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The 2015 Duck Commander 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on April 11, 2015 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) quad-oval track, it was the seventh race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Jimmie Johnson won the race, his second win of the season and first in the Texas spring race, while Kevin Harvick finished second and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.

2015 Duck Commander 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 7 of 36 in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2015 Duck Commander 500 logo.jpg
Date April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Weather Mostly cloudy with a temperature of 74 °F (23 °C); wind out of the south/southeast at 11 mph (18 km/h)
Average speed 140.500 mph (226.113 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 27.857
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 128
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.9/6 (Overnight)[10]
2.9/6 (Final)[11]
4.8 Million viewers[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Kurt Busch won the pole and led 45 laps on his way to a 14th-place finish. Johnson led a race high of 128 laps, with 29 lead changes among nine different drivers, as well as eight caution flag periods for 40 laps.

This was the 72nd career victory for Johnson, his fifth at the track and the seventh for Hendrick Motorsports. This win moved Johnson up to sixth in the points standings, while Harvick left Texas with a 26-point lead over Logano. Chevrolet increased their lead in the manufacturers' championship to 19 points over Ford.

The Duck Commander 500 was by Fox Sports on the broadcast Fox network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Texas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The track measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, tracks also owned by Speedway Motorsports.

Kevin Harvick entered Texas with a 24-point lead over Joey Logano, while Martin Truex, Jr. entered 32 points back in third. Brad Keselowski entered 57 points back in fourth, and Kasey Kahne entered 70 points back in fifth.

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the Duck Commander 500 was released on Friday, April 2, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-six cars were entered for the race. Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford and Michael McDowell were the two new entries that were not entered for the previous race at Martinsville. Brian Scott returned to the seat of the No. 33 Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet.[12] Travis Kvapil was entered to drive the No. 39 Chevrolet for Hillman-Circle Sport LLC, but the team withdrew from the race on Thursday, April 9.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 David Ragan Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 Chris Buescher (i) Front Row Motorsports Ford
35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Brett Moffitt (R) Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford
Official initial entry list
Official updated entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.258 and a speed of 191.096 mph (307.539 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.258 191.096
2 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.352 190.463
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.455 189.773
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kasey Kahne was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.276 and a speed of 190.975 mph (307.344 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.276 190.975
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.343 190.523
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.473 189.653
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Kurt Busch, seen here in 2012 at Road America, won the pole for the race.

Kurt Busch won the pole with a time of 27.857 and a speed of 193.847 mph (311.967 km/h).[15] After winning the pole, Busch thanked his entire team for the good result, stating that "everyone chipped in". Busch also stated that his second pole of the 2015 season felt good, and that he was looking "to dial it in and get that long-run speed out of the car".[15] Championship leader and team-mate Kevin Harvick joined Busch on the front row, having been out-qualified by 0.018 seconds. Harvick felt that his team "stuck to our plan" and that "everything worked out good".[15] In third place was Team Penske's Brad Keselowski, who stated that he was "being first in class", behind the cars of Busch and Harvick in the grid order. He also stated that "it never helps to have extra runs on the tires, but we made the most of it".[15]

Keselowski's Penske team-mate Joey Logano qualified sixth, believing that his car was more suited to the race and that he "kind of finished as expected for qualifying". Logano also mentioned that his crew chief Todd Gordon had told him that he won from 10th last year, so that he was "improving".[15] Dale Earnhardt, Jr. failed to make it out of the first part of the qualifying session, and like Logano, he felt that his car would perform better in the race than in qualifying. In order to improve the car, Earnhardt stated that he and his team "will have to go home and work on it".[15] With 45 entrants, Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan both failed to qualify.[15]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.879 27.885 27.857
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.752 27.832 27.875
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.051 27.974 27.951
4 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.005 28.024 27.989
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.099 28.071 28.063
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.037 28.024 28.071
7 31 Ryan Newman[N 1] Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.079 28.007 28.088
8 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.914 27.963 28.109
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.837 27.924 28.118
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.033 28.002 28.166
11 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.906 28.072 28.200
12 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.695 28.052 28.489
13 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.030 28.085
14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.100 28.086
15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.042 28.091
16 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.060 28.129
17 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.102 28.137
18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.018 28.142
19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.002 28.159
20 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 27.967 28.210
21 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.049 28.258
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.054 28.290
23 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.012 28.343
24 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.099 28.349
25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.115
26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.130
27 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.178
28 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.194
29 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.201
30 18 David Ragan Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.205
31 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.218
32 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.222
33 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 28.222
34 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.236
35 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 28.275
36 55 Brett Moffitt (R) Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.288
37 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 28.367
38 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.378
39 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 28.383
40 34 Chris Buescher (i) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.517
41 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 28.621
42 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.758
43 33 Alex Kennedy (R) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.072
Failed to qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 28.417
45 26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.495
Official qualifying results

RaceEdit

First-halfEdit

StartEdit

The race was scheduled to start at 7:46 p.m., but started a couple of minutes later when Kurt Busch led the field to the green flag. He would not maintain the lead, however, as his teammate Kevin Harvick passed him exiting turn 4 on the opening lap. Engine issues were prevalent in the opening stages of the race, as J. J. Yeley took his car to the garage on lap 13 because of engine issues,[16] and Ryan Blaney also reported that his engine was sputtering. The first caution of the race flew on lap 32 when Alex Kennedy spun out in turn 4 after he got loose in turn 3. Kurt Busch exited pit road ahead of Harvick to take the lead, while Justin Allgaier was forced to restart from the tail end for a commitment line violation. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made a second stop under the caution to add lug nuts to the left-rear of his car – instead of the normal five, the tire had only two.[17]

The race restarted on lap 37 with Busch out front. Harvick took the lead by the end of the lap, before Busch was able to get back to the front. Brad Keselowski, running fourth at the time, made an unscheduled stop on lap 67 and dropped to 30th. Blaney retired from the race on lap 71, as his engine issues continued.[16] Kyle Larson kicked off a wave of green flag pit stops on lap 79. Busch surrendered the lead on lap 81 to make his stop and Jeff Gordon assumed the lead. Gordon pitted the next lap and the lead cycled to Keselowski, following his unscheduled pit stop. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was forced to serve a drive-through penalty for speeding on pit road. Jimmie Johnson took the lead on lap 109, just as debris in turn 3 brought out the second caution of the race. Johnson and Harvick swapped the lead on pit road with Johnson maintaining the lead on exit. Denny Hamlin was forced to drop to the tail end of the field for driving through too many pit boxes exiting pit road.[17]

Green flag runEdit

The race restarted on lap 114 with Johnson in the lead. Kevin Harvick took back the lead on lap 125, and led the next portion of the race before Johnson took back the lead on lap 156, just as cars began hitting pit road for green flag pit stops. Johnson and Harvick swapped the lead over the next few laps, before Harvick ceded his position for a stop and Kasey Kahne assumed the position. Kahne spent two laps at the front of the race, before Johnson cycled back to the head of the field on lap 160. Landon Cassill made an unscheduled stop on lap 167 for a flat tire, almost hitting the wall in turn 4.[17]

Second-halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

Debris in turn 3 brought out the third caution of the race on lap 169. Johnson and Harvick swapped the lead on pit road being pitted on opposite ends, but it was Johnson that exited with the lead. The race restarted on lap 177. Kahne, running eighth, made an unscheduled stop for a loose wheel on lap 198, and rejoined the race in 22nd position. Johnson gave up the lead on lap 220 to make his stop, handing the lead to Paul Menard. He led a lap before the lead went to Kahne, after his unscheduled pit stop. Johnson passed him on fresher tires on lap 226, and held the lead to the fourth caution of the race, which flew on lap 227 when Matt Kenseth just about spun out in turn 4. Johnson and Harvick again swapped the lead on pit road with Johnson again leaving with the lead for the restart, with 100 laps to go.[17]

Bad night for HScott MotorsportsEdit

The fifth caution of the race flew with 86 laps to go when Michael Annett hit the wall in turn 2. Just as in the previous pit stop cycle, Johnson and Harvick swapped the lead on pit road with Johnson exiting with the lead. Trevor Bayne was forced to restart at the tail end for driving through too many pit boxes exiting pit road. The race restarted with 79 laps to go, but was soon back under yellow flag conditions – for the sixth time, with 75 laps to go – after Allgaier hit the wall in turn 2. After an extensive clean up of oil on pit road, a number of drivers stayed out – led by Joey Logano – while Johnson pitted. Keselowski was forced to drop to the tail end of the field for a commitment violation, while Stenhouse was forced to drop to the tail end of the field for his crew being over the wall too soon.[17]

Final 100 milesEdit

The race restarted with 65 laps to go with Logano in the lead. Kevin Harvick retook the lead with 49 laps to go, before debris in turn 3 brought out the seventh caution of the race as Kenseth hit the wall with 41 laps to go. The race restarted with 35 laps to go, before more debris brought out the eighth caution of the race as A. J. Allmendinger hit the wall with 25 laps to go. Jamie McMurray exited pit road with the lead by taking just two tires, while Kyle Larson and Casey Mears were forced to drop to the tail end of the field for driving through too many pit boxes.[17]

FinishEdit
 
Jimmie Johnson, seen here at the 2015 Daytona 500, scored his 72nd career win at Texas Motor Speedway.

The race restarted with 21 laps to go. Joey Logano was bumped out of the way by Kevin Harvick in turn 1 and managed to avoid hitting the wall,[18] but fell back to eighth in the running order. Harvick stated post-race that the incident was "the chance you take when you block" and that a driver would "just have to kind of knock them out of the way".[18] Logano felt that the move was "understandable" and that he expected "to get raced the way I race people, and I would do the same thing".[18] Johnson took the lead from McMurray with 14 laps to go, and was able to hold off Harvick – who had been closing in after the Logano incident – to score the victory.[19]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

In Victory Lane, Johnson reflected upon his 72nd win in the series, describing his Chevrolet as "a great, great racecar", and that it was the perfect result after the Easter break, stating that it "was good for us, gave us a chance to reboot, relax and get back in the swing of things".[19] After his second-place finish, Harvick stated that he was "not disappointed at all", adding that "racing for wins is what we're here to do".[19] Gordon, who gambled on the final pit stop by changing just two tires, restarted second and scored a seventh-place finish – his best of the season.[20] Gordon felt that he "struggled" during the race, but also praised his crew chief Alan Gustafson for a "great gamble".[20] Truex, who had only five top ten finishes in 2014, scored his seventh top ten finish of 2015 with a ninth-place finish.[21] Truex described the evening as "a hard-fought night, for sure" but also stated the result was "still a top 10, so all in all, it was a good night for us".[21]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 48
2 2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 43
3 25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 41
4 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 334 41
5 3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 334 40
6 10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 39
7 12 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 38
8 4 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 37
9 15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 334 35
10 16 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 34
11 18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 33
12 7 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 32
13 30 18 David Ragan Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 31
14 1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 31
15 22 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 29
16 21 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 28
17 19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 27
18 23 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 26
19 32 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 334 25
20 14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 24
21 26 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 334 23
22 27 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 334 22
23 17 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 21
24 11 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 20
25 9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 19
26 29 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 334 18
27 20 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 333 17
28 38 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 333 16
29 36 55 Brett Moffitt (R) Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 333 15
30 40 34 Chris Buescher (i) Front Row Motorsports Ford 332 0
31 39 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 332 13
32 33 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 332 0
33 34 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 330 11
34 42 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 330 10
35 31 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 330 9
36 37 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 328 0
37 43 33 Alex Kennedy (R) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 325 7
38 35 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 284 6
39 24 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 257 5
40 28 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 246 4
41 8 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 222 4
42 13 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 71 0
43 41 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 13 0
Official Duck Commander 500 results

Race statisticsEdit

  • 29 lead changes among 9 different drivers
  • 8 cautions for 40 laps
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 33 minutes, 57 seconds
  • Average speed: 140.500 mph (226.113 km/h)
  • Jimmie Johnson took home $523,501 in winnings
Lap Leaders
Laps Leader
1–33 Kevin Harvick
34–36 Kurt Busch
37 Kevin Harvick
38–79 Kurt Busch
80–81 Jeff Gordon
82–108 Brad Keselowski
109 Jimmie Johnson
110 Kevin Harvick
111–124 Jimmie Johnson
125–155 Kevin Harvick
156 Jimmie Johnson
157 Kevin Harvick
158–159 Kasey Kahne
160–172 Jimmie Johnson
173 Kevin Harvick
174–220 Jimmie Johnson
221 Paul Menard
222–225 Kasey Kahne
226–228 Jimmie Johnson
229 Kevin Harvick
230–250 Jimmie Johnson
251 Kevin Harvick
252–265 Jimmie Johnson
266–284 Joey Logano
285–310 Kevin Harvick
311–312 Jamie McMurray
313 Jeff Gordon
314–320 Jamie McMurray
321–334 Jimmie Johnson
Total laps led
Leader Laps
Jimmie Johnson 128
Kevin Harvick 96
Kurt Busch 45
Brad Keselowski 27
Joey Logano 19
Jamie McMurray 9
Kasey Kahne 6
Jeff Gordon 3
Paul Menard 1

Race awardsEdit

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 15th race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Chris Neville, and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Larry McReynolds
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

PRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field was racing down the front stretch. Rob Albright called the race from atop the condo outside turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside turn 3 when the field was racing through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Steve Richards worked pit road for PRN.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan Newman started from the rear after changing engines post-qualifying because of valve-train issues.

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (April 4, 2015). "NASCAR Sprint Cup entry list for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway". nascartalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  13. ^ Pennell, Jay (April 10, 2015). "Practice results: Martin Truex Jr. leads opening session at Texas". FoxSports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  14. ^ DeGroot, Nick (April 10, 2015). "Kahne leads Hendrick 1–2 in final practice". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
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  16. ^ a b Bonkowski, Jerry (April 11, 2015). "Jimmie Johnson leads at halfway point in Duck Commander 500 at Texas". nascartalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  17. ^ a b c d e f "2015 Duck Commander 500". Sprint Cup Series. Season 67. Fort Worth, Texas. April 11, 2015. Event occurs at 7:46 p.m. Fox Sports. Fox. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  18. ^ a b c Hembree, Mike (April 12, 2015). "Harvick, Logano tussle in closing laps at Texas". USA Today. Fort Worth, Texas: Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  19. ^ a b c Pistone, Pete (April 11, 2015). "Johnson Takes Texas Again". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  20. ^ a b Wackerlin, Jeff (April 12, 2015). "Gamble Gives Gordon Best Finish". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  21. ^ a b Pistone, Pete (April 12, 2015). "Truex Jr. Continues Top-10 Run". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 12, 2015.


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