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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:08:08
Average speed: 159.487 mph
Pole speed: 194.793 mph
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: .158 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 27
Green flag passes: 13,318 (80.7 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2015 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 488   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188311665running6748
2 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188256121running5043
3 727   Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188190060running041
4 321   Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford188148385running00
53678   Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet188159600running039
6129   Sam Hornish, Jr. Medallion Bank   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford188156715running038
71831   Ryan Newman Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188151670running037
8244   Kevin Harvick Outback Steakhouse   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet188168570running137
91711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188127645running536
103498   Josh Wise Royal Teak Collection   (Mike Curb)Ford188111070running135
11271   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet188138701running033
121941   Kurt Busch Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet188127435running133
134135   Cole Whitt Speed Stick Gear   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188125618running232
144223   J.J. Yeley Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota188121993running00
152843   Aric Almirola Fresh from Florida   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford188142146running029
16377   Alex Bowman Golden Corral   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet188117918running028
173147   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger / Hungry Jack / Martha White   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet188128518running027
184383   Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting   (BK Racing)Toyota188109157running026
19 614   Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet188128724running626
203938   David Gilliland Farm Rich   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188108710running125
212510   Danica Patrick GoDaddy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet188107435running023
22152   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite / CareersForVeterans.org   (Roger Penske)Ford188143851running022
233551   Justin Allgaier Brandt   (Harry Scott, Jr.)Chevrolet188106110running122
243834   Chris Buescher CSX "Play It Safe"   (Bob Jenkins)Ford18894185running00
25 820   Matt Kenseth Dollar General   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188133721running019
262917   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford188109085running119
273232   Bobby Labonte C&J Energy Services   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford18895435running118
281113   Casey Mears GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet188102885running117
294046   Michael Annett Bene-fit   (Harry Scott, Jr.)Chevrolet18891685running015
301015   Clint Bowyer Peak Commercial & Industrial   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota188128643running014
31 124   Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188145871running4714
322219   Carl Edwards Arris   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota18897685running012
332122   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford186138268running011
34 25   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet158109435running311
35143   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet157127721engine09
362355   Michael Waltrip Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota151117874running08
372016   Greg Biffle Ortho Bug-B-Gon   (Jack Roush)Ford147121469running07
38 918   David Ragan Pedigree   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota123129515running06
393040   Landon Cassill Hillman Smith Motorsports   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet9180465crash00
403362   Brendan Gaughan Diathrive   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet9076465crash00
41266   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare   (Jack Roush)Ford46117040crash03
421342   Kyle Larson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet4696373crash02
431633   Brian Scott Shore Lodge   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1864965engine00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael McDowell95Thrivent FinancialLeavine Family RacingFord
45Jeb Burton26Yelawolf "Love Story" / Maxim Fantasy SportsBK RacingToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20245   #55,33 accident turn 1none
254723  
48514   #83,42,17,51,16,18,40,22,6,5,10,7,62,43,4 accident backstretchnone
52554  
56583   debris backstretch#17
599133  
92954   #62 accident turn 2#22
9611520  
1161183   debris turn 3#23
11915840  
1591624   #3 fluid on track#22
16318826  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 23.6 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon133
  Kasey Kahne463
  Tony Stewart7115
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12154
  Jeff Gordon16194
  Kevin Harvick20201
  Justin Allgaier21211
  Bobby Labonte22221
  Jeff Gordon234826
  Kurt Busch49491
  Jimmie Johnson509142
  David Gilliland92921
  Josh Wise93931
  Jeff Gordon94952
  Jimmie Johnson961038
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1041041
  Denny Hamlin1051062
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1071104
  Jeff Gordon1111155
  Casey Mears1161161
  Jeff Gordon1171237
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12414724
  Tony Stewart1481481
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1491557
  Denny Hamlin1561583
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.1591591
  Cole Whitt1601612
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16218827

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
485   Jimmie Johnson188155.898Jimmie Johnson   31.180  
416   Kurt Busch188194.430Kurt Busch   32.405  
785   Martin Truex, Jr.188163.537Martin Truex, Jr.   32.707  
26   Brad Keselowski188198.554Brad Keselowski   33.092  
885   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.188165.848Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   33.170  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 394    
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 354   -40  
3   Jimmie Johnson 342   -52  
4   Joey Logano 335   -59  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 319   -75  
6   Brad Keselowski 305   -89  
7   Jamie McMurray 297   -97  
8   Matt Kenseth 292   -102  
9   Kasey Kahne 286   -108  
10   Denny Hamlin 281   -113  
11   Paul Menard 280   -114  
12   Aric Almirola 279   -115  
13   Jeff Gordon 277   -117  
14   Ryan Newman 271   -123  
15   Kurt Busch 255   -139  
16   Danica Patrick 253   -141  
17   Clint Bowyer 249   -145  
18   Carl Edwards 240   -154  
19   A.J. Allmendinger 229   -165  
20   David Ragan 224   -170  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kevin Harvick 2   394  
2   Jimmie Johnson 2   342  
3   Joey Logano 1   335  
4   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1   319  
5   Brad Keselowski 1   305  
6   Matt Kenseth 1   292  
7   Denny Hamlin 1   281  
8   Kurt Busch 1   255  
9   Martin Truex, Jr. 0   354  
10   Jamie McMurray 0   297  
11   Kasey Kahne 0   286  
12   Paul Menard 0   280  
13   Aric Almirola 0   279  
14   Jeff Gordon 0   277  
15   Ryan Newman 0   271  
16   Danica Patrick 0   253