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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 8 of 36
Monday, April 16, 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:25
Average speed: 77.465 mph
Pole speed: 128.822 mph
Cautions: 13 for 114 laps
Margin of victory: .628 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18
Green flag passes: 1,739 (4.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 118   Kyle Busch Skittles   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota500running117495
2 642   Kyle Larson McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet500running200470
31748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500running0460
4 417   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Sunny D   (Jack Roush)Ford500running0390
5 888   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500running0360
61910   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford500running0340
7394   Kevin Harvick Busch Beer   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford500running0330
81414   Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford500running0370
91022   Joey Logano AutoTrader   (Roger Penske)Ford500running1280
103031   Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500running0360
111219   Daniel Suarez Arris   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota500running5260
122338   David Ragan The Pete Store   (Bob Jenkins)Ford500running0250
13 721   Paul Menard Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford499running0240
142511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota499running4300
15213   Austin Dillon Realtree Fishing   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet499running0240
162043   Bubba Wallace STP   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet499running6220
171847   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Nature Valley   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet499running0270
181124   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet498running0190
19311   Jamie McMurray Cessna   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet498running0180
202900   Landon Cassill TW Cable / Superior Essex   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet498running000
212432   Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford497running0160
22 241   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford496running0170
23 32   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford495running67342
24336   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare   (Jack Roush)Ford495running0130
253472   Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet494running0120
261320   Erik Jones DeWalt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota494running0160
273596   D.J. Kennington Humboldt Broncos / #PrayForHumboldt   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota482running0100
283213   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet475running090
29169   Chase Elliott Mountain Dew Baja Blast   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet473running080
302678   Martin Truex, Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance   (Barney Visser)Toyota458crash070
312823   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota448running060
323655   Reed Sorenson VIPRacingExperience.com   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet342crash000
333866   Chad Finchum Concrete North / Smithbilt Homes   (Carl Long)Toyota335crash000
341595   Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet236steering030
35 512   Ryan Blaney Fleetwood RV / REV Group   (Roger Penske)Ford117crash10020
362237   Chris Buescher Bush's Beans / Energizer / Downy   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet116crash010
373751   Harrison Rhodes Industrial Construction Experts   (Rick Ware)Toyota115crash010
38 934   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Speedco   (Bob Jenkins)Ford9crash010
392715   Ross Chastain Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet3crash000
Top 10 in Stage 1: #2, 31, 14, 47, 42, 20, 10, 48, 17, 41
Top 10 in Stage 2: #2, 18, 48, 11, 42, 17, 88, 4, 3, 43

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kevin Harvick4backup car
Kurt Busch41backup car
Jimmie Johnson48unapproved tire change

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
595   #9,24,78,19,47,15,34,38,66 accident frontstretchnone
10178  
18225   #47,1 accident turn 2#38
234624  
475913   rain#55
60612  
62676   #17,20,22 accident turn 4#51
6811851  
1191246   #12,1,37,38,51,6 accident turn 3#00
1251262  
1271348   end of stage 1#1
13515521  
15616914   #6 accident turn 4#32
17020334  
20421714   rain#32
21825134  
25226110   end of stage 2#1
26232463  
3253295   #42,31 accident frontstretch#17
33035425  
35536511   #55 accident turn 4#38
36639025  
3913999   rain#11
40047071  
4714788   #2 accident turn 2#19
47950022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.8%             Average green flag run: 27.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kyle Busch11616
  Ryan Blaney175539
  Joey Logano56561
  Ryan Blaney5711761
  Brad Keselowski11813013
  Kyle Larson131243113
  Brad Keselowski24426118
  Denny Hamlin2622654
  Brad Keselowski26629227
  Kyle Larson29332432
  Kyle Busch32536036
  Daniel Suarez3613655
  Brad Keselowski3663749
  Darrell Wallace, Jr.3753806
  Kyle Busch38143858
  Kyle Larson43947234
  Kyle Busch4734731
  Kyle Larson47449421
  Kyle Busch4955006

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 365    
2   Joey Logano 306   -59  
3   Kevin Harvick 290   -75  
4   Clint Bowyer 286   -79  
5   Brad Keselowski 271   -94  
6   Ryan Blaney 267   -98  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 257   -108  
8   Denny Hamlin 252   -113  
9   Kyle Larson 249   -116  
10   Kurt Busch 241   -124  
11   Aric Almirola 211   -154  
12   Erik Jones 209   -156  
13   Alex Bowman 190   -175  
14   Austin Dillon 183   -182  
15   Ryan Newman 181   -184  
16   Paul Menard 170   -195  
17   Jimmie Johnson 169   -196  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 162   -203  
19   William Byron 154   -211  
20   A.J. Allmendinger 150   -215  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Busch 2   365  
2   Kevin Harvick 2   290  
3   Clint Bowyer 1   286  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   257  
5   Austin Dillon 1   183  
6   Joey Logano 0   306  
7   Brad Keselowski 0   271  
8   Ryan Blaney 0   267  
9   Denny Hamlin 0   252  
10   Kyle Larson 0   249  
11   Kurt Busch 0   241  
12   Aric Almirola 0   211  
13   Erik Jones 0   209  
14   Alex Bowman 0   190  
15   Ryan Newman 0   181  
16   Paul Menard 0   170