Edwards wins at Richmond as Chase is set

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Sunday 8th September, 2013 - 1:41pm

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Carl Edwards celebrates at Richmond

Carl Edwards celebrates at Richmond

Carl Edwards has won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond and finished the NASCAR “Regular” season with the most points.

Edwards setting himself up for a tilt at the title.

“We’re gonna win the championship. That’s our mission,” said Edwards.

“That seemed like a crazy idea about a month-and-a-half ago, but these guys have buckled down – everybody has rallied together.

“This championship would mean the world to me. The next 10 weeks, we’re gonna be on them hard. They’re gonna know we’re here.”

With 10 cars going into the fight for the Sprint Cup based on points, plus two for those with the most wins, made for an intriguing battle up and down the order.

In the end those two “Wildcard” spots went to Kasey Kahne, who despite being 14th in points got through on his two race wins over the opening 26 races, and Martin Truex Jr, who despite finishing on the same points and wins as Ryan Newman, got through on a count-back based on a second place finish he scored at Texas. The other driver to miss out albeit by just a single point was pole sitter and four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Also not in the running is defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, who despite leading plenty of laps (142 of 400) was not in contention when it counted.

The 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

The 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

“Yeah, that is just the way our cars have been this year,” said Keselowski.

“They haven’t been good enough and we haven’t executed as well as we needed to.

“The thing about points is it is the best measuring stick in sports. You know who deserves to be where because the results speak for themselves. We didn’t have enough results to get where we needed to be.”

Newman can consider himself hard done by, having taken the lead with nine laps remaining and within sight of victory. Then two laps later Clint Bowyer spun and this brought out the final caution of the race. All the top teams pitted, Newman went in first and came out fifth. He climbed back to third at the end, but seventh place was enough for Truex Jr. to ruin his title hopes.

A long night for Australia’s Marcos Ambrose who finished 27th after a car that was bottoming throughout the race.

The final 10 races of the year keeps all cars in the races, but the top-12 are now separated from the rest of the field on points. Cars are re-seeded based on race wins, and that means Matt Kenseth will start the final 10 races in the points lead thanks to his five victories on the year.

Reseeded Points for the Top-12

Position Driver Points
1 Matt Kesneth 2015
2 Jimmie Johnson 2012
3 Kyle Busch 2012
4 Kevin Harvick 2006
5 Carl Edwards 2006
6 Joey Logano 2003
7 Greg Biffle 2003
8 Clint Bowyer 2000
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2000
10 Kurt Busch 2000
11 Kasey Kahne 2000
12 Martin Truex Jr. 2000

VIDEO: Final laps at Richmond

VIDEO: Carl Edwards in Victory Lane

 

 

RESULTS: Federated Auto Parts 400 – Richmond 

POS

Car #

Driver

Make

Start

Laps

Laps Led

Final Status

Points

Bonus 

1

99 Carl Edwards Ford 26 400 46 Running 47 4

2

78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 2 400 73 Running 43 1

3

39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 24 400 4 Running 42 1

4

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 7 400 6 Running 41 1

5

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 22 400 3 Running 40 1

6

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 5 400 5 Running 39 1

7

56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 11 400 0 Running 37 0

8

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 1 400 49 Running 37 1

9

14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 16 400 0 Running 35 0

10

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 21 400 0 Running 34 0

11

29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 17 400 0 Running 33 0

12

16 Greg Biffle Ford 9 400 0 Running 32 0

13

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 14 400 0 Running 31 0

14

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 18 400 0 Running 30 0

15

47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 34 400 0 Running 29 0

16

42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 12 400 0 Running 28 0

17

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 3 400 142 Running 29 2

18

31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19 400 0 Running 26 0

19

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 13 400 0 Running 25 0

20

43 Aric Almirola Ford 15 400 0 Running 24 0

21

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 399 0 Running 23 0

22

22 Joey Logano Ford 8 399 0 Running 22 0

23

38 David Gilliland Ford 37 399 0 Running 21 0

24

55 Brian Vickers Toyota 20 399 0 Running 0 0

25

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 4 398 72 Running 20 1

26

13 Casey Mears Ford 25 397 0 Running 18 0

27

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 32 397 0 Running 17 0

28

93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 33 397 0 Running 16 0

29

34 David Ragan Ford 23 397 0 Running 15 0

30

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 36 396 0 Running 14 0

31

7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 40 396 0 Running 13 0

32

83 David Reutimann Toyota 35 395 0 Running 12 0

33

33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 41 395 0 Running 0 0

34

40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28 395 0 Running 0 0

35

51 Ryan Truex Chevrolet 38 395 0 Running 0 0

36

36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 43 393 0 Running 8 0

37

32 Ken Schrader Ford 42 393 0 Running 7 0

38

30 David Stremme Toyota 29 391 0 Running 6 0

39

87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31 388 0 Running 0 0

40

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 10 372 0 Running 4 0

41

35 Josh Wise Ford 27 142 0 Vibration 0 0

42

95 Reed Sorenson Ford 39 126 0 Brakes 0 0

43

98 Michael McDowell Ford 30 76 0 Brakes 1 0

 

FULL STANDINGS 

Standing

driver

Points

Behind

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

DNF

1

Matt Kenseth 2015 Leader 26 5 6 13 3

2

Jimmie Johnson 2012 -3 26 4 9 15 1

3

Kyle Busch 2012 -3 26 4 11 15 3

4

Kevin Harvick 2006 -9 26 2 6 13 2

5

Carl Edwards 2006 -9 26 2 8 13 1

6

Joey Logano 2003 -12 26 1 8 14 2

7

Greg Biffle 2003 -12 26 1 3 10 0

8

Clint Bowyer 2000 -15 26 0 8 13 2

9

Dale Earnhardt Jr 2000 -15 26 0 5 14 2

10

Kurt Busch 2000 -15 26 0 8 13 2

11

Kasey Kahne 2000 -15 26 2 8 11 3

12

Martin Truex Jr 2000 -15 26 1 6 11 3

13

Jeff Gordon 750 -1265 26 0 5 12 5

14

Ryan Newman 741 -1274 26 1 6 12 5

15

Jamie McMurray 721 -1294 26 0 2 6 0

16

Brad Keselowski 720 -1295 26 0 7 11 2

17

Paul Menard 698 -1317 26 0 2 7 1

18

Aric Almirola 664 -1351 26 0 1 5 4

19

Juan Pablo Montoya 656 -1359 26 0 4 7 0

20

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 644 -1371 26 0 0 1 0

21

Marcos Ambrose 638 -1377 26 0 0 5 2

22

Jeff Burton 628 -1387 26 0 2 5 2

23

Tony Stewart 594 -1421 21 1 5 8 0

24

Casey Mears 544 -1471 26 0 0 1 2

25

David Ragan 489 -1526 26 1 1 1 3

26

Denny Hamlin 485 -1530 22 0 3 4 6

27

Danica Patrick 473 -1542 26 0 0 1 4

28

David Gilliland 462 -1553 26 0 1 1 5

29

Mark Martin 457 -1558 19 0 1 5 1

30

Dave Blaney 396 -1619 25 0 0 0 4

31

David Stremme 362 -1653 25 0 0 0 3

32

David Reutimann 353 -1662 26 0 0 0 5

33

Travis Kvapil 352 -1663 26 0 0 0 8

34

Bobby Labonte 343 -1672 22 0 0 0 4

35

J.J. Yeley 340 -1675 25 0 0 1 7

36

AJ Allmendinger 337 -1678 14 0 0 1 2

37

Timmy Hill 127 -1888 12 0 0 0 1

38

Michael McDowell 122 -1893 23 0 0 1 20

39

Michael Waltrip 102 -1913 3 0 2 2 0

40

Scott Speed 99 -1916 12 0 0 1 9

41

Ken Schrader 92 -1923 8 0 0 0 1

42

Terry Labonte 77 -1938 4 0 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 48 -1967 2 0 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 31 -1984 2 0 0 0 0

45

Alex Kennedy 21 -1994 3 0 0 0 2

46

Justin Marks 14 -2001 1 0 0 0 0

47

Victor Gonzalez Jr 10 -2005 2 0 0 0 1

48

Scott Riggs 10 -2005 6 0 0 0 6

49

Brian Keselowski 9 -2006 2 0 0 0 2

50

Tomy Drissi 8 -2007 2 0 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 -2012 1 0 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 -2014 1 0 0 0 1

53

Brian Vickers 0 -2015 12 1 2 5 3

54

Regan Smith 0 -2015 6 0 0 2 0

55

Austin Dillon 0 -2015 9 0 0 0 0

56

Trevor Bayne 0 -2015 9 0 0 0 1

57

Max Papis 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 0

58

Josh Wise 0 -2015 25 0 0 0 9

59

Landon Cassill 0 -2015 23 0 0 0 6

60

Owen Kelly 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 0

61

Joe Nemechek 0 -2015 23 0 0 0 9

62

Tony Raines 0 -2015 3 0 0 0 1

63

Mike Bliss 0 -2015 12 0 0 0 11

64

Brendan Gaughan 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 0

65

Ryan Truex 0 -2015 2 0 0 0 1

66

Sam Hornish Jr 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 1

67

Paulie Harraka 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 0

68

Elliott Sadler 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 1

69

Morgan Shepherd 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 1

70

Johnny Sauter 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 1

71

Reed Sorenson 0 -2015 1 0 0 0 1

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