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Kansas: Nationwide results

Matt Kenseth was victorious in the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race on Saturday afternoon, after a late clash caught up Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Matt Kenseth continued his run of recent Cup success with victory in the Saturday afternoon NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 race ahead of Paul Menard, his 28th win in 260 series starts and his second of 2013. However it was a late race clash between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch that will likely be the talking point for days to come.

Austin Dillon started the race from pole position having earlier set a new Nationwide Series track qualifying record with a lap of 29.281s (184.420mph) that put him him 0.057s ahead of Justin Allgaier for his tenth pole in 73 series starts and his seventh of 2013 alone. Dillon duly pulled out a solid lead before an early caution on lap 4 for Hal Martin hitting the wall on the backstretch, Allgaier taking the lead at the restart on lap 7 until Parker Kligerman gave chase and took the lead on lap 20 just before the pre-scheduled competition caution on lap 26 to allow teams to check track conditions after heavy overnight rain.

During that time, Kyle Busch had moved up to 19th having been forced to start from the back of the grid for an engine change - good practice for his Cup race tomorrow where he has a similar handicap having been forced to the backup car because of a practice crash on Saturday morning. Regan Smith took up the race lead after the restart on lap 30. but Brian Vickers spun on lap 37 to bring out the third caution of the day, and Ryan Sieg spun in turn 2 soon after the restart to put the race quickly back under caution again on lap 45. There were two more spins on lap 52, separate affairs for Joe Nemechek and Travis Pastrana on the backstretch that fortunately did not result in any damaging contact and so both cars were able to stay in the race.

Having bounced back from some earlier issues including a vibration and a hole in the front grille, Matt Kenseth briefly took the lead from Smith on lap 68 but Smith was immediately back in charge through to a round of green flag pit stops that was interrupted by a spin for Elliott Sadler in turn 2 on lap 91. This allowed Dillon and Allgaier to take the top positions for the restart while Smith, Kenseth and Kilgerman paid for having stopped prior to the caution by being forced to take the restart in 15th, 16th and 17th positions after taking advantage of the wavearound to get their laps back.

By the time a debris caution came out on lap 117, Brad Keselowski had worked his way up into second place and duly won the race off pit lane, while Regan Smith opted to stay out to pick up his former lead again for the restart on lap 122. That saw TJ Bell and Nelson Piquet Jr. immediately connect and spin to bring the yellows straight back out once more; at the next restart attempt there were only four green flag laps before the ninth caution lap 133, a consequence of an incident between Bryan Silas and Ken Butler in turn 2. An equally brief period of green flag racing was brought to an end on lap 145 when Chris Buescher and Brian Vickers spun out of turn 2

Brad Keselowski won a wild restart on lap 151 to claim the lead which he held for over a dozen laps until Matt Kenseth used lapped traffic ahead to slip his way under the #22 on lap 166 and quickly stretch out a lead of more than a second over Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Sadler, Allgaier and Smith, with Trevor Bayne in seventh ahead of Dillon. Busch did his best to wrest second place during what turned out to be the longest green flag stint of the race, but was repulsed at every turn. Finally it seemed rather as if Busch simply ran out of patience, keeping his foot down as the two exited turn 4 which meant that he inexorably turned the #22 into a lurid spin all the way down the frontstretch until finally it crashed backwards into the outside wall and demolished the rear end of the car. Keselowski was out of the race, and made his fury at Busch known with clear signals directed at the #54's pit crew before he jogged all the way to the medical centre to be checked out.

"I got wrecked by a dirty driver," fumed Keselowski. "There is no other way of putting it. He is cool with that. I have raced him really cool over the last year to be respectful to him and try to repair our relationship. I've watched him wreck my trucks and cost him from winning race. He put me in the fence in Chicago in the truck race and the Nationwide races he has been pulling this crap. It is not gonna last I can tell you that. I feel bad for the guys next to me that are going to have to fix his stuff. That is going to be part of racing and they are going to have to deal with it."

Busch didn't benefit from his actions and dropped to fifth in a very poor restart after being handed the inside line by his team mate the race leader, a choice that allowed Kenseth to fly safely to the chequered flag ahead of Paul Menard who just pipped Regan Smith to second on the final lap. Busch fought his way back to fourth ahead of Allgaier and Dillon, but he might find that his dumping of Keselowski has repercussions that extend into the Cup series as a heated Keselowski threatened appropriate retribution. Back in the Nationwide standings it hadn't been a great day for Sam Hornish Jr. who suffered damage when he side-swiped the wall and who struggled to a 17th place finish in Kansas, meaning that in the championship standings he's surrendered the lead to Austin Dillon who had an eight point advantage with four races remaining in 2013.

Race results

1. #18 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing 200 laps 2hrs 37mins 32secs
2. #33 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 0.952s
3. #7 Regan Smith JR Motorsports + 0.993s
4. #54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 1.453s
5. #31 Justin Allgaier Turner Scott Motorsports + 2.118s
6. #3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 2.253s
7. #77 Parker Kligerman Kyle Busch Motorsports + 2.354s
8. #5 Brad Sweet JR Motorsports + 2.741s
9. #6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing + 3.013s
10. #11 Elliott Sadler Joe Gibbs Racing + 3.754s
11. #99 Alex Bowman RAB Racing + 4.653s
12. #43 Michael Annett Richard Petty Motorsports + 4.689s
13. #19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports + 4.901s
14. #60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing + 4.978s
15. #34 James Buescher Turner Scott Motorsports + 5.250s
16. #16 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing + 5.519s
17. #12 Sam Hornish Jr Penske Racing + 5.712s
18. #2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing + 6.155s
19. #21 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Childress Racing + 6.502s
20. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr Turner Scott Motorsports + 7.711s
21. #39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing + 26.276s
22. #4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports + 1 Laps
23. #79 Bryan Silas Go Green Racing + 1 Laps
24. #70 Johanna Long ML Motorsports + 1 Laps
25. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 4 Lapss
26. #23 Jennifer Jo Cobb R3 Motorsports + 5 Lapss
27. #14 Eric McClure TriStar Motorsports + 9 Lapss
28. #22 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 13 Lapss
29. #20 Brian Vickers Joe Gibbs Racing + 21 Lapss
30. #32 Kyle Larson Turner Scott Motorsports + 55 Lapss
31. #01 Mike Wallace JD Motorsports + 63 Lapss
32. #24 Ken Butler SR2 Motorsports + 69 Lapss
33. #40 T.J. Bell The Motorsports Group + 80 Lapss
34. #74 Carl Long Mike Harmon Racing + 98 Lapss
35. #44 Hal Martin TriStar Motorsports + 120 Lapss
36. #51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing + 123 Lapss
37. #00 Blake Koch SR2 Motorsports + 172 Lapss
38. #46 J.J. Yeley The Motorsports Group + 189 Lapss
39. #42 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group + 192 Lapss
40. #10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports + 196 Lapss

Qualifying times

1. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 29.281s (Pole) 184.420mph
2. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 29.338s (+ 0.057s) 184.062mph
3. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 29.423s (+ 0.142s) 183.530mph
4. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.451s (+ 0.170s) 183.355mph
5. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.454s (+ 0.173s) 183.337mph
6. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 29.463s (+ 0.182s) 183.281mph
7. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 29.475s (+ 0.194s) 183.206mph
8. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.495s (+ 0.214s) 183.082mph
9. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 29.502s (+ 0.221s) 183.038mph
10. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 29.510s (+ 0.229s) 182.989mph
11. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 29.512s (+ 0.231s) 182.976mph
12. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.525s (+ 0.244s) 182.896mph
13. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 29.527s (+ 0.246s) 182.883mph
14. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 29.542s (+ 0.261s) 182.791mph
15. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 29.563s (+ 0.282s) 182.661mph
16. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.572s (+ 0.291s) 182.605mph
17. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 29.604s (+ 0.323s) 182.408mph
18. #43 Michael Annett Ford 29.762s (+ 0.481s) 181.439mph
19. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 29.831s (+ 0.550s) 181.020mph
20. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 29.833s (+ 0.552s) 181.008mph
21. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.910s (+ 0.629s) 180.542mph
22. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 29.927s (+ 0.646s) 180.439mph
23. #70 Johanna Long Chevrolet 29.941s (+ 0.660s) 180.355mph
24. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 30.092s (+ 0.811s) 179.450mph
25. #34 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.315s (+ 1.034s) 178.130mph
26. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 30.316s (+ 1.035s) 178.124mph
27. #44 Hal Martin Toyota 30.352s (+ 1.071s) 177.912mph
28. #79 Bryan Silas Ford 30.370s (+ 1.089s) 177.807mph
29. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 30.375s (+ 1.094s) 177.778mph
30. #21 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 30.409s (+ 1.128s) 177.579mph
31. #46 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 30.426s (+ 1.145s) 177.480mph
32. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 30.455s (+ 1.174s) 177.311mph
33. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 30.500s (+ 1.219s) 177.049mph
34. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30.521s (+ 1.240s) 176.927mph
35. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 30.570s (+ 1.289s) 176.644mph
36. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.662s (+ 1.381s) 176.114mph
37. #24 Ken Butler Toyota 30.954s (+ 1.673s) 174.452mph
38. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 30.968s (+ 1.687s) 174.374mph
39. #23 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford 31.648s (+ 2.367s) 170.627mph
40. #74 Carl Long Dodge 30.757s (+ 1.476s) 175.570mph

Did Not Qualify

#15 Chase Miller Chevrolet 30.804s (+ 1.523s) 175.302mph
#52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 30.856s (+ 1.575s) 175.006mph

Practice 2 times

1. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 30.064s (Leader) 179.617mph (32 laps)
2. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 30.143s (-0.079s) 179.146mph (26 laps)
3. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 30.188s (-0.124s) 178.879mph (28 laps)
4. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 30.191s (-0.127s) 178.861mph (25 laps)
5. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 30.192s (-0.128s) 178.855mph (33 laps)
6. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 30.209s (-0.145s) 178.755mph (24 laps)
7. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.225s (-0.161s) 178.660mph (19 laps)
8. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 30.277s (-0.213s) 178.353mph (35 laps)
9. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.289s (-0.225s) 178.283mph (32 laps)
10. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 30.294s (-0.230s) 178.253mph (30 laps)
11. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 30.310s (-0.246s) 178.159mph (35 laps)
12. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 30.321s (-0.257s) 178.094mph (27 laps)
13. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30.396s (-0.332s) 177.655mph (37 laps)
14. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 30.437s (-0.373s) 177.416mph (23 laps)
15. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 30.450s (-0.386s) 177.340mph (20 laps)
16. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 30.482s (-0.418s) 177.154mph (35 laps)
17. #34 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.668s (-0.604s) 176.079mph (28 laps)
18. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.674s (-0.610s) 176.045mph (42 laps)
19. #43 Michael Annett Ford 30.688s (-0.624s) 175.965mph (23 laps)
20. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.715s (-0.651s) 175.810mph (39 laps)
21. #21 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 30.726s (-0.662s) 175.747mph (22 laps)
22. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 30.784s (-0.720s) 175.416mph (25 laps)
23. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 30.806s (-0.742s) 175.291mph (13 laps)
24. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 30.877s (-0.813s) 174.887mph (22 laps)
25. #70 Johanna Long Chevrolet 30.936s (-0.872s) 174.554mph (28 laps)
26. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 31.010s (-0.946s) 174.137mph (23 laps)
27. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 31.064s (-1.000s) 173.835mph (12 laps)
28. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 31.148s (-1.084s) 173.366mph (4 laps)
29. #44 Hal Martin Toyota 31.171s (-1.107s) 173.238mph (20 laps)
30. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 31.232s (-1.168s) 172.900mph (18 laps)
31. #46 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 31.249s (-1.185s) 172.806mph (2 laps)
32. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 31.264s (-1.200s) 172.723mph (4 laps)
33. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 31.297s (-1.233s) 172.540mph (14 laps)
34. #79 Bryan Silas Ford 31.416s (-1.352s) 171.887mph (26 laps)
35. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.503s (-1.439s) 171.412mph (24 laps)
36. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 31.514s (-1.450s) 171.352mph (24 laps)
37. #15 Chase Miller Chevrolet 31.672s (-1.608s) 170.498mph (8 laps)
38. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 31.861s (-1.797s) 169.486mph (23 laps)
39. #74 Carl Long Dodge 32.101s (-2.037s) 168.219mph (4 laps)
40. #23 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford 32.113s (-2.049s) 168.156mph (22 laps)
41. #24 Ken Butler Toyota 32.304s (-2.240s) 167.162mph (31 laps)

Practice 1 times

1. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 30.470s (Leader) 177.223mph (32 laps)
2. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 30.586s (-0.116s) 176.551mph (26 laps)
3. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 30.607s (-0.137s) 176.430mph (34 laps)
4. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 30.676s (-0.206s) 176.033mph (26 laps)
5. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.703s (-0.233s) 175.879mph (24 laps)
6. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 30.705s (-0.235s) 175.867mph (33 laps)
7. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30.709s (-0.239s) 175.844mph (36 laps)
8. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.710s (-0.240s) 175.838mph (22 laps)
9. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 30.732s (-0.262s) 175.713mph (38 laps)
10. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.745s (-0.275s) 175.638mph (21 laps)
11. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 30.754s (-0.284s) 175.587mph (18 laps)
12. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 30.768s (-0.298s) 175.507mph (28 laps)
13. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 30.790s (-0.320s) 175.382mph (32 laps)
14. #21 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 30.791s (-0.321s) 175.376mph (17 laps)
15. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.867s (-0.397s) 174.944mph (21 laps)
16. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 30.883s (-0.413s) 174.853mph (26 laps)
17. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 30.990s (-0.520s) 174.250mph (33 laps)
18. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 31.019s (-0.549s) 174.087mph (20 laps)
19. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 31.042s (-0.572s) 173.958mph (19 laps)
20. #34 James Buescher Chevrolet 31.055s (-0.585s) 173.885mph (26 laps)
21. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 31.089s (-0.619s) 173.695mph (30 laps)
22. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.158s (-0.688s) 173.310mph (30 laps)
23. #43 Michael Annett Ford 31.169s (-0.699s) 173.249mph (26 laps)
24. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 31.210s (-0.740s) 173.021mph (18 laps)
25. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 31.328s (-0.858s) 172.370mph (23 laps)
26. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 31.352s (-0.882s) 172.238mph (18 laps)
27. #44 Hal Martin Toyota 31.522s (-1.052s) 171.309mph (17 laps)
28. #70 Johanna Long Chevrolet 31.587s (-1.117s) 170.956mph (18 laps)
29. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 31.613s (-1.143s) 170.816mph (2 laps)
30. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 31.625s (-1.155s) 170.751mph (3 laps)
31. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.656s (-1.186s) 170.584mph (11 laps)
32. #79 Bryan Silas Ford 31.743s (-1.273s) 170.116mph (23 laps)
33. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 31.764s (-1.294s) 170.004mph (1 laps)
34. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 31.775s (-1.305s) 169.945mph (25 laps)
35. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 31.911s (-1.441s) 169.221mph (16 laps)
36. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 31.974s (-1.504s) 168.887mph (13 laps)
37. #15 Chase Miller Chevrolet 32.022s (-1.552s) 168.634mph (2 laps)
38. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 32.079s (-1.609s) 168.334mph (13 laps)
39. #46 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 32.151s (-1.681s) 167.957mph (1 laps)
40. #23 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford 32.571s (-2.101s) 165.792mph (7 laps)
41. #74 Mike Harmon Dodge 32.701s (-2.231s) 165.133mph (2 laps)
42. #24 Ken Butler Toyota 32.924s (-2.454s) 164.014mph (9 laps)

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (+1) Austin Dillon 1024pts
2. (-1) Sam Hornish Jr. 1016pts (-8pts)
3. (+1) Regan Smith 989pts (-35pts)
4. (-1) Elliott Sadler 981pts (-43pts)
5. (+1) Justin Allgaier 959pts (-65pts)
6. (-1) Brian Vickers 957pts (-67pts)
7. (--) Brian Scott 942pts (-82pts)
8. (--) Trevor Bayne 939pts (-85pts)
9. (--) Kyle Larson # 878pts (-146pts)
10. (--) Parker Kligerman 858pts (-166pts)
11. (--) Alex Bowman # 798pts (-226pts)
12. (--) Nelson Piquet Jr. # 753pts (-271pts)
13. (--) Mike Bliss 730pts (-294pts)
14. (--) Travis Pastrana 669pts (-355pts)
15. (+1) Michael Annett 575pts (-449pts)
16. (-1) Jeremy Clements 560pts (-464pts)
17. (--) Mike Wallace 533pts (-491pts)
18. (--) Reed Sorenson 517pts (-507pts)
19. (--) Eric McClure 454pts (-570pts)
20. (--) Joe Nemechek 449pts (-575pts)
21. (--) Cole Whitt 367pts (-657pts)
22. (--) Johanna Long 357pts (-667pts)
23. (--) Brad Sweet 339pts (-685pts)
24. (+1) Landon Cassill 316pts (-708pts)
25. (-1) Jeffrey Earnhardt 301pts (-723pts)
26. (--) Blake Koch 296pts (-728pts)
27. (--) Kevin Swindell 266pts (-758pts)
28. (--) Dexter Stacey 240pts (-784pts)
29. (--) Jamie Dick 227pts (-797pts)
30. (--) Jeff Green 225pts (-799pts)
31. (--) Joey Gase 213pts (-811pts)
32. (--) Josh Wise 201pts (-823pts)
33. (+2) Chris Buescher 199pts (-825pts)
34. (-1) Robert Richardson 189pts (-835pts)
35. (-1) Hal Martin # 186pts (-838pts)
36. (--) Kenny Wallace 155pts (-869pts)
37. (--) Juan Carlos Blum 140pts (-884pts)
38. (--) Jason White 138pts (-886pts)
39. (--) Kevin Lepage 138pts (-886pts)
40. (--) Kyle Fowler 119pts (-905pts)
41. (--) Drew Herring 118pts (-906pts)
42. (--) Mike Harmon 106pts (-918pts)
43. (--) Carl Long 105pts (-919pts)
44. (--) Ken Butler 94pts (-930pts)
45. (--) Max Papis 81pts (-943pts)
46. (--) Ryan Reed 81pts (-943pts)
47. (--) Harrison Rhodes 78pts (-946pts)
48. (--) Daryl Harr 78pts (-946pts)
49. (--) Danny Efland 78pts (-946pts)
50. (--) Tony Raines 76pts (-948pts)
51. (--) Morgan Shepherd 64pts (-960pts)
52. (--) Owen Kelly 62pts (-962pts)
53. (+5) TJ Bell 61pts (-963pts)
54. (-1) Billy Johnson 59pts (-965pts)
55. (-1) Kenny Habul 54pts (-970pts)
56. (-1) Scott Lagasse Jr. 52pts (-972pts)
57. (-1) Stanton Barrett 51pts (-973pts)
58. (-1) Kyle Kelley 50pts (-974pts)
59. (--) Chase Miller 48pts (-976pts)
60. (--) Ryan Ellis 40pts (-984pts)
61. (--) Brad Teague 38pts (-986pts)
62. (--) Tanner Berryhill 37pts (-987pts)
63. (--) Ryan Gifford 35pts (-989pts)
64. (--) Donnie Neuenberger 35pts (-989pts)
65. (--) Johnny O'connell 32pts (-992pts)
66. (--) Kevin O'connell 32pts (-992pts)
67. (--) Matt Dibenedetto 31pts (-993pts)
68. (--) Brett Butler 29pts (-995pts)
69. (--) Anthony Gandon 28pts (-996pts)
70. (--) Bobby Gerhart 28pts (-996pts)
71. (--) Derek White 27pts (-997pts)
72. (--) Ryan Preece 20pts (-1004pts)
73. (--) Steve Wallace 19pts (-1005pts)
74. (--) Tj Duke 19pts (-1005pts)
75. (--) Andrew Ranger 18pts (-1006pts)
76. (--) John Young 16pts (-1008pts)
77. (--) Richard Harriman 15pts (-1009pts)
78. (--) Tim Andrews 14pts (-1010pts)
79. (--) Travis Sauter 14pts (-1010pts)
80. (--) Maryeve Dufault 13pts (-1011pts)
81. (--) Tim Schendel 11pts (-1013pts)
82. (--) Paulie Harraka 9pts (-1015pts)
83. (--) Alx Danielsson 7pts (-1017pts)
84. (--) David Green 6pts (-1018pts)
85. (--) Jason Bowles 5pts (-1019pts)
86. (--) Derrike Cope 5pts (-1019pts)

# = Nationwide series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS, captures the pole position Friday, March 18, 2016 for a front row start in Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Dillon will be joined on the front row with Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS who qualified second. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, celebrates his eighth Phoenix win with his crew Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick`s 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR.  (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, races to his eighth Phoenix win with Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS who finished in sixth place Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was his 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, takes the chequered flag for his eighth Phoenix win Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. He won by a hundredth of a second, closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick`s 500th consecutive series start, a feat accomplished only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. (Photo by Andrew Coppley for Chevy Racing)

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