By Zane Miller
On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series season concluded with Kyle Busch defeating Kevin Harvick by 1 point to win the 67th championship in Cup Series history. It was the first Cup Series championship for Busch. Kevin Harvick claimed the regular season championship.
The 2015 Daytona 500 was won by Joey Logano, while Jeff Gordon led the most laps with 87.
2015 playoff results
Out in Round 1
#1 Jamie McMurray
#48 Jimmie Johnson
#27 Paul Menard
#15 Clint Bowyer
Out in Round 2
#11 Denny Hamlin
#31 Ryan Newman
#20 Matt Kenseth
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Out in Round 3
#19 Carl Edwards
#22 Joey Logano
#2 Brad Keselowski
#41 Kurt Busch
4. #78 Martin Truex Jr. (-11 points, Finished 12th in final race)
Truex took fourth in points as he took one win, eight top-fives and 22 top-10s for an average finish of 12.2. Truex also led the most laps in four races.
3. #24 Jeff Gordon (-5, Finished 6th in final race)
Gordon claimed the third spot with one win, five top-fives and 21 top-10s for an average finish of 13.7, while leading the most laps in one race.
2. #4 Kevin Harvick (-1, Finished 2nd in final race)
Harvick took runner-up as he had three wins, 23 top-fives and 28 top-10s, for an average finish of 8.7. Harvick led the most laps in 11 races.
1. #18 Kyle Busch (Won final race)
Busch earned the championship as he took five wins, 12 top-fives and 16 top-10s in just 25 races, getting an average finish of 10.8. Busch also led the most laps in three races.
Race Winners (left) & Lap Leaders (right)
Link to stats database: https://www.racing-reference.info/yeardet/2015/W
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