Here are the official results from the 2016 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Every single season, Martinsville Speedway always produces some of the most exciting races of the season. This year, it was no exception at the 2016 STP 500. Coming into the race, everyone thought Joey Logano would be the one to run away with the race and make everyone catch him.
That wasn’t the case and Logano dropped back early. He just couldn’t get the speed that he was having in qualifying to hold off the competition and everyone else really outmatched him. For most of the day, the real battle was between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.
The two dominated for most of the day, but Busch was able to use the inside of the track to hold off Kenseth, who would fall back to the middle of the pack. A.J. Allmendinger would make a surprise run and give Busch his best shot, but it wasn’t enough.
For Busch, it was a big day for him as he finally overcame his struggles at a track that he generally doesn’t do well at. With the win he is now going to the Chase. Here are the official results from Martinsville.
|14||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|18||Martin Truex Jr.|
|32||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
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