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2018 Auto Club 400


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:41
Average speed: 147.526 mph
Pole speed: 186.567 mph
Cautions: 5 for 21 laps
Margin of victory: 11.685 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16
Green flag passes: 3,399 (19.0 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 178   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota200running125607
2 342   Kyle Larson DC Solar   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running0430
3 218   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running62510
4112   Brad Keselowski Wurth   (Roger Penske)Ford200running0490
5 622   Joey Logano AAA Southern California   (Roger Penske)Ford200running9450
62511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running1390
7 420   Erik Jones SiriusXM   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running0390
8 812   Ryan Blaney PPG   (Roger Penske)Ford200running0290
93348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0380
10 53   Austin Dillon Dow Coatings / Kilz   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running0270
112614   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford199running0300
122710   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford199running0250
132888   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199running0240
14 741   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford199running0270
152924   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199running1230
16319   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199running0210
17151   Jamie McMurray McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet199running1200
181617   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford   (Jack Roush)Ford199running0190
191421   Paul Menard Menards / FVP   (Wood Brothers)Ford199running0180
201943   Bubba Wallace Farmer John   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet199running0170
21 931   Ryan Newman Chevrolet Accessories   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet199running0160
223247   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Marie Callender's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet199running0150
233019   Daniel Suarez Arris / Ruckus   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota199running0140
243495   Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet199running1130
252138   David Ragan 1000Bulbs.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford199running0120
262234   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Speedco   (Bob Jenkins)Ford199running0110
271713   Ty Dillon Twisted Tea   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet198running0100
283772   Cole Whitt Southern California Chevy Dealers   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet198running090
293615   Ross Chastain Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet198running000
301237   Chris Buescher Healthy Choice Power Bowls / Bush's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet197running070
311832   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Wholey   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford196running060
322023   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota194running050
333551   Timmy Hill Bubba Burgers   (Rick Ware)Toyota193running000
342455   Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet193running000
35104   Kevin Harvick Busch Beer   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford191running020
362300   Jeffrey Earnhardt VRX Simulators   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet189running010
37136   Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil   (Jack Roush)Ford108crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #78, 18, 22, 2, 48, 42, 41, 20, 14, 11
Top 10 in Stage 2: #78, 2, 18, 11, 20, 22, 48, 42, 14, 24

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Daniel Suarez19backup car
Gray Gaulding23engine change
Michael McDowell34rear gear change
Alex Bowman88engine change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13838  
39424   #4 accident turn 2#37
436119  
62665   end of stage 1#15
6710943  
1101134   #6 accident turn 4#31
1141218  
1221265   end of stage 2#21
1271293  
1301323   #38 accident turn 2#13
13320068  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.5%             Average green flag run: 29.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Martin Truex, Jr.11010
  Kyle Busch112818
  Jamie McMurray29291
  Kyle Busch30301
  Martin Truex, Jr.316333
  Joey Logano64729
  Martin Truex, Jr.738917
  Kyle Busch90934
  Martin Truex, Jr.9412330
  Kyle Busch1241307
  Kasey Kahne1311311
  William Byron1321321
  Kyle Busch13316028
  Martin Truex, Jr.1611633
  Denny Hamlin1641641
  Kyle Busch1651684
  Martin Truex, Jr.16920032

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 216    
2   Kyle Busch 207   -9  
3   Joey Logano 197   -19  
4   Brad Keselowski 183   -33  
5   Ryan Blaney 181   -35  
6   Denny Hamlin 176   -40  
7   Kyle Larson 174   -42  
8   Kevin Harvick 170   -46  
9   Clint Bowyer 155   -61  
10   Aric Almirola 148   -68  
11   Kurt Busch 144   -72  
12   Austin Dillon 141   -75  
13   Erik Jones 132   -84  
14   Ryan Newman 117   -99  
15   Paul Menard 115   -101  
15   Alex Bowman 115   -101  
17   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 107   -109  
18   Jimmie Johnson 97   -119  
19   Bubba Wallace 94   -122  
20   William Byron 91   -125  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kevin Harvick 2   170  
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   216  
3   Austin Dillon 1   141  
4   Kyle Busch 0   207  
5   Joey Logano 0   197  
6   Brad Keselowski 0   183  
7   Ryan Blaney 0   181  
8   Denny Hamlin 0   176  
9   Kyle Larson 0   174  
10   Clint Bowyer 0   155  
11   Aric Almirola 0   148  
12   Kurt Busch 0   144  
13   Erik Jones 0   132  
14   Ryan Newman 0   117  
15   Paul Menard 0   115  
15   Alex Bowman 0   115