NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch vence em Martinsville

Um dia depois de vencer a etapa da NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota) voltou ao “Victory Lane”, ao conquistar a STP 500, no Martinsville Speedway, sexta etapa da NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Busch dominou a prova no chamado “Paperclip” (Clips de Papel), ao liderar 352, das 500 voltas disputadas.  Antes da vitória na prova da Truck Series, Busch nunca havia vencido uma prova em Martinsville pelas três principais divisões da NASCAR.

AJ Allmendinger (JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet) terminou em segundo, seguido por  Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet).

Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) foi o quarto, seguido por Brad Keselowski (Team Penske Ford).

Carl Edwards (Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota), Brian Vickers (Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet), Paul Menard (Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet), Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet) e Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) completaram os dez primeiros.

Pole-position, Joey Logano (Team Penske Ford) terminou na 11ª posição. Líder do campeonato, Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet) chegou na 17ª posição.

Harvick lidera o campeonato com 220 pontos, quatro a mais do que Johnson.

A próxima etapa acontece no Texas Motor Speedway, na noite de sábado (09/04).

Final:

1. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 voltas em 3h17m02s
2. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet + 0.663s
3. Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet + 1.408s
4. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet + 2.306s
5. Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford + 2.720s
6. Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota + 3.128s
7. Brian Vickers Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet + 3.345s
8. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet + 3.519s
9. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet + 3.861s
10. Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet + 4.654s
11. Joey Logano Team Penske Ford + 5.519s
12. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford + 5.637s
13. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet + 6.344s
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet + 6.630s
15. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota + 6.805s
16. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet + 6.814s
17. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet + 7.857s
18. Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota + 9.207s
19. Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford + 10.661s
20. Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet + 1 volta
21. David Ragan BK Racing Toyota + 1
22. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet + 1
23. Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet + 1
24. Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet + 2
25. Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet + 3
26. Brian Scott Richard Petty Motorsports Ford + 4
27. Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford + 4
28. Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford + 5
29. Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota + 5
30. Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet + 5
31. Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet + 6
32. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford + 6
33. Chris Buescher Front Row Motorsports Ford + 9
34. Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet + 9
35. Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet + 10
36. Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford + 10
37. Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet + 10
38. Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet + 174
39. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota + 279
40. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford + 294

Campeonato:

1. (–) Kevin Harvick * 220pts
2. (–) Jimmie Johnson ** 216pts (-4pts)
3. (+2) Kyle Busch * 215pts (-5pts)
4. (-1) Carl Edwards 206pts (-14pts)
5. (+1) Joey Logano 196pts (-24pts)
6. (+3) Brad Keselowski * 178pts (-42pts)
7. (+3) Austin Dillon 176pts (-44pts)
8. (-1) Kurt Busch 176pts (-44pts)
9. (-5) Denny Hamlin * 172pts (-48pts)
10. (-2) Dale Earnhardt Jr 172pts (-48pts)
11. (–) Martin Truex Jr 150pts (-70pts)
12. (+7) Aj Allmendinger 147pts (-73pts)
13. (-1) Jamie McMurray 143pts (-77pts)
14. (+1) Matt Kenseth 140pts (-80pts)
15. (+2) Ryan Blaney # 132pts (-88pts)
16. (–) Chase Elliott # 131pts (-89pts)
17. (-3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr 128pts (-92pts)
18. (–) Kasey Kahne 128pts (-92pts)
19. (+1) Ryan Newman 126pts (-94pts)
20. (+4) Kyle Larson 125pts (-95pts)

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