Starting from pole Car 19 Carl Edwards Comcast Business Toyota won the 56th Annual Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Starting from pole Car 19 Carl Edwards Comcast Business Toyota won the 56th Annual Food City 500, his 26th win in 417 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Carl Edwards’ 1st win & 7th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 4th win & 11th Top 10 finish in 24 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 20th place posted his 16th Top 10 finish in 33 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet, started from 26th place posted his 16th Top 10 finish in 31 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

4th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott # Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, started from 19th place was the highest finishing rookie. 5th Place Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford, started from 10th place. 6th Place Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Toyota, started from 30th place followed by 7th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick ditech Chevrolet, started from 7th place. 8th Place Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet, started from 36th place followed by 9th place Car 31 Ryan Newman WIX Chevrolet, started from 17th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 22 Joey Logano Autotrader Ford, in 10th place, started from 3rd place.

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 17: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race had lots of action with 15 Cautions for 102 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 53 for Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota Crash in Turn 2. 2nd Caution on lap 71 for Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford and Car 34 Chris Buescher Love’s Travel Stops Ford Crash in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 117 for Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota and Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford Crash in Turn 2. 4th Caution on lap 148 for Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet Crash in Turn 2. 5th Caution on lap 188 for Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota Crash in Turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 219 for Fluid in Turn 3. 7th Caution on lap 260 for Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota Crash in Turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 331 for Debris in Turn 2. 9th Caution on lap 340 for Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet, Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet and Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Beans Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1. 10th Caution on lap 350 for Car 44 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Ford Crash in Turn 2. 11th Caution on lap 411 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota Crash in Turn 2. 12th Caution on lap 438 for Car 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Ranger Boats Chevrolet, Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford, Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Toyota Crash in Turn 4. 13th Caution on lap 461 for Car 14 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet and Car 38 Landon Cassill Snap Fitness Ford Crash in Turn 2. 14th Caution on lap 486 for Car 4 Kevin Harvick ditech Chevrolet and Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4. 15th Caution on lap 492 for Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet and Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, leads the past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race had 16 Lead Changes among 7 drivers: Lap Leaders: C. Edwards 1-36; J. Logano 37-39; C. Edwards 40-42; M. Kenseth 43-53; J. Logano 54; M. Kenseth 55-117; C. Edwards 118; M. Kenseth 119-186; C. Edwards 187-189; P. Menard 190-193; C. Edwards 194-261; L. Cassill 262-281; C. Edwards 282-318; K. Harvick 319-331; C. Edwards 332-355; Kurt Busch 356-396; C. Edwards 397-500. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Edwards 8 times for 276 laps; M. Kenseth 3 times for 142 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 41 laps; L. Cassill 1 time for 20 laps; K. Harvick 1 time for 13 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 4 laps; P. Menard 1 time for 4 laps.

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 17: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Chase Grid Outlook: 1.J. Johnson 271 (2 wins);2.Kyle Busch 262 (2);3.K. Harvick 287 (1);4.C. Edwards 286 (1);5.B. Keselowski 224 (1);6.D. Hamlin 222 (1);7.J. Logano 266 (0);8.D. Earnhardt Jr. 250 (0);9.Kurt Busch 247 (0);10.M. Truex Jr. 214 (0);11.A. Dillon 213 (0);12.C. Elliott # 205 (0);13.J. Mcmurray 199 (0);14.A. Allmendinger 188 (0);15.K. Kahne 185 (0);16.R. Newman 182 (0).

Car 19 Carl Edwards Comcast Business Toyota led 276 of 500 laps & beat Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet with a Margin of Victory: 0.766 Seconds.

Carl Edwards said “It was a really great race for us. It started on Friday well, started this winter building these cars. But the car was really fast in qualifying, got the first pit stall, and that meant a lot to the guys. They were just flawless on pit road. The car was really fast, and (crew chief) Dave (Rogers) did a good job of managing everything. We didn’t have any trouble, and really it’s just a testament to everybody at the shop and our whole team. Really awesome to have a win so now we can really have some fun and focus on this championship.”

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 17: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 8
Unofficial Race Results for the 56Th Annual Food City 500 – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN – .533 Mile Concrete
Total Race Length – 500 Laps – 266.5 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 19 Carl Edwards Comcast Business Toyota 500 Running
2. 20. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 500 Running
3. 26. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 500 Running
4. 19. Car 24 Chase Elliott # Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 500 Running
5. 10. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 500 Running
6. 30. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Toyota 500 Running
7. 7. Car 4 Kevin Harvick ditech Chevrolet 500 Running
8. 36. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 500 Running
9. 17. Car 31 Ryan Newman WIX Chevrolet 500 Running
10. 3. Car 22 Joey Logano Autotrader Ford 500 Running
11. 18. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 500 Running
12. 23. Car 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford 500 Running
13. 13. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 500 Running
14. 8. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Toyota 500 Running
15. 14. Car 27 Paul Menard Tarkett/Menards Chevrolet 500 Running
16. 32. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 500 Running
17. 11. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 500 Running
18. 12. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 500 Running
19. 9. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 500 Running
20. 4. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 500 Running
21. 21. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love’s Travel Stops Ford 500 Running
22. 28. Car 38 Landon Cassill Snap Fitness Ford 500 Running
23. 6. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 499 Running
24. 16. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 499 Running
25. 34. Car 14 Ty Dillon(i) Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet 499 Running
26. 15. Car 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Ranger Boats Chevrolet 498 Running
27. 33. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 498 Running
28. 39. Car 98 * Cole Whitt Chevrolet 496 Running
29. 31. Car 95 Michael McDowell KLove Radio Chevrolet 495 Running
30. 27. Car 44 Brian Scott # Shore Lodge Ford 493 Running
31. 40. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 492 Running
32. 37. Car 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Keen Parts/Visone RV Ford 488 Running
33. 35. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 482 Running
34. 22. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 479 Running
35. 25. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 462 Running
36. 2. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 460 Running
37. 29. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 451 Accident
38. 5. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 258 Accident
39. 24. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 211 Engine
40. 38. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson ChampionMachinery.com Chevrolet 169 Suspension

Race Comments: No cars dropped to the rear of the field at the start of the race. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 15 Mins, 52 Secs. Average Speed: 81.637 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.766 Seconds. Caution Flags: 15 for 102 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 7 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Matt DiBenedetto, #83 9 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #19. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Carl Edwards, #19. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Kurt Busch, #41 crew chief Tony Gibson. 0.148 seconds Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards, #19. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race:Apr. 24, 2016 – Richmond International Raceway

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