MWR Results

8th        Clint Bowyer

13th      Michael Waltrip

30th      David Ragan

       

Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished eighth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Bowyer started 29th and ran at the back in the early going. At the race’s halfway mark, Bowyer began a charge to the front taking the lead on lap 95 of the 188-lap race. Bowyer raced in 13th with 25 to go and eighth with 15 laps remaining. He held that position through a late caution and a green-white-checkered finish. The No.15 team returns to action Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

 

  • Started 29th and finished eighth
  • Stayed at the back in the early going
  • Moved to the front in middle stages leading lap 95
  • Raced in 13th with 25 to go and eighth before the green-white-checkered finish

 

BOWYER: “We were up there when we needed to be. We just didn’t get the chance at the end to contend for the win with how things played out. We were in the mix though and I’m proud of that.”

 

Michael Waltrip Race Summary: No. 98 Maxwell House Toyota driver Michael Waltrip finished 13th in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip started 33rd and quickly worked his way up through the field leading twice for three laps. Waltrip remained near the front as laps wound down climbing to 13th with 50 to go. In the closing stages, the Maxwell House Toyota survived a green-white-checkered finish to cross the finish line in 13th. Sunday marked the two-time Daytona 500 champion’s 781st Sprint Cup start.

                                                                                                                            

  • Started 33rd and finished 13th
  • Led twice for three laps
  • Climbed to 13th with 50 to go
  • Sunday marked his 781st start

 

WALTRIP: “Our plan today was to get in the pack and stay in the middle of the pack – do the best we could to lead and do the best we could to get to the front so we could celebrate Maxwell House and Toyota sponsoring me in the race. We got up towards the front a few times. I’m proud of my guys and really thankful for the opportunity to race again.”

 

David Ragan Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver David Ragan finished 30th in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 22nd and raced mid-pack for the first half of the 188-lap race. With 60 to go, Ragan took two tires and moved to sixth but a few laps later No. 55 was black flagged by NASCAR for leaking fluid. Ragan pitted multiple times and lost two laps while his crew searched, but could not find the leak. Ragan finished the race without incident, but could not return to the lead lap. Ragan and the No. 55 Aaron’s team return to action Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

                                                                                                                            

  • Started 22nd and finished 30th
  • Raced in the middle of the pack the first half of the race
  • Vaulted to sixth with 60 to go before black-flagged for leaking fluid
  • Lost two laps making multiple pit stops

 

RAGAN: “That was a tough day for us. We just rode in the early part of the race and then made our move getting up to sixth. I don’t know what happened after that with the fluid. We had a really good Aaron’s Dream Machine today, wish we could have raced at the end.”

 

RACE NOTES

  • Joey Logano took the checkered ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. under caution
  • Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-five
  • Three cautions slowed the race for 18 laps
  • Race featured 30 lead changes among 18 drivers

 

RESULTS (Unofficial)

1            Joey Logano

2            Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3            Jeff Gordon

4            Brad Keselowski

5            Carl Edwards

6            Paul Menard

7            Martin Truex Jr.

8            Clint Bowyer

9            Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

10          Kurt Busch

11          Kyle Busch

12          Ryan Newman

13          Michael Waltrip

14          Austin Dillon

15          Kevin Harvick

16          Aric Almirola

17          Sam Hornish Jr.

18          Jimmie Johnson

19          Kasey Kahne

20          Greg Biffle

21          Trevor Bayne

22          Cole Whitt

23          Bobby Labonte

24          Kyle Larson

25          Tony Stewart

26          Matt Kenseth

27          Danica Patrick

28          Michael McDowell

29          Josh Wise

30          David Ragan

31          Casey Mears

32          David Gilliland

33          Alex Bowman

34          Landon Cassill

35          Travis Kvapil

36          AJ Allmendinger

37          Denny Hamlin

38          J.J. Yeley

39          Jamie McMurray

40          Matt DiBenedetto

41          Timmy Hill

42          Justin Allgaier

43          Ryan Blaney

 

 

STANDINGS                          PTS

  1. Joey Logano                     4000
  2. Carl Edwards                    4000
  3. Jeff Gordon                       4000
  4. Kurt Busch                        4000
  5. Brad Keselowski               4000
  6. Martin Truex                      4000
  7. Kevin Harvick                    4000
  8. Kyle Busch                        4000
  9. Denny Hamlin                   2201
  10. Matt Kenseth                     2172
  11. Jimmie Johnson                2161
  12. Jamie McMurray               2159
  13. Paul Menard                      2148
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.             2137
  15. Clint Bowyer                      2123
  16. Aric Almirola                      849
  17. Kasey Kahne                    837
  18. Greg Biffle                         778
  19. Kyle Larson                       777
  20. Austin Dillion                     718
  21. Casey Mears                     685
  22. Danica Patrick                   661
  23. Ricky Stenhouse               659
  24. AJ Allmendinger                653
  25. Sam Hornish                     641
  26. Tony Stewart                     627
  27. David Ragan                     617
  28. Trevor Bayne                    601
  29. Justin Allgaier                   506
  30. Cole Whitt                         485

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