FedEx 400 2015: Winner, recap and results from Dover

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Jimmie Johnson is the King of Dover. After Sunday, his crown was secured—again.

The Hendrick driver clinched his fourth win of the season to lead all drivers. He also took his 10th win at Dover to extend his record of wins at the Monster Mile and become just the fifth driver to win double-digit races at a single track.

Darrell Waltrip, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and David Pearson were the only other drivers to accomplish that feat. Six-Time seems unstoppable this season and seems to have no problem finishing out races when he keeps a clean car.

“I was driving hard,” Johnson said on Fox Sports 1. “Trying to be smart with my line. It was a long fought day. So proud of this Lowe’s Racing team.”

Johnson used a strong restart after a green-white-checkered finish to claim his 10th triumph over Miles the Monster. He had to hold off Kevin Harvick and teammate Kasey Kahne to pull out the win. Here’s a look at the full results from Dover:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Jamie McMurray
  8. Paul Menard
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Jeff Gordon
  11. Joey Logano
  12. Brad Keselowski
  13. David Ragan
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Danica Patrick
  16. Tony Stewart
  17. Greg Biffle
  18. Ryan Newman
  19. Carl Edwards
  20. Alex Bowman
  21. Denny Hamlin
  22. Sam Hornish Jr.
  23. Landon Cassill
  24. A.J. Allmendinger
  25. David Gilliland
  26. Cole Whitt
  27. Casey Mears
  28. Brett Moffitt
  29. J.J. Yeley
  30. Jeb Burton
  31. Kurt Busch
  32. Matt DiBenedetto
  33. Austin Dillon
  34. Brendan Gaughan
  35. Mike Bliss
  36. Kyle Busch
  37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  38. Brian Scott
  39. Matt Kenseth
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Michael Annett
  42. Justin Allgaier
  43. Trevor Bayne

Miles didn’t gobble up too many drivers early on Sunday, but it did take down three young drivers in the race. Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Trevor Bayne were all involved in a wreck that ended their days during the FedEx 400.

The Roush-Fenway Racing car took the worst of the damage, slamming into the SAFER barrier.

Later in the race, Kyle Busch was caught up in an accident that ended his afternoon early after a strong day. Busch was attempting to lap Brian Scott when they both smashed into the wall and sustained massive damage.

The No. 18 machine was running third at the time of the accident and was in the top five for the majority of the afternoon. Needing a win and to finish inside the top 30 in points to make the Chase, Busch’s finish makes that mission even tougher heading toward the middle of the season.

“I hate it for my guys,” Busch said. “This is a shame. This isn’t what we need.”

Denny Hamlin, who started on the pole, was also involved in a wreck after Clint Bowyer made contact with him late in the race. He collected Kurt Busch to end an encouraging day for both of the Busch brothers in Dover.

Hamlin was on track to compete for his second victory of the season and keep the winning trend going for Joe Gibbs Racing. Instead, he’ll have to wait until next weekend in Pocono to get any sort of retaliation against Bowyer for knocking him out of the race.

The Tricky Triangle will be the site for the next race on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. sweeping Pocono last season, another win for Hendrick might be on the horizon.

 

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