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NASCAR results at Martinsville: Clint Bowyer ends drought, wins STP 500

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166   //    27 Mar 2018, 02:58 IST
Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer

Heavy snowfall at Martinsville Speedway forced NASCAR to postpone the STP 500 until Monday, but the delay didn't affect Clint Bowyer.

Bowyer, who led a combined 36 laps the last three seasons, took the lead away from Stage 2 winner Ryan Blaney on Lap 285 and led the final 215 laps for his first win since the 2012 Bank of America 500 — 190 races ago. 

The only caution flag of the afternoon at the half-mile Virginia track flew on Lap 384 when Austin Dillon got into the rear of Jamie McMurray, sending the No. 1 car into the wall. The pause in the race allowed Bowyer to fill his tank with fuel after a mistake on pit road left him an estimated three gallons short. 

Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Blaney, pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick. 

Last time the series was at the "Paperclip" Denny Hamlin wrecked Chase Elliott from the lead with just three laps remaining. Elliott slammed Hamlin into the Turn 3 wall on the cool-down lap, and the two exchanged words after exiting their cars. This time around there was no retaliation from Elliott, who struggled to stay on the lead lap caught fire late en route to a ninth-place finish. 

After a pit stop with 115 laps to go, Hamlin had to make a second stop to fix damage causing his No. 11 car to overheat. The Stage 1 winner was able to work his way back into the top 15 for a 12th-place finish. 

NASCAR Cup Series results from the STP 500 at Martinsville

  1. Clint Bowyer
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Alex Bowman
  8. AJ Allmendinger
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Kurt Busch
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Paul Menard
  14. Aric Almirola
  15. Jimmie Johnson
  16. Kyle Larson
  17. Erik Jones
  18. Daniel Suarez
  19. Ryan Newman
  20. William Byron
  21. Michael McDowell
  22. Ty Dillon
  23. Chris Buescher
  24. Kasey Kahne
  25. David Ragan
  26. Jamie McMurray
  27. Cole Whitt
  28. DJ Kennington
  29. Ross Chastain
  30. Austin Dillon
  31. JJ Yeley
  32. Matt DiBenedetto
  33. Trevor Bayne
  34. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  35. Harrison Rhodes
  36. Gray Gaulding
  37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  38. Landon Cassill

Stage 1 winner: Hamlin

Stage 2 winner: Blaney

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