for your iPhone
for your iPad
NASCAR

NASCAR Links

Scanner Frequencies

Meet the Staff

2017 Schedule

Old man Bowyer wins Grandfather Clock in Martinsville

Snaps long losing streak
Monday, March 26, 2018

Advertisement

Clint Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak Monday, riding a second-half surge to victory in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Bowyer led a race-high 215 of 500 laps in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford, holding a 1.146-second edge at the checkered flag. His first win for SHR was his first on the 0.526-mile track and the ninth of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Before Monday, Bowyer’s most recent win came Oct. 13, 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Finally to get the 14 in Victory Lane is just a weight off the shoulders,” Bowyer said. “It’s been a long time. You start to question if you can get it done or not. To have it come at this place meant a lot.”

Kyle Busch finished second in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, notching his third runner-up result this season. Ryan Blaney led 145 laps and took third, with defending series champ Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick completing the top five.

Denny Hamlin won the race’s first stage, but faded from contention after sustaining front-end damage and making an extra pit stop during the event’s final caution period. Hamlin wound up 12th in the 38-car field.

The sixth race of the Monster Energy Series season was bumped to a Monday start after wintry weather Saturday and Sunday covered the Virginia track. It became the first snowed-out race for NASCAR’s top division since 1993.

The series will take the week off next weekend for the Easter holiday.

Results

Pos ST No. Driver Car Laps Status
1 9 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford 500 Running
2 2 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Caramel Toyota 500 Running
3 5 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Libman Ford 500 Running
4 1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota 500 Running
5 8 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Ford 500 Running
6 3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 500 Running
7 16 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 500 Running
8 25 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 500 Running
9 21 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 500 Running
10 4 2 Brad Keselowski Reese/DrawTite Ford 500 Running
11 11 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 500 Running
12 6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 500 Running
13 15 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 500 Running
14 10 10 Aric Almirola Mobil 1 Ford 500 Running
15 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet 499 Running
16 7 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank/DC Solar Chevrolet 499 Running
17 13 20 Erik Jones Circle K Toyota 497 Running
18 23 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 497 Running
19 14 31 Ryan Newman eBay Motors Chevrolet 497 Running
20 20 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 497 Running
21 24 34 Michael McDowell A&W All American Food Ford 497 Running
22 32 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 496 Running
23 22 37 Chris Buescher Bush's Beans Chevrolet 496 Running
24 29 95 Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 496 Running
25 28 38 David Ragan MDS Transport Ford 495 Running
26 26 1 Jamie McMurray First Data Chevrolet 495 Running
27 35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 493 Running
28 37 96 * DJ Kennington Gordon Brothers Toyota 493 Running
29 33 15 Ross Chastain(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevrolet 493 Running
30 12 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet 493 Running
31 38 55 * JJ Yeley(i) Adirondack Tree Surgeons Chevrolet 493 Running
32 31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford 488 Running
33 27 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 486 Running
34 19 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # STP Chevrolet 486 Running
35 30 51 Harrison Rhodes Custom Aircraft Cabinets Chevrolet 482 Running
36 34 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota 481 Running
37 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 481 Running
38 36 00 Landon Cassill USFRA.org/StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 211 Rear Gear

Feedback can be sent to feedback@autoracing1.com

Go to our forums to discuss this article