MWR Results

15th      Clint Bowyer

23rd      David Ragan

       

Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished 15th in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Bowyer started 14th and reported a very loose handling race car while driving into the top 10. Handling issues kept him from staying at the front, however, he avoided tire problems that ruined several drivers’ races. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver remained on the lead lap until 60 laps to go, but managed to hold on to a top-15 finish. The No.15 team returns to action Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

 

  • Started 14th and finished 15th
  • Battled a loose handling race car
  • Lost a lap late in the race but held on for a 15th-place finish

 

BOWYER: “That was a hard fought top 15. The guys were great in the pits. I was so loose and was just trying to hold on to it. Proud of everyone though. Everyone battled through it today.”

 

David Ragan Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver David Ragan finished 23rd in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 15th but a collision coming to pit lane during the lap 24-lap caution forced Ragan to make an extra stop for front-end repairs. Handling issues plagued the No. 55 during the first half of the race, dropping Ragan two laps behind the leaders. Although Ragan and the team improved the car throughout the race, he could not get the cautions needed to return to the lead lap in the race’s final stages. Ragan and the No. 55 Aaron’s team return to action Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

                                                                                                                            

  • Started 15th and finished 23rd
  • Suffered front-end damage coming to pit lane on lap 24
  • Battled handling issues in the first half of the race
  • Could not make up lost laps in second half of race

 

RAGAN: “We worked on our Aaron’s Dream Machine all day long and seemed to get it better late in the race. Just wish we could have got back on the lead lap. We sure didn’t get many cautions there at the end. That’s a long tough race and the track bit a lot of people today.”

 

RACE NOTES

  • Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag 1.082 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski   
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five
  • Nine cautions slowed the race for 47 laps
  • Race featured 15 lead changes among eight drivers

 

RESULTS (Unofficial)

1          Jimmie Johnson

2          Brad Keselowski

3          Kevin Harvick

4          Kyle Busch

5          Carl Edwards

6          Dale Earnhardt Jr.

7          Kurt Busch

8          Martin Truex Jr.

9          Jeff Gordon

10        Jamie McMurray

11        Austin Dillon

12        Erik Jones

13        Paul Menard

14        Brian Scott

15        Clint Bowyer

16        Danica Patrick

17        AJ Allmendinger

18        Aric Almirola

19        Greg Biffle

20        Kasey Kahne

21        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

22        Ryan Newman

23        David Ragan

24        Sam Hornish Jr.

25        Landon Cassill

26        Casey Mears

27        Cole Whitt

28        Justin Allgaier

29        David Gilliland

30        Brett Moffitt

31        Michael Annett

32        Jeb Burton

33        J.J. Yeley

34        Michael McDowell

35        Matt DiBenedetto

36        Ryan Preece

37        Kyle Larson

38        Denny Hamlin

39        Trevor Bayne

40        Joey Logano

41        Alex Bowman

42        Tony Stewart

43        Ryan Blaney

 

STANDINGS                          PTS

1           Jeff Gordon                 4047

2          Kyle Busch                  4039

3          Martin Truex Jr.           4039

4          Kevin Harvick              4037

5          Carl Edwards              4030

6          Brad Keselowski         4013

7          Kurt Busch                  4011

8          Joey Logano               4009

9          Denny Hamlin             2251

10        Ryan Newman            2231

11        Dale Earnhardt Jr.       2221

12        Jamie McMurray         2201

13        Matt Kenseth               2197

14        Jimmie Johnson          2193

15        Paul Menard                2177

16        Clint Bowyer                2124

17        Aric Almirola                877

18        Kasey Kahne              872

19        Kyle Larson                 802

20        Greg Biffle                   796

21        Austin Dillon                745

22        Casey Mears               712

23        AJ Allmendinger          687

24        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.    664

25        Tony Stewart               661

26        Sam Hornish Jr.          657

27        Danica Patrick 640

28        David Ragan               636

29        Trevor Bayne              614

30        Justin Allgaier             537

31        Cole Whitt                   509

32        David Gilliland             491

33        Alex Bowman              410

34        Brett Moffitt                  387

35        Matt DiBenedetto        366

 


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