Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Overtime

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(see below for races that had a green white checkered G-W-C finish)

The NASCAR Overtime Rules & Notes
(formerly known as the Green-White-Checker Rules & News)

  • NASCAR Revises Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure 2016 thru current, now NASCAR Overtime:

    NASCAR announced a revision before the 2016 season to one of its race procedures, featuring an "overtime line" and allowing one clean restart.

  • NASCAR Overtime / Green-White-Checker 2016
    For all three NASCAR national series, a race may be concluded with overtime, consisting of a new procedure for a green-white-checkered flag finish featuring an "overtime line." The location of the overtime line will vary by track.
    After taking the green on the overtime restart, if the leader then passes the overtime line on the first lap under green before a caution comes out (a "clean restart"), it will be considered a valid green-white-checkered attempt. However, if a caution comes out before the leader passes the overtime line on the first lap under green, it will not be considered a valid attempt, and a subsequent attempt will be made. If necessary, multiple subsequent attempts will be made until a valid attempt occurs.
    Once a valid attempt is achieved (clean restart), it will become the only attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. If a caution comes out at any time during the valid green-white-checkered attempt, the field will be frozen and the checkered/yellow or checkered/red displayed to cars at the finish line.(NASCAR)(2-11-2016)

  • Green-white-checkered policy may be altered for Talladega: Will there be new rules for NASCAR's "crapshoot " race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup - the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway? The sanctioning body and competitors have discussed different formats for the finish that should make the ending less precarious should the race go into overtime on restrictor-plate tracks. One scenario would use just one green-white-checkered finish to determine the outcome. Multiple restarts mean multiple opportunities to wreck race cars. Another format would could be a single-file restart which would discourage side-by-side contact coming to the green. "They're trying to eliminate the Austin Dillon situation - the big wad of cars at the end of the race," Denny Hamlin said, referring to the #3 car flipping into the catch fence at Daytona in July after making contact with the #11 Toyota and collecting a dozen cars in the process. Despite the dialogue, as of Saturday afternoon a representative from NASCAR says nothing has been determined for Talladega.(Motorsport)(10-11-2015)

  • Gordon for changes to green-which-checker finishes on superspeedways: #24-Jeff Gordon said Friday that NASCAR should reduce the number of green-white-checkered finishes at restrictor-plate tracks. Gordon's comments come three weeks before NASCAR races at Talladega Superspeedway. That will be the first race at a restrictor-plate track since #3-Austin Dillon's car crashed into the catch fence at Daytona International Speedway. Five fans were injured. Dillon's crash marked the third time since Feb. 2012 that fans were injured at Daytona by a vehicle crashing into the fence. All three incidents came on a green-white-checkered finish. "I certainly don't think we need multiple green-white-checkereds at a restrictor-plate track," Gordon said at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR permits a maximum three attempts to end a race under green-flag conditions before calling the event. NASCAR has stated it's considering making a race procedure change before Talladega.(NBC Sports)(10-4-2015)

    The new procedure was implemented with the running of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Gatorade Duel at Daytona and applied to all three national series. NASCAR officials met with drivers and teams at Daytona International Speedway to discuss the change and get their input. The announcement was made during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' drivers and crew chiefs meeting Thursday morning. "We want to do all we can to finish our races under green flag conditions - the fans want to see that and so do the competitors," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "We felt that putting a cap at three attempts to finish the race under green is the way to go. It gives the fans what they want and it also gives the teams a better opportunity to prepare for their end of race strategy." The change amends procedure 9-14C of the 2010 NASCAR rulebook.(NASCAR)(2-11-2010)

  • NASCAR may tweak green-white-checker rule: NASCAR told all three series in Wednesday morning's safety meeting that the sanctioning body is looking at redefining the green-white-checker rule to finish races. In the past, when a caution occurred in the closing laps of a race, the field made one attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish. Under the new rule, NASCAR will make sure the track is clean, run multiple green laps before waving the white and finally the checkered flag. Robin Pemberton, Vice President of Competition for NASCAR, used the analogy of Saturday night's multi-car wreck [in the Bud Shootout] in Turn 3 where the leaders came around to the white flag and Kevin Harvick led the field around to the track for the final lap. Pemberton said, "At least with the new rule they're going to race (one full lap of green) and then go on the white if we do this." The rule could go into effect for all three series as early as Thursday's qualifying races for the Daytona 500.(FoxSports)(2-10-2010)

  • The Original Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure from July 2004 used thru the 2009 season: A "green-white-checkered" finish [G-W-C format was used for the NASCAR Cup Series and Nationwide Series for the first time at New Hampshire International Speedway in July 2004.
    "The green-white-checkered format is an attempt to achieve everyone's goals - a green-flag finish," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "This change hopefully will provide competitive finishes in the relatively rare occasions it is warranted. This format has been successful in the Craftsman Truck Series, and considering the tight competition week in and week out in the other two national series, we feel the time is right to use the same procedure in all three national series."
    The procedure consists of a restart of two laps - green flag for the first lap of the restart and the white flag signaling the final lap leading to the checkered flag. All additional laps will be counted and scored.
    The new format does not guarantee a green-flag finish. Only one restart under the "green-white-checkered" format will be attempted. If a caution comes out during that period, the race will be complete. This procedure will eliminate the need for a red flag in the final laps to immediately stop the race in an attempt to finish under green-flag conditions. The announcement expands the single attempt "green-white-checkered" format to all three of NASCAR's national series, beginning next week.(NASCAR PR from 7-15-2004)


NASCAR Overtime (formerly Green-White-Checker) stats

  • Some NASCAR Overtime / G-W-C Stats: from 2004-current
    G-W-C- finishes: 95
    Different Winner: 30
    Same Winner (leader/winner stayed same, even after G-W-C finishes): 65
    Additional Laps Run during G-W-C finishes: 422

  • Races with the most extra laps added from a G-W-C finish:
    1) Atlanta, 3/7/2010, 16 laps
    2) Martinsville, 4/1/2012, 15
    3) Talladega, 4/25/2010, 12
    4) Bristol, 4/19/2015, 11
    5) Daytona, 2/20/2011, 10
    Richmond, 5/3/2008, 10
    Atlanta, 8/31/2014, 10
    Indianapolis, 7/24/2015, 10

  • Races with the most extra miles added from a G-W-C finish:
    Talladega, 4/25/2010, 31.92 miles
    Daytona, 2/20/2011, 25.00
    Indianapolis, 7/24/2015, 25.00
    Atlanta, 3/7/2010, 24.64

  • The TWO (30 total) races where the leader changed after NASCAR Overtime, with the new rules, 2016-current:
    30) Chicago, 9/18/2016: #24-Chase Elliott led the race when #95-Michael McDowell shredded a right front tire causing the caution on lap 263. Elliott pitted for tire, giving the lead to #21-Ryan Blaney who stayed out on old tires. #78-Martin Truex Jr., who led 30 laps in the early going, regained the lead on the restart in overtime on Lap 269, when he restarted fourth passed Blaney, #5-Kasey Kahne and #19-Carl Edwards. Truex Jr. had pitted for new tires during the caution. #22-Logano finished 2nd followed by #24-Elliott, #21-Blaney and #2-Keselowski. There were 3 extra laps run for 5 additional miles.
    29) Auto Club, 3/20/2016: The race ended in NASCAR Overtime when #18-Kyle Busch had a tire go down with two laps left in the race. #4-Kevin Harvick led the race when the caution came out. All the leaders made pit stops for new tires, Harvick came out 2nd and #11-Denny Hamlin came out with the lead. #48-Jimmie Johnson came out 3rd but took the lead on the first overtime lap and kept the lead to win the race, the 77th of his career. 5 extra laps were run.

  • The TWENTY-ONE races where the leader changed after the G-W-C, when the races went to three G-W-C attempts (not at Talladega 2015), 2010-2015, if needed:
    28) #16-Greg Biffle, running a fuel conservation race, had to pit for fuel after the caution came out, #22-Logano took the lead. On the initial restart, #48-Johnson got turned around, so NASCAR waved off the re-start. On the next re-start, #22-Logano led at the restart, but #4-Harvick could not get up to speed as he had a motor going bad and some cars behind the #4, like #6-Bayne stacked up and started wrecking. #88-Earnhardt Jr. had taken the lead, but NASCAR looked back at the video and when the yellow came out, #22-Logano was in the lead and was declared the race winner. Earnhardt Jr. finished 2nd, Biffle finished 20th, there were 8 extra laps run.
    27) #41-Busch led at Auto Club Speedway with 2 laps to go before the G-W-C on March 22, 2015, when caution came out for debris in turn 4. Busch pitted and came out 4th, took the lead when a 2nd caution came out for debris from #42-Larson. #41-Busch stayed out and kept the lead, led with one lap to go and took the white flag. #2-Keselowski took the lead on the last lap and won the race. #41-Busch finished 3rd, 9
    26) With four laps in regulation, #15-Bowyer spun while #24-Gordon was cruising to a win at Texas on November 2, 2014. On the restart, Gordon took the outside and #48-Johnson started on the outside lane. Just after the green flag flew, Johnson took the lead, #2-Keselowski made it three wide, making contact with Gordon, which cut down a right rear tire causing Gordon to spin. On the 2nd G-W-C, Johnson rocketed to the front, took the white flag and won the race, with #4-Harvick getting past Keselowski for 2nd. Gordon finished 29th, 7
    25) Talladega, 10/19: #31-Newman lead before the first G-W-C. Keselowski took the lead from Newman before another caution. Keselowski led at the start of the second G-W-C attempts and won the race, 6
    24) Just before the final caution, #48-Jimmie Johnson and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. pitted and took two tire at Darlington on April 12, 2014, while #29-Kevin Harvick, who had dominated most of the night, took. Johnson and Earnhardt got out of the pits ahead of Harvick, who restarted fifth. Earnhardt moved past Johnson for the lead until #11-Denny Hamlin wrecked to bring out the 10th and final caution to set up the G-W-C. Earnhardt led at the first G-W-C when #41-Kurt Busch got spun out. Earnhardt led the 2nd G-W-C but Harvick and his fresher tires passed Earnhardt and drove to the win.
    23) #24-Jeff Gordon led lap 200 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014, after many teams opted to pit, #41-Kurt Busch led at the start of the G-W-C, #18-Kyle Busch passed #41-Busch and #14-Tony Stewart to win the race, 6.
    22) On Lap 183 there was a multi-car wreck at Talladega on May 5, 2013. After the cleanup, #17-Matt Kenseth led on the first and only G-W-C with #99-Carl Edwards 2nd. Edwards passed to take the lead on the final lap. #34-David Ragan, who had restarted 10th and teammate #38-David Gilliland, who had started 11th for the final two-lap sprint and found each other on the track. Gilliland and Ragan teamed up, with Ragan in front, to blow by the field and won the race, 6.
    21) #31-Jeff Burton led at the caution and the first G-W-C at Richmond on April 27, 2013 , #29-Kevin Harvick passed and won, 6.
    20) #2-Brad Keselowski led at the G-W-C restart at Texas on November 4, 2012, but #48-Jimmie Johnson, who led the most laps, took the lead from Keselowski at the start the G-W-C- and won the race, 1.
    19) #15-Clint Bowyer led lap up to lap 187 at Talladega on October 7, 2012 when the caution came out for a spinning car on the front stretch. The race finished under caution after a big wreck on the final lap that collected 25 cars, including many chase contenders. #14-Tony Stewart was leading when he pulled down to block #55-Michael Waltrip. He got turned around and everyone was collected after that. NASCAR had to review video after the race to determine many finishing positions. #17-Matt Kenseth took the lead and won the race after one G-W-C attempt when the big wreck was after the white flag flew, 1
    18) #17-Kenseth led at the first G-W-C at Talladega on May 6, 2012 after a lap 186 (of 188 sched) accident involving nine cars. Kenseth led the race when it went green on lap 193, #2-Brad Keselowski got a push by #18-Kyle Busch and won the race, 6 laps.
    17) #24-Jeff Gordon led the first G-W-C at Martinsville on April 1, 2012, with #48-Johnson in 2nd. #15-Bowyer made it three wide pinching the cars together and setting off a spin by Gordon and Johnson. Gordon then ran out of gas before the final restart. #39-Ryan Newman took the lead, held it thru a 2nd G-W-C and won the race, 15.
    16) #18-Kyle Busch led the 1st G-W-C at Watkins Glen on August 15, 2011, #9-Marcos Ambrose and #2-Keselowski got around Busch with Ambrose taking the lead on lap 91 and winning the race, 2.
    15) #39-Ryan Newman lead at the 1st G-W-C at Daytona on July 2, 2011, then.#6-David Ragan took the lead on lap 163 and held on thru a 2nd G-W-C to win the race, 10.
    14) #4-Kahne led before the G-W-C on the final restart at Charlotte on May 29, 2011 and immediately ran out of fuel, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead on lap 401, then ran out of fuel, #29-Kevin Harvick took the lead and held on to win.
    13) #6-David Ragan lead at 1st G-W-C at Daytona on February 20, 2011, and was passed by #21-Trevor Bayne who led at the 2nd G-W-C and held on to win his first Sprint Cup race in his 2nd start
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer led at the 1st and only G-W-C, leading on the restart but got tangled up down the backstretch and spun out of contention, #29-Kevin Harvick took the lead and won the race.
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray led at the green of all three green-white-checkered starts at Talladega on April 25, 2010 and led after the first two, #29-Kevin Harvick caught McMurray after pushing both cars ahead of the pack, passing McMurray at the line and winning the race by a few inches.
    10) #24-Jeff Gordon took the green at the first G-W-C at Phoenix on April 10, 2010, #39-Ryan Newman, who took four tires on the final pit stop, Gordon took two, Newman beat Gordon on the restart and won the race.
    9) #24-Jeff Gordon took the green at the first G-W-C at Martinsville on March 29, 2010, Gordon and #17-Matt Kenseth made contact, #11-Denny Hamlin came from 4th to take the lead and win the race.
    8) #29-Kevin Harvick took the green as the leader for the G-W-C, but there was a wreck on the first lap and #16-Greg Biffle had taken the lead, so the field was re-set with Biffle as leader for the 2nd G-W-C, #1-Jamie McMurray on the outside, on the green McMurray got past Biffle, took the white flag and there was a wreck behind the field and McMurray raced to the checkers to win the 2010 Daytona 500.

  • The SEVEN races where the leader changed after the G-W-C - the original rules 2004-2009, one G-W-C attempt:
    7) #99-Carl Edwards took 2 tires led with 2 to go, #2-Kurt Busch who led 234 laps, blew by before the white flag and won at Atlanta in March 2009, Edwards finished 3rd.
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin led with 2 to go, had a slow restart, #31-Jeff Burton passed him and won at Bristol, March 2008
    5) #01-Mark Martin led in the 2007 Daytona 500, #29-Kevin Harvick passed him as a huge wreck took place behind them and beat Martin to the line by 2/1000th's of a second.
    4) #17-Matt Kenseth led 146 laps at Las Vegas in 2006, #48-Jimmie Johnson passed him at the line and won by 1/2 a car length, only leading 1 lap to win.
    3) #17-Matt Kenseth led at Talladega in Oct 2005, #88-Dale Jarrett passed and win
    2) #12-Ryan Newman led at Darlington in May 2005, #16-Greg Biffle won
    1) #20-Tony Stewart led at Homestead in Nov 2004, had fuel problems, #16-Greg Biffle won


The NASCAR Sprint Cup NASCAR Overtime (2016)
Green-White-Checker (2004-2015) races

  • 2016 - Eight NASCAR Overtime races (95 all-time), 36 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Atlanta, 2/28: A spin by #31-Newman with 2 laps remaining at Atlanta sent the race into "NASCAR Overtime". A wreck on the backstretch after the leaders had already passed the overtime line, forced the race to end under caution. #48-Johnson led before NASCAR Overtime and won the race. 5 extra laps were run.
    2) Phoenix, 3/13: a blown tire by #5-Kahne sent his Chevy into the wall causing a caution on lap 306. #4-Harvick was running away with the race at that point. #88-Earnhardt Jr. started 2nd and #19-Edwards started 3rd with the green coming out after lap 311, leaving two-laps to go. Edwards was able to catch Harvick, each driver banged off the other others car heading to the start-finish line, with Harvick winning by 1/100th of a second. One extra lap was run.
    3) Auto Club, 3/20: The race ended in NASCAR Overtime when #18-Busch had a tire go down with two laps left in the race. #4-Harvick led the race when the caution came out. All the leaders made pit stops for new tires, Harvick came out 2nd and #11-Hamlin came out with the lead. Johnson came out 3rd but took the lead on the first overtime lap and kept the lead to win the race, the 77th of his career. 5 extra laps were run.
    4) Daytona, 7/2: #2-Keselowski was leading with four laps to go #21-Blaney got into the rear of #19-Edwards, who spun and got into #32-Labonte causing the 5th and final caution. The race went into NASCAR Overtime, adding an extra lap. Keselowski held on to the lead and won the race, 1 extra lap was run.
    5) Indianapolis, 7/24: the first race with double NASCAR overtime. #18-Kyle Busch led the race when the the race was restarted on lap 159 after a red flag and caution on lap 155. Before Busch could take the white flag, #6-Bayne and #15-Bowyer tangled on the backstretch, resulting in the first overtime. The race restarted under the first NASCAR Overtime on lap 165 with Kyle Busch leading, keeping control of the car after getting loose on the restart but keeping the lead. Also on the restart #1-McMurray came down one #14-Stewart, which sent McMurray spinning back up the track and into #31-Newman, also collecting #44-Scott, causing a caution and the need for Double NASCAR Overtime. The race was restarted on lap 169 with Kyle Busch taking a commanding lead and winning his 2nd Brickyard 400 in row finishing well ahead of JGR teammate #20-Matt Kenseth. 10 extra laps were run, adding 25 miles to the race, making it the Brickyard 425.
    6) Richmond, 9/10: #11-Denny Hamlin led the race when the caution came out with one lap to go in regulation when #7-Smith wrecked. The race was restarted on lap 406 and Hamlin held on to win the race. 7 extra laps were run, adding 5.25 miles to the race.
    7) Chicago, 9/18: #24-Chase Elliott led the race when #95-Michael McDowell shredded a right front tire causing the caution on lap 263. Elliott pitted for tire, giving the lead to #21-Ryan Blaney who stayed out on old tires. #78-Martin Truex Jr., who led 30 laps in the early going, regained the lead on the restart in overtime on Lap 269, when he restarted fourth passed Blaney, #5-Kasey Kahne and #19-Carl Edwards. Truex Jr. had pitted for new tires during the caution. #22-Logano finished 2nd followed by #24-Elliott, #21-Blaney and #2-Keselowski. There were 3 extra laps run for 5 additional miles.
    8) Talladega, 10/23: on lap 186 of 188, #88-Alex Bowman had a tire go down and spun thru the infield causing the 6th and final caution of the race. #22-Joey Logano was leading. None of the leaders pitted and the race was green flagged on lap 191. Logano and #44-Brian Scott were on the front row, Logano shot to the lead and stayed there winning the race. #44-Scott was 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #41-Busch and #17-Stenhouse Jr. There were 4 extra laps run for 10.64 additional miles.

  • 2015 - Eight G-W-C races (87 all-time), 43 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona, 2/22: #22-Joey Logano led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 3 extra laps.
    2) Auto Club, 3/22: #41-Busch led before the G-W-C, with two laps to the end of the race when caution came out for debris in turn 4. Busch pitted, took 2 tires and came out 4th, took the lead when a 2nd caution came out on lap 203. #41-Busch stayed out and kept the lead, led with one lap to go, #2-Keselowski, who took four tires took the lead on the last lap, rocketed to the lead and won the race. #41-Busch finished 3rd. 9
    3) Bristol, 4/19: #20-Matt Kenseth led with 3 laps to go in the 500 lap race at Bristol when #19-Edwards spun out while running 3rd, collecting #41-Busch and some other cars. While still under yellow, around lap 504, the race was red flagged for about 10 minutes due to a light rain shower. At the restart on lap 509, Kenseth pulled away and was unchallenged to the finish, as #48-Johnson got past #24-Gordon for second, 11 extras laps were run.
    4) Dover, 5/31: #48-Johnson led with 2 laps to go when #16-Biffle got into #13-Mears, the #13 spun and collected #47-Allmendinger. No leaders pitted, Johnson held on to win the race. 5 extra laps were run.
    5) Daytona, 7/5: #88-Earnhardt Jr. led with 4 laps to go when #9-Hornish Jr. spun on the backstretch. No leaders pitted. Earnhardt Jr. held on to win the race, as he passed the checked flag, a big wreck took place just behind him, collecting at least 15 cars and sending the #3 into the catchfence. 1 extra lap was run.
    6) Indianapolis, 7/26: #18-Kyle Busch led with 2 laps to go when #6-Bayne spun in turn 1, hitting the wall. No leaders pitted. Busch held on to win the race, the 4th in 9 races and third straight. 4 extra laps were run.
    7) Kansas, 10/18: #20-Matt Kenseth was leading on lap 262 when #22-Joey Logano got into the back of the #20, causing Kenseth to spin and to lose the lead. The caution ran from 264-267, 2 laps were added for one G-W-C with Logano winning the race, his 5th of the season. Kenseth finished 14th. 2 extra laps were run.
    8) Talladega, 10/25: NASCAR announced that Talladega would only have one G-W-C if needed. #16-Greg Biffle, running a fuel conservation race, had to pit for fuel after the caution came out, #22-Logano took the lead. On the initial restart, #48-Johnson got turned around, so NASCAR waved off the re-start. On the next re-start, #22-Logano led at the restart, but #4-Harvick could not get up to speed as he had a motor going bad and some cars behind the #4, like #6-Bayne stacked up and started wrecking. #88-Earnhardt Jr. had taken the lead, but NASCAR looked back at the video and when the yellow came out, #22-Logano was in the lead and was declared the race winner. Earnhardt Jr. finished 2nd, Biffle finished 20th, there were 8 extra laps run.

  • 2014 - 9 G-W-C races (79 all-time), 52 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Bristol, 3/16: #99-Carl Edwards led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 3
    2) Auto Club Speedway, 3/23: #24-Jeff Gordon led lap 200, after many teams opted to pit, #41-Kurt Busch led at the start of the G-W-C, #18-Kyle Busch passed #41-Busch and #14-Tony Stewart to win the race, 6.
    3) Texas, 4/6: #22-Joey Logano led lap 334, the final scheduled lap, just after the caution came out. After pit stops, #24-Jeff Gordon led at the G-W-C, but Logano passed Gordon to take the win.
    4) Darlington, 4/12: Just before the final caution #48-Jimmie Johnson and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. pitted and took two tire while #29-Kevin Harvick, who had dominated most of the night, took. Johnson and Earnhardt got out of the pits ahead of Harvick, who restarted fifth. Earnhardt moved past Johnson for the lead until #11-Denny Hamlin wrecked to bring out the 10th and final caution to set up the G-W-C. Earnhardt led at the first G-W-C when #41-Kurt Busch got spun out. Earnhardt led the 2nd G-W-C but Harvick and his fresher tires passed Earnhardt and drove to the win, 7.
    5) New Hampshire, 7/13: #2-Brad Keselowski led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 4
    6) Atlanta, 8/31: #5-Kahne led on lap 323 of 325 when #18-Busch & #78-Truex Jr got together, causing the #78 to slide. After all the leaders made pitstop, #20-Kenseth came off pit road with the lead. Just after the green flag, #4-Harvick, #27-Menard and #22-Logano got together sending the #4 into the wall. On the 2nd G-W-C, #20=Kenseth led with #11-Hamlin in 2nd. #5-Kahne passed Kenseth and won the race, 10.
    7) New Hampshire, 9/21: #22-Joey Logano led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 3
    8) Talladega, 10/19: #31-Newman lead before the first G-W-C. Keselowski took the lead from Newman before another caution. Keselowski led at the start of the second G-W-C attempts and won the race, 6
    9) Texas, 11/2: With four laps in regulation, #15-Bowyer spun while #24-Gordon was cruising to a win at Texas on November 2, 2014. On the restart, Gordon took the outside and #48-Johnson started on the outside lane. Just after the green flag flew, Johnson took the lead, #2-Keselowski made it three wide, making contact with Gordon, which cut down a right rear tire causing Gordon to spin. On the 2nd G-W-C, Johnson rocketed to the front, took the white flag and won the race, with #4-Harvick getting past Keselowski for 2nd. Gordon finished 29th, 7

  • 2013 - 5 G-W-C races (70 all-time), 18 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Phoenix, 3/3: #99-Carl Edwards led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 4
    2) Richmond, 4/27: #31-Jeff Burton led at the caution and the first G-W-C, #29-Kevin Harvick passed and won, 6.
    3) Talladega, 5/5: On Lap 183 there was a multicar wreck. After the cleanup, #17-Matt Kenseth led on the first and only G-W-C with #99-Carl Edwards 2nd. Edwards passed to take the lead on the final lap. #34-David Ragan, who had restarted 10th and teammate #38-David Gilliland, who gad started 11th for the final two-lap sprint and found each other on the track. Gilliland and Ragan teamed up, with Ragan in front, to go by the field and win the race, 6.
    4) Daytona, 6/6: #48-Jimmie Johnson led at the final caution on the 1st and only G-W-C to win the race, 1.
    5) New Hampshire, 7/14: #55-Brian Vickers led late when the final caution came out for debris. Vickers led at the G-W-C and won, 1.

  • 2012 - 10 G-W-C races (65 all-time), 38 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona, 2/27: #17-Matt Kenseth led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 2
    2) Martinsville, 4/1: #24-Jeff Gordon led the first G-W-C., with #48-Johnson in 2nd. #15-Bowyer made it three wide pinching the cars together and setting off a spin by Gordon and Johnson. Gordon then ran out of gas before the final restart. #39-Ryan Newman took the lead, held it thru a 2nd G-W-C and won the race, 15.
    3) Talladega, 5/6: #17-Kenseth led at the first G-W-C after a lap 186 (of 188 sched) accident involving nine cars. Kenseth led when the race when green at lap 193, #2-Brad Keselowski got a push by #18-Kyle Busch and won the race, 6 laps.
    4) Darlington, 5/12: #48-Jimmie Johnson led at the G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 1
    5) Sonoma, 6/24: #15-Clint Bowyer led at the G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 2
    6) Michigan, 8/19: #16-Greg Biffle led at the G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 1
    7) Atlanta, 9/2: #11-Denny Hamlin led at the G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 2
    8) Talladega, 10/7: #15-Clint Bowyer led lap up to lap 187 when the caution came out for a spinning car on the frontstretch. The race finished under caution after a big wreck on the final lap that collected 25 cars, including many chase contenders. #14-Tony Stewart was leading when he pulled down to block #55-Michael Waltrip. He got turned around and everyone was collected after that. NASCAR had to review video after the race to determine many finishing positions. #17-Matt Kenseth took the lead and won the race after one G-W-C attempt when the big wreck was after the white flag flew, 1
    9) Texas, 11/4: #2-Brad Keselowski led at the G-W-C restart but #48-Jimmie Johnson, who led the most laps, took the lead from Keselowski at the start the G-W-C- and won the race, 1.
    10) Phoenix, 11/11: #29-Kevin Harvick led before G-W-C, after running 5 laps under yellow, NASCAR red flagged the race to clean up the track and allow for the 2-lap G-W-C finish, Harvick kept the lead won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 7

  • 2011 - 7 G-W-C races (55 all-time), 33 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona, 2/20: #6-David Ragan lead at 1st G-W-C, was passed by #21-Trevor Bayne who led at the 2nd G-W-C and held on to win his first Sprint Cup race in his 2nd start, 8
    2) Darlington, 5/7: #78-Regan Smith led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 3
    3) Charlotte, 5/29: #4-Kahne led before the G-W-C on the final restart and immediately ran out of fuel, #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead on lap 401, then ran out of fuel, #29-Kevin Harvick took the lead and held on to win, 2.
    4) Daytona, 7/2: #39-Ryan Newman lead at the 1st G-W-C.#6-David Ragan took the lead on lap 163 and held on thru a 2nd G-W-C to win the race, 10.
    5) Watkins Glen, 8/15: #18-Kyle Busch led at the 1st G-W-C, #9-Marcos Ambrose took the lead on lap 91 and won the race, 2.
    6) Michigan, 8/21: #18-Kyle Busch led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 3.
    7) Kansas, 10/9: #48-Jimmie Johnson led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, the race finished with a green-white-checker due to a late race caution when #24-Gordon lost an engine, 5.

  • 2010 - 7 G-W-C races - using new rules with THREE possible G-W-C tries (48 all-time), 57 extra laps:
    five of seven had different winners then before the G-W-C.
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona, 2/14/2010: #29-Kevin Harvick led at 1st G-W-C, #16-Greg Biffle led at 2nd GWC, #1-Jamie McMurray won, 8
    2) Atlanta, 3/7: #2-Kurt Busch led at the first G-W-C and was able to hold off other drivers and won the race, 16 laps
    3) Martinsville, 3/29: #24-Jeff Gordon led at 1st and only G-W-C, #11-Denny Hamlin won, 8
    4) Phoenix, 4/10: #24-Jeff Gordon led at 1st and only G-W-C, #39-Ryan Newman won, 3
    5) Talladega, 4/25: #1-Jamie McMurray led at the 1st G-W-C and again at the 2nd and 3rd G-W-C's, #29-Kevin Harvick passed just before the start-finish line and won by a few inches over #1-Jamie McMurray, 12.
    6) Pocono, 6/6: #11-Denny Hamlin led before G-W-C, and won the race after one G-W-C attempt, 4.
    7) Daytona, 7/3: #33-Clint Bowyer led at the 1st and only G-W-C, leading on the restart but got tangled up down the backstretch and spun out of contention, #29-Kevin Harvick took the lead and won the race, 6.

  • 2009 - 5 GWC races (41 all-time), 15 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Atlanta, 3/8: #99-Carl Edwards led at G-W-C, #2-Kurt Busch won, 5
    2) Bristol, 3/22: #18-Kyle Busch won, 3
    3) Sonoma, 6/21: #9-Kasey Kahne won, 3
    4) Martinsville, 10/25: #11-Denny Hamlin won, 1
    5) Talladega, 11/1: #26-Jamie McMurray won, 3

  • 2008 - 9 GWC races (36 all-time), 35 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Bristol, 3/16: #11-Denny Hamlin led at G-W-C, #31-Jeff Burton won, 6
    2) Texas, 4/6: #99-Carl Edwards won, 5
    3) Richmond, 5/3: #07-Clint Bowyer won, 10
    4) Michigan, 6/15; #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. won, 3
    5) Sonoma, 6/22: #18-Kyle Busch won, 2
    6) Daytona, 7/5: #18-Kyle Busch won, 2
    7) Talladega, 10/5: #20-Tony Stewart won, 2
    8) Martinsville, 10/19: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 4
    9) Phoenix, 11/9: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 1

  • 2007 - 7 GWC races (27 all-time), 27 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona 500, 2/18: #01-Mark Martin led at G-W-C, #29-Kevin Harvick won, 2
    2) Bristol 3/25: #5-Kyle Busch, 4
    3) Talladega 4/29: #24-Jeff Gordon won, 4
    4) Michigan 8/21: #2-Kurt Busch won, two day rain delay, 3
    5) Charlotte 10/13: #24-Jeff Gordon won, 4
    6) Martinsville 10/21: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 6
    7)Atlanta 10/28: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 4

  • 2006 - 7 GWC races (20 all-time), 24 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona 500 2/19: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 3
    2) California 2/26: #17-Matt Kenseth won, 1
    3) Las Vegas 3/12: #17-Matt Kenseth led at G-W-C, #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 3
    4) Chicago 7/9: #24-Jeff Gordon won, 3
    5) New Hampshire 7/16: #5 Kyle Busch won, 8
    6) Texas 11/5: #20-Tony Stewart, 5
    7) Homestead 11/19: #16-Greg Biffle, 1

  • 2005 - 10 GWC races (13 all-time), 30 extra laps:
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Daytona 500 2/20: #24-Jeff Gordon won, 3
    2) Talladega 5/1: #24-Jeff Gordon won, 6
    3) Darlington 5/7: #12-Ryan Newman led at G-W-C, #16-Greg Biffle won, 3
    4) Pocono 6/12: #99-Carl Edwards won, 1
    5) Pocono 7/24: #97-Kurt Busch won, 3
    6) Watkins Glen 8/14: #20-Tony Stewart won, 2
    7) California 9/4: #5-Kyle Busch, 4
    8) Dover 9/25: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 4
    9) Talladega 10/2: , #17-Matt Kenseth led at G-W-C, #88-Dale Jarrett won, 2
    10) Charlotte 10/15: #48-Jimmie Johnson won, 2

  • 2004 - 3 GWC races (3 all-time), 8 extra laps:
    G-W-C rule put in place starting at New Hampshire in July 2004, for the rest of the season and beyond, with one attempt at G-W-C.
    #) race, date: result, extra laps run
    1) Indianapolis 8/8: #24-Jeff Gordon won his 4th Brickyard 400 [402.5], leading the most laps with 124 [including an extra one]. The race was the first in NASCAR Cup history that used the green-white-checker finish after a late caution around lap 155, running one extra lap for a total of 161.
    2) Phoenix 11/7: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr won, 3 extra laps
    3) Homestead 11/21: #20-Tony Stewart led at G-W-C. #16-Greg Biffle made a bold move to pass Stewart and won. 4 extra laps


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