NASCAR Results From Bristol Motor Speedway: Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing Have Solid Days

You already know the results from Sunday's NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. So let's examine how the four biggest multi-car teams performed during the race:

Roush Fenway Racing (average finish 7.5)

It was another great day for Roush Fenway Racing, which seems to be a common theme this season.

Carl Edwards finished second, meaning he's finished either first or second in five of the last six Sprint Cup races dating back to last year.

Matt Kenseth got a top-five finish, placing fourth and moving to 13th in the standings. And Greg Biffle moved up a whopping eight spots in the standings after his eighth-place finish, escaping the danger zone of possibly falling from the top 35.

David Ragan also had a decent day, finishing 16th and moving up six spots to 20th in points.

Hendrick Motorsports (average finish 10.0)

All four Hendrick cars came home with a top-15 finish, led by Jimmie Johnson's third-place effort.

Johnson was in contention for the win, but said he was hoping eventual race winner Kyle Busch and runnerup Carl Edwards would wreck in front of him while battling for the lead and open the door for Johnson to sneak through.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. came home with an 11th-place finish, followed by Mark Martin (12th) and Jeff Gordon (14th).

Martin had figured to get a top-five finish after a strong run early, but got a piece of two late wrecks. Gordon said he was mad at Brad Keselowski after the Penske Racing driver bumped him despite being several laps down.

Johnson moved from 12th to seventh in the point standings, with Earnhardt Jr. ninth and Martin tied for 10th.

Richard Childress Racing (average finish 16.5)

It was a mixed day for RCR, with Paul Menard and Kevin Harvick mounting good runs but the team's other two drivers finding misfortune.

Menard recorded just his third career top-five finish (and 10th career top-10), moving to fifth in points on what was another solid day for a driver many people hadn't considered to be very competitive in the Sprint Cup Series.

Harvick's sixth-place finish helped him vault five positions in the standings (he's up to 15th). But the news wasn't good for Clint Bowyer, who smashed into Jamie McMurray during a wreck and then later blew an engine – leaving him in 35th place.

Jeff Burton suddenly lost power on the straightaway and caused a multi-car wreck as drivers checked up to avoid him. He eventually finished 20th – his best finish of the season.

Joe Gibbs Racing (average finish 19.0)

JGR had a good day in that the team went to Victory Lane – Kyle Busch swept the Bristol race weekend for the second time in a row – but as an organization, it wasn't great.

Denny Hamlin got significant damage from the first wreck and finished 33rd, while Joey Logano nearly rallied for a top-10 finish but broke a wheel late.

Hamlin dropped a whopping nine spots in the standings to 17th. Logano is mired in 30th.

Busch, though, picked up eight positions and is now sixth – 17 points behind his brother, who leads the Sprint Cup Series.

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