88 Nationwide Chevrolet due to Earnhardt suffering from a concussion.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 19
Unofficial Race Results for the 24Th Annual New Hampshire 301 – Sunday, July 17, 2016
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, NH – 1.058 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 301 Laps – 318.458 Miles

2016 July 17 319895

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 18. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 301 Running
2. 12. Car 14 Tony Stewart Haas Automation Chevrolet 301 Running
3. 6. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 301 Running
4. 8. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 301 Running
5. 28. Car 16 Greg Biffle NESN Fuel Ford 301 Running
6. 19. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Credit One/CreditCards.com Chevrolet 301 Running
7. 25. Car 31 Ryan Newman Whelen Chevrolet 301 Running
8. 2. Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 301 Running
9. 5. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 301 Running
10. 22. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford 301 Running
11. 14. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 301 Running
12. 1. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 301 Running
13. 15. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow Olympic/USOC Chevrolet 301 Running
14. 29. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 301 Running
15. 9. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 301 Running
16. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Toyota 301 Running
17. 17. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 301 Running
18. 24. Car 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy/Menards Chevrolet 301 Running
19. 26. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 301 Running
20. 13. Car 19 Carl Edwards Sport Clips Toyota 301 Running
21. 10. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Grillin Beans Chevrolet 301 Running
22. 4. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 301 Running
23. 31. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 301 Running
24. 32. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 301 Running
25. 11. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Quicken Loans Chevrolet 301 Running
26. 20. Car 88 Alex Bowman(i) Nationwide Chevrolet 301 Running
27. 21. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 300 Running
28. 30. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 299 Running
29. 35. Car 34 Chris Buescher # CSX-Play it Safe Ford 299 Running
30. 23. Car 23 David Ragan Flaming Leprechaun Toyota 299 Running
31. 16. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Toyota 299 Running
32. 34. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 297 Running
33. 37. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 295 Running
34. 7. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 294 Running
35. 36. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Vydox Plus Chevrolet 294 Running
36. 38. Car 32 Eddie MacDonald Bentley’s Saloon Ford 293 Running
37. 40. Car 98 * Ryan Ellis(i) Superlite Cars Chevrolet 292 Running
38. 33. Car 44 Brian Scott # Shaw’s Ford 278 Running
39. 27. Car 95 Michael McDowell Malwarebytes Chevrolet 191 Electrical
40. 39. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 94 Accident

Race Comments: No cars dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the race. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 57 Mins, 53 Secs. Average Speed: 107.416 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.982 Seconds.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Jimmie Johnson, #48 133.971 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kyle Busch, 18. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ryan Newman, #31 11 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Matt Kenseth, #20 crew chief Jason Ratcliff, 0.062 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: Jul. 24, 2016 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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