The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was the 68th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 45th modern-era Cup series season. The season began at Daytona International Speedway with the Sprint Unlimited, the Can-Am Duel and the Daytona 500. The season ended with the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won his seventh drivers' championship, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most all-time. Toyota won the manufacturer's championship, becoming the first manufacturer to win the manufacturer's championship other than Chevrolet since 2002.
2016 marked the final season for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, 2000 season champion Bobby Labonte, 28-time race winner Carl Edwards, and 19-time race winner Greg Biffle, and the final Cup years for Brian Scott, Josh Wise, Brian Vickers, Casey Mears, Michael Annett, Patrick Carpentier, Jeb Burton, Eddie MacDonald, Robert Richardson Jr., Ryan Ellis, Justin Allgaier, Alex Kennedy, and Tommy Baldwin Racing. However, Burton made sporadic Cup starts in following years, while Mears and Tommy Baldwin Racing returned to Cup competition in 2019.
There were 37 full-time teams in 2016.
|Manufacturer||Team||No.||Race driver||Crew chief|
|Chevrolet||Chip Ganassi Racing||1||Jamie McMurray||Matt McCall|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chad Johnston 35 |
Phil Surgen 1
|Germain Racing||13||Casey Mears||Bootie Barker|
|Hendrick Motorsports||5||Kasey Kahne||Keith Rodden|
|24||Chase Elliott (R)||Alan Gustafson|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||Chad Knaus|
|88||Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18||Greg Ives|
|Alex Bowman 10|
|Jeff Gordon 8|
|HScott Motorsports||15||Clint Bowyer||Steve Addington 35 |
Jay Guy 1
|46||Michael Annett 35||Jay Guy 20
Mike Hillman 16
|Justin Allgaier 1|
|JTG Daugherty Racing||47||A. J. Allmendinger||Randall Burnett 35 |
Ernie Cope 1
|Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing|
|95||Ty Dillon 7||Todd Parrott 11 |
Dave Winston 24
Matt Borland 1
|Michael McDowell 29|
|Richard Childress Racing||3||Austin Dillon||Slugger Labbe|
|27||Paul Menard||Justin Alexander 20 |
Danny Stockman Jr. 16
|31||Ryan Newman||Luke Lambert|
|Stewart-Haas Racing||4||Kevin Harvick||Rodney Childers 35 |
Dax Gerringer 1
|10||Danica Patrick||Billy Scott|
|14||Brian Vickers 5||Mike Bugarewicz|
|Ty Dillon 3|
|Tony Stewart 28|
|41||Kurt Busch||Tony Gibson 35 |
Johnny Klausmeier 1
|Tommy Baldwin Racing||7||Regan Smith 35||Tommy Baldwin Jr.|
|Ty Dillon 1|
|Ford||Front Row Motorsports||34||Chris Buescher (R)||Bob Osborne|
|38||Landon Cassill||Donnie Wingo|
|Go Fas Racing||32||Bobby Labonte 4||Wally Rogers 35
Clinton Cram 1
|Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) 19|
|Joey Gase 6|
|Jeb Burton 2|
|Patrick Carpentier 2|
|Eddie MacDonald 1|
|Boris Said 1|
|Dylan Lupton 1|
|Richard Petty Motorsports||43||Aric Almirola||Trent Owens 26 |
Drew Blickensderfer 10
|44||Brian Scott (R)||Chris Heroy|
|Roush Fenway Racing||6||Trevor Bayne||Matt Puccia|
|16||Greg Biffle||Brian Pattie 34 |
Robbie Reiser 2
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Nick Sandler 35 |
Mike Kelley 1
|Team Penske||2||Brad Keselowski||Paul Wolfe|
|22||Joey Logano||Todd Gordon|
|Toyota||BK Racing||23||David Ragan||Patrick Donahue|
|83||Michael Waltrip 1||Doug Richert 4 |
Gene Nead 31
Mike Ford 1
|Matt DiBenedetto 30|
|Dylan Lupton 2|
|Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) 3|
|Furniture Row Racing||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Cole Pearn 35|
Todd Berrier 1
|Joe Gibbs Racing||11||Denny Hamlin||Mike Wheeler|
|18||Kyle Busch||Adam Stevens 35 |
Todd Berrier 1
|19||Carl Edwards||Dave Rogers|
|20||Matt Kenseth||Jason Ratcliff|
|Manufacturer||Team||No.||Race driver||Crew chief|
|Ford||Wood Brothers Racing||21||Ryan Blaney (R)||Jeremy Bullins|
|Manufacturer||Team||No.||Race driver||Crew chief||Round(s)|
|Chevrolet||Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing||59||Michael McDowell||Dave Winston||2|
|Hillman Racing||40||Reed Sorenson||Pat Tryson||1|
|The Motorsports Group||30||Josh Wise||Dave Fuge 31
Wayne Carroll 4
|Ford||Front Row Motorsports||35||David Gilliland||Joe Lax 1
Todd Anderson 3
|Roush Fenway Racing||99||Ryan Reed||Phil Gould||1|
|Toyota||BK Racing||26||Robert Richardson Jr.||Mike Ford||1|
|49||Matt DiBenedetto||Gene Nead||1|
|Ryan Ellis||Mike Ford||3|
|Premium Motorsports||55||Reed Sorenson||Pat Tryson 30
Maurice Hester 1
|D. J. Kennington||1|
|98||Cole Whitt||Mark Hillman 23
Ben Leslie 8
Pat Tryson 1
All cars began using a digital dashboard starting in 2016.The dashboard only provided information that was available on manual gauges and lap times, but there were plans to work in tire pressure readings and other telemetry to drivers, teams, and fans at home.
At all tracks except Daytona and Talladega:
At Daytona and Talladega:
Safety enhancements at all tracks:
The final calendar - comprising 36 races, as well as exhibition races, which are the Sprint Unlimited, Can-Am Duel qualifying duel races for the Daytona 500 and the Sprint All-Star Race - was released on October 26, 2015. With the schedule announcement also came the announcement of NASCAR securing a five-year contract with each track to continue to host races over the next five seasons. Key changes from 2015 include:
|No||Race Title||Track||Date||TV||Time (ET)|
|Sprint Unlimited||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach||February 13||Fox||8:30 p.m.|
|Can-Am Duel||February 18||FS1||7:15 p.m. (Duel 1)|
9:00 p.m. (Duel 2)
|1||Daytona 500||February 21||Fox||1:30 p.m.|
|2||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton||February 28||Fox||1:00 p.m.|
|3||Kobalt 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas||March 6||Fox||4:00 p.m.|
|4||Good Sam 500||Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale||March 13||Fox||3:30 p.m.|
|5||Auto Club 400||Auto Club Speedway, Fontana||March 20||Fox||3:30 p.m.|
|6||STP 500||Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway||April 3||FS1||1:00 p.m.|
|7||Duck Commander 500||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth||April 9||Fox||9:30 p.m.|
|8||Food City 500||Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol||April 17||Fox||1:00 p.m.|
|9||Toyota Owners 400||Richmond International Raceway, Richmond||April 24||Fox||1:00 p.m.|
|10||GEICO 500||Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln||May 1||Fox||12:30 p.m.|
|11||Go Bowling 400||Kansas Speedway, Kansas City||May 7||FS1
|12||AAA 400 Drive for Autism||Dover International Speedway, Dover||May 15||FS1||1:00 p.m.|
|Sprint Showdown||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord||May 211||FS1||11:30 a.m.|
|NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race||May 21||FS1||10:00 p.m.|
|13||Coca-Cola 600||May 29||Fox||6:00 p.m.|
|14||Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400||Pocono Raceway, Long Pond||June 62||FS1||12:00 p.m.|
|15||FireKeepers Casino 400||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn||June 12||FS1||1:00 p.m.|
|16||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma||June 26||FS1||3:00 p.m.|
|17||Coke Zero 400||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach||July 2||NBC||8:00 p.m.|
|18||Quaker State 400||Kentucky Speedway, Sparta||July 9||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|19||New Hampshire 301||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon||July 17||NBCSN||1:30 p.m.|
|20||Crown Royal presents the
Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway||July 24||NBCSN||3:00 p.m.|
|21||Pennsylvania 400||Pocono Raceway, Long Pond||August 13||NBCSN||12:00 p.m.|
|22||Cheez-It 355 at The Glen||Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen||August 7||USA||2:30 p.m.|
|23||Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol||August 20/214||NBCSN
|9:00 p.m. |
|24||Pure Michigan 400||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn||August 28||NBCSN||2:00 p.m.|
|25||Bojangles' Southern 500||Darlington Raceway, Darlington||September 4||NBC||6:00 p.m.|
|26||Federated Auto Parts 400||Richmond International Raceway, Richmond||September 10||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Chase for the Sprint Cup|
|Round of 16|
|27||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400||Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet||September 18||NBCSN||2:30 p.m.|
|28||Bad Boy Off Road 300||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon||September 25||NBCSN||2:00 p.m.|
|29||Citizen Soldier 400||Dover International Speedway, Dover||October 2||NBCSN||2:00 p.m.|
|Round of 12|
|30||Bank of America 500||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord||October 95||NBC||12:00 p.m.|
|31||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway, Kansas City||October 16||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|32||Hellmann's 500||Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln||October 23||NBCSN||2:00 p.m.|
|Round of 8|
|33||Goody's Fast Relief 500||Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway||October 30||NBCSN||1:00 p.m.|
|34||AAA Texas 500||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth||November 6||NBC
|35||Can-Am 500||Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale||November 13||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|36||Ford EcoBoost 400||Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead||November 20||NBC||3:00 p.m.|
Speedweeks 2016 started with the Sprint Unlimited. Denny Hamlin led the most laps and won his third career Sprint Unlimited, followed by Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Kyle Larson, and Casey Mears. The race saw several multicar crashes, including one that sent the race into overtime. During the overtime period, a clean restart occurred before another multicar crash caused the race to end under yellow.
Qualifying for the front row of the Daytona 500 took place the following day. Rookie Chase Elliott won the pole, becoming the youngest Daytona 500 pole winner ever at the age of 20 years, 2 months, and 17 days. Matt Kenseth joined Elliott on the front row by qualifying second.
The following Thursday, the Can-Am Duels took place to set the remainder of the starting lineup for the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the most laps and won the first duel race. The second duel race was won by Kyle Busch ahead of a last-lap crash that involved multiple drivers including Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., and polesitter Kenseth.
Round 1: Daytona 500
Elliott started on pole, but was taken out of contention by an early spin through the grass that destroyed the front end of his car. Several other small wrecks occurred throughout the race including a spin by Brian Vickers that caused Trevor Bayne and Carl Edwards to make contact, a single-car wreck that sent Earnhardt into the wall, and a wreck between Danica Patrick and Greg Biffle. Denny Hamlin led the most laps, with the four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and Truex Jr. up front for most of the race. On the last lap, Hamlin passed Kenseth for the lead and beat Truex Jr. to the line in a photo-finish, which was the closest margin in Daytona 500 history.
Round 2: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Kurt Busch started on pole after his younger brother Kyle Busch's pole-winning qualifying time was disallowed, resulting in him starting in the rear. The race used the new low downforce package and saw few caution flags. Kenseth led several laps but went two laps down after a miscommunication following a pit road penalty. Kevin Harvick led the most laps but Johnson took the lead after pitting early during the final round of green-flag pit stops. After a cut tire from Ryan Newman sent the race into overtime, Johnson would win the race under caution after a multicar wreck involving Aric Almirola and 3 others occurred following a clean restart. The win was the 76th career win for Johnson, tying Dale Earnhardt.
Round 3: Kobalt 400
Kurt Busch led the field to green after a brief delay due to rain showers. The race was plagued by high winds, with a sandstorm hitting the track at one point from laps 202-205. Jimmie Johnson led the most laps in the race. A few wrecks occurred including one involving Regan Smith and Kyle Larson and a multicar wreck that took Matt Kenseth and Chase Elliott out of contention. Kyle Busch had the lead in the closing laps, but was passed by Brad Keselowski, who went on to win the race. Keselowski was followed by Joey Logano, Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Austin Dillon.
Round 4: Good Sam 500
Kyle Busch started from the pole and led the early part of the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, and Kevin Harvick also led throughout the race, with Harvick leading the most laps. The race saw several drivers have tire issues from melted tire beads including Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Kasey Kahne. Kahne's crash into the wall sent the race into overtime, where Harvick beat Edwards in a photo-finish, followed by Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Earnhardt Jr. Harvick won his 8th career race at Phoenix.
Round 5: Auto Club 400
Austin Dillon started the race from the pole. A number of drivers had tire issues throughout the race, including Kyle Larson, who crashed into the inside wall hard. Another incident occurred with Kasey Kahne and Danica Patrick got together, sending Patrick into the wall. Kevin Harvick led the most laps in the race. The race went into overtime after Kyle Busch got into the wall from a blown tire. In the overtime finish, Jimmie Johnson scored his 77th career win, ahead of Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Round 6: STP 500
Joey Logano started on the pole and led early before fading. A few incidents occurred during the race including an early spin by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin getting into the wall. Kyle Busch led the most laps and went on to win the race, his first career win at Martinsville and completing the weekend sweep as he won the Camping World Truck Series race the day before. Kyle Busch was followed by A. J. Allmendinger, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, and Brad Keselowski.
Round 7: Duck Commander 500
Carl Edwards led the field to green after a two-hour delay from rain. Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps in the race. Late in the race, a 13-car wreck occurred when Austin Dillon spun and caused a chain reaction that collected several drivers including Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne, Brian Vickers, and Brian Scott. During the final caution, Truex Jr. stayed out while several other drivers came to pit road for fresh tires. On the restart, Kyle Busch was able to get around Truex Jr. and win the race, his second straight Cup win and second consecutive weekend sweep as he won the Xfinity Series race the night before. Kyle Busch was followed across the finish line by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, and Chase Elliott.
Round 8: Food City 500
Carl Edwards started the race from pole position as Dale Earnhardt Jr. went two laps down early after not being able to get going at the initial start. Matt Kenseth led several laps in the early part of the race. Kyle Busch experienced tire issues, a spin, and pit-road speeding penalties before a cut right-front tire sent him hard into the wall a little past halfway, ending his race. Kenseth also had a right-front tire issue that sent him into the wall and knocked him out of contention. Kyle Larson experienced a broken track bar that left him multiple laps down. Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola both got into the wall late in the race in separate crashes. Edwards would go on to lead the most laps and win the race, his first of the season. Edwards was followed by Earnhardt Jr. (who rebounded from his early issues), Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, and Trevor Bayne. BK Racing driver Matt DiBenedetto recorded a career best finish of 6th.
Round 9: Toyota Owners 400
Kevin Harvick started from pole after qualifying was rained out and the field was set by practice speeds. The race saw long green-flag runs in the early part of the race. Several drivers rotated the lead throughout the race, including Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch. In the later part of the race, a few incidents occurred including a cut tire from Tony Stewart, who made his first start of the season after missing the first eight races due to an offseason back injury, and a wreck from Brian Scott. In the closing laps, Kyle Busch held the lead with Edwards close behind. On the final lap, Edwards did a "bump and run" move to take the lead from Kyle Busch and score his second straight win. Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Harvick.
Round 10: GEICO 500
Chase Elliott was on pole position for the race. The race was threatened by rain and featured intense racing and numerous multicar wrecks. Early in the race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got loose and collected Kasey Kahne. Under this caution, Ty Dillon relieved Tony Stewart, who made his second start of the season since returning from a back injury. Near the middle of the race, a 7-car wreck occurred that saw Chris Buescher flip multiple times. Carl Edwards got into Earnhardt Jr., causing serious damage to both cars. Kahne would also be involved in a second wreck. Toward the later part of the race, several crashes occurred, including "The Big One", which involved 21 cars, and a hard wreck involving Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth that saw Kenseth go airborne and ride along the infield wall upside down. Brad Keselowski won the race as a multicar wreck occurred coming to the checkered flag that involved Kevin Harvick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., among others.
Round 11: Go Bowling 400
Martin Truex Jr. started on pole and dominated the race, leading 172 laps. However, a loose wheel following a green-flag pit stop took him out of contention for the win. Late in the race, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Larson were involved in a wreck battling for position near the front of the field. Under this caution, Kyle Busch stayed out while other drivers came to pit road for fresh tires. In the closing laps, Kyle Busch was able to hold off Kevin Harvick on older tires and win the race, his third win of the season and first career win at Kansas. Harvick finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Ryan Blaney.
Round 12: AAA 400 Drive for Autism
Kevin Harvick won the pole after qualifying was rained out and the starting order was set by first practice speeds. Harvick led before and after the competition caution on lap 40. Others such as Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. led during the race. Early in the race, several single-car wrecks occurred that involved drivers including Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, and Michael Annett. The race was nerve rattling towards the end. Brad Keselowski ran into the lapped car of Austin Dillon while leading, cutting down his tire. Tony Stewart broke a track bar and spilled rear end grease on the track. On a restart with 46 laps to go, leader Jimmie Johnson could not get going and bunched up the field, causing a large wreck which involved 18 cars. Carl Edwards crashed into the inside wall on the following restart. The race restarted again with 35 laps to go and the end came down to a battle between Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson. Larson came close numerous times to get the lead, but Kenseth put the block on Larson and won his first race of the season.
Exhibition: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
In the Sprint Showdown, which was postponed from Friday evening to Saturday morning due to rain, Ryan Blaney was black flagged for jumping a restart near the end of the first 20-lap segment, allowing Trevor Bayne and Chase Elliott to battle to the finish, with Bayne edging Elliott at the line to advance to the All-Star race. Austin Dillon started off leading the second 20-lap segment, but Greg Biffle took the lead five laps in and pulled away from the field to win and advance. Kyle Larson led the final 10-lap segment and battled with Chase Elliott before edging out Elliott to win and advance. Elliott and Danica Patrick finished first and second in the Fan Vote to advance, bringing the field up to 20 cars.
Kevin Harvick won the pole for the All-Star Race after the field was set by owner points due to qualifying being rained out. Harvick led much of the first 50-lap segment but gave up the lead to make the required green-flag pit stop. Everyone made the stop except Matt Kenseth, who was leading when Jamie McMurray spun out with five laps left in the segment and was unable to make his stop. He was penalized one lap for failing to stop, creating a scoring confusion that occurred when NASCAR allowed cars trapped one lap down by Kenseth, who were now on the tail-end of the lead lap, to pit in front of new leader Carl Edwards. Some of those cars came off pit road behind the leaders, one lap down, and were originally scored on the lead lap. However, the issue was corrected and those cars were sent to the rear. Brad Keselowski lead to green on the start of the second 50-lap second, which required a green-flag pit stop before lap 85 (lap 35 of segment 2). A few laps into the segment, a caution came out for water in turn two, and Kevin Harvick made several pit stops due to what appeared to be fuel pump problems. When the race restarted, Chase Elliott attempted to make his required pit stop, causing Matt Kenseth to slow up and get turned into the wall, collecting Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne. Greg Biffle's car was also damaged after clipping Elliott's right rear. After the restart, everyone else made the required green-flag stops, and Kyle Busch, who assumed the lead after pit stops, received a speeding penalty and dropped to 13th. Keselowski assumed the lead, but lost it to Kyle Larson took the lead from Keselowski, who won the second segment. A random draw of 9, 10, or 11 at the end of the segment determined that the top 11 cars had to pit for four tires. This gave the lead to 12th-place Jimmie Johnson for the final segment, with Kyle Busch lining up alongside. On the restart for the final segment, Kyle Larson took the lead back from Johnson and began to pull away from the field, but was caught by Joey Logano. Larson and Logano ran side-by-side until the two made contact sending Larson into the wall. Logano continued on to win ahead of teammate Brad Keselowski.
Round 13: Coca-Cola 600
Martin Truex Jr. started the race from the pole. Truex dominated, leading 392 of 400 laps. A few incidents happened during the race including a cut tire from Kasey Kahne early in the race, a pit-road penalty for Joey Logano, and a cut tire that sent Kyle Busch into the wall late in the race. Truex won the race to set the record for most laps led in a race at Charlotte and most miles led in a NASCAR race by leading for 588 miles. Truex was followed across the finish line by Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski.
Round 14: Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400
Brad Keselowski won the pole for the race. The race was postponed from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon due to persistent rain. Joey Logano got a jump on teammate Keselowski on the start and led early. A competition caution for rain from the day before. Matt Kenseth got the lead off of pit road and led until Chase Elliott got by on a restart after Kenseth and Kyle Busch battled for the lead. Elliott dominated the race and was able to pull away from the field on the next several restarts. Tony Stewart got loose in turn two and crashed into Danica Patrick. Michael Annett also hit the wall hard in turn two. At one point, Kyle Busch hit the wall and had to go to the garage; on the pit stops under that caution, teams executed differing pit strategies, allowing Martin Truex Jr. to get the lead off pit road. However, Truex's right-rear tire went down, and he had to return to the pits. On the restart, Jimmie Johnson got loose and crashed into the wall, sending him to the garage. On the restart, Kurt Busch got the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and pulled away from Earnhardt while saving fuel to win the race for his third career win at Pocono, ahead of Earnhardt, Keselowski, Elliott, and Logano.
Round 15: FireKeepers Casino 400
Joey Logano won the pole for the race. Logano, who has not scored a win this season, dominated the race leading 139 laps. Chase Elliott led for the second week in a row and led a bunch of laps, but fell back after failing on a restart. There were 8 cautions during the race including Martin Truex Jr. spinning after contact with Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch blowing an engine and hitting the wall, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hit the wall and crashed along with AJ Allmendinger, and Denny Hamlin hitting the wall hard after blowing a tire. Logano pulled away from the field on the final restart and held off Chase Elliott, who almost did not have enough fuel to make it to the end, to score his first win of 2016 and second at Michigan.
Round 16: Toyota/Save Mart 350
Carl Edwards started the race from pole position. Early in the race, Clint Bowyer suffered an electrical fire in his car that sent him to the garage. Denny Hamlin led the most laps in the race. Late in the race, Tony Stewart made a green-flag pit stop right before a caution came out for debris. The rest of the field came to pit road under the caution while Stewart stayed out and inherited the lead. On the last lap, Hamlin passed Stewart for the lead in turn 7, but Stewart was able to regain the lead from Hamlin in the final turn and win the race, his first win of the season and first since 2013. With this win, Stewart pulled within nine points from making the top 30 in order to be eligible for the Chase.
Round 17: Coke Zero 400
Greg Biffle won the pole for the race. The first half of the race was calm. On lap 90, "The Big One" occurred when teammates Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson got together, sending McMurray into Jimmie Johnson and it involved 19 other cars including Brian Scott's car coming to rest on top of Kevin Harvick's car. Brad Keselowski dominated, leading 115 laps. Late in the race, Tony Stewart wrecked and collected Carl Edwards and Casey Mears. Edwards would again be involved in a wreck with 5 laps to go that sent the race into overtime. Keselowski held off Kyle Busch to win for his first victory at Daytona as Kurt Busch went for a slide through the infield grass after getting tapped by Joey Logano.
Round 18: Quaker State 400
Kevin Harvick won the pole after the field was set by owner points due to qualifying being rained out. Harvick dominated the race and led the most laps. The repaved track proved to be a problem for multiple drivers. Jimmie Johnson spun and hit the wall, taking him to the garage. Joey Logano blew a tire and smacked the wall, ending his day early. Rookies Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney crashed out of the race together. A big wreck happened, involving 8 cars. AJ Allmendinger hit the wall and destroyed the front end of his car. Multiple drivers tried to make it to the end on fuel. Brad Keselowski led the final 65 laps and saved enough fuel to hold off Carl Edwards to get his fourth win of the season and third at Kentucky.
Round 19: New Hampshire 301
Jimmie Johnson won the pole. Kyle Busch took the lead from Johnson at the start. Busch led until lap 87 when Martin Truex Jr. took over the top spot. Truex led until lap 172 when Kyle Busch retook the lead. Busch led until Truex won the race off of pit road during a caution for debris. Matt Kenseth took the lead from Truex in lap 257. The caution came out for debris in turn three and Denny Hamlin stayed on the track as Kenseth kept the lead coming off pit road. Truex reported to his team that he was stuck in fourth gear and fell back on the restart. Kenseth took the lead from Hamlin and then a caution came out for Alex Bowman, who was filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., cut a tire down. Kenseth continued to lead off the restart until Kurt Busch cut a tire, bringing out the caution. Kenseth led off at restart until Kyle Larson brought the caution out after sliding through the grass. Kenseth continued to lead off the restart and was able to hold off Tony Stewart to get his second win of the season.
Defending race winner Kyle Busch started on pole. Busch led most of the race. Several accidents took place during the race. Matt DiBenedetto blew his engine on lap 3. After three straight top 10 finishes since July 2, Greg Biffle smacked the wall on lap 52 and knocked himself out of the race. During that caution, Joey Logano stayed out and led the field back to green. Kyle Busch retook the lead on lap 63 and continued leading, other than temporary changes during pit stop cycling. A caution came out with 7 laps to go. On the restart, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman made contact and wrecked with Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney. The red flag was displayed to clean up the track. On the restart, Trevor Bayne and Clint Bowyer made contact. On the following restart, which took place in overtime, Jamie McMurray spun into Austin Dillon and Brian Scott also spun. On the second restart of overtime, Kyle Busch pulled away from teammate Matt Kenseth to win his second consecutive Sprint Cup Brickyard event and sweeping the weekend for the second year in a row. This was Busch's fourth win of 2016. Competing in his final Sprint Cup Brickyard event, Tony Stewart came home eleventh and Jeff Gordon, who came out of retirement to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished thirteenth.
Round 21: Pennsylvania 400
Martin Truex Jr. won the pole. The race was scheduled for Sunday but was postponed to Monday due to rain. Truex led early until he had a right-front tire go down. Logano dominated the early part of the race. Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson was battling for the lead as rain was approaching the track. The two got together allowing Logano to regain the lead. After a restart, Chase Elliott got loose and spun and ran into Logano, ending both drivers' chances for a win. Pit strategy allowed Larson and Dillon to get back out front. Chris Buescher was in the lead trying to win the race as fog and rain hit the track. The red flag was displayed as fog continued to come and thicken. During the fog delay, rain moved into the area causing the cars to be covered. After a long red flag display, the race was called official and Buescher got his first career victory and the first for Front Row Motorsports since the 2013 Aaron's 499.
Round 22: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
Carl Edwards won the pole to sweep the road course poles. Brad Keselowski led the most laps in the race. Multiple drivers received penalties on pit road. There were a couple of big wrecks. On lap 53, Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Greg Biffle, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into a big wreck that brought out the red flag. On the restart, there was another wreck involving Clint Bowyer, David Ragan, Alex Kennedy, and polesitter Edwards. Another wreck took place with seven laps to go as Kevin Harvick, Matt DiBenedetto, Chris Buescher, and David Ragan got together. The wreck brought out the red flag once again. On the restart, Denny Hamlin, despite back pain, held off Joey Logano after Martin Truex Jr. spun after making contact with Brad Keselowski to pick up his second win of the season and his first career victory on a road course. Jeff Gordon, still substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr., made his 800th start.
Round 23: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Spring Bristol winner Carl Edwards started on pole with a new track record. Denny Hamlin took the lead from Edwards at the start. Hamlin led until Chase Elliott took the lead. Kyle Busch took the lead from Elliott and began to pull away from the field until the caution came out for rain. The race was red flagged until the track was dried and the field was brought out under caution. It began to rain again and the red flag was displayed. The race was then postponed until the following day in the afternoon. The race was delayed due early morning rain. The race would resume and Kyle Busch continued to lead. Busch led 256 laps, but was taken out of the race when he spun and Justin Allgaier ran into him. Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski crashed and took out some of the field. Joey Logano, who won the last two summer Bristol races, lost the lead to Kevin Harvick and had to go to pit road to tape up the front end of his car. Denny Hamlin led off the restart and lost the lead to Harvick. It began to rain and field circled around the track under caution. Harvick pulled away from the field on the restart and held off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to receive his second win of the season and his first at Bristol since 2005.
Round 24: Pure Michigan 400
June Michigan winner Joey Logano started on pole. Chris Buescher had trouble early and fell four laps down. Logano led early, but fell back after the competition caution. Kevin Harvick got the lead and led until Martin Truex Jr. was able to take the lead when they came up on lapped traffic. Kyle Busch spun out into the grass early. Jimmie Johnson got the lead after green flag pit stops, but lost the lead on the next round of pit stops after his team took extra time to fill the car with fuel. Chase Elliott got the lead due to Johnson's misfortune. Kyle Larson was able to get the lead on a restart and pull away from the field as a rainstorm was nearing the track. Elliott was able to get off pit road ahead of Larson. On a restart, leader Elliott spun the tires and it allowed Larson to take the lead and pull away from the field and held off Elliott to get his first career Sprint Cup series win.
Round 25: Bojangles' Southern 500
Kevin Harvick won the pole due to qualifying being cancelled due to local rainfall from Tropical Storm Hermine. Harvick dominated the race, but had a few pit road problems, costing him a few positions. Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth also led during the race. Several accidents took place including Brian Scott getting into the wall after contact with Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson spun and hit the wall, Stewart blew his engine while running thirteenth, and Kurt Busch got into the wall after contact with Paul Menard. A few drivers such as Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman had pit strategy. Newman was able to pull away from the field, trying to win to get into "The Chase". Martin Truex Jr. was able to get by Newman and pull away from the field. A caution came out for Aric Almirola crashing into the wall after contact with Clint Bowyer. On the restart, Truex Jr. pulled away from the field and held off Harvick for his second win of the season.
Round 26: Federated Auto Parts 400
Denny Hamlin won the pole. The race was mostly dominated by Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott got into the wall after contact with Jeff Gordon. Jimmie Johnson made contact with the wall after he had a left-rear go down. AJ Allmendinger spun three times during the race. A big wreck caused the red flag to be displayed involving Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, and others when Stewart and Newman made contact. On the restart, Hamlin pulled away from the field until a caution came out with two laps to go when Regan Smith hit the wall. The race went into overtime with Kasey Kahne in position to get a win to make "The Chase." On the restart, Hamlin pulled away from the field to score his third win of the season and third at Richmond. Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, and Jamie McMurray filled the remaining spots in "The Chase."
Round 27: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400
Kyle Busch was awarded the pole after qualifying was rained out and the field was set by points. Busch was able to get the pole due to him being the first seed in "The Chase." At the start of the race, Busch led the first few laps. Martin Truex Jr. then took the lead from Busch and led for a while. After a caution, Jimmie Johnson stayed off of pit road and assumed the race lead. On the next caution, Johnson was able to get off pit road first and continued to lead. He led the most laps, 119 of the 270. Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott took the lead from Johnson. The final round of green flag pit stops began with 35 laps to go. Johnson was penalized for speeding on pit road. Elliott regained the lead and was pulling away to victory until Michael McDowell had a tire go down, sending the race into overtime. Ryan Blaney, Kasey Kahne, and Carl Edwards all stayed off pit road. On the restart, Truex took the lead from Blaney and held off Joey Logano to score his third win of the season and advancing to the next round of "The Chase."
Round 28: Bad Boy Off Road 300
Carl Edwards started on pole. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race, leading 141 laps. It was green for most of the race. Defending race winner Matt Kenseth also led a bunch of laps. Only one caution took place in the first place half of the race and only four cautions in the second half. One of them saw Trevor Bayne hit the wall hard. On that restart, Truex dropped a few spots. The next caution saw Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Reed Sorenson make contact. On that restart, Kevin Harvick took the lead from Kenseth and held off the rest of the field to score his third win of the season, his first at New Hampshire since 2006, and advance to the next round of "The Chase."
Round 29: Citizen Soldier 400
Brad Keselowski was awarded the pole after qualifying was rained out and the field was set by points. Keselowski led the first few laps until he lost it to Martin Truex Jr.. Kyle Busch then found his way to the lead. Kevin Harvick had trouble early after he suffered a broken track bar and had to go to the garage. Kyle Larson had problems with his entry after losing power. Larson's Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray began having problems and his engine finally expired. Jimmie Johnson took the lead and led about 90 laps until he received a pit road penalty for his crewmen over the wall to soon. Due to this, Truex regained the lead and had a 9-second lead over Kyle Busch. Truex continued on to score his fourth win of the season and second at Dover. McMurray, Tony Stewart, Chris Buescher, and Larson were eliminated from "The Chase."
Round 30: Bank of America 500
Kevin Harvick started on pole. Due to rain from Hurricane Matthew, the race was postponed from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon. Multiple Chase drivers had problems during the race. Pole-sitter Harvick had electrical problems, which took him out of the race. Joey Logano would hit the wall hard and have to go to the garage, but was able to get back on the track 78 laps down. Chase Elliott had a dominant car until he was taken out of the race from a wreck on a restart when Austin Dillon couldn't get going and spun out taking out Elliott, Brian Scott, and Paul Menard. Denny Hamlin also had a dominant car, but blew an engine late in the race. Martin Truex Jr. couldn't accelerate off pit road and lost some spots. Jimmie Johnson had a dominant car as well and he was able to hold off Matt Kenseth to get his eighth career win at Charlotte and his third win of the season to advance to the "Round of 8" in "The Chase."
Round 31: Hollywood Casino 400
Matt Kenseth started on pole. Kenseth led early until he got into the wall. Kevin Harvick took the lead and led until Chase Elliott took the lead. Elliott had a tire rub and lost the lead. Martin Truex Jr. had a great race until his team didn't get enough fuel in the car and then began experiencing fuel cell issues. Brad Keselowski was running in the top 10 when he made contact with Denny Hamlin and went spinning in the grass, destroying the front end of his car. Carl Edwards got the lead and led some laps. Keselowski was able to get back on the track, but his engine expired when he returned to the race. Austin Dillon took two tires on pit road and getting off before Edwards. Regan Smith slammed into the wall, bringing out the caution. On the restart, Harvick took the lead from Edwards and held him off to score his fourth win of the season and advance to the next round in "The Chase."
Round 32: Hellmann's 500
Martin Truex Jr. started on pole. Truex didn't last long in the race because his engine expired early. A wreck took place which involved Greg Biffle, Jeffrey Earnhardt, and Casey Mears. Brad Keselowski, who was in a must win situation, dominated the race. However, debris on the grille caused Keselowski to overheat and his engine finally expired. After Keselowski was taken out, his teammate Joey Logano took control over the race. Kasey Kahne crashed late in the race, setting up a restart. On the restart, Alex Bowman spun, sending the race into overtime. On the restart, Logano held off Brian Scott to win get his second win of the season and his second consecutive Chase Talladega victory. Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, and Martin Truex Jr. were eliminated from "The Chase."
Round 33: Goody's Fast Relief 500
Martin Truex Jr. started on pole. Truex led 144 laps of the race. During the race, Chase contenders Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin made contact sending Johnson to pit road with left-front damage. Matt Kenseth found his way to the lead and led the most laps. Carl Edwards had a tire go down and it brought out the caution, creating scoring issues. On the restart, Johnson took the lead from Hamlin and led the rest of the race and got his fourth win of the season and advance to the "Championship 4" at Homestead.
Round 34: AAA Texas 500
Austin Dillon won the pole. The race was delayed due to rain, but it would eventually start over six hours late. Joey Logano dominated the race and led the most laps. Martin Truex Jr. and Carl Edwards also ran up front. Both had problems with their cars and almost took each other out on pit road. Dillon crashed into the wall after contact with Kevin Harvick and it also involved Brian Scott and Casey Mears. Edwards was able to get off pit road ahead of Truex and was holding off Logano as rain was heading towards the track. It began to rain and the race was called official and Edwards was awarded his third win of the season and give him a spot in the "Championship 4" at Homestead.
Round 35: Can-Am 500
Alex Bowman, who is still filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first career pole. Bowman dominated the race by leading 193 laps. Chase contenders Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, and Matt Kenseth all led throughout the race. Johnson was penalized, which knocked him out of the lead and put him a lap down, but a wreck with Austin Dillon took him out of the race. Kenseth was on his way to a victory, but Michael McDowell wrecked and the caution came out with two laps to go. On the restart, Kyle Busch got in to Bowman and spun Kenseth, which knocked him out of the lead. On the restart, Logano pulled away from Kyle Busch to grab his third win of the season and to advance to the championship race at Homestead. With their wins Logano, Johnson, and Edwards made it to the championship race while Kyle Busch made it in on points. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kenseth, and Kurt Busch were eliminated.
Round 36: Ford EcoBoost 400
Jimmie Johnson started form tail end of the field. Kevin Harvick won the pole. Harvick had the dominant car early in the race. Chase contenders Joey Logano and Carl Edwards had led during the race. Kyle Busch had a tire go down and had to make an unscheduled pit stop and went a lap down, but gained the lap back. Kyle Larson had the dominant car in the second half of the race and led the most laps. Edwards and Kyle Busch were battling for the championship lead until Dylan Lupton brought out the caution. On the restart, Logano got a great restart and Edwards blocked Logano and caused Edwards to crash into the wall and end his championship hopes in a multicar wreck that brought out the red flag. It brought the championship race down to Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. On the restart, Logano got up to third and the caution came out for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. In an overtime finish, Johnson took the lead from Larson and won the race for his first career victory at Homestead and his seventh Sprint Cup series championship, tying Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most championships all-time.
|No.||Race||Pole position||Most laps led||Winning driver||Manufacturer||Report|
|Sprint Unlimited||Jimmie Johnson||Denny Hamlin||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||Report|
|Can-Am Duel 1||Chase Elliott||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||Report|
|Can-Am Duel 2||Matt Kenseth||Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch||Toyota|
|1||Daytona 500||Chase Elliott||Denny Hamlin||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||Report|
|2||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Kurt Busch||Kevin Harvick||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Report|
|3||Kobalt 400||Kurt Busch||Jimmie Johnson||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Report|
|4||Good Sam 500||Kyle Busch||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Report|
|5||Auto Club 400||Austin Dillon||Kevin Harvick||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Report|
|6||STP 500||Joey Logano||Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Report|
|7||Duck Commander 500||Carl Edwards||Martin Truex Jr.||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Report|
|8||Food City 500||Carl Edwards||Carl Edwards||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Report|
|9||Toyota Owners 400||Kevin Harvick||Carl Edwards||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Report|
|10||GEICO 500||Chase Elliott||Brad Keselowski||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Report|
|11||Go Bowling 400||Martin Truex Jr.||Martin Truex Jr.||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Report|
|12||AAA 400 Drive for Autism||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick||Matt Kenseth||Toyota||Report|
|NASCAR Sprint Showdown||Chase Elliott||Chase Elliott||Kyle Larson||Chevrolet||Report|
|NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race||Kevin Harvick||Brad Keselowski||Joey Logano||Ford|
|13||Coca-Cola 600||Martin Truex Jr.||Martin Truex Jr.||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Report|
|14||Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400||Brad Keselowski||Chase Elliott||Kurt Busch||Chevrolet||Report|
|15||FireKeepers Casino 400||Joey Logano||Joey Logano||Joey Logano||Ford||Report|
|16||Toyota/Save Mart 350||Carl Edwards||Denny Hamlin||Tony Stewart||Chevrolet||Report|
|17||Coke Zero 400||Greg Biffle||Brad Keselowski||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Report|
|18||Quaker State 400||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Report|
|19||New Hampshire 301||Jimmie Johnson||Kyle Busch||Matt Kenseth||Toyota||Report|
|20||Crown Royal presents the
Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard
|Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Report|
|21||Pennsylvania 400||Martin Truex Jr.||Joey Logano||Chris Buescher||Ford||Report|
|22||Cheez-It 355 at The Glen||Carl Edwards||Brad Keselowski||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||Report|
|23||Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race||Carl Edwards||Kyle Busch||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Report|
|24||Pure Michigan 400||Joey Logano||Kyle Larson||Kyle Larson||Chevrolet||Report|
|25||Bojangles' Southern 500||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Report|
|26||Federated Auto Parts 400||Denny Hamlin||Martin Truex Jr.||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||Report|
|Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup|
|Round of 16|
|27||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400||Kyle Busch||Jimmie Johnson||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Report|
|28||Bad Boy Off Road 300||Carl Edwards||Martin Truex Jr.||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Report|
|29||Citizen Soldier 400||Brad Keselowski||Martin Truex Jr.||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Report|
|Round of 12|
|30||Bank of America 500||Kevin Harvick||Jimmie Johnson||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Report|
|31||Hollywood Casino 400||Matt Kenseth||Matt Kenseth||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Report|
|32||Hellmann's 500||Martin Truex Jr.||Brad Keselowski||Joey Logano||Ford||Report|
|Round of 8|
|33||Goody's Fast Relief 500||Martin Truex Jr.||Matt Kenseth||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Report|
|34||AAA Texas 500||Austin Dillon||Joey Logano||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Report|
|35||Can-Am 500||Alex Bowman||Alex Bowman||Joey Logano||Ford||Report|
|36||Ford EcoBoost 400||Kevin Harvick||Kyle Larson||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Report|
(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results or owner's points. * - Most laps led.
. - Eliminated after Round of 16 . - Eliminated after Round of 12 . - Eliminated after Round of 8
|Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup cut-off|
|10||Chase Elliott (R)||37||8||38||8||6||20||5||4||12||5||9||3||8||4*||2||21||32||31||34||15||33||13||15||2||10||19||3||13||3||33||31||12||12||4||9||11||2285|
|11||Martin Truex Jr.||2||7||11||14||32||18||6*||14||9||13||14*||9||1*||19||12||5||29||10||16||8||38||7||23||20||1||3*||1||7*||1*||13||11||40||7||3||40||36||2271|
|16||Chris Buescher (R)||39||28||26||30||33||33||28||21||34||37||24||18||37||25||20||30||40||37||29||14||1||30||5||35||17||24||28||30||23||16||21||22||27||21||32||24||2169|
|19||A. J. Allmendinger||21||27||14||17||8||2||22||19||25||14||8||23||16||16||38||14||13||36||21||38||14||4||9||15||23||20||17||21||19||37||8||10||10||17||17||8||830|
|20||Ryan Blaney (R)||19||25||6||10||35||19||29||11||28||9||5||8||20||10||17||23||14||35||11||36||11||19||35||4||13||39||4||12||38||31||14||11||19||12||8||26||812|
|21||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||22||10||12||37||5||32||16||16||26||16||13||14||15||15||29||26||5||40||10||12||18||38||2||27||18||18||25||24||11||20||19||5||40||16||23||30||772|
|31||Brian Scott (R)||24||31||27||27||12||26||27||30||35||30||22||24||29||39||36||33||37||33||38||27||24||25||18||28||39||35||31||31||21||22||28||2||34||27||30||15||481|
|32||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||36||2||8||5||11||14||2||2||13||40||15||32||14||2||39||11||21||13||461|
|41||Jeffrey Earnhardt (R)||38||33||34||35||32||38||35||39||37||28||29||37||38||27||37||36||26||34||33||34||33||31||159|
|51||Robert Richardson Jr.||38||3|
|Ineligible for Sprint Cup driver points|
|60||D. J. Kennington||35|
|62||Sam Hornish Jr.||QL|
2016 marks the second year of NASCAR's broadcast deal with Fox and NBC. The first 16 events were broadcast on either Fox or FS1, and the final 20 events were shared between NBC and NBCSN. However, the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International was aired on USA Network due to NBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics. In Canada, TSN televised each race, including the qualifying races for the Daytona 500 and exhibition races, under the name NASCAR on TSN. TSN also had coverage of practice and qualifying for each race. In Latin America, except Brazil, all races were broadcast by Fox Sports, on their Fox Sports 3 channel (previously known as SPEED Latin America). In Brazil, most races were broadcast by Fox Sports, on their Fox Sports 2 channel.