Besides winning the race, AJ Allmendinger and his team win two race awards in the Nationwide Series Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America.
William Byron scores a second place finish in Saturday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East race at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.
Justin Allgaier spent approximately 75 of the 511 laps that made up the Food City 500 inside the top 10 and he was there when it mattered most. He earned his first career Cup top-10 with an eighth on the bullring.
Kyle Larson employed an alternate strategy that allowed him to lead 90 laps late in the Food City 500, but he eventually was forced to pit for gas and lost a lap in the process. He raced into the Free Pass position and got back on the lead lap, then surged late in the going with fresh tires to finish seventh.
Tony Stewart earned his first top-10 of the season and only his second top-15 by surviving the Food City 500 and finishing sixth.
When Joey Logano crashed with his teammate Brad Keselowski on lap 20 of the Food City 500, he snapped two impressive streaks. It signaled the first time this season that he would fail to finish in the top 10 and it was the first time in 24 races that he would not finish on the lead lap.
After two weeks with results outside the top 10, Ryan Newman climbed back into the top five. He finished third through fifth in three straight races from Las Vegas through Auto Club, but then struggled at Martinsville and Texas.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. survived several incidents early and kept his nose clean late to finish fourth in the Food City 500. It was his third straight top-10 finish after recording a second last spring and sixth last fall.
For the second straight week, Jeff Gordon scored a season-best finish. He was seventh in the Duck Commander 500 last week and finished third in the Food City 500 to earn his first top-five of the season.
Jimmie Johnson sustained major crash damage on a couple of occasions and incurred a penalty by NASCAR during the race, but he managed to get back on the lead lap and then surged to the top five. Johnson even had a shot to win in the final laps and finished second in the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer.
It took all day and most of the night, but Matt Kenseth held off determined Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon to win the "Food City 511." Kenseth won from the pole and snapped a 52-race winning streak. The race was slowed by red flags three times and extended 11 laps by one green-white-checkered attempt.
After a lengthy rain delay, Erik Jones will replace Denny Hamlin behind the wheel of the No. 11.