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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 34 of 36
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:52
Average speed: 143.234 mph
Pole speed: 200.915 mph
Cautions: 8 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 1.580 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 27
Green flag passes: 2,391 (8.1 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2017 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 34   Kevin Harvick Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running38596
2 778   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Barney Visser)Toyota334running107510
3 211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota334running65470
43520   Matt Kenseth XFINITY Team USA   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota334running29400
5102   Brad Keselowski Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford334running0320
6 821   Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford334running0420
73622   Joey Logano AAA   (Roger Penske)Ford334running1300
83424   Chase Elliott Hooters   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334running1350
9 141   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running0380
10 477   Erik Jones Sport Clips   (Barney Visser)Toyota334running0340
11195   Kasey Kahne Great Clips / Justice League   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334running3260
121217   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fastenal / Loctite   (Jack Roush)Ford334running0250
13153   Austin Dillon Dow / Winter in PyeongChang   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet334running1270
14 619   Daniel Suarez Arris High-Speed Modems   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota334running0240
151843   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford334running0220
161647   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Stouffer's / Suave Men   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet334running0210
171410   Danica Patrick Aspen Dental $10M for Veterans   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford333running0200
18131   Jamie McMurray Cessna / Textron Off-Road   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet333running0190
19 518   Kyle Busch M&M's Caramel   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota333running7180
202531   Ryan Newman Grainger   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet333running1170
212395   Michael McDowell Rohto Jolt Eyedrops   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet333running4160
222637   Chris Buescher Bush's Chili Beans / Tide / Clorox   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet333running0150
232127   Paul Menard Atlas / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet332running0140
242713   Ty Dillon GEICO Military   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet332running0130
252832   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Kappa   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford332running0120
262234   Landon Cassill Love's Travel Stops / SpeedCo   (Bob Jenkins)Ford331running0110
27 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet331running0100
28376   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare   (Jack Roush)Ford330running090
292972   Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet330running080
302438   David Ragan TheHouse.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford329running070
313815   Reed Sorenson Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet325running060
32307   Joey Gase DonateLifeTexas.org   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet322running000
333233   Jeffrey Earnhardt Hulu   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet322running040
343151   Ray Black, Jr. ScubaLife   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet305running000
351788   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Nationwide / Justice League   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet304running320
362014   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / Mobil Delvac 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford303running010
371142   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet282crash74181
383366   David Starr Moore Freight Service   (Carl Long)Chevrolet237crash000
393923   Corey LaJoie Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota227engine010
404083   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota159engine010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #4, 78, 11, 42, 41, 77, 20, 21, 3, 19
Top 10 in Stage 2: #42, 4, 21, 78, 24, 11, 41, 20, 77, 3

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Paul Menard27driver change
Jeffrey Earnhardt33transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCDaniel Hemric27Atlas / MenardsRichard ChildressChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18686  
87915   end of stage 1#17
92932  
94985   #5,19 accident turn 2#2
9917173  
1721776   end of stage 2#88
1781803  
1811855   #34 spun turn 1#18
18623348  
2342385   #95 spun turn 2#17
2392413  
2422454   #51 accident turn 2#5
24626924  
2702745   #51 spun turn 2#41
2752839  
2842885   #42 accident turn 2#47
28933446  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 32.7 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin14646
  Kyle Larson47537
  Austin Dillon54541
  Chase Elliott55551
  Michael McDowell56594
  Ryan Newman60601
  Kyle Larson61699
  Kevin Harvick708819
  Denny Hamlin89913
  Kevin Harvick92976
  Kyle Larson9814346
  Matt Kenseth14415411
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1551573
  Kasey Kahne1581603
  Kyle Larson16117212
  Kevin Harvick1731731
  Matt Kenseth17418411
  Martin Truex, Jr.18522541
  Kevin Harvick2262272
  Kyle Busch2282347
  Joey Logano2352351
  Martin Truex, Jr.2362383
  Matt Kenseth2392457
  Martin Truex, Jr.24627126
  Denny Hamlin27228716
  Martin Truex, Jr.28832437
  Kevin Harvick32533410

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 4168    
2   Kyle Busch 4118   -50  
3   Kevin Harvick 4112   -56  
4   Brad Keselowski 4111   -57  
5   Denny Hamlin 4092   -76  
6   Ryan Blaney 4089   -79  
7   Chase Elliott 4062   -106  
8   Jimmie Johnson 4060   -108  
9   Kyle Larson 2255   -1913  
9   Matt Kenseth 2255   -1913  
11   Kurt Busch 2177   -1991  
12   Kasey Kahne 2176   -1992  
13   Austin Dillon 2175   -1993  
14   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 2171   -1997  
15   Jamie McMurray 2165   -2003  
16   Ryan Newman 2147   -2021  
17   Joey Logano 869   -3299  
18   Clint Bowyer 820   -3348  
19   Erik Jones 802   -3366  
20   Daniel Suarez 755   -3413  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 1382    
2   Kyle Busch 1223   -159  
3   Kevin Harvick 1185   -197  
4   Kyle Larson 1159   -223  
5   Brad Keselowski 1118   -264  
6   Denny Hamlin 1103   -279  
7   Chase Elliott 1053   -329  
8   Matt Kenseth 1002   -380  
9   Jamie McMurray 919   -463  
10   Ryan Blaney 916   -466  
11   Jimmie Johnson 913   -469  
12   Joey Logano 869   -513  
13   Kurt Busch 833   -549  
14   Clint Bowyer 820   -562  
15   Erik Jones 802   -580  
16   Ryan Newman 782   -600  
17   Daniel Suarez 755   -627  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 715   -667  
19   Kasey Kahne 660   -722  
20   Austin Dillon 659   -723