Veteran Neuenberger , newcomer Cody Ware to drive for the team
Austin Hill gets loose after blowing a tire, collecting Joe Nemecheck and Donnie Neuenberger .
Find out which drivers are piloting each car for full-time teams Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Challenge RELATED: Full-time driver trackers for Sprint Cup Series " XFINITY Series Car # Driver Manufacturer Team/Owner 02 Tyler Young Chevrolet Young's Motorsports 05 John Wes Townley Chevrolet Athenian Motorsports 07 Ray Black Jr. Chevrolet SS Green Light Racing 1 Donnie Neuenberger Chevrolet MAKE Motorsports 4 Erik Jones Toyota Kyle Busch Motorsports 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing 8 John Hunter Nemechek/ Joe Nemechek Chevrolet NEMCO Motorsports 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevrolet/RAM/Ford Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing 11 Ben Kennedy Toyota Red Horse Racing 13 Cameron Hayley Toyota ThorSport Racing 14 Daniel Hemric Chevrolet NTS Motorsports 15 Mason Mingus Chevrolet Billy Boat Motorsports 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing 19 Tyler Reddick Ford Brad Keselowski Racing 23 Spencer Gallagher Chevrolet GMS Racing 29 Brad Keselowski/Joey Logano/Austin Theriault/Ryan Blaney Ford Brad Keselowski Racing 31 James Buescher/Other drivers Chevrolet NTS Motorsports 33 Brandon Jones/ Ty Dillon/Austin Dillon Chevrolet GMS Racing 50 Cody Ware Chevrolet MAKE Motorsports 51 Kyle Busch/Daniel Suarez/Matt Tifft Toyota Kyle Busch Motorsports 54 Justin Boston Toyota Kyle Busch Motorsports 88 Matt Crafton Toyota ThorSport Racing 94 Travis Kvapil/ Wendell Chavous Chevrolet Premium Motorsports 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota ThorSport Racing 99 Bryan Silas Chevrolet T3R2 Text goes here
Nelson Piquet Jr. gets caught up in a crash when Donnie Neuenberger gets loose going into Turn 4.
Veteran pit boss to serve as crew chief for David Gilliland and the No. 38 team MORE: Find out who else is on the move in 2015 Donnie Wingo has joined Front Row Motorsports for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as crew chief for the No. 38 Ford and driver David Gilliland . Several news organizations reported the news Monday afternoon, and a spokesperson for the Statesville, North Carolina-based team confirmed the reports independently to NASCAR.com. Wingo, 54, has worked with the venerable Wood Brothers Racing team for the past four seasons, a span that produced his biggest win -- the 2011 Daytona 500 with Trevor Bayne at the wheel. Wingo has seven victories during his 25-year tenure as a crew chief in NASCAR's premier series. Gilliland tweeted his excitement over the news on Monday afternoon. Super excited to have @donniewingo for my crew chief. Going to be a great addition to @FrontRowNASCAR #cantwait — David Gilliland (@DavidGilliland) January 5, 2015 Gilliland, 38, worked with crew chief Frank Kerr for the first 30 races last year, then closed out 2014 with Jay Guy atop the pit box. Gilliland, a teammate to David Ragan on the Bob Jenkins-owned Front Row team, wound up 30th in the final Sprint Cup standings with a best finish of 17th place at Pocono Raceway in August. Gilliland, who joined the Sprint Cup circuit in 2006, spent the holidays driving cross-country to his home state of California. On social media, he has documented visits to at least 20 Love's Travel Stops -- one of his primary sponsors -- along the way. As previously announced, Wingo will be replaced by Jeremy Bullins as crew chief for the Wood Brothers' famed No. 21 Ford and the team's new driver, Ryan Blaney . Last season, Bullins helped guide the Team Penske No. 22 to six victories and the team owner championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, now the XFINITY Series.
Narrated by Donnie Wahlberg, Collier Strong tells the story of Sean and Andrew Collier, and how their family was affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. Courtesy: NASCAR RaceDay on Fox Sports 1, the only season long, NASCAR pre-race authority.
A stats-based look ahead to the 15th race of the Sprint Cup Series season DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (June 8, 2015) -- Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 14 (FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET). MICHIGAN-SPECIFIC STATISTICS Greg Biffle (No. 16 Safety-Kleen Ford) · Four wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 11.5 · Series-best Average Running Position of 8.9 · Series-best Driver Rating of 107.1 · 311 Fastest Laps Run, second-most · 1,427 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 179.050 mph, second-fastest · Series-high 3,265 Laps in the Top 15 (82.9%) · Series-high 920 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green) Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet) · Two wins, four top fives, nine top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 21.3 · Average Running Position of 14.9, 12th-best · Driver Rating of 89.9, 10th-best · 179 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most · 2,518 Laps in the Top 15 (63.9%), eighth-most · 652 Quality Passes, 12th-most Dale Earnhardt Jr . (No. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet) · Two wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 15.6 · Average Running Position of 12.5, fifth-best · Driver Rating of 98.0, fifth-best · 197 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most · 1,549 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.673 mph, fifth-fastest · 2,674 Laps in the Top 15 (67.9%), fifth-most · 831 Quality Passes, fourth-most Carl Edwards (No. 19 ARRIS Toyota) · Two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 9.7 · Average Running Position of 11.4, second-best · Driver Rating of 100.5, fourth-best · 200 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most · 1,427 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.757 mph, third-fastest · 2,967 Laps in the Top 15 (75.3%), third-most · 861 Quality Passes, second-most Jeff Gordon (No. 24 PANASONIC Chevrolet) · Three wins, 19 top fives, 27 top 10s; six poles · Average finish of 12.1 · Average Running Position of 13.5, seventh-best · Driver Rating of 93.6, seventh-best · 232 Fastest Laps Run, third-most · 2,546 Laps in the Top 15 (64.6%), seventh-most · 678 Quality Passes, ninth-most Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet) · One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 13.0 · Average Running Position of 14.3, 10th-best · Driver Rating of 90.2, ninth-best · 153 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most · 1,581 Green Flag Passes, second-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.365 mph, 10th-fastest · 2,161 Laps in the Top 15 (54.9%), 11th-most · 656 Quality Passes, 11th-most Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 KOBALT Tools Chevrolet) · One win, five top fives, 11 top 10s · Average finish of 15.9 · Average Running Position of 11.5, third-best · Driver Rating of 102.5, second-best · Series-high 411 Fastest Laps Run · 1,342 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most · Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 179.188 mph · 2,857 Laps in the Top 15 (72.5%), fourth-most · 766 Quality Passes, fifth-most Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet) · One win, eight top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles · Average finish of 15.9 · Driver Rating of 89.0, 12th-best · 178 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most · 1,553 Green Flag Passes, third-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.475 mph, seventh-fastest · 2,238 Laps in the Top 15 (56.8%), 10th-most · 751 Quality Passes, sixth-most Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota) · Two wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s · Average finish of 10.7 · Average Running Position of 11.6, fourth-best · Driver Rating of 101.3, third-best · 164 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most · 1,334 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.752 mph, fourth-fastest · 2,989 Laps in the Top 15 (75.9%), second-most · 833 Quality Passes, third-most Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford) · Three top fives, four top 10s · Average finish of 14.8 · Average Running Position of 14.3, ninth-best · Driver Rating of 89.0, 11th-best · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.294 mph, 11th-fastest Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford) · One win, two top fives, seven top 10s; one pole · Average finish of 14.9 · Average Running Position of 14.3, eighth-best · Driver Rating of 91.8, eighth-best · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.486 mph, sixth-fastest Tony Stewart (No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet) · One win, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s · Average finish of 11.7 · Average Running Position of 12.6, sixth-best · Driver Rating of 95.8, sixth-best · 104 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most · Average Green Flag Speed of 178.377 mph, ninth-fastest · 2,610 Laps in the Top 15 (73.7%), sixth-most · 735 Quality Passes, seventh-most The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Michigan International Speedway Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating 1 Kevin Harvick 28 1 1 7 12 1 13.0 90.2 2 Martin Truex Jr . 18 0 0 3 5 1 18.0 79.1 3 Jimmie Johnson 26 0 1 5 11 3 15.9 102.5 4 Joey Logano 12 1 1 2 7 1 14.9 91.8 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr . 31 2 2 7 12 3 15.6 98.0 6 Brad Keselowski 11 0 0 3 4 0 14.8 89.0 7 Jamie McMurray 24 0 0 1 4 2 19.2 72.1 8 Kasey Kahne 22 2 1 8 10 3 15.9 89.0 9 Matt Kenseth 31 0 2 12 18 1 10.7 101.3 10 Jeff Gordon 44 6 3 19 27 6 12.1 93.6 11 Paul Menard 17 0 0 4 5 0 18.4 71.9 12 Kurt Busch 28 2 2 4 9 8 21.3 89.9 13 Denny Hamlin 18 0 2 5 8 2 15.3 88.2 14 Aric Almirola 6 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 72.2 15 Ryan Newman 27 1 2 5 7 2 17.1 77.6 16 Carl Edwards 21 1 2 9 15 0 9.7 100.5 * – Based on last 20 races at Michigan International Speedway . Michigan International Speedway Data Season Race #: 15 of 36 (06-14-15) Track Size : 2-miles Banking/Turn 1 & 2 : 18 degrees Banking/Turn 3 & 4 : 18 degrees Banking/Frontstretch : 5 degrees Banking/Backstretch : 2 degrees Frontstretch Length : 3,600 feet Backstretch Length : 2,242 feet Race Length : 200 laps / 400 miles Top 10 Driver Ratings at Michigan Greg Biffle ................................ 107.1 Jimmie Johnson ........................ 102.5 Matt Kenseth ............................. 101.3 Carl Edwards ............................ 100.5 Dale Earnhardt Jr . ....................... 98.0 Tony Stewart ............................... 95.8 Jeff Gordon ................................ 93.6 Joey Logano .............................. 91.8 Kevin Harvick .............................. 90.2 Kurt Busch .................................. 89.9 Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (20 total) among active drivers at Michigan International Speedway . Qualifying/Race Data 2014 pole winner : Kevin Harvick , Chevrolet 204.557 mph, 35.198 secs. 06-13-14 2014 race winner : Jimmie Johnson , Chevrolet 143.441 mph, (02:47:19), 06-15-14 Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon , Chevrolet 206.558 mph, 34.857 secs. 08-17-14 Track race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford 173.997 mph, (2:17:56), 06-13-99 At Michigan International Speedway : History · Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the "Irish Hills" of Southeastern Michigan. Ground-breaking took place on Sept. 28, 1967. · The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969 – won by Cale Yarborough at a speed of 139.254 mph. · The track was known as Michigan Speedway during the time Roger Penske was the primary owner (1996-99). · The 2-mile speedway underwent a repave in 2012. Notebook · There have been 91 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway since the first race there in 1969. Other than 1973, which had just one race, there have been two races each season since 1969. · The first race was 500 miles in length; the second was scheduled for 600. The track was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the last race in 1970 and both races in 1971 – with the race distance being 402 miles. All other races have been scheduled for 400 miles. · 373 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway ; 274 in more than one. · Bill Elliott leads the series in starts at Michigan with 61. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 44 starts. · Donnie Allison won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Michigan in 1969 with a speed of 160.135 mph. · 46 drivers have Coors Light poles at Michigan, led by David Pearson with 10. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with six. · Six drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Michigan. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Michigan with five; fall 1976 through 1978. · Youngest Michigan pole winner: Joey Logano (08/16/2013 – 23 years, 2 months, 23 days). · Oldest Michigan pole winner: Mark Martin (08/19/2012 – 53 years, 7 months, 10 days). · 36 different NSCS drivers have won at Michigan International Speedway , led by David Pearson with nine wins; Greg Biffle leads all active drivers with four. · Eight drivers have posted consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway , including four consecutive by Bill Elliott (1985 sweep and 1986 sweep). · Youngest Michigan winner: Joey Logano (08/18/2013 – 23 years, 2 months, 25 days). · Oldest Michigan winner: Harry Gant (08/16/1992 – 52 years, 7 months, 6 days). · Roush Fenway Racing has the most wins at Michigan in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 13: Mark Martin (four), Greg Biffle (four), Carl Edwards (two), Matt Kenseth (two) and Kurt Busch (one). · Eight different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Michigan; led by Ford with 34 victories; followed by Chevrolet with 22. Toyota has four wins at Michigan. · 18 of the 91 (19.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Jeff Gordon last season. · The Coors Light pole position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (18) than any other starting position at Michigan International Speedway . · 26 of the 91 (28.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from the front row: 18 from the pole and eight from second-place. · 69 of the 91 (75.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan have been won from a top-10 starting position. · Six of the 91 (6.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan have been won from a starting position outside the top 20. · The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Michigan is 32nd, by Mark Martin in the spring of 2009. · Jeff Gordon leads the series in runner-up finishes at Michigan with eight; followed by Darrell Waltrip with seven and Kevin Harvick with five. · NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough leads the series in top-five finishes at Michigan with 21; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 19. · Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Michigan with 31; followed by Bill Elliott with 29. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 27. · Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Michigan with a 9.615. · Carl Edwards leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Michigan with a 9.714. · All active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Michigan International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart won at Michigan in his third appearance, the fewest previous starts among the active NSCS winners. · Kevin Harvick competed at Michigan International Speedway 19 times before winning in the fall of 2010; the longest span of any the active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners. · Among the active NSCS Michigan winners Kevin Harvick (19), Dale Earnhardt Jr . (17) Kyle Busch (13), Jeff Gordon (11) and Joey Logano (10) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win. · Jamie McMurray leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan without visiting Victory Lane at 24; followed by Casey Mears at 23. · Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway was the June 10, 2001 race won by Jeff Gordon over Ricky Rudd with a MOV of 0.085 second. · There have been two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Michigan International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2011 (200/203); and fall of 2012 (200/201). · Four of the 91 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the event on 6/18/2006. · Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway four times; most recently the spring of 2008 race. · One active driver has posted his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Michigan International Speedway : J.J. Yeley (6/17/2007). · Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver have posted their first career start at Michigan International Speedway : Carl Edwards (8/22/2004) and Landon Cassill (6/13/2010). · Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Michigan with 1,058 laps led in 44 starts. · Four female drivers have competed at Michigan International Speedway
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Analysis of all 43 cars in Sunday's Kobalt 400 Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings 1. Kevin Harvick , No. 4 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . An 18th-place start was only a temporary stall for the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, who surged to take the lead on Lap 91. He paced the field for a race-high 142 laps and persevered through "an uncomfortable last run" to earn his first Cup win at the 1.5-mile desert oval and his third straight top-two result of the 2015 season. Harvick, now the points leader, has won his past three contests at Phoenix International Raceway , the next stop on the Cup circuit. " WATCH: Harvick discusses the win in Victory Lane 2. Martin Truex Jr ., No. 78 Chevrolet, Furniture Row Racing . Truex overcame a loose-handling condition midway through the race to record his best LVMS result and earn his third straight top-10 of the year. " READ: Truex's inspirational drive 3. Ryan Newman , No. 31 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . As the temperatures increased on the 1.5-mile desert track, the handling of Newman's Chevrolet initially disappeared. He rallied to finish third and capture his best career LVMS result. " WATCH: Newman discusses Vegas finish 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr ., No. 88 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Junior showed strength driving the high line, but his late-race lead was cut short by a hard-charging Harvick. "Second, fifth, fourth -- it don't matter (where you finish) if you don't win," said Earnhardt, who now ranks second in the points standings. " WATCH: Junior weighs in on late-race gamble 5. Denny Hamlin , No. 11 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . The left-front of Hamlin's Toyota sustained damage early while he tried to navigate a congested pit road. The impact was enough to affect his initial speed but not his overall performance. He is the biggest mover from the race weekend, improving 11 spots to eighth in the standings. 6. AJ Allmendinger , No. 47 Chevrolet, JTG-Daugherty Racing. The single-car outfit continues its ascent after Allmendinger wheeled his way to his second straight top-10 result. Allmendinger picked up three spots and now ranks fifth in the standings. 7. Brad Keselowski , No. 2 Ford, Team Penske . A tire vibration and subsequent pit road violation could have spelled doom for Keselowski, but he caught a break in both cases. First, the competition caution gave his team a chance to address the vibration. Much later, Jimmie Johnson blew a tire, which prompted the caution and enabled then-beneficiary of the free pass Keselowski to return to the lead lap. The 2012 Champion picks up six spots in the standings, improving to 16th. 8. Kyle Larson , No. 42 Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing . Larson's pit crew performed well, helping the Cup sophomore nab his first top 10 of the season. 9. Matt Kenseth , No. 20 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Kenseth scored his second top-10 of the year after working with his team to solve a loose-handling condition. Another big mover, Kenseth improves eight spots to now rank 10th in the points standings. " See the full Sprint Cup Series standings 10. Joey Logano , No. 22 Ford, Team Penske . Two pit road speeding penalties couldn't keep Logano down, as the driver led the opening 27 laps prior through the competition caution. The Daytona 500 champion rallied to post his third straight top-10 of the year and ranks third in the points standings. 11. Jamie McMurray , No. 1 Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing . McMurray just missed recording his first top-10 of the season and improves seven positions to 25th in the driver standings. 12. Paul Menard , No. 27 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . Menard, who narrowly avoided being collected by Carl Edwards ’ incident on Lap 195, improves four spots in the points standings to 13th. 13. Brian Scott , No. 33 Chevrolet, Circle Sport Racing. Scott benefited from the beneficiary of the free pass after a caution on Lap 187 and went on to claim his best career Cup finish. 14. Greg Biffle , No. 16 Ford, Roush-Fenway Racing. Biffle started strong, but encountered a loose-handing condition that hindered his forward progress. Still, he improved two spots in the points standings to 11th. 15. Brian Vickers , No. 55 Toyota, Michael Waltrip Racing . Vickers, in his first race back since open heart surgery, began Sunday's race by thanking his team for not giving up on him. He surged quickly through the field after starting 28th. 16. Regan Smith , No. 41 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . Smith weathered an early pit road penalty and returned to the lead lap as the beneficiary of the free pass after Carl Edwards ’ accident on Lap 195. Smith was running fourth with 17 laps to go and was among the leaders trying to hold out for a late-race caution during the long green-flag stretch. 17. Kasey Kahne , No. 5 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Kahne could seemingly run any line he wanted at Vegas on Sunday and spent the first half of the event racing inside the top five. His luck faded, though, on Lap 195 when he was traveling the high line and Carl Edwards forced him into the wall. " MORE: Kahne, Edwards clash in Kobalt 400 18. Jeff Gordon , No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Gordon, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to start from the rear of the field after being involved in an accident with Danica Patrick during final practice. The highs and lows continued for the veteran in his final Vegas race. He improved to crack the top 10 by Lap 143, but sustained critical damage to the nose of his car after bumping Jeb Burton 29 laps later. Burton was trying to avoid being collected when Jimmie Johnson blew a tire. " MORE: Tough day for Gordon in Las Vegas 19. Ryan Blaney , No. 21 Ford, Wood Brothers Racing . Blaney recovered from early issues to find speed late in the race and post his best result so far of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season. 20. Austin Dillon , No. 3 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing . Dillon improved 15 spots to crack the top 10 on Lap 75, but later was dealt a pit road penalty that impacted his team's forward march. 21. Clint Bowyer , No. 15 Toyota, Michael Waltrip Racing . Rear grip was a problem for Bowyer in practice and on Sunday, he constantly reported a tight-handling race car. His team gambled on pit strategy by staying out during late-race, green-flag stops, but Bowyer ultimately had to stop to make it to the end. 22. David Ragan , No. 18 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Despite qualifying 13th, Ragan started from the rear of the field after slapping the wall during final practice. The team made consistent gains and ran steadily inside the top 25. 23. David Gilliland , No. 38 Ford, Front Row Motorsports . Crew chief Donnie Wingo reminded Gilliland that Las Vegas had a history of getting looser as the race continued and encouraged Gilliland to use the driver-adjustable track bar feature. 24. Sam Hornish Jr ., No. 9 Ford, Richard Petty Motorsports . Late-race gains improved the handling of the No. 9 Ford, and he held on to score his best result at LVMS since 2009. 25. Casey Mears , No. 13 Chevrolet, Germain Racing . Although handling was an ongoing issue, Mears' top-25 result keeps him inside the top 10 of the points standings. He is ranked ninth going into next week at Phoenix International Raceway . 26. Aric Almirola , No. 43 Ford, Richard Petty Motorsports . Almirola ran as high as ninth on Sunday and raced inside the top 20 until he was clocked going too fast entering pit road at Lap 197. 27. Danica Patrick , No. 10 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . Patrick's team salvaged her starting spot after she was involved in a last-minute accident in final practice. She reported aero issues on Sunday, which she said made her car easy to turn sideways in traffic. 28. Trevor Bayne , No. 6 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing . Bayne struggled to find balance all race long in his Ford, which shifted from a tight- to loose-handling condition as the race unfolded. 29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr ., No. 17, Roush Fenway Racing . Stenhouse's Vegas run was complicated after he made contact with the wall and then hit a loose tire on pit road. He worked with his team to persevere through the damage. 30. Michael McDowell , No. 95 Ford, Leavine Family Racing . McDowell narrowly avoided colliding with Michael Annett , when Annett lost the handle on his car around Lap 150. Still, McDowell held on to earn his best LVMS finish. 31. Justin Allgaier , No. 51 Chevrolet, HScott Motorsports . Allgaier struggled to make forward progress after being penalized three times throughout the race by the new pit road scoring system. " MORE: Allgaier's car too light in post-race inspection 32. Cole Whitt , No. 35 Ford, Front Row Motorsports . Although Whitt's team struggled to find the right combination, he held on to achieve his best Las Vegas result. 33. Tony Stewart , No. 14 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing . A steering box issue compounded initial handling woes for Stewart, who also was dealt an uncontrolled tire violation during a Lap 84 pit stop. 34. Josh Wise , No. 98 Ford, Phil Parsons Racing. Wise kept his nose clean during Sunday's race and quietly steered the No. 98 machine to his best result at the 1.5-mile desert track. 35. Landon Cassill , No. 40 Chevrolet, Hillman Smith Motorsports. An early pit road violation wasn't insurmountable for Cassill, who went on to post his best Vegas finish. 36. J.J. Yeley, No. 23 Toyota, BK Racing . Yeley finished 16th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race, but struggled to carry that momentum over into the Cup scene. 37. Brett Moffitt , No. 34 Ford, Front Row Motorsports . Moffitt opened the race with promise after posting an eighth-place finish last weekend at the intermediate track of Atlanta Motor Speedway . He qualified 36th and struggled to make up much ground, ultimately brushing the wall as he concluded his first outing at Las Vegas. 38. Brendan Gaughan , No. 62 Chevrolet, Premium Motorsports. The only Las Vegas native in the race -- given the absence of the Busch brothers -- was clocked too fast entering pit road on Lap 76 during green flag stops. 39. Michael Annett , No. 46 Chevrolet, HScott Motorsports . Early in Sunday's contest, Annett wiggled exiting Turn 4 and made hard contact with the wall. Tire smoke prompted him to make an unscheduled pit stop. 40. Jeb Burton , No. 26 Toyota, BK Racing . The lone Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate in the field, Burton slowed to avoid Jimmie Johnson 's first incident when he received an inadvertent nudge from behind by veteran Jeff Gordon . 41. Jimmie Johnson , No. 48 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports . Johnson led 45 laps during the first half of Sunday's race and appeared poised to contend for his fifth Las Vegas victory when tire issues arose. Two blown tires within 14 laps of one another sent Johnson to the garage at Lap 186. " MORE: Tire trouble ruins Johnson's day at Vegas 42. Carl Edwards , No. 19 Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing . Edwards' promising run was cut short Sunday when his car slid up the track and made contact with Kahne. Edwards almost saved his car from a subsequent spin, but ultimately retreated to the garage with a busted oil cooler. " MORE: Edwards, Kahne clash at Las Vegas 43. Alex Bowman , No. 7 Chevrolet, Tommy Baldwin Racing . An engine issue on Lap 28 dashed Bowman's hopes of continuing the momentum he started last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway . MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule