NASCAR Sprint Cup-Sylvania 300 Results – Kenseth Wins

Kenseth wins at New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth won the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kenseth is off to a perfect start in the Chase, having won the first two races of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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The win was Kenseth’s seventh of the season and his first at New Hampshire. He 

now has a 14-point lead over Kyle Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate.
 

And like last week at Chicagoland, Kyle Busch finished second behind Kenseth. The two teammates are the first set of teammates to finish first and second in back-to-back Chase races.

Greg Biffle finished third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray to round out the top five. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished sixth, followed by Brian Vickers, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards and Martin Truex Jr. to round out the top 10.

How did the other drivers in the Chase fare? Kurt Busch finished 13th, Joey Logano finished 14th, Jeff Gordon finished 15th (and led for a bit), Ryan Newman finished 16th, Clint Bowyer finished 17th, Kevin Harvick finished 20th and Kasey Kahne finished 37th.

Newman began the race on the pole, but only led two laps.

Kahne had run in the top 10 for most of the race (and led 31 laps during the race) before some contact with Vickers on Lap 252, who won the July race at New Hampshire, set Kahne back for a disappointing finish. Kahne is now 13th in the point standings.

Gordon also ran well for most of the afternoon, leading 36 laps, but a pit road violation cost him the lead and sent him back to the middle of the pack.

Truex led a race-high 98 laps and ran in the top five for most of the afternoon but slipped back at the end of the race to finish 10th.

Rain was in the initial forecast, but weather did not cause any delays at “The Magic Mile,” though there was a competition caution at Lap 30.

Sylvania 300 Results

1. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 300 laps, 141.5 rating, 48 points, $262,066.

2. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 300, 112.7, 42, $210,143.

3. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 300, 97.3, 41, $146,585.

4. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 300, 116.7, 41, $160,796.

5. (23) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 300, 94.2, 39, $142,005.

6. (17) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 300, 103, 39, $115,835.

7. (29) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 300, 91.1, 0, $105,235.

8. (25) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 300, 91.7, 36, $102,535.

9. (26) Carl Edwards, Ford, 300, 86.1, 35, $127,360.

10. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 300, 120.7, 35, $135,060.

11. (20) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 300, 102.1, 34, $140,826.

12. (14) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 300, 93.6, 32, $105,785.

13. (4) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 300, 81.8, 31, $115,830.

14. (6) Joey Logano, Ford, 300, 90.5, 31, $115,668.

15. (3) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 300, 105.7, 30, $131,696.

16. (1) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 300, 82.8, 29, $128,693.

17. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 300, 76.9, 28, $124,793.

18. (22) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 300, 69.9, 26, $112,874.

19. (15) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 300, 67.5, 25, $112,574.

20. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, 73.9, 24, $130,046.

21. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 300, 67.7, 23, $121,746.

22. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 300, 70.4, 22, $114,451.

23. (18) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 300, 64.4, 21, $127,660.

24. (31) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 300, 62, 20, $130,471.

25. (34) Casey Mears, Ford, 300, 57.7, 19, $110,443.

26. (35) David Reutimann, Toyota, 300, 55.8, 18, $99,593.

27. (21) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 300, 57.1, 17, $83,110.

28. (30) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 300, 51.9, 16, $104,968.

29. (19) David Ragan, Ford, 299, 54.6, 15, $102,193.

30. (27) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 297, 43.4, 14, $100,832.

31. (38) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 297, 41, 13, $79,085.

32. (43) Josh Wise, Ford, 297, 39.4, 0, $78,810.

33. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 296, 44.8, 12, $78,585.

34. (32) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 296, 43, 0, $78,385.

35. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 296, 33.7, 0, $78,185.

36. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, 293, 27.4, 8, $77,955.

37. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 278, 97.6, 8, $103,241.

38. (33) Kevin Swindell, Toyota, 244, 32.1, 0, $72,675.

39. (24) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 239, 38.6, 5, $68,675.

40. (28) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, accident, 161, 37.2, 4, $72,675.

41. (39) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, brakes, 128, 29, 0, $60,675.

42. (41) Johnny Sauter, Ford, brakes, 103, 31.4, 0, $56,675.

43. (40) Scott Riggs, Ford, brakes, 92, 25.8, 1, $53,175.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 107.573 mph.

Time of Race: 2 hours, 57 minutes, 2 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 0.533 seconds.

Caution Flags: 7 for 37 laps.

Lead Changes: 19 among 11 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R.Newman 1-2; K.Kahne 3-31; M.Truex Jr. 32; J.Yeley 33; K.Kahne 34-35; M.Truex Jr. 36-108; M.Kenseth 109; J.Gordon 110; B.Keselowski 111-112; J.Logano 113; D.Earnhardt Jr. 114-129; M.Truex Jr. 130-152; M.Kenseth 153-165; M.Truex Jr. 166; J.Gordon 167-201; D.Earnhardt Jr. 202; C.Bowyer 203-207; M.Kenseth 208-246; J.Johnson 247; M.Kenseth 248-300.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): M.Kenseth, 4 times for 106 laps; M.Truex Jr., 4 times for 98 laps; J.Gordon, 2 times for 36 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 31 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 17 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 5 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Logano, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Yeley, 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 2,111; 2. Ky.Busch, 2,097; 3. J.Johnson, 2,093; 4. C.Edwards, 2,075; 5. G.Biffle, 2,073; 6. K.Harvick, 2,072; 7. Ku.Busch, 2,071; 8. J.Gordon, 2,069; 9. R.Newman, 2,064; 10. C.Bowyer, 2,063; 11. D.Earnhardt Jr., 2,049; 12. J.Logano, 2,042.

A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

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