, 8th 11) #14-Stewart , 26th no wins, in by drivers points standings 12) #31-Newman, 11th in drivers points, 51 ahead of 17th 13) #24-Elliott, 12th, +49 14) #3-Dillon, 13th, +47 15) #1-Mc Murray, 14th, +39 16) #42-Larson, 15th, +8 has a win, but not in top-30, not in Chase #34-Buescher, 31st in points, 292, 3 pts behind 30th no wins, not in the Chase 17) #6-Bayne, 16th, -28 out of 16th 18) #5-Kahne, 17th, -10 pts 19) #21-Blaney, 18th, -18 pts 20) #47-Allmendinger, 19th, -34pts (8-7-2016) 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Points (not CHASE) Standings: [after Watkins Glen, race 22 of 36] 1) #2-Keselowski [4 wins], 727 2) #4-Harvick , 718, -9 3) #41-Busch , 689, -38 4) #18-Busch, , 670, -57 5) #19-Edwards , 653, -74 6) #22-Logano , 652, -75 7) #11-Hamlin, 620, -107 8) #78-Truex Jr.
#24-Chase Elliott (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
#2-Brad Keselowski leads the point standings by 9 points over #4-Kevin Harvick.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(8-7-2016) 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings: [after Watkins Glen, race 22 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase] Set by most wins, then by points standing 1) #2-Keselowski [4 wins], 1st in driver points 2) #18-Busch , 4th in driver points 3) #19-Edwards , 5th 4) #11-Hamlin , 7th 5) #20-Kenseth , 9th 6) #48-Johnson , 10th 7) #4-Harvick , 2nd 8) #41-Busch , 3rd 9) #22-Logano , 6th 10) #78-Truex, Jr.
Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International for his 2nd win of the season, 1st win at Watkins Glen, 1st road course win and 28th career win.
#22-Logano finished 2nd followed by #2-Keselowski, #47-Allmendinger, #14-Stewart, #18-Busch, #78-Truex Jr., #1-Mc Murray, #6-Bayne and #20-Kenseth.
#48-Jimmie Johnson finished last (40th) in a Sprint Cup race for the first time in his career after being involved in a four-car wreck on lap 53.
#10-Danica Patrick led 11 laps, a career best for a single Sprint Cup event, exceeding the seven laps she had led on two occasions at Talladega.
Joe Gibbs Racing now has the most wins at Watkins Glen in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with seven.
There were 9 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 20 yellow flag laps. See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at: Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) Lap Summary Report (pdf) Penalty Report (pdf) Pit Stop Times (pdf) (8-7-2016) Race Fast Facts - Watkins Glen International: #11-Denny Hamlin won the 31st Annual Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, his 28th victory in 384 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2016.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 11 races at Watkins Glen International.