The 2016 Chase is set as Denny Hamlin won the 59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

Starting from pole Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota won the 59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400, his 29th win in 388 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. With the win he now holds sole possession of 25th on the all-time series wins list. This is his 3rd win & 15th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 3rd win & 12th Top 10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway. 2nd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 2nd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 6 races at Richmond International Raceway. It is his 10th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Tanger Outlets Toyota, started from 6th place posted his 7 Top10 finish in 22 races at Richmond International Raceway.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

4th Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 17th place followed by 5th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, started from 19th place. 6th Place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, started from 7th place followed by 7th place Car 1 Jamie McMurray Sherwin Williams Emerald Chevrolet, started from 4th place. 8th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet, started from 5th place followed by 9th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, started from 9th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, in 10th place, started from 12th place. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott each earned a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, each becoming the first rookie to make the Chase since Denny Hamlin in 2006.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had lots of action with 16 Cautions for 89 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 12 for Car 21 Ryan Blaney SKF Ford crash in turn 2. 2nd Caution on lap 86 for Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet spin frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 96 for Car 24 Chase Elliott 3M/American Red Cross Chevrolet crash in turn 1. 4th Caution on lap 202 for Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet crash in turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 223 for Debris on the frontstretch. 6th Caution on lap 246 for Car 23 David Ragan sweetFrog Toyota crash in turn 1. 7th Caution on lap 266 for Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford, Car 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy/Menards Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 280 for Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet, Car 93 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction/Union Bank and Trust Toyota crash in turn 3. 9th Caution on lap 292 for Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet crash in turn 2. 10th Caution on lap 322 for Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Surfboard Toyota crash in turn 2. 11th Caution on lap 329 for Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet crash in turn 1. 12th Caution on lap 337 for Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota crash in turn 3. 13th Caution on lap 347 for Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet, Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet crash on the frontstretch. 14th Caution on lap 355 for Car 93 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction/Union Bank and Trust Toyota crash in turn 3. 15th Caution on lap 364 for Car 14 Tony Stewart Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Surfboard Toyota, Car 23 David Ragan sweetFrog Toyota, Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet, Car 34 Chris Buescher # CSX – Play it Safe Ford, Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertsons Co/Shore Lodge Ford, Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet, Car 83 Dylan Lupton(i) E.J. Wade Construction/Union Bank and Trust Toyota Big crash in turn 3 [Red Flag: Lap 339, 20:23] 16th Caution on lap 400 for #7 crash in turn 3.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

Lead Changes: 21 among 7 drivers: D. Hamlin 1-12; J. Earnhardt # 13-14; D. Hamlin 15-51; M. Truex Jr. 52-85; M. Kenseth 86; Kurt Busch 87; D. Hamlin 88-100; M. Truex Jr. 101-202; M. Kenseth 203; M. Truex Jr. 204-222; D. Hamlin 223; M. Truex Jr. 224-228; Kurt Busch 229-230; M. Truex Jr. 231-245; M. Kenseth 246; R. Smith 247-248; D. Hamlin 249-267; K. Larson 268-271; D. Hamlin 272-292; K. Larson 293-303; M. Truex Jr. 304-321; D. Hamlin 322-407.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Pro Services Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Drivers line up in a four-wide formation to salute fans during the inaugural Fan Appreciation Weekend prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Drivers line up in a four-wide formation to salute fans during the inaugural Fan Appreciation Weekend prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's 75th Anniversary Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

The Chase for the Sprint Cup is over and Ryan Newman is not happy about not making it in. Car 14 Tony Stewart Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet & Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet had contact, causing the Big Crash. This crash took Newman out of the Chase, Newman then said Stewart was Bi-Polar with anger issues. Now is everyone’s time to make a prediction on who will win the Chase for the Sprint Cup. I am working on my Top 10.

2016 Completed Chase Grid - Round of 16

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The 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Grid.

Re-seeded Points Report
Richmond International Raceway
59th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400
Chase Grid
Pos Driver BPts Total Points:
1. Kyle Busch 34 2012
2. Brad Keselowski 30 2012
3. Denny Hamlin 24 2009
4. Kevin Harvick 30 2006
5. Carl Edwards 20 2006
6. Martin Truex Jr. 26
7. Matt Kenseth 23 2006
8. Jimmie Johnson 17 2006
9. Joey Logano 21 2003
10. Kyle Larson 12 2003
11. Tony Stewart 6 2003
12. Kurt Busch 11 2003
13. Chris Buescher # 4 2003
14. Chase Elliott # 9 2000
15. Austin Dillon 5 2000
16. Jamie McMurray 0 2000

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers pose for a photo after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers pose for a photo after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 26
Unofficial Race Results for the 59Th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 –
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Richmond International Raceway – Richmond, VA – .75 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 407 Laps – 305.25 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 407 Running
2. 2. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 407 Running
3. 6. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Tanger Outlets Toyota 407 Running
4. 17. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 407 Running
5. 19. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 407 Running
6. 7. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 407 Running
7. 4. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Sherwin Williams Emerald Chevrolet 407 Running
8. 5. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 407 Running
9. 9. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota 407 Running
10. 12. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 407 Running
11. 10. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet 407 Running
12. 27. Car 95 Michael McDowell Malwarebytes Chevrolet 407 Running
13. 8. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 407 Running
14. 18. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 407 Running
15. 29. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 407 Running
16. 11. Car 88 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevrolet 407 Running
17. 23. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 407 Running
18. 22. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 407 Running
19. 34. Car 24 Chase Elliott # 3M/American Red Cross Chevrolet 407 Running
20. 16. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet 407 Running
21. 26. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 407 Running
22. 33. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 407 Running
23. 28. Car 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford 407 Running
24. 31. Car 34 Chris Buescher # CSX – Play it Safe Ford 407 Running
25. 39. Car 83 Dylan Lupton(i) E.J. Wade Construction/Union Bank and Trust Toyota 406 Running
26. 38. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 404 Running
27. 40. Car 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Corvetteparts.net Ford 403 Running
28. 15. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 402 Running
29. 24. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 397 Accident
30. 36. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 396 Running
31. 37. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 390 Running
32. 13. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Surfboard Toyota 366 Suspension
33. 14. Car 14 Tony Stewart Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 363 Accident
34. 21. Car 23 David Ragan sweetFrog Toyota 362 Accident
35. 35. Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertsons Co/Shore Lodge Ford 362 Accident
36. 32. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 358 Running
37. 25. Car 93 * Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction/Union Bank and Trust Toyota 352 Accident
38. 3. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 335 Accident
39. 20. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # SKF Ford 279 Running
40. 30. Car 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy/Menards Chevrolet 264 Accident

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: (1) 98 Cole Whitt. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 31 Mins, 33 Secs. Average Speed: 85.778 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.609 Seconds.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Denny Hamlin, #11 122.344 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Denny Hamlin, #11. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Kevin Harvick, #4 9 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #11. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Kurt Busch, #41 T Gibson, .167 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Matt Kenseth, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race:Sep. 18, 2016 – Chicagoland Speedway

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