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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:15
Average speed: 150.545 mph
Pole speed: 195.644 mph
Cautions: 8 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: .260 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 24
Green flag passes: 6,267 (36.9 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1143   Austin Dillon Dow   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet207running1425
2 743   Bubba Wallace Click n' Close   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet207running0390
3 211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota207running22350
4 522   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford207running3410
52137   Chris Buescher Kleenex / Cottonelle / Bush's Beans   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet207running0320
61621   Paul Menard Omnicraft Auto Parts / Quick Lane Tire & Auto   (Wood Brothers)Ford207running1420
7 312   Ryan Blaney Menards / Peak   (Roger Penske)Ford207running118481
81331   Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet207running0290
92234   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Speedco   (Bob Jenkins)Ford207running0390
102047   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Velveeta / Cheerios   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet207running1270
113710   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford206running1330
122951   Justin Marks Harry's   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet206running100
13186   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare 25th Anniversary   (Jack Roush)Ford206running0280
143992   David Gilliland Black's Tire Service / Carquest Auto Parts   (Ricky Benton)Ford206running000
151014   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford206running0220
16191   Jamie McMurray McDonald's / Cessna   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet205running0210
17 188   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet205running13290
182478   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota205running4300
193842   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet204running0180
203423   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota204running0170
212700   Jeffrey Earnhardt VRX Simulators   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet204running0160
224066   Mark Thompson Phoenix Air Racing   (Carl Long)Ford203running0150
233324   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203running0140
243096   D.J. Kennington Lordco Auto Parts / Castrol   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota201running0130
251218   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running0120
261141   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford198crash16211
273632   Matt DiBenedetto The Hurricane Heist   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford198crash0100
282562   Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Dist. / South Point Hotel & Casino   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet198crash090
29 917   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3M / Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford197crash11150
301538   David Ragan Speedco / Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford107crash070
31 64   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford105crash0100
32312   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire / Bruce Halle 1930-2018   (Roger Penske)Ford102crash050
33 49   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet101crash470
342695   Kasey Kahne Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet101crash030
35287   Danica Patrick GoDaddy / Warrior by Danica Patrick   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet101crash020
36 820   Erik Jones DeWalt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota59crash1110
371719   Daniel Suarez Arris   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota59crash010
383548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet59crash010
392313   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet59crash010
403272   Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet8engine010
* Race extended to 207 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #41, 88, 12, 17, 78, 34, 4, 9, 21, 6
Top 10 in Stage 2: #12, 21, 22, 10, 34, 78, 43, 6, 3, 11

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brad Keselowski2backup car
Austin Dillon3backup car
Aric Almirola10backup car
William Byron24backup car
Matt DiBenedetto32backup car
Kyle Larson42backup car
Jimmie Johnson48backup car
David Gilliland92backup car

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10123   #72 accident turn 2none
135139  
52554   #18,96,1 accident turn 3#23
56605  
61666   #24,20,13,19,48,17,12,78,42 accident backstretch#11
679327  
94974   debris backstretch#23
981025  
1031086   #9,7,4,34,78,2,95 accident turn 3#22
10912113  
1221265   end of stage 2#24
12719064  
1911933   #24 spun turn 4#22
1941996  
2002056   #41,78,32,17,62,12,88,31,22,43,00,47 accident turn 2#34
2062072  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.9%             Average green flag run: 18.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin11010
  Justin Marks11111
  Kurt Busch12143
  Alex Bowman15228
  Erik Jones233311
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.344411
  Chase Elliott45484
  Joey Logano49513
  Kurt Busch526211
  Alex Bowman63675
  Ryan Blaney689326
  Paul Menard94941
  Martin Truex, Jr.95984
  Ryan Blaney9912224
  A.J. Allmendinger1231231
  Ryan Blaney12417047
  Denny Hamlin1711733
  Ryan Blaney17419320
  Denny Hamlin1941941
  Kurt Busch1951962
  Ryan Blaney1971971
  Denny Hamlin1982058
  Aric Almirola2062061
  Austin Dillon2072071

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Ryan Blaney 58    
2   Joey Logano 50   -8  
3   Austin Dillon 47   -11  
3   Bubba Wallace 47   -11  
5   Paul Menard 46   -12  
6   Michael McDowell 39   -19  
7   Denny Hamlin 37   -21  
8   Ryan Newman 34   -24  
9   Chris Buescher 33   -25  
9   Aric Almirola 33   -25  
11   Trevor Bayne 31   -27  
12   Martin Truex, Jr. 30   -28  
13   Clint Bowyer 29   -29  
13   Alex Bowman 29   -29  
15   A.J. Allmendinger 28   -30  
16   Kurt Busch 27   -31  
17   Jamie McMurray 23   -35  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 22   -36  
19   Kevin Harvick 19   -39  
20   Kyle Larson 18   -40  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Austin Dillon 1   47  
2   Ryan Blaney 0   58  
3   Joey Logano 0   50  
4   Bubba Wallace 0   47  
5   Paul Menard 0   46  
6   Michael McDowell 0   39  
7   Denny Hamlin 0   37  
8   Ryan Newman 0   34  
9   Chris Buescher 0   33  
9   Aric Almirola 0   33  
11   Trevor Bayne 0   31  
12   Martin Truex, Jr. 0   30  
13   Clint Bowyer 0   29  
13   Alex Bowman 0   29  
15   A.J. Allmendinger 0   28  
16   Kurt Busch 0   27