MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Jeff Gordon was second, giving Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2 finish on the 10-year anniversary weekend of the fatal plane crash that killed owner Rick Hendrick’s son and nine others aboard.

Gordon was the highest finishing Chase driver. Without a Chase driver in Victory Lane, no driver clinched an automatic berth in the championship finale at Homestead.

Chase driver Ryan Newman was third, and Tony Stewart finished fourth. Chase drivers Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth were fifth and sixth.

Stewart gambled and stayed on the track after the race was red-flagged with 10 laps left. Earnhardt and Gordon pitted, and that one final stop was just enough for the milestone finish. Earnhardt got his fourth win of the season.

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Results

By The Associated Press

Sunday

At Martinsville Speedway

Ridgeway, Va.

Lap length: .526 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (23) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500 laps, 127 rating, 47 points.

2. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 135.8, 44.

3. (9) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 96.1, 41.

4. (4) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, 107.6, 41.

5. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 500, 116.4, 40.

6. (3) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 500, 98.5, 39.

7. (12) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 500, 101.6, 38.

8. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500, 118.6, 37.

9. (15) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 500, 89.2, 35.

10. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 500, 59.7, 34.

11. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500, 98, 33.

12. (19) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 500, 68.6, 32.

13. (21) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 83.8, 31.

14. (14) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 79.4, 30.

15. (18) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 500, 62.7, 29.

16. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, 105.5, 29.

17. (22) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 500, 67.9, 28.

18. (36) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 500, 54.6, 26.

19. (28) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 500, 56.3, 0.

20. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 72.9, 24.

21. (27) Aric Almirola, Ford, 500, 79, 23.

22. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 500, 48.9, 23.

23. (25) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 499, 72.2, 21.

24. (37) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 499, 43.9, 20.

25. (35) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 499, 44.3, 19.

26. (43) Mike Wallace, Toyota, 499, 40, 0.

27. (17) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 496, 66.1, 17.

28. (42) Kyle Fowler, Ford, 491, 34.2, 0.

29. (32) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 490, 44.6, 15.

30. (16) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 487, 60, 14.

31. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 472, 73.5, 13.

32. (7) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 459, 77.4, 12.

33. (33) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 457, 65.2, 11.

34. (30) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 451, 61.3, 10.

35. (31) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 442, 35.5, 9.

36. (10) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 438, 89.1, 9.

37. (20) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, accident, 436, 53.7, 7.

38. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 436, 48.6, 6.

39. (40) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 436, 30.4, 0.

40. (24) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, accident, 403, 53.1, 4.

41. (39) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, engine, 280, 30.6, 3.

42. (41) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, brakes, 30, 26.9, 2.

43. (38) Clay Rogers, Toyota, overheating, 25, 24.8, 1.

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Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 70.725 mph.

Time of Race: 3 hours, 43 minutes, 7 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 0.344 seconds.

Caution Flags: 15 for 105 laps.

Lead Changes: 24 among 11 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J.McMurray 1-8; M.Kenseth 9; J.McMurray 10-77; D.Gilliland 78; J.McMurray 79-84; J.Gordon 85-167; J.McMurray 168-169; J.Gordon 170-191; D.Earnhardt Jr. 192-204; M.Kenseth 205; D.Earnhardt Jr. 206-212; J.Logano 213-256; J.Allgaier 257-260; T.Stewart 261-274; J.Logano 275-290; D.Hamlin 291-296; D.Earnhardt Jr. 297-313; Ku.Busch 314-334; J.Gordon 335-358; D.Hamlin 359-420; C.Bowyer 421-453; D.Earnhardt Jr. 454-491; J.Gordon 492; T.Stewart 493-496; D.Earnhardt Jr. 497-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon, 4 times for 130 laps; J.McMurray, 4 times for 84 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 5 times for 79 laps; D.Hamlin, 2 times for 68 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 60 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 33 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 21 laps; T.Stewart, 2 times for 18 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 4 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 2 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap.

Wins: B.Keselowski, 6; J.Logano, 5; D.Earnhardt Jr., 4; J.Gordon, 4; K.Harvick, 3; J.Johnson, 3; C.Edwards, 2; A.Allmendinger, 1; A.Almirola, 1; Ku.Busch, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; D.Hamlin, 1; K.Kahne, 1.

Top 16 in Points: 1. J.Gordon, 4,044; 2. R.Newman, 4,041; 3. J.Logano, 4,040; 4. M.Kenseth, 4,039; 5. D.Hamlin, 4,037; 6. C.Edwards, 4,024; 7. B.Keselowski, 4,013; 8. K.Harvick, 4,011; 9. Ky.Busch, 2,230; 10. A.Allmendinger, 2,198; 11. D.Earnhardt Jr., 2,196; 12. J.Johnson, 2,186; 13. G.Biffle, 2,178; 14. K.Kahne, 2,173; 15. Ku.Busch, 2,155; 16. A.Almirola, 2,124.

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NASCAR Driver Rating Formula

A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

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