Lap by Lap: Quickens Loans 400 won by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the final 30 laps on his way to ending his 143 race winless streak.

Green flag

Lap 1: Marcos Ambrose pulls out to the early lead

Lap 2 Ambrose leads Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick as Kurt Busch spins on the backstretch

Restart lap 5 – Biffle tries to make the move on Ambrose, though Ambrose pulls off with the lead down the back

Lap 6 Biffle to the lead

Lap 7 Bayne with motor problems

Lap 8 Biffle leads Ambrose, Logano, Kahne, Kenseth, Harvick, Almirola, Stewart and Mark Martin

Caution lap 10 Josh Wise blew up

Restart lap 16 as Biffle keeps Ambrose behind him

Lap 20 Biffle leads Ambrose, Logano, Kenseth, Almirola, Kahne, Stewart, Harvick, Martin and Bowyer

Caution lap 26 – competition caution due to new left side tires, new pavement and rain……Leaders come down pit road…..Ambrose leads Kenseth, Logano, Martin, Kyle Busch and Harvick off pit road

Restart lap 31 and Ambrose pulls out to the early lead

Lap 34 Kenseth to the lead

Lap 37 Kenseth leads Ambrose, Martin, Biffle, Stewart, Logano, Bowyer, Busch, Allmendinger, Almirola

Lap 43 Keselowski passes Almirola

Lap 49 Ambrose passes Kenseth in traffic for the lead

Lap 50 competition caution….leaders pit…..Biffle leads them off pit road

Restart lap 56

Lap 59 Biffle leads Ambrose, Martin, Earnhardt Jr., Keselowski, Montoya, Kenseth, Hamlin, Bowyer and Stewart

Lap 69 Ambrose and Earnhardt Jr. both pass Biffle to move up to first and second; Earnhardt Jr. passes Ambrose for the lead

Lap 72 Earnhardt Jr. leads Ambrose, Biffle, Martin, Keselowski, Montoya, Stewart

Lap 78 Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. both make pit stops

Lap 81 A.J. Allmendinger pits as there’s a caution for debris – foam from the safer barrier…..leaders hit pit road…..Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Bowyer and Gordon off pit road

Restart lap 87 as Stewart passes Earnhardt Jr. on the restart

Lap 89 Stewart leads Earnhardt Jr., Bowyer, Gordon, Biffle, Ambrose, Newman, Logano, Martin and Menard

Lap 90 Newman and Logano pass Ambrose

Lap 91 Martin, Keselowski, Menard and Montoya pass Ambrose

Lap 92 Stewart leads Earnhardt Jr., Bowyer, Gordon, Biffle, Newman, Logano, Martin, Keselowski and Menard

Lap 101 Kyle Busch pulled behind the wall with a motor problem.

Lap 102 Stewart leads Earnhardt Jr., Bowyer, Gordon, Biffle, Newman, Logano, Martin, Keselowski and Montoya

Lap 105 Earnhardt Jr passes Stewart for the lead

Lap 114 Montoya and Kenseth pass Keselowski as Keselowski pits

Lap 115 Logano and Newman pit

Lap 119 Kenseth, Johnson, Earnhardt Jr., Biffle, Ambrose, and Kahne pit, along with a bunch of others. Montoya takes the lead

Lap 120 Gordon and Truex pit

Caution lap 121 Kurt Busch spins…….Montoya pits while Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. stay out

Restart lap 126 Earnhardt Jr. takes the lead from Gordon around the outside through turn two…….Logano tried to avoid Gilliland (who got in the wall) and then got loose, turing back into the wall, collecting Gilliland and Kahne.

Restart lap 133 as Earnhardt Jr. keeps the lead through turns one and two.

Caution lap 134 Denny Hamlin goes for a spin and then catches fire on pit road after he got touched by Ryan Newman

Restart lap 141 and Earnhardt Jr. pulls them around turn one

Lap 144 Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Gordon, Bowyer, Biffle, Kenseth, Montoya, Johnson, Edwards, Ambrose

Lap 146 Mark Martin passes Ambrose for 10th; Biffle passes Bowyer

Lap 147 Johnson passes Montoya

Lap 149 Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Gordon, Biffle, Bowyer, Kenseth, Johnson, Montoya, Edwards, Martin

Lap 156 Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Gordon, Biffle, Bowyer, Kenseth, Johnson, Edwards, Martin and Montoya

Lap 159 Kenseth passes Bowyer

Lap 160 Biffle passes Gordon

Lap 162 Johnson hits pit road as Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Biffle, Gordon, Kenseth, Bowyer, Edwards, Martin, Montoya and Ambrose

Lap 163 Earnhardt Jr. and Stewart pit, handing the lead over to Biffle. Gordon, Edwards, Truex and Harvick also pitted.

Lap 164 Ambrose and Newman pit.

Lap 165 Biffle and Montoya pit, handing the lead over to Bowyer.

Lap 166 Dillon and Bowyer pit, handing the lead over to McMurray.

Lap 167 McMurray pits, handing the lead over to Keselowski over Burton and Earnhardt Jr.

30 to go Keselowski and Burton pit, handing the lead to Earnhardt Jr.

24 to go Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Biffle, Johnson, Kenseth, Gordon, Martin, Bowyer, Montoya

18 to go Earnhardt Jr. leads Stewart, Biffle, Johnson, Kenseth, Gordon, Martin, Bowyer, Montoya, Ambrose

15 to go Johnson and Kenseth pass Biffle

9 to go Kenseth passes Johnson

7 to go Biffle passes Johnson

5 to go Bowyer, Montoya and Ambrose pass Martin

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins followed by Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson

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