Kenseth wins at Talladega, full race results

Matt Kenseth was able to tame one of the hardest tracks during the fourth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. A green white checked was needed.

Kenseth pushed Bowyer below the yellow line on the back stretch with two to go but was passed by Tony Stewart coming to the line with one to go.

As the race approached the final turn Stewart was turned. Kenseth crossed the line first as a flurry of wrecked happened behind him. It was the second win of the year for Kenseth, who also won the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon was credited with a second place finish.Kyle Busch, David Ragan and Regan Smith rounded out the top five. Greg Biffle was originally scored fifth but NASCAR determined he did not maintain proper speed coming to the line  following the last lap crash.

During the wreck Tony Stewart’s car caught air and was on top of Kasey Kahne’s car at one point. Also involved in the wreck were Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Dave Blaney, Marcos Ambrose, Casey Mears, David Ragan and several others were involved. [RELATED: Stewart goes for upside down ride]

Following the wreck Jimmie Johnson took a ride from Dale Earnhardt Jr back to the garage as he rode on the side of the No. 88 Chevrolet.

This all happened after a wreck set up a green white checkered.

Jamie McMurray was turned by Kevin Harvick while leading coming to the line with five laps to go. This brought out a caution that seemed to ensure that everyone would have enough fuel to make it to the finish. A handful of cars opted not to pit for fuel and stayed out. Eleven cars in total  did not pit. They are Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Trevor Bayne, Tony Stewart, Regan Smith, Aric Almirola, Michael Waltrip, Terry Labonte, Kasey Kahne and David Ragan.

An early highlight of the race occurred when Kurt Busch ran out of fuel while leading. Busch then received damage when he made contact with the outside wall after being spun by McMurray. Busch was then parked for the event after taking off without his helmet on. Busch defended his actions saying he was trying to drive the car tot he garage.

Kasey Kahne scored his first pole at a restrictor plate track and his third overall. Brad Keselowski extended his points lead to 14 over Jimmie Johnson. Gordon moved to 42 points out of the lead.

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 15 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford Ecoboost / National Breast Cancer Foundation 47/4 189 Running
2 6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 43/1 189 Running
3 13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 42/1 189 Running
4 25 34 David Ragan Ford MHP / 8 Hour Alert 41/1 189 Running
5 28 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 39/0 189 Running
6 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / National Breast Cancer Foundation 39/1 189 Running
7 22 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 37/0 189 Running
8 36 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 37/1 189 Running
9 2 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 35/0 189 Running
10 26 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar /
DriveCat.com
35/1 189 Running
11 21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 34/1 189 Running
12 1 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 33/1 189 Running
13 9 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 31/0 189 Running
14 23 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 30/0 189 Running
15 32 38 David Gilliland Ford Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts / Margaret Holmes 29/0 189 Running
16 31 32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy Services 28/0 189 Running
17 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 28/1 189 Running
18 40 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott / Kingsford / Bush Beans 26/0 189 Running
19 18 43 Aric Almirola Ford Gwaltney 25/0 189 Running
20 12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew “Paint the 88” / National Guard 25/1 189 Running
21 8 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane / Warriors in Pink 0 189 Running
22 4 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 23/1 188 Accident
23 3 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women 22/1 188 Accident
24 10 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge SKF 0 188 Accident
25 11 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota Charlie Loudermilk Aaron’s Dream Machine 19/0 188 Accident
26 19 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 19/1 188 Accident
27 20 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Dewalt 18/1 188 Accident
28 16 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet CertainTeed Insulation / Menards 16/0 188 Accident
29 39 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Golden Corral 15/0 188 Accident
30 38 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 14/0 188 Running
31 34 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love / Curb Records 13/0 188 Running
32 14 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 12/0 187 Running
33 30 30 David Stremme Toyota SwanEnergyInc
.com
11/0 187 Running
34 24 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate 12/2 184 Accident
35 43 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 0 180 Accident
36 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 8/0 179 Running
37 41 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet CVP@TMone.com 7/0 162 Engine
38 27 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target / Gillette 6/0 156 Engine
39 29 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction 6/1 98 Parked
40 42 33 Cole Whitt Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
0 16 Accident
41 37 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 0 12 Vibration
42 35 97 Timmy Hill Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 0 8 Electrical
43 33 26 Josh Wise * Ford MDS Transport 1/0 5 Overheating

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