Martinsville Top Ten Starters
- Joey Logano
- Kasey Kahne
- Brian Vickers
- Paul Menard
- Ryan Newman
- AJ Allmendinger
- Kyle Busch
- Denny Hamlin
- Matt Kenseth
- Chase Elliott
Martinsville Pre-race Notes
Brian Vickers drove the #14
Martinsville Race Notes
Joey Logano who started on the pole selected the bottom lane. He led the opening 21 laps.
Notable Moment: On lap 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. had contact with David Ragan. Earnhardt Jr. got had a cut tire and spun. They were battling for 20th. This brought out a caution which dropped him a lap down.
Paul Menard looked very racy early. On lap 22 he passed Joey Logano for the lead. He then led the next 10 laps.
Running order on lap 23: 27,22,18,5,14,20,2,11,47,31 … 24,21,78,13,42,1,16,41,4,48 … 43,10,23,19,17,3,44,95,6,98 … 7,38,15,83,34,46,30,32,55,88
On lap 32 Kyle Busch passed Paul Menard for the lead. He then led the next 69 laps.
Running order on lap 50: 18,2,27,20,14,11,31,78,4,41 … 22,42,24,5,48,1,41,21,43,16 … 10,23,3,19,17,95,7,6,44,38 … 83,98,13,15,46,34,30,88,32,55
Joey Logano’s car really faded over long runs. On lap 57 he was outside the top ten in 14th. His car didn’t rotate in the corners very well.
Kasey Kahne who started in 2nd was back to 15th on lap 58. He said his car was way too loose.
Top Ten In The Running order on lap 91: 18,2,4,14,27,20,31,48,11,47
Notable Moment: On lap 92 Michael Annett spun and brought out the caution. At this time Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who was running around 18th got the “Lucky Dog.”
Notable Moment: During the Michael Annett caution Brad Keselowski got a pit road penalty.
Running order on lap 108: 18,20,27,4,42,31,14,48,47,41 … 21,78,3,10,16,11,2,17,23,1 … 24,22,43,95,83,5,88,7,6,38 … 19,44,98,13,15,46,32,34,30
Carl Edwards really struggled. He was in 31st on lap 108.
On lap 114 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who was in 18th was the last driver on the lead lap.
On lap 132 Matt Kenseth passed Kyle Busch for the lead. He then led the next 15 laps.
Notable Moment: On lap 140 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was spun and brought out the caution. During this caution Joey Logano got back on the lead lap.
Running order on lap 141 under caution: 20,18,4,27,41,31,42,14,48,21 … 47,22,78,11,16,2,10,3
Matt Kenseth had a great car.
On lap 147 Kyle Busch passed Matt Kenseth for the lead.
On lap 156 Kevin Harvick passed Kyle Busch for the lead. Harvick then led the next 67 laps. Harvick’s car was good over long runs.
Running order on lap 169: 4,18,20,41,42,14,48,11,27,47 … 2,78,3,16,21,31,10,22,95
Running order on lap 184: 4,18,20,41,42,48,14,11,27,47 … 2,78,3,16,21,31,22,10,95,19 … 1,88,23,24,83,5,13,38,6,44 … 7,98,17,15,43,34,46,32,55,30
Big Moment: On lap 186 Aric Almirola was off pace. It was mentioned he only had 5 of his 8 cylinders working. On lap 196 he went to the garage.
Around lap 209 Ryan Newman got lapped. Only 17 cars were on the lead lap at the time. His car was very tight and was on the splitter.
Running order on lap 211: 4,20,18,48,42,14,11,41,2,47 … 78,27,3,16,21,22,10,31,19,88 … 1,23,95,24,5,83,13,6,44,38 … 7,98,17,15,46,32,34,30,55,43
Big Moment: On lap 211 while running in the top ten Denny Hamlin wheel hopped in the corner and hit the wall hard. He then immediately went to the garage.