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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 34 of 36
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:27
Average speed: 150.558 mph
Pole speed: 200.505 mph
Cautions: 8 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: .447 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16
Green flag passes: 1,902 (6.3 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 34   Kevin Harvick Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford337running177207
2 112   Ryan Blaney Accella / Carlisle   (Roger Penske)Ford337running40310
3 822   Joey Logano AAA Insurance   (Roger Penske)Ford337running54450
41220   Erik Jones Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota337running0250
52242   Kyle Larson DC Solar   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet337running0320
6169   Chase Elliott Kelley Blue Book   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet337running0340
7 741   Kurt Busch State Water Heaters   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford337running0420
8 410   Aric Almirola Smithfield Spirals   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford337running0350
91378   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota337running0420
10263   Austin Dillon Dow Norkool   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet337running0270
111717   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Milwaukee / Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford337running0260
12 52   Brad Keselowski Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford337running50320
131121   Paul Menard Menards / Cardell   (Wood Brothers)Ford337running0270
141888   Alex Bowman Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet337running3230
152348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros / Ally Financial   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet337running11220
16 924   William Byron Hendrick Autoguard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet337running0210
171018   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota337running0240
181431   Ryan Newman Caterpillar Next Gen Excavator   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet335running0190
19201   Jamie McMurray Sherwin-Williams   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet335running0180
202547   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Velveeta / Energizer   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet335running0170
21156   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Rehydrate   (Jack Roush)Ford335running0160
222413   Ty Dillon GEICO Military   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet335running0150
232137   Chris Buescher Clorox / Kleenex / Bush's Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet335running0140
242738   David Ragan Earthwater   (Bob Jenkins)Ford335running0130
253043   Bubba Wallace NASCAR Racing Experience   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet335running2120
26 214   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / Mobil Delvac 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running0110
272895   Regan Smith Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet332running0100
281919   Daniel Suarez Arris / Ruckus   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota332running0110
292934   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Luber Finer   (Bob Jenkins)Ford331running080
30 611   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota331running070
313496   Parker Kligerman Gaunt Brothers Racing   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota329running000
323315   Ross Chastain Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet326running000
33387   Reed Sorenson Sustainable Quarry Crypto Mining   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet326running000
343699   Kyle Weatherman Rewards.com   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet323running030
353200   Landon Cassill Brookshire's   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet321running000
363523   J.J. Yeley Maximum Elevation Off-Road   (Bob Jenkins)Toyota321running000
373951   Joey Gase Jacob Companies / Donate Life Texas   (Rick Ware)Ford317running000
383132   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Wholey   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford300crash010
394097   David Starr Sam's Dockyard / RV General Store   (Victor Obaika)Toyota287running000
403772   Corey LaJoie Gas Monkey Garage   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet269running010
* Race extended to 337 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #4, 41, 20, 12, 78, 22, 18, 21, 9, 10
Top 10 in Stage 2: #4, 12, 78, 2, 22, 10, 20, 41, 19, 9

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Aric Almirola10unapproved body modification
Daniel Suarez19engine change
William Byron24inspection failure
Matt DiBenedetto32transmission change
Chris Buescher37engine change
Jimmie Johnson48inspection failure
Martin Truex, Jr.78engine change
Kyle Weatherman99pitting before green flag

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Timmy Hill66Rewards.comCarl LongToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13131  
32365   competition#38
378650  
87926   end of stage 1#38
93975  
981003   #24,48 accident turn 3#43
10117171  
1721765   end of stage 2#37
17722549  
2262305   #19 accident turn 2none
23129767  
2983025   #97 accident turn 2#78
3033064  
3073104   #43,37,32 accident backstretch#17
31133121  
3323354   #19,51,47 accident turn 2#18
3363372  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.0%             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
  Ryan Blaney13232
  Kevin Harvick3313199
  Joey Logano13215221
  Alex Bowman1531553
  Bubba Wallace1561572
  Jimmie Johnson1581592
  Kevin Harvick16017213
  Joey Logano1731764
  Brad Keselowski17722650
  Ryan Blaney2272271
  Joey Logano22825326
  Kevin Harvick25428027
  Joey Logano2812833
  Jimmie Johnson2842929
  Kevin Harvick29331018
  Ryan Blaney3113177
  Kevin Harvick31833720

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 4128    
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 4125   -3  
3   Joey Logano 4119   -9  
4   Kevin Harvick 4103   -25  
5   Kurt Busch 4100   -28  
6   Chase Elliott 4086   -42  
7   Aric Almirola 4068   -60  
8   Clint Bowyer 4052   -76  
9   Ryan Blaney 2263   -1865  
10   Brad Keselowski 2259   -1869  
11   Denny Hamlin 2220   -1908  
12   Kyle Larson 2211   -1917  
13   Jimmie Johnson 2195   -1933  
14   Alex Bowman 2187   -1941  
15   Austin Dillon 2184   -1944  
15   Erik Jones 2184   -1944  
17   Ryan Newman 721   -3407  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 676   -3452  
19   Paul Menard 672   -3456  
20   Daniel Suarez 666   -3462  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 1334    
2   Kevin Harvick 1294   -40  
3   Joey Logano 1191   -143  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 1185   -149  
5   Kurt Busch 1172   -162  
6   Brad Keselowski 1068   -266  
7   Chase Elliott 1044   -290  
7   Clint Bowyer 1044   -290  
9   Ryan Blaney 1031   -303  
10   Kyle Larson 1018   -316  
11   Denny Hamlin 997   -337  
12   Aric Almirola 975   -359  
13   Erik Jones 902   -432  
14   Jimmie Johnson 822   -512  
15   Alex Bowman 777   -557  
16   Ryan Newman 721   -613  
17   Austin Dillon 690   -644  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 676   -658  
19   Paul Menard 672   -662  
20   Daniel Suarez 666   -668