MWR Results

6th       Clint Bowyer

20th     Jeff Burton

21st     Brian Vickers

 

Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished sixth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started eighth and raced in the top ten throughout the first half of the race. At lap 156, Bowyer used a two-tire pit stop to take over the lead which he held until lap 177. He regained the lead on lap 214 to lap 229. Bowyer raced in the front the remainder of the race. He restarted the green-white-checkered in third but Kevin Harvick who raced in front of Bowyer ran out of gas when the green flew. Bowyer fell to sixth in the scramble to the finish. The No. 15 team returns to action Sunday, July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

  • Started eighth and finished sixth
  • Raced in top 10 for the first half of race
  • Led laps 156-177 and 214-229 for 36 laps
  • Started the green-white-checkered in third and fell to sixth when the car in front of him ran out of gas

 

BOWYER QUOTE: “Just frustrating. Kind of our M.O. This year, nothing goes right. We got into position to get a top-five and a solid run and the 4 (Kevin Harvick) runs out of gas and stacks us all up on the bottom and a bunch of them get around us. We got the consistency down -- we just got to keep gaining on it. We’re here to win races for 5-hour ENERGY and everybody and all our partners on this Toyota. We’re just not quite there yet. We still got some work to do to catch up to the Fords and the Hendrick cars. We’re gaining on it. We got the consistency.”

 

Jeff Burton Race Summary: No. 66 Let’s Go Places Toyota driver Jeff Burton finished 20th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 30th and avoided a potentially disastrous moment in the opening laps when another car slammed into the side of the No. 66 coming off the fourth turn. Burton suffered no apparent damage and worked his way to 23rd but fell down a lap to the leader on lap 98. Some very quick lap times enabled him to return to the lead lap on lap 152. Burton and Danica Patrick made contact midway through the race which hindered Burton’s bid to race with the leaders. Burton spent the remainder of the race on the lead lap and finished 20th.

 

  • Started 30th and finished 20th
  • Lost lap to leader on lap 98
  • Regained lost lap on lap 152
  • Finished on the lead lap

 

BURTON QUOTE: “We had a good car -- we just never got track position. And then Danica (Patrick) got into me there -- I think Tony (Stewart) was working the outside and I think she just thought Tony was on the outside. Got the right side tore up. After that, we never turned. We tried to fix it with changes, but we couldn’t fix it because it was all aero. I’m really disappointed with the outcome. Three-quarters of the way through the race I thought we’re doing pretty good.”

 

Brian Vickers Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 21st in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 17th and made a slow and steady climb to the front racing in fourth just past the halfway mark. Near the lap 200 mark handling issues dropped Vickers to 24th. He battled back to run as high as 14th with 29 laps to go. Vickers dropped to 17th when he pitted before a green-whited checkered finish. In the final two-lap scramble Vickers fell to 21st. The No. 55 Aaron’s team returns to action Sunday, July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

 

  • Started 17th and finished 21st
  • Climbed to fourth just past the halfway mark
  • Dropped to 24th due to handling issues
  • Fell from 17th to 21st on a green-white-checkered finish

           

VICKERS QUOTE: “We had a good car today at times. Just messed it up on the calls. We were just struggling too tight and with track position all day. I felt like we always restarted in the wrong lane. It just wasn’t our day. We’ll enjoy the off weekend and be ready for Indy.”

 

RACE NOTES:

  • Brad Keselowski won the race by 0.750 seconds over Kyle Bush
  • The race lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes
  • The race featured 18 lead changes among nine drivers
  • The race was slowed by seven cautions for 35 laps

 

RESULTS

1          Brad Keselowski

2          Kyle Busch

3          Kyle Larson

4          Matt Kenseth

5          Ryan Newman

6          Clint Bowyer

7          Tony Stewart

8          Denny Hamlin

9          Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

10        Dale Earnhardt Jr.

11        Kasey Kahne

12        Martin Truex Jr.

13        Carl Edwards

14        Austin Dillon

15        Greg Biffle

16        Jamie McMurray

17        Kurt Busch

18        AJ Allmendinger

19        Paul Menard

20        Jeff Burton

21        Brian Vickers

22        Danica Patrick

23        Aric Almirola

24        David Gilliland

25        David Ragan

26        Jeff Gordon

27        Marcos Ambrose

28        Cole Whitt

29        Josh Wise

30        Kevin Harvick

31        Alex Bowman

32        Michael Annett

33        Reed Sorenson

34        Landon Cassill

35        Eddie MacDonald

36        Ryan Truex

37        Justin Allgaier

38        Casey Mears

39        Morgan Shepherd

40        Joey Logano

41        Timmy Hill

42        Jimmie Johnson

43        Mike Bliss

 

CHASE POINTS (Top 16 earn Chase berths)

RK       DRIVER                      POINTS          WINS

1          Brad Keselowski         634                  3

2          Jimmie Johnson         598                  3

3          Dale Earnhardt Jr.      658                  2

4          Carl Edwards              574                  2

5          Joey Logano               551                  2

6          Kevin Harvick             528                  2

7          Jeff Gordon                670                  1

8          Kyle Busch                  567                  1

9          Denny Hamlin             530                  1

10        Aric Almirola               473                  1

11        Kurt Busch                  440                  1

12        Matt Kenseth               621                  0

13        Ryan Newman            573                  0

14        Clint Bowyer               548                  0

15        Paul Menard               541                  0

16        Kyle Larson                 524                  0

17        Austin Dillon                524                  0         

18        Greg Biffle                  519                  0         

19        Kasey Kahne              515                  0         

20        Brian Vickers              507                  0         

21        Tony Stewart              502                  0         

22        Marcos Ambrose        489                  0         

23        Jamie McMurray        475                  0         

24        Martin Truex Jr.          446                  0         

25        Casey Mears              444                  0         

26        AJ Allmendinger         440                  0         

27        Danica Patrick            380                  0         

28        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.   377                  0         

29        Justin Allgaier              326                  0         

30        Michael Annett            311                  0         

31        David Gilliland             276                  0         

32        Cole Whitt                   270                  0         

33        David Ragan               253                  0         

34        Alex Bowman             240                  0         

35        Reed Sorenson           239                  0         


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