MWR Results

16th     Clint Bowyer

19th     Brian Vickers

 

Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 RK Motors Toyota driver Clint Bowyer started and finished 16th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver leapt into the top-10 in the early going even leading three laps which equaled his career total on the historic track. Bowyer’s day turned sour when a late race pit stop dropped him out of the top-10 and back in the pack. Debris on the grill forced him to come down pit road during the final caution, keeping him from contending for the victory. The No. 15 team returns to action Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

 

  • Started and finished 16th
  • Led three laps equaling his career total at Indianapolis
  • Pit stop dropped him out of the top 10 late in the race
  • Debris kept him from regaining lost positions

 

BOWYER QUOTE: “Our RK Motors Toyota was much better than our 16th-place finish. We had a little trouble in the pits and we got back in some traffic. We had to pit under that last caution because we got some debris on the grill from another car when we were leaving pit road. It was a frustrating day but Brian Pattie and the guys gave me a good car, just wish we finished better than we did.”

 

Brian Vickers Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 19th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started fifth and quickly showed he had one of the fastest cars on the 2.5-mile oval. Vickers climbed as high as fourth and restarted eighth with 17 laps remaining ready to battle for the victory. But, his No. 55 slid high in turn one costing Vickers several positions he couldn’t regain in the closing laps. The No. 55 Aaron’s team returns to action Sunday at Pocono Raceway. 

 

  • Started fifth and finished 19th
  • Raced at the front of the field throughout race
  • Restarted eighth with 17 laps remaining
  • Vickers said car would not turn in turn one and lost several spots
  • Sunday marked his 300th Sprint Cup start

 

VICKERS QUOTE: “That’s so disappointing. We had a good car all day especially on long runs but just needed some track position. We were in good shape running eighth with less than 20 laps to go. I went into turn one on the restart and it just took off. Everyone on the Aaron’s Dream Machine deserved so much better today.”

 

RACE NOTES:

  • Jeff Gordon won his fifth race at Indianapolis leading Kyle Busch to the finish line by 2.3 seconds
  • The race lasted two hours and 39 minutes
  • The race featured 15 lead changes among nine drivers
  • The race was slowed by four cautions for 16 laps

 

RESULTS

1          Jeff Gordon

2          Kyle Busch

3          Denny Hamlin

4          Matt Kenseth

5          Joey Logano

6          Kasey Kahne

7          Kyle Larson

8          Kevin Harvick

9          Dale Earnhardt Jr.

10        Austin Dillon

11        Ryan Newman

12        Brad Keselowski

13        Greg Biffle

14        Jimmie Johnson

15        Carl Edwards

16        Clint Bowyer

17        Tony Stewart

18        AJ Allmendinger

19        Brian Vickers

20        Jamie McMurray

21        Aric Almirola

22        Marcos Ambrose

23        Juan Pablo Montoya

24        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

25        Martin Truex Jr.

26        Michael McDowell

27        Justin Allgaier

28        Kurt Busch

29        Josh Wise

30        Landon Cassill

31        Michael Annett

32        Cole Whitt

33        Casey Mears

34        Paul Menard

35        David Ragan

36        David Gilliland

37        Bobby Labonte

38        Reed Sorenson

39        Travis Kvapil

40        Alex Bowman

41        Ryan Truex

42        Danica Patrick

43        Trevor Bayne

 

 

CHASE POINTS (Top 16 earn Chase berths)

RK       DRIVER                      POINTS/WINS

1          Brad Keselowski         666                  3

2          Jimmie Johnson         628                  3

3          Jeff Gordon                717                  2

4          Dale Earnhardt Jr.      693                  2

5          Carl Edwards              603                  2

6          Joey Logano               591                  2

7          Kevin Harvick             565                  2

8          Kyle Busch                  609                  1

9          Denny Hamlin             572                  1

10        Aric Almirola               496                  1

11        Kurt Busch                  456                  1

12        Matt Kenseth               661                  0

13        Ryan Newman            606                  0

14        Clint Bowyer               577                  0

15        Kyle Larson                 562                  0

16        Austin Dillon                559                  0

17        Kasey Kahne              555                  0

18        Paul Menard               551                  0

19        Greg Biffle                  550                  0

20        Brian Vickers              532                  0

21        Tony Stewart              529                  0

22        Marcos Ambrose        511                  0

23        Jamie McMurray        499                  0

24        AJ Allmendinger         466                  0

25        Martin Truex Jr.          465                  0

26        Casey Mears              455                  0

27        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.   397                  0

28        Danica Patrick            382                  0

29        Justin Allgaier              343                  0

30        Michael Annett            325                  0

31        David Gilliland             284                  0

32        Cole Whitt                   282                  0

33        David Ragan               262                  0

34        Reed Sorenson           245                  0

35        Alex Bowman             244                  0


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