Burton Beats Bristol

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Burton raced past Denny Hamlin on a
two-lap sprint to the finish to give Richard Childress Racing a
1-2-3 sweep of the Food City 500.
The race seemed to belong to Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Tony
Stewart and Denny Hamlin, but Stewart was wrecked by Harvick with
three laps to go. It brought out a caution and set up overtime.
It's Burton's first win at Bristol Motor Speedway and the first
win of the season for Chevrolet. He led teammates Kevin Harvick and
Clint Bowyer across the finish line in the first podium
sweep in RCR history.

Results from the Sprint Cup Food City 500

At Bristol Motor Speedway
Lap length: .533 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (8) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 506 laps, 118.6 rating, 190
points, $209,558.
2. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 506, 122.9, 175, $167,011.
3. (3) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 506, 121.0, 170, $139,125.
4. (14) Greg Biffle, Ford, 506, 105.7, 160, $123,525.
5. (15) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 506, 92.3, 155, $106,475.
6. (12) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 506, 115.8, 155, $128,591.
7. (20) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 506, 83.9, 146, $122,916.
8. (16) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 506, 90.6, 142, $126,483.
9. (32) David Gilliland, Ford, 506, 80.9, 138, $116,083.
10. (4) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 506, 94.5, 134, $139,016.
11. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 506, 91.4, 130, $135,636.
12. (36) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 506, 82.7, 127, $91,825.
13. (11) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 506, 84.3, 124, $122,133.
14. (6) Tony Stewart, Toyota, 506, 130.2, 131, $139,911.
15. (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 505, 77.4, 118, $118,633.
16. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 504, 92.0, 115, $133,125.
17. (22) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 504, 94.4, 117, $97,000.
18. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 504, 102.6, 114, $139,186.
19. (27) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 504, 59.2, 106, $114,970.
20. (39) David Reutimann, Toyota, 504, 58.1, 103, $106,308.
21. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 504, 54.0, 100, $96,900.
22. (31) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 503, 62.4, 97, $101,958.
23. (40) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 503, 59.1, 99, $96,833.
24. (28) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 503, 47.5, 91, $104,897.
25. (25) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 503, 55.9, 88, $95,575.
26. (17) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 503, 55.6, 85, $96,350.
27. (30) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 503, 45.9, 82, $113,814.
28. (35) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 501, 36.0, 79, $86,450.
29. (7) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 501, 56.0, 76, $128,925.
30. (33) Jeremy Mayfield, Chevrolet, 500, 31.8, 73, $86,000.
31. (23) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 500, 60.8, 70, $109,414.
32. (29) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 499, 58.9, 67, $90,125.
33. (13) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 499, 55.6, 64, $124,150.
34. (34) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 498, 31.7, 61, $82,975.
35. (42) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 498, 31.9, 58, $81,975.
36. (26) Dario Franchitti, Dodge, 497, 37.7, 55, $89,925.
37. (37) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 496, 39.1, 52, $81,875.
38. (19) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 489, 43.3, 49, $118,761.
39. (38) Brian Vickers, Toyota, Accident, 486, 46.3, 46,
$81,775.
40. (43) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 441, 31.3, 43, $81,700.
41. (41) Ken Schrader, Dodge, 420, 48.9, 40, $81,625.
42. (5) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 417, 69.7, 37, $99,540.
43. (18) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 373, 39.2, 34, $89,000.
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Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 89.775 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours, 0 minutes, 15 seconds
Margin of Victory: .588 seconds.
Caution Flags: 10 for 68 laps.
Lead Changes: 17 among eight drivers.
Lap Leaders: J.Johnson 1-13; C.Bowyer 14-52; J.Johnson 53;
C.Bowyer 54-95; T.Stewart 96; M.Waltrip 97-101; T.Stewart 102-189;
D.Hamlin 190-193; T.Stewart 194-197; D.Hamlin 198-283; Ky.Busch
284-290; T.Stewart 291-345; K.Harvick 346-350; T.Stewart 351-387;
K.Harvick 388-414; T.Stewart 415-496; D.Hamlin 497-504; J.Burton
505-506.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Tony Stewart 6
times for 267 laps; Denny Hamlin 3 times for 98 laps; Clint Bowyer
2 times for 81 laps; Kevin Harvick 2 times for 32 laps; Jimmie
Johnson 2 times for 14 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 7 laps; Michael
Waltrip 1 time for 5 laps; Jeff Burton 1 time for 2 laps.
Top 12 in Points: 1. Ky. Busch, 782. 2. G.Biffle, 752. 3.
K.Harvick, 749. 4. J.Burton, 745. 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 686. 6.
K.Kahne, 674. 7. T.Stewart, 656. 8. R.Newman, 635. 9. C.Bowyer,
606. 10. Ku.Busch, 605. 11. M.Kenseth, 604. 12. M.Truex Jr., 595.
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NASCAR Driver Rating Formula
A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.
The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes,
Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap,
Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap
Finish.


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