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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 3 of 36
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:39
Average speed: 136.032 mph
Pole speed: 193.68 mph
Cautions: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: 1.495 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14
Green flag passes: 1,982 (8.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2017 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 278   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Barney Visser)Toyota267running150607
2 542   Kyle Larson Target / Cottonelle   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet267running0520
31224   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267running0470
4 622   Joey Logano Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford267running5390
5 12   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford267running89480
61511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267running0310
7 321   Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford267running0430
8101   Jamie McMurray Credit One Bank / Cessna   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet267running0370
9 420   Matt Kenseth BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267running0300
101314   Clint Bowyer Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford267running0270
111648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267running19310
12 75   Kasey Kahne LiftMaster   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267running0250
13206   Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil   (Jack Roush)Ford267running0240
143043   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Ford267running0230
15 877   Erik Jones 5-hour Energy Extra Strength   (Barney Visser)Toyota267running0220
161888   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267running0260
172131   Ryan Newman Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267running0220
182695   Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet267running2190
191427   Paul Menard Valvoline / Menards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet267running0180
201119   Daniel Suarez Arris High-Speed Modems   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267running0170
212413   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet267running2160
22 918   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota267running0180
232537   Chris Buescher Natural Light / Barstool Sports   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet266running0140
242347   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Coffeemate / Cheez-It   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet266running0130
25223   Austin Dillon Lucas Oil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet266running0120
263132   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Kappa   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford265running0110
272734   Landon Cassill Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford264running0100
283372   Cole Whitt Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters   (Mark Smith)Chevrolet264running090
293238   David Ragan Juice Battery   (Bob Jenkins)Ford264running080
301741   Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford263running070
313715   Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Toyota262running060
323633   Jeffrey Earnhardt Superior Logistics Services   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet261running050
332917   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford261running040
343523   Gray Gaulding Schulter Systems   (BK Racing)Toyota260running030
353855   Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet254running020
362810   Danica Patrick Aspen Dental   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford246engine010
373951   Timmy Hill Dashub   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet135suspension000
38194   Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Annual Protection   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford68crash010
393483   Corey LaJoie JAS Expedited Trucking   (BK Racing)Toyota16crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #78, 42, 21, 2, 24, 1, 48, 18, 20, 88
Top 10 in Stage 2: #78, 2, 42, 24, 22, 21, 88, 1, 31, 48

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Danica Patrick10rear gear change
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.17backup car
Timmy Hill51transmission change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19246   #83 accident turn 2#33
256945  
70756   #4 accident frontstretch#47
76816  
82876   end of stage 1#37
8815265  
1531564   #55 accident turn 2#18
1571615  
1621676   end of stage 2#95
16825285  
2532586   #10 oil on track#43
2592679  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.7%             Average green flag run: 33.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Brad Keselowski11919
  Martin Truex, Jr.20245
  Brad Keselowski257046
  Joey Logano71755
  Martin Truex, Jr.7612449
  Brad Keselowski1251262
  Ty Dillon1271282
  Michael McDowell1291302
  Martin Truex, Jr.13115323
  Jimmie Johnson1541563
  Martin Truex, Jr.15721155
  Jimmie Johnson21222716
  Martin Truex, Jr.22824316
  Brad Keselowski24426522
  Martin Truex, Jr.2662672

Today's top pit crews:
Nbr# StopsDriverLapsTotal TimeAverage Time
188   Kyle Busch267306.277Kyle Busch   38.285  
18   Jamie McMurray267315.188Jamie McMurray   39.399  
118   Denny Hamlin267317.668Denny Hamlin   39.709  
208   Matt Kenseth267319.638Matt Kenseth   39.955  
786   Martin Truex, Jr.267242.010Martin Truex, Jr.   40.335  
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Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Brad Keselowski 132    
2   Kyle Larson 131   -1  
3   Chase Elliott 129   -3  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 127   -5  
5   Joey Logano 119   -13  
6   Ryan Blaney 106   -26  
7   Kurt Busch 93   -39  
8   Kevin Harvick 91   -41  
9   Kasey Kahne 88   -44  
10   Jamie McMurray 86   -46  
11   Trevor Bayne 82   -50  
12   Clint Bowyer 73   -59  
13   Matt Kenseth 71   -61  
14   Aric Almirola 70   -62  
15   Denny Hamlin 68   -64  
16   Paul Menard 62   -70  
17   Ryan Newman 59   -73  
18   Jimmie Johnson 55   -77  
19   Kyle Busch 50   -82  
20   Erik Jones 49   -83  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Brad Keselowski 1   132  
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   127  
3   Kurt Busch 1   93  
4   Kyle Larson 0   131  
5   Chase Elliott 0   129  
6   Joey Logano 0   119  
7   Ryan Blaney 0   106  
8   Kevin Harvick 0   91  
9   Kasey Kahne 0   88  
10   Jamie McMurray 0   86  
11   Trevor Bayne 0   82  
12   Clint Bowyer 0   73  
13   Matt Kenseth 0   71  
14   Aric Almirola 0   70  
15   Denny Hamlin 0   68  
16   Paul Menard 0   62