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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:24
Average speed: 153.707 mph
Pole speed: 195.804 mph
Cautions: 8 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: .105 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15
Green flag passes: 6,362 (39.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 410   Aric Almirola Smithfield Bacon for Life   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford193running1545
2 214   Clint Bowyer Cummins / Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford193running0530
31217   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Sunny D   (Jack Roush)Ford193running0340
41011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota193running0420
52022   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford193running0400
62347   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Velveeta   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet193running1310
7 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet193running0300
81520   Erik Jones Craftsman   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota193running0290
93021   Paul Menard Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford193running0280
102595   Regan Smith Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet193running0270
113442   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet193running0160
122862   Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Dist. / South Point Hotel & Casino   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet193running100
13246   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Rehydrate   (Jack Roush)Ford193running0240
14 141   Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford193running108411
152913   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet193running0230
161319   Daniel Suarez Stanley Tools   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota193running0210
17213   Austin Dillon American Ethanol E15   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet193running0230
183700   Joey Gase PFK Foundation   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet193running000
191743   Bubba Wallace Medallion Bank / Petty's Garage   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet193running0180
20 824   William Byron Hertz   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet193running5170
212637   Chris Buescher Bush's Chili Beans / Ball Park / Tyson   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet193running0160
223899   Landon Cassill StarCom Fiber   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet193running000
231178   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota193running0140
243615   Ross Chastain Xchange of America / Solomon Plumbing   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet193running100
252231   Ryan Newman Liberty National   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet193running0120
26 918   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota193running1150
27182   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford193running21110
28 34   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford193running46271
291912   Ryan Blaney Fleetwood RV / REV Group   (Roger Penske)Ford193running6180
302732   Matt DiBenedetto Dude Wipes   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford192running270
31 59   Chase Elliott NAPA Nightvision Lamps   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet192running0100
324072   Corey LaJoie Winn Dixie   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet191running050
33 788   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet191running060
34337   D.J. Kennington Wilride Transport   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet190running000
35311   Jamie McMurray Winter Park Construction / Arctic Cat   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet186running020
363223   J.J. Yeley Steakhouse Elite   (Bob Jenkins)Ford185crash000
373596   Jeffrey Earnhardt iK9 / Xtreme Concepts   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota185running010
383951   Cody Ware Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet185running010
391638   David Ragan 1000Bulbs.com 500   (Bob Jenkins)Ford173running010
401434   Michael McDowell Speedco / Rotella   (Bob Jenkins)Ford155running010
* Race extended to 193 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #41, 14, 4, 10, 22, 12, 9, 11, 88, 13
Top 10 in Stage 2: #4, 14, 41, 10, 11, 12, 18, 3, 22, 2

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Joey Gase00unapproved adjustments
Kyle Larson42unapproved adjustments
Corey LaJoie72unapproved adjustments

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41David Starr97Vroom! Brands / Brand South AfricaObaika RacingToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143   #96 spun frontstretchnone
155642  
57604   end of stage 1#72
61622  
63664   #48 accident frontstretch#99
6710438  
1051073   #42 accident backstretch#21
1081114  
1121154   end of stage 2#42
11613621  
1371415   #1 accident frontstretch#17
14216019  
1611644   debris frontstretch#48
16518622  
1871915   #24,88,23,20,9 accident turn 4#31
1921932  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.6%             Average green flag run: 17.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch11111
  A.J. Allmendinger12121
  Kurt Busch135644
  Matt DiBenedetto57571
  Ryan Blaney58636
  Ross Chastain64641
  Kevin Harvick65684
  Kyle Busch69691
  Kevin Harvick7011142
  Brad Keselowski11212110
  William Byron1221265
  Brad Keselowski12713711
  Matt DiBenedetto1381381
  Brendan Gaughan1391391
  Kurt Busch14019253
  Aric Almirola1931931

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 3128    
2   Kyle Busch 3111   -17  
3   Joey Logano 3104   -24  
4   Kurt Busch 3095   -33  
5   Aric Almirola 3087   -41  
6   Clint Bowyer 3086   -42  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 3083   -45  
8   Chase Elliott 3066   -62  
9   Brad Keselowski 3065   -63  
10   Ryan Blaney 3061   -67  
11   Kyle Larson 3047   -81  
12   Alex Bowman 3015   -113  
13   Denny Hamlin 2136   -992  
14   Jimmie Johnson 2128   -1000  
15   Austin Dillon 2124   -1004  
16   Erik Jones 2108   -1020  
17   Ryan Newman 641   -2487  
18   Paul Menard 619   -2509  
19   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 615   -2513  
20   Daniel Suarez 614   -2514  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 1213    
2   Kevin Harvick 1201   -12  
3   Kurt Busch 1068   -145  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 1065   -148  
5   Joey Logano 1040   -173  
6   Clint Bowyer 979   -234  
7   Brad Keselowski 972   -241  
8   Kyle Larson 946   -267  
9   Ryan Blaney 933   -280  
10   Chase Elliott 928   -285  
11   Denny Hamlin 913   -300  
12   Aric Almirola 881   -332  
13   Erik Jones 826   -387  
14   Jimmie Johnson 755   -458  
15   Alex Bowman 704   -509  
16   Ryan Newman 641   -572  
17   Austin Dillon 630   -583  
18   Paul Menard 619   -594  
19   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 615   -598  
20   Daniel Suarez 614   -599