Clint Bowyer wins at Charlotte, full race results

Clint Bowyer won Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He managed a win by saving fuel. Denny Hamlin attempted to close in on Bowyer during the races closing laps but was unable to. Jimmie Johnson finished third.

The win was Bowyer’s third of the season, a career high in a season. Bowyer won at Sonoma and Richmond.

Bowyer ran out of fuel while doing a celebratory burnout. The crew pushed his car to victory lane.

Greg Biffle started the race from the pole after setting a new track record. He led the early laps of the race but was shuffled back though the pack after taking four tires while some others took two.

A battle than ensued between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson.

Tony Stewart ran into the back of the car of Keselowski on a lap 16 restart. Also incurring damage on the restart were Jeff Burton and David Ragan. Matt Kenseth’s night started off with a spin on lap four.

Keselowski would finish 11th and maintain a 7 point lead in the driver standings over Johnson. Hamlin moved to 15 back and Bowyer is now 28 behind.

1. #15 Clint Bowyer
2. #11 Denny Hamlin
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson
4. #16 Greg Biffle
5. #18 Kyle Busch
6. #55 Mark Martin
7. #99 Carl Edwards
8. #5 Kasey Kahne
9. #20 Joey Logano
10. #56 Martin Truex Jr.
11. #2 Brad Keselowski
12. #43 Aric Almirola
13. #14 Tony Stewart
14. #17 Matt Kenseth
15. #22 Sam Hornish Jr.
16. #29 Kevin Harvick
17. #1 Jamie McMurray
18. #24 Jeff Gordon
19. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya
20. #39 Ryan Newman
21. #78 Kurt Busch
22. #21 Trevor Bayne
23. #38 David Gilliland
24. #51 AJ Allmendinger
25. #93 Travis Kvapil
26. #83 Landon Cassill
27. #27 Paul Menard
28. #31 Jeff Burton
29. #13 Casey Mears
30. #10 David Reutimann
31. #98 Michael McDowell
32. #47 Bobby Labonte
33. #9 Marcos Ambrose
34. #34 David Ragan
35. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
36. #32 Timmy Hill
37. #30 David Stremme
38. #88 Regan Smith
39. #19 Mike Bliss
40. #95 Scott Speed
41. #91 Reed Sorenson
42. #37 J.J. Yeley
43. #36 Dave Blaney

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