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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:47:52
Average speed: 131.677 mph
Pole speed: 190.544 mph
Cautions: 11 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: .210 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 30
Green flag passes: 13,961 (99.0 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 62   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite / #Cheers2DaleJr   (Roger Penske)Ford188running7596
22731   Ryan Newman Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running3350
3106   Trevor Bayne Liberty National   (Jack Roush)Ford188running0360
4 322   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford188running59420
52643   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford188running0320
61511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running4320
7 188   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Mountain Dew   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running7300
8115   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running5300
93983   Gray Gaulding Dustless Blasting   (BK Racing)Toyota188running0280
103338   David Ragan Juice Batteries   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running0270
112513   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet188running0260
122027   Paul Menard Knauf / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running0250
131242   Kyle Larson First Data / CardConnect   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet187running0240
141920   Matt Kenseth DeWalt FlexVolt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota187running7230
151419   Daniel Suarez Camping World   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota184crash11220
16 224   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet182crash26280
172837   Chris Buescher Bush's Chili Beans / Kingsford / Scott   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet182crash0200
18 921   Ryan Blaney Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford177crash27371
193575   Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Distributing   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet177crash600
20224   Kevin Harvick Busch Light Outdoors   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford176crash0200
211310   Danica Patrick Aspen Dental   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford175crash0160
222447   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Coffeemate / Hellmann's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet172crash1150
232178   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Barney Visser)Toyota171crash0140
24 848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet171parked0230
25 441   Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford171crash3210
26 517   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Sunny D   (Jack Roush)Ford171crash6180
271618   Kyle Busch M&M's Caramel   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota171crash4120
283034   Landon Cassill Love's Travel Stops / CSX "Play It Safe"   (Bob Jenkins)Ford171crash090
29183   Austin Dillon American Ethanol E15   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet171crash0130
302995   Michael McDowell K-LOVE Radio   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet171crash0110
313232   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Kappa   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford171parked1260
323723   Joey Gase Dr. Pepper   (BK Racing)Toyota164crash000
334055   D.J. Kennington Dirt and Rock   (Jay Robinson)Toyota164crash040
343872   Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet155crash030
35 714   Clint Bowyer Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford155crash0150
362377   Erik Jones 5-hour Energy Extra Strength   (Barney Visser)Toyota26crash010
37171   Jamie McMurray Cessna / Nicholas Air   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet25crash010
383433   Jeffrey Earnhardt Hulu   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet25crash010
393615   Mark Thompson Phoenix Air   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet25crash000
40317   Justin Marks Golden Corral / Katerra   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Chevrolet16crash000
Top 10 in Stage 1: #2, 22, 21, 17, 14, 48, 95, 41, 6, 5
Top 10 in Stage 2: #21, 2, 14, 24, 3, 41, 48, 4, 18, 11

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kevin Harvick4unapproved adjustments
Mark Thompson15unapproved adjustments
Kurt Busch41unapproved adjustments
D.J. Kennington55unapproved adjustments

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
273610   #1,15,18,33,77 accident frontstretchnone
375115  
52543   #27 accident turn 3none
55562  
57615   end of stage 1none
628120  
82876   debris backstretch#83
8811124  
1121154   end of stage 2#55
11615237  
1531553   #6,19,41,88 accident turn 3none
1561561  
1571593   #14,43,47,72,83,95 accident turn 1none
1601656  
1661705   #23,55,83 accident turn 2#83
1711722  
1731764   #3,4,10,13,17,18,20,32,34,38,41,48,75,78,88,95 accident turn 3#5
1771782  
1791802   #4,6,21,22,75 accident turn 3none
1811833  
1841852   #5,19,24,37,42,88 accident turn 3#20
1861883  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 11.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joey Logano11313
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14207
  Chase Elliott21255
  Matt Kenseth26294
  A.J. Allmendinger30301
  Joey Logano315424
  Brad Keselowski55573
  Kasey Kahne58614
  Matt Kenseth62632
  Denny Hamlin64663
  Matt Kenseth67671
  Kasey Kahne68681
  Brendan Gaughan69702
  Matt DiBenedetto718212
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.83886
  Kurt Busch89913
  Ryan Blaney9211120
  Ryan Newman1121121
  Brendan Gaughan1131164
  Denny Hamlin1171171
  Ryan Blaney1181247
  Chase Elliott12514420
  Kyle Busch1451484
  Joey Logano14917022
  Daniel Suarez1711766
  Chase Elliott1771771
  Daniel Suarez1781825
  Brad Keselowski1831853
  Ryan Newman1861872
  Brad Keselowski1881881

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
117   Denny Hamlin188234.056Denny Hamlin   33.437  
888   Dale Earnhardt Jr.188283.650Dale Earnhardt Jr.   35.456  
510   Kasey Kahne188435.630Kasey Kahne   43.563  
2712   Paul Menard188548.926Paul Menard   45.744  
27   Brad Keselowski188321.038Brad Keselowski   45.863  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 3120    
2   Brad Keselowski 3101   -19  
3   Kyle Larson 3096   -24  
4   Kevin Harvick 3089   -31  
5   Denny Hamlin 3088   -32  
6   Chase Elliott 3087   -33  
7   Ryan Blaney 3076   -44  
8   Jimmie Johnson 3074   -46  
9   Kyle Busch 3067   -53  
10   Matt Kenseth 3066   -54  
11   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3052   -68  
12   Jamie McMurray 3045   -75  
13   Kasey Kahne 2104   -1016  
14   Ryan Newman 2103   -1017  
15   Austin Dillon 2099   -1021  
16   Kurt Busch 2089   -1031  
17   Joey Logano 794   -2326  
18   Clint Bowyer 775   -2345  
19   Erik Jones 749   -2371  
20   Daniel Suarez 708   -2412  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 1240    
2   Kyle Larson 1139   -101  
3   Kyle Busch 1104   -136  
4   Kevin Harvick 1043   -197  
5   Brad Keselowski 1001   -239  
6   Denny Hamlin 975   -265  
7   Chase Elliott 958   -282  
8   Matt Kenseth 921   -319  
9   Jamie McMurray 879   -361  
10   Jimmie Johnson 838   -402  
11   Joey Logano 794   -446  
12   Ryan Blaney 792   -448  
13   Clint Bowyer 775   -465  
14   Erik Jones 749   -491  
15   Kurt Busch 745   -495  
16   Ryan Newman 738   -502  
17   Daniel Suarez 708   -532  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 655   -585  
19   Kasey Kahne 588   -652  
20   Trevor Bayne 584   -656