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2018 Bojangles' Southern 500


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:54
Average speed: 131.408 mph
Pole speed: 173.571 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: 1.224 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7
Green flag passes: 2,264 (6.8 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1132   Brad Keselowski Miller Genuine Draft Throwback   (Roger Penske)Ford367running24555
2 822   Joey Logano Pennzoil Throwback   (Roger Penske)Ford367running18500
3 242   Kyle Larson DC Solar Throwback   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet367running284542
4224   Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Throwback   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford367running0390
5119   Chase Elliott NAPA Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367running0400
6 941   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Sharpie   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford367running0390
7 518   Kyle Busch Skittles 1998 Retro   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota367running0350
8 720   Erik Jones Sport Clips Throwback   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota367running0440
9311   Jamie McMurray McDonald's 50 Years of Big Mac   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet367running0300
10 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Throwback   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota367running11310
11 378   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota367running30340
122517   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford367running0250
131937   Chris Buescher Bush's Best Since 1908   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet367running0240
141210   Aric Almirola Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford367running0230
152112   Ryan Blaney Menards / Duracell   (Roger Penske)Ford367running0220
16183   Austin Dillon American Ethanol E15   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367running0210
171421   Paul Menard Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford366running0200
182338   David Ragan Citgard 700 Throwback   (Bob Jenkins)Ford366running0190
19 631   Ryan Newman Caterpillar Throwback   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet366running0220
202634   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Throwback   (Bob Jenkins)Ford365running0170
212813   Ty Dillon GEICO Throwback   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet365running0160
222447   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Hellmann's / Totino's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet365running0150
23 488   Alex Bowman Llumar Window Film   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet365running0140
242995   Kasey Kahne Dumont Jets Throwback   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet364running0130
25156   Matt Kenseth Oscar Mayer Lunchables   (Jack Roush)Ford364running0120
262743   Bubba Wallace STP   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet363running0110
273472   Corey LaJoie BCT The Blockchain Terminal   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet360running0100
283315   Ross Chastain Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet360running000
291619   Daniel Suarez Arris   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota358running080
303500   Landon Cassill StarCom Fiber Throwback   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet357running000
313252   J.J. Yeley Trading View   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet350running000
323751   B.J. McLeod Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet347running000
333899   Derrike Cope Bojangles' Throwback   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet346running040
344096   Jeffrey Earnhardt Nine Line Apparel Throwback   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota344running030
351024   William Byron Axalta Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet329engine020
361714   Clint Bowyer Carolina Ford Dealers Throwback   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford309crash010
373666   Timmy Hill Rewards.com Throwback   (Carl Long)Toyota268engine000
383032   Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford254rear end010
392048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet227oil pump010
403923   Joey Gase Agri-Supply / Sparks Energy   (Bob Jenkins)Toyota120crash000
Top 10 in Stage 1: #42, 20, 78, 22, 2, 4, 11, 41, 18, 9
Top 10 in Stage 2: #42, 2, 22, 9, 20, 41, 31, 18, 1, 4

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray1engine change
Joey Gase23engine change
Jimmie Johnson48unapproved adjustments
Jeffrey Earnhardt96unapproved adjustments

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDReed Sorenson7Jay RobinsonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1101101  
1021076   end of stage 1#37
10812821  
1291335   #23,18 accident frontstretch#1
13420168  
2022076   end of stage 2#3
208312105  
31332210   #14,31,96 accident#4
3233297  
3303334   debris turn 2#41
33434411  
3453484   #96 spun turn 2#78
34936719  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 47.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin11111
  Kyle Larson12129118
  Martin Truex, Jr.13015930
  Kyle Larson16025899
  Brad Keselowski2592602
  Joey Logano26127818
  Kyle Larson27934567
  Brad Keselowski34636722

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 1038    
2   Kevin Harvick 999   -39  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 883   -155  
4   Kurt Busch 835   -203  
5   Joey Logano 818   -220  
6   Brad Keselowski 785   -253  
7   Kyle Larson 783   -255  
8   Clint Bowyer 777   -261  
9   Ryan Blaney 755   -283  
10   Denny Hamlin 738   -300  
11   Chase Elliott 737   -301  
12   Aric Almirola 681   -357  
13   Erik Jones 679   -359  
14   Jimmie Johnson 605   -433  
15   Alex Bowman 586   -452  
16   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 518   -520  
17   Ryan Newman 503   -535  
18   Austin Dillon 496   -542  
19   Paul Menard 493   -545  
20   Daniel Suarez 487   -551  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Busch 6   1038  
2   Kevin Harvick 6   999  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 4   883  
4   Clint Bowyer 2   777  
5   Kurt Busch 1   835  
6   Joey Logano 1   818  
7   Brad Keselowski 1   785  
8   Chase Elliott 1   737  
9   Erik Jones 1   679  
10   Austin Dillon 1   496  
11   Kyle Larson 0   783  
12   Ryan Blaney 0   755  
13   Denny Hamlin 0   738  
14   Aric Almirola 0   681  
15   Jimmie Johnson 0   605  
16   Alex Bowman 0   586