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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 26 of 36
Monday, September 10, 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:06:35
Average speed: 128.629 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 10 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .904 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14
Green flag passes: 2,195 (18.1 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 62   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford160running9495
21320   Erik Jones Toyota Camry / buyatoyota.com   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota160running0440
31011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Possibilities   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota160running37420
4 24   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's New 9-Grain Wheat Sub   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford160running22330
5 814   Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 / Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford160running37421
6 441   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford160running19460
7211   Jamie McMurray Cessna / McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet160running0300
8 118   Kyle Busch M&M's Caramel   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota160running27350
91921   Paul Menard Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford160running0310
101731   Ryan Newman Grainger   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet160running0290
11 912   Ryan Blaney BodyArmor   (Roger Penske)Ford160running1260
12296   Matt Kenseth Wyndham Rewards   (Jack Roush)Ford160running5351
13 522   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford160running0310
14 742   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet160running0300
15119   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160running0330
161448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160running0220
172634   Michael McDowell Race For Riley / Window World   (Bob Jenkins)Ford160running0200
182019   Daniel Suarez Stanley Tools   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota160running0140
192224   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160running3210
202795   Regan Smith WRL General Contractors   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet160running0170
213013   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet160running0160
22183   Austin Dillon Dow Molykote   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet160running0150
231210   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford159running0180
242538   David Ragan MDS Transport   (Bob Jenkins)Ford159running0130
252337   Chris Buescher Bush's Beans / Tyson / Cheerios   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet158running0120
263215   Ross Chastain Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet158running000
273372   Corey LaJoie ARK.io Blockchain Solutions   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet158running0100
28387   Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet158running000
293523   J.J. Yeley Bob JenkinsToyota157running000
304052   B.J. McLeod Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Ford157running000
313400   Landon Cassill StarCom Fiber   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet150crash000
323796   Jeffrey Earnhardt iK9 / Xtreme Concepts   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota150crash050
331588   Alex Bowman Axalta / Church Brothers   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet142running040
341617   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford136engine030
353966   Timmy Hill Ternio   (Carl Long)Toyota124fuel pump000
363132   Matt DiBenedetto Anest Iwata   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford89rear end010
372447   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Totino's / Creamette   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet66crash010
382843   Bubba Wallace World Wide Technology   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet57crash010
393651   David Starr Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet57crash000
40 378   Martin Truex, Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance   (Barney Visser)Toyota41brakes010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #14, 41, 11, 42, 18, 2, 10, 21, 9, 20
Top 10 in Stage 2: #6, 9, 20, 22, 41, 19, 2, 24, 31, 48

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Landon Cassill00unapproved adjustments
Daniel Suarez19inspection infraction
David Starr51unapproved adjustments
Martin Truex, Jr.78inspection infraction
Regan Smith95pitting before green flag

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCKasey Kahne95WRL General ContractorsLeavine Family RacingChevrolet
WDGray Gaulding99StarCom FiberStarCom RacingChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143   competition#66
153117  
32343   competition#51
35417  
42454   #78 accident turn 1#66
46516  
52554   end of stage 1none
56583  
59657   #43,51,52 accident turn 3none
66672  
68703   #47,88 accident turn 3none
71766  
77793   #23 spun turn 2none
8010122  
1021054   end of stage 2#7
10614338  
1441485   debris frontstretch#13
1491546  
1551573   #00,96 accident turn 3#3
1581603  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.4%             Average green flag run: 11.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kyle Busch11111
  Denny Hamlin123221
  Kurt Busch334412
  Clint Bowyer45517
  Kyle Busch526716
  Kevin Harvick688922
  Clint Bowyer90967
  Matt Kenseth971015
  William Byron1021043
  Clint Bowyer10512723
  Ryan Blaney1281281
  Kurt Busch1291357
  Brad Keselowski1361427
  Denny Hamlin14315816
  Brad Keselowski1591602

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 2050    
1   Kyle Busch 2050   0  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 2035   -15  
4   Brad Keselowski 2019   -31  
5   Clint Bowyer 2015   -35  
6   Kurt Busch 2014   -36  
6   Joey Logano 2014   -36  
8   Chase Elliott 2008   -42  
9   Ryan Blaney 2007   -43  
10   Austin Dillon 2005   -45  
10   Erik Jones 2005   -45  
10   Kyle Larson 2005   -45  
13   Denny Hamlin 2003   -47  
14   Aric Almirola 2001   -49  
15   Jimmie Johnson 2000   -50  
15   Alex Bowman 2000   -50  
17   Ryan Newman 532   -1518  
18   Paul Menard 524   -1526  
19   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 521   -1529  
20   Daniel Suarez 501   -1549  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 1073    
2   Kevin Harvick 1032   -41  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 884   -189  
4   Kurt Busch 881   -192  
5   Joey Logano 849   -224  
6   Brad Keselowski 834   -239  
7   Clint Bowyer 819   -254  
8   Kyle Larson 813   -260  
9   Ryan Blaney 781   -292  
10   Denny Hamlin 780   -293  
11   Chase Elliott 770   -303  
12   Erik Jones 723   -350  
13   Aric Almirola 699   -374  
14   Jimmie Johnson 627   -446  
15   Alex Bowman 590   -483  
16   Ryan Newman 532   -541  
17   Paul Menard 524   -549  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 521   -552  
19   Austin Dillon 511   -562  
20   Daniel Suarez 501   -572