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The 2016 AAA Texas 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on November 6, 2016, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate quad-oval, it was the 34th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, eighth race of the Chase and second race of the Round of 8.

2016 AAA Texas 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 34 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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Date November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 293 laps, 439.5 mi (703.2 km)
Scheduled Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 134.541 miles per hour (216.523 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 28.081
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Team Penske
Laps 178
Winner
No. 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
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)

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 (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway). The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Dylan Lupton (i) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
93 Ryan Ellis (i) BK Racing Toyota
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.455 and a speed of 196.685 mph (316.534 km/h).[11] Kyle Busch went to a backup car after hitting the wall exiting turn 4 on his first lap in practice.[12] He said afterwards that he "got into Turn 3 and the car felt good. It loaded really well, but we got back into the throttle and got to the bumps and it bottomed me out a little bit. It got me up the track. From there the whole car just kind of came off the track. I couldn't get it checked up or slowed down in time before it slapped the wall. Speeds are really high here at Texas and when you lose that grip, it happens in a hurry and it got away from me. I wish I would have taken it a little easier but I wasn't even trying that hard to be honest so it was a shock that it happened."[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.455 196.685
2 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.512 196.278
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.561 195.929
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Austin Dillon scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.081 and a speed of 192.301 mph (309.478 km/h).[14] He said afterwards that he couldn't "be happier for RCR and everybody back at the shop. A lot of hard work and effort goes on. We missed the Chase by just two feet. We want to prove that we can win a race by the end of this year. This is big for us. I thought I messed up the lap, truthfully. I got a lot of good speed off of (Turn) 2, but Turn 3 I turned in and missed my corner, but it worked out. Proud of these guys and everybody back home."[15]

Joey Logano, who qualified second, said he "didn’t think it would be anywhere close to the pole" after he "got done with that last run," and that he "didn’t have a very good run in (turn) 2 at all; I missed the bottom. And then realizing how close you were to the pole afterward is the most frustrating part of it, especially after last week.[16]

Kyle Busch's crew chief Adam Stevens, who took the No. 18 car to the garage for a water leak after advancing into the second round, said he thought the leak was "a byproduct of pounding the fence before we even completed a lap in practice. In our hurry to change the motor and all the drivetrain afterwards, apparently we didn’t get the lower radiator hose completely clamped on the water neck out of the block and proceeded to dump all the water out of it on pit road after our first run. We’re going to start 24th and get after them from there.”[17]

After a crash during Saturday's Xfinity Series race, Matt DiBenedetto entered concussion protocol and was not cleared to run the Sprint Cup race. His substitute in the No. 83 was Jeffrey Earnhardt.

Chase Elliott experienced flu-like symptoms during the weekend. Justin Allgaier was named as his standby.

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.960 27.979 28.081
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.797 27.982 28.087
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.855 27.826 28.099
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.095 28.231 28.106
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.952 28.237 28.131
6 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.007 28.020 28.195
7 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.062 28.208 28.216
8 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.027 28.202 28.232
9 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.977 27.844 28.274
10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.981 28.173 28.340
11 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.863 28.093 28.357
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 27.941 28.163 28.487
13 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.118 28.238
14 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.055 28.244
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.138 28.265
16 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.132 28.288
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.957 28.298
18 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.012 28.335
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.071 28.493
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.243 28.542
21 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.121 28.623
22 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.134 28.742
23 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.090 281.286
24 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.827 0.000
25 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.251
26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.308
27 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.312
28 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.343
29 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.372
30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.374
31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.389
32 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.435
33 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.436
34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.561
35 93 Ryan Ellis (i) BK Racing Toyota 28.648
36 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 28.778
37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.903
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.316
39 32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.660
40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.877
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.645 and a speed of 188.515 mph (303.385 km/h).[18]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.645 188.515
2 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.646 188.508
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.747 187.846
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.319 and a speed of 190.685 mph (306.878 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.319 190.685
2 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.453 189.787
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.458 189.753
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

The start of the race was delayed for nearly six hours due to rain.[20] The aged surface compounded the drying time.[21] Austin Dillon led the field to the green flag at 7:56 p.m. under yellow flag conditions as the track surface was still not completely dry. The race went green at lap 7. Dillon was no match for Joey Logano who beat him on the restart to take the lead. The second caution of the race flew on lap 29. It was a scheduled competition caution.

The race restarted on lap 34. Green flag stops started on lap 73. Logano pitted from the lead on lap 76 and handed it to Dillon. He pitted the next lap and gave the lead to Denny Hamlin. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Kyle Busch who pitted the same lap on the next trip by, and the lead cycled back to Logano.

The third caution flew on lap 109 for Brian Scott spinning out in turn 4.

The race restarted on lap 116. Debris on the backstretch, a piece of hose, brought out the fourth caution on lap 117. The piece of debris punched a hole through the front bumper of Busch's car.[22]

The race restarted on lap 121. The fifth caution flew on lap 143 for Paul Menard spinning in turn 3. Adding to his drama, a tire appeared to "explode" in his stall when it was something related to the inner liner. “When a car spins it generally flat spots the tires, which is exactly what happened here,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of race tire sales. “It flat spotted both front (tires). The damage that was done to the left front as he drove around the race track looked like it partially unseated the inner liner. So it was actually the inner liner that let go on pit road. It wasn’t the tire itself. The tire was already down.”[23]

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 149. Green flag stops commenced on lap 188. Logano pitted on lap 189 and the lead cycled to Martin Truex Jr.

He and Edwards were fighting for the lead when both decided to pit on lap 224 and Chase Elliott took over the lead. He pitted the following lap and the lead cycled back to Truex.

The sixth caution flew with 80 laps to go for David Ragan turning Dillon in turn 3. Edwards exited pit road first.[24]

The race restarted with 74 to go. A three-car wreck on the frontstretch involving Dillon, Casey Mears and Scott brought out the seventh caution with 72 to go.[25] Dillon said afterwards that Harvick "sucked down on my door tighter than anybody had all night. He knew how tight he was at my door, that’s why I slid up in front of him. He didn’t check (up). He had the opportunity to. He didn’t like it that the silver spoon kid was outrunning him tonight, so we’ll be alright. We’ve got two weeks left. We just want to come out and win a race.”[26] Harvick said after the race that "there was no intent there. I like racing with Austin. I like everything that they do. There was no reason [to hit him]. I was running seventh [or] sixth. He slid up and got loose and I hit the back of him."[27]

The race restarted with 64 to go. Rain brought out the eighth caution with 45 to go. The race was red-flagged with 41 to go, declared official a few minutes later and Edwards was declared the winner.[28]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Edwards said in victory lane that he "actually enjoyed [the race]. Obviously this is what we had to do. The guys got me off pit road first and that's what won it for me. We've got a shot at the championship at Homestead and that's all we wanted."[29]

Logano, who led a race high of 178 laps, said to come "that close to winning and [leading] the most laps, second stings. That's our goal every week, is to win. Anything short of that is a failure. I feel like we were so close to that today. But ultimately, we did gain some points. We're in right now. We were out going into this race. So, you know, we did the best we could as far as leading laps and getting that bonus point, or those two bonus points with the most laps led as well. But we didn't get the win part. That would have been nice."[30]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 293 44
2 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 293 41
3 12 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 293 39
4 11 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 293 38
5 24 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 293 37
6 3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 293 35
7 7 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 293 34
8 31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 293 33
9 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 293 33
10 18 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 293 31
11 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 293 30
12 8 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 293 29
13 16 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 293 0
14 4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 293 27
15 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 293 26
16 20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 293 25
17 14 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 293 24
18 25 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 292 23
19 15 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 292 22
20 10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 292 21
21 30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 292 20
22 21 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 292 19
23 28 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 291 18
24 22 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 291 17
25 27 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 291 16
26 32 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 291 15
27 29 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 291 14
28 6 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 290 13
29 34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 290 12
30 26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 289 11
31 23 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 288 10
32 37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 287 9
33 36 23 David Regan BK Racing Toyota 287 8
34 33 83 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) BK Racing Toyota 285 7
35 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 285 6
36 39 32 Joey Gase (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 280 0
37 1 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 262 5
38 35 93 Ryan Ellis (i) BK Racing Toyota 261 0
39 13 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 260 2
40 40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 257 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 37
  • Red flags: 1
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 16 minutes and 0 seconds
  • Average speed: 134.541 miles per hour (216.523 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBCSN will cover the race on the television side. Rick Allen, two–time Texas winner Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will have the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast handle pit road on the television side.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

PRN will have the radio call for the race, which will simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

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

ReferencesEdit

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