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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 18 of 36
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:12
Average speed: 130.435 mph
Pole speed: 194.045 mph
Cautions: 10 for 46 laps
Margin of victory: .125 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25
Green flag passes: 4,494 (36.8 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
12920   Erik Jones buyatoyota.com   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota168running1405
21378   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Patriotic / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota168running20350
32447   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Hidden Valley / Hellmann's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet168running1340
42895   Kasey Kahne Thorne Wellness   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet168running17400
52537   Chris Buescher Kleenex Wet Wipes / Viva / Ball Park   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet168running0320
61913   Ty Dillon GEICO Military   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet168running3370
73132   Matt DiBenedetto Zynga Poker   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford168running0300
8 731   Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet168running1340
9103   Austin Dillon American Ethanol E15 Patriotic   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet168running0330
10 288   Alex Bowman Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet168running1360
11347   Jeffrey Earnhardt Nine Line Foundation   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet168running0260
121662   Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Dist. / South Point Hotel & Casino   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet168running0250
133596   D.J. Kennington Lordco / Castrol / Spectra Premium   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota168running0240
142243   Bubba Wallace U.S. Air Force   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet167running0230
152138   David Ragan Shriners Hospital For Children   (Bob Jenkins)Ford167running0220
163951   Ray Black, Jr. Jacob Companies / Prefund Capital   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet167running000
17 617   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford167running51402
184023   J.J. Yeley Steakhouse Elite   (BK Racing)Toyota166running000
19 54   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford162crash8180
20206   Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil   (Jack Roush)Ford162crash0190
213315   Ross Chastain Caddy's Beach Bar Restaurants   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet162crash000
22 914   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford162crash2150
23 448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet162crash10190
243799   Landon Cassill StarCom Fiber Patriotic   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet162running000
253600   Joey Gase Sparks Inc.   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet161crash000
26 834   Michael McDowell K-LOVE Radio   (Bob Jenkins)Ford155crash20200
272610   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford155crash0100
283021   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Wood Brothers)Ford152running090
291442   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Fireworks   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet123crash0200
30271   Jamie McMurray DC Solar Patriotic   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet68crash070
313872   Corey LaJoie Dragonchain   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet65crash060
321824   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet64crash12120
331518   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota64crash1130
34 19   Chase Elliott Hooters   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet54crash1190
353219   Daniel Suarez Arris   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota54crash020
36 32   Brad Keselowski Stars, Stripes & Lites   (Roger Penske)Ford53crash940
372341   Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford53crash060
381711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Cares   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota53crash010
391122   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford53crash010
401212   Ryan Blaney BodyArmor   (Roger Penske)Ford53crash010
* Race extended to 168 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #17, 18, 42, 24, 9, 41, 31, 2, 3, 88
Top 10 in Stage 2: #17, 34, 88, 95, 13, 48, 42, 3, 6, 31

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Daniel Suarez19unapproved adjustments
David Ragan38unapproved adjustments
Kasey Kahne95unapproved adjustments
Landon Cassill99unapproved adjustments

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Timothy Peters92Advance Auto Parts / Black's TireRicky BentonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
42465   end of stage 1#23
47493  
50523   #21,48,38 accident frontstretch#51
53542  
55628   #2,3,4,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,19,21,22,41,42,43,48,88,95,72,78,1,7,15,32,34 accident turn 3#51
63653  
66694   #1,6,17,18,20,24,72 accident turn 4#42
708112  
82865   end of stage 2#4
8712438  
1251284   #17,42 accident turn 4#20
1291335  
1341374   #96 spun backstretch#10
13815013  
1511544   #17 spun frontstretch#48
1551562  
1571615   #48,10,00,34 accident turn 3#7
1621621  
1631664   #4,14,43,48,15,6,17,62,88 accident turn 4none
1671682  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.4%             Average green flag run: 11.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Chase Elliott11010
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.11111
  Chase Elliott12121
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.134230
  Kyle Busch43431
  Brad Keselowski44529
  William Byron536412
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.65695
  Ryan Newman70701
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.718111
  Alex Bowman82821
  A.J. Allmendinger83831
  Ty Dillon84863
  Clint Bowyer87882
  Michael McDowell8910719
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.1081081
  Jimmie Johnson1091124
  Michael McDowell1131131
  Jimmie Johnson1141196
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.1201223
  Kevin Harvick1231231
  Martin Truex, Jr.12413714
  Kasey Kahne13815417
  Kevin Harvick1551617
  Martin Truex, Jr.1621676
  Erik Jones1681681

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 749    
2   Kevin Harvick 692   -57  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 629   -120  
4   Joey Logano 618   -131  
5   Brad Keselowski 596   -153  
6   Clint Bowyer 594   -155  
7   Kurt Busch 566   -183  
8   Kyle Larson 544   -205  
9   Denny Hamlin 538   -211  
10   Aric Almirola 503   -246  
11   Ryan Blaney 496   -253  
12   Jimmie Johnson 461   -288  
13   Erik Jones 448   -301  
14   Chase Elliott 444   -305  
15   Alex Bowman 426   -323  
16   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 407   -342  
17   Paul Menard 371   -378  
18   Austin Dillon 347   -402  
19   Ryan Newman 332   -417  
20   Daniel Suarez 318   -431  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Busch 5   749  
2   Kevin Harvick 4   692  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 3   629  
4   Clint Bowyer 2   594  
5   Joey Logano 1   618  
6   Erik Jones 1   448  
7   Austin Dillon 1   347  
8   Brad Keselowski 0   596  
9   Kurt Busch 0   566  
10   Kyle Larson 0   544  
11   Denny Hamlin 0   538  
12   Aric Almirola 0   503  
13   Ryan Blaney 0   496  
14   Jimmie Johnson 0   461  
15   Chase Elliott 0   444  
16   Alex Bowman 0   426