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NASCAR Indianapolis 2016 results: Full finishing order for Brickyard 400

There was no slowing a dominant Kyle Busch, who led a record number of laps in winning the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.

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Kyle Busch clearly had the best car in Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That much was evident in him leading a race-record 149 of 170 laps and routinely building multi-second gaps over second place.

Yet as dominant as Busch was, a rash of late cautions kept things interesting and gave the field a chance. One such restart saw Joey Logano pull alongside Busch entering Turn 1 only for a multi-car crash to break out, necessitating a double-overtime finish.

But as he had all afternoon, Busch executed flawlessly. He got the better of Logano on the decisive restart and pulled away to win the Brickyard for a second consecutive year and his fourth overall victory of the season.

"Every caution that came out it was like, ‘Ahh, again.' You always seem to get them," Busch said. "We had such a really good car and I didn't want to see any yellows. I figured our strength was our long run speed, but we also had short run speed too and could get out on the field there the first couple of laps.

"It was a great day for us. This was really fun. All those restarts just made it more challenging and we rose to the occasion and we were able to win this thing."

Matt Kenseth, Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, finished second. Jimmie Johnson overcame a pit road speeding penalty to place third, with Denny Hamlin in another JGR entry finishing fourth and Kyle Larson fifth.

Tony Stewart finished 11th in his final Brickyard start. The 44-year-old is retiring at the end of the year and emphasized performing well at the track located roughly an hour from his home in Columbus, Ind.

For most of the day, Stewart ran in or near the top 10 until he was penalized for speeding on pit road and fell down a lap. The rash of late cautions put the three-time Sprint Cup champion back on the same lap as the leaders, but he could only drive to 11th before the checkered flag waved.

"I really did the team wrong, I got a penalty on the last stop and that is a green flag stop that turned into a yellow and got us a lap down," Stewart said. "So, fought back and got something respectable out of this.  Didn't leave anything out there."

Jeff Gordon finished 13th on Sunday, his first race since retiring last November. He was pressed into service when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and will continue driving the No. 88 car until Earnhardt is medically cleared to return.

Stewart and Gordon, who spent his formative years in nearby Pittsboro, Ind., took a commemorative lap post-race in front of the partisan crowd. The good friends, and sometimes rivals, then shared an embrace on pit road.

"Most likely is the last time we'll both get a chance to do that," Stewart said. "I couldn't think of a better guy to share that moment with than Jeff."

Said Gordon: "Thank you to Tony Stewart. What a class act he is. It meant a lot to me that he invited me to come and make that last lap with him. It was a special moment."

Brickyard 400 Finishing Order

Position Driver Make Laps Status Led
1 Kyle Busch Toyota 170 Running 149
2 Matt Kenseth Toyota 170 Running 0
3 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 170 Running 0
4 Denny Hamlin Toyota 170 Running 0
5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 170 Running 0
6 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 170 Running 0
7 Joey Logano Ford 170 Running 6
8 Martin Truex, Jr. Toyota 170 Running 0
9 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 170 Running 0
10 Paul Menard Chevrolet 170 Running 0
11 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 170 Running 0
12 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford 170 Running 0
13 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 170 Running 0
14 Chris Buescher Ford 170 Running 0
15 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 170 Running 0
16 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 170 Running 0
17 Brad Keselowski Ford 170 Running 15
18 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 170 Running 0
19 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 170 Running 0
20 Landon Cassill Ford 169 Running 0
21 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 169 Running 0
22 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 169 Running 0
23 Michael McDowell Chevrolet 168 Running 0
24 Casey Mears Chevrolet 168 Running 0
25 Aric Almirola Ford 168 Running 0
26 Regan Smith Chevrolet 168 Running 0
27 Brian Scott Ford 168 Running 0
28 Michael Annett Chevrolet 167 Running 0
29 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 167 Running 0
30 Trevor Bayne Ford 167 Running 0
31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 166 Crash 0
32 Ryan Ellis Toyota 166 Running 0
33 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 165 Running 0
34 Patrick Carpentier Ford 164 Running 0
35 Carl Edwards Toyota 154 Crash 0
36 Ryan Blaney Ford 152 Crash 0
37 David Ragan Toyota 117 Crash 0
38 A.J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 71 Overheating 0
39 Greg Biffle Ford 53 Crash 0
40 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 4 Engine 0