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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:46
Average speed: 136.359 mph
Pole speed: 187.047 mph
Cautions: 7 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: .779 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17
Green flag passes: 2,731 (15.8 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2017 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 142   Kyle Larson Target / Cottonelle   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet202running110596
2 32   Brad Keselowski Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford202running0360
31714   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford202running0460
4 478   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Barney Visser)Toyota202running73521
53522   Joey Logano AAA Southern California   (Roger Penske)Ford202running1390
6 81   Jamie McMurray McDonald's All American Games   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet202running0430
71019   Daniel Suarez Subway   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202running0300
8 918   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202running7390
91921   Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford202running0300
101324   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet202running4430
11113   Austin Dillon American Ethanol E15   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202running0260
121477   Erik Jones Toyota Service Centers   (Barney Visser)Toyota202running0340
13 74   Kevin Harvick Busch Beer   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford202running0240
14 211   Denny Hamlin Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota202running4260
15 531   Ryan Newman Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202running0220
161888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Axalta / Service King   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet202running0210
172447   A.J. Allmendinger Ralph's ClickList / Oscar Mayer   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet202running0200
182113   Ty Dillon Twisted Tea   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet202running1190
193143   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford202running0180
20125   Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet202running0170
213748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet202running0160
221617   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fastenal 50th Anniversary   (Jack Roush)Ford202running0150
23366   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare   (Jack Roush)Ford202running0140
241541   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford201running0130
252037   Chris Buescher Bush's Beans / Dawn   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet201running0120
262210   Danica Patrick Aspen Dental   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0110
272634   Landon Cassill Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford200running0100
282327   Paul Menard Jack Link's / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running290
293832   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Kappa   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford200running080
303083   Corey LaJoie Bubba Burger   (BK Racing)Toyota200running070
312738   David Ragan Camping World / Good Sam   (Bob Jenkins)Ford199running060
322872   Cole Whitt Southern California Chevy Dealers   (Mark Smith)Chevrolet199running050
332595   Michael McDowell LFR Woodie Wagon   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet198running040
342915   Reed Sorenson VIPRacingExperience.com   (Jay Robinson)Toyota197running030
353451   Timmy Hill Bubba Burger   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet193running000
36 620   Matt Kenseth Peak Antifreeze & Coolant   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota184crash010
373923   Gray Gaulding SunFrog.com   (BK Racing)Toyota173crash010
383355   Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet117running010
393233   Jeffrey Earnhardt K1Speed   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet99engine010
* Race extended to 202 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #42, 78, 24, 1, 18, 14, 22, 77, 21, 11
Top 10 in Stage 2: #78, 42, 24, 14, 77, 1, 18, 22, 11, 2

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Paul Menard27unapproved tire change
Jeffrey Earnhardt33transmission change
David Ragan38backup car
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88unapproved tire change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
573   #2,48 accident turn 4none
86154  
62676   end of stage 1#2
6812154  
1221276   end of stage 2#13
12818053  
1811844   #23 accident turn 1#24
1851851  
1861894   #20,78 accident turn 2#19
1901923  
1931953   #83 accident turn 2#4
1961972  
1982003   #5,6,17 accident turn 2#48
2012022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.4%             Average green flag run: 21.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kyle Larson155
  Paul Menard672
  Kyle Larson83225
  Chase Elliott33342
  Joey Logano35351
  Martin Truex, Jr.364712
  Kyle Larson486316
  Martin Truex, Jr.649027
  Chase Elliott91922
  Martin Truex, Jr.9312230
  Kyle Larson1231231
  Martin Truex, Jr.1241274
  Kyle Larson12815528
  Kyle Busch1561627
  Ty Dillon1631631
  Kyle Larson16419229
  Denny Hamlin1931964
  Kyle Larson1972026

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 243    
2   Chase Elliott 214   -29  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 205   -38  
4   Brad Keselowski 179   -64  
5   Joey Logano 174   -69  
6   Jamie McMurray 162   -81  
7   Ryan Blaney 157   -86  
8   Clint Bowyer 143   -100  
9   Kevin Harvick 137   -106  
10   Kyle Busch 136   -107  
11   Ryan Newman 123   -120  
11   Denny Hamlin 123   -120  
13   Kasey Kahne 122   -121  
14   Kurt Busch 118   -125  
15   Erik Jones 116   -127  
16   Trevor Bayne 114   -129  
17   Jimmie Johnson 109   -134  
18   Aric Almirola 108   -135  
19   Daniel Suarez 102   -141  
20   Austin Dillon 92   -151  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Larson 1   243  
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   205  
3   Brad Keselowski 1   179  
4   Ryan Newman 1   123  
5   Kurt Busch 1   118  
6   Chase Elliott 0   214  
7   Joey Logano 0   174  
8   Jamie McMurray 0   162  
9   Ryan Blaney 0   157  
10   Clint Bowyer 0   143  
11   Kevin Harvick 0   137  
12   Kyle Busch 0   136  
13   Denny Hamlin 0   123  
14   Kasey Kahne 0   122  
15   Erik Jones 0   116  
16   Trevor Bayne 0   114