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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 10 of 36
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:46
Average speed: 152.489 mph
Pole speed: 194.448 mph
Cautions: 6 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: .127 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25
Green flag passes: 6,932 (43.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 922   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil / Autotrader   (Roger Penske)Ford188running70585
2 241   Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running5380
3 59   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running0340
4 14   Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Flannel   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running12420
5 717   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford188running4410
61238   David Ragan Bad Boy Mowers   (Bob Jenkins)Ford188running0360
74010   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford188running0300
81188   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running26290
91831   Ryan Newman Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running0280
101419   Daniel Suarez Arris / Ruckus   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running1270
112537   Chris Buescher Degree / Louisiana Hot Sauce   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet188running1260
121648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188running0300
131918   Kyle Busch M&M's Flavor Vote   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running0320
14 411   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running11280
152913   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet188running0220
161543   Bubba Wallace Petty's Garage / Medallion Bank   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet188running5210
172695   Kasey Kahne Procore Safety Qualified   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet188running1200
182312   Ryan Blaney Menards / Richmond   (Roger Penske)Ford188running0310
193332   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Wholey   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford188running6180
203196   D.J. Kennington Gaunt BrothersToyota188running0170
213672   Cole Whitt 1950 Clothing Company   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet188running0160
223062   Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Dist. / South Point Hotel & Casino   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet188running1150
233292   Timothy Peters Advance Auto Parts / BTS Tire & Wheel   (Ricky Benton)Ford187running000
243723   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota187running0130
253515   Ross Chastain Sobriety Nation   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet186running000
26 378   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota184crash0190
273400   Joey Gase Sparks Energy   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet178engine000
28271   Jamie McMurray DC Solar   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet174running090
291724   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet165crash14100
301321   Paul Menard Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford165crash8231
31 814   Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford165crash060
322034   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Roller Bites   (Bob Jenkins)Ford165crash050
33102   Brad Keselowski Snap-On Tools   (Roger Penske)Ford165crash21141
342847   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Velveeta / Nature Valley   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet165crash230
35243   Austin Dillon Dow Scooper Cat / Priventz   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet165crash020
363951   Timmy Hill Keen's Buildings / Race to Erase Opioids   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet151engine000
373855   Reed Sorenson TCL   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet79suspension000
38216   Trevor Bayne AdvoCare   (Jack Roush)Ford71crash010
39 620   Erik Jones XYO Network   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota71crash010
402242   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet71crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #2, 22, 78, 18, 21, 11, 12, 17, 4, 48
Top 10 in Stage 2: #21, 22, 12, 4, 17, 38, 48, 41, 24, 18

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray1backup car
Chase Elliott9unapproved tire change
Aric Almirola10unapproved adjustments
Ty Dillon13backup car
Daniel Suarez19backup car
Ryan Newman31backup car

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15656  
57615   end of stage 1#38
627211  
73786   #1,6,10,20,42,78 accident backstretch#72
7911133  
1121165   end of stage 2#95
11712913  
1301334   debris frontstretch#14
13415522  
1561594   fluid on track#96
1601667  
1671715   #2,3,11,12,14,18,21,24,34,43,47,48,62,95 accident turn 3#11
17218817  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.4%             Average green flag run: 22.7 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick11212
  Alex Bowman133826
  Darrell Wallace, Jr.39435
  Brad Keselowski445714
  A.J. Allmendinger58581
  Brad Keselowski59613
  William Byron62632
  Brad Keselowski64663
  William Byron67671
  Chris Buescher68681
  Matt DiBenedetto69746
  Joey Logano759622
  Denny Hamlin971048
  Paul Menard1051128
  Brendan Gaughan1131131
  William Byron11412411
  Kurt Busch1251295
  A.J. Allmendinger1301301
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.1311344
  Denny Hamlin1351373
  Joey Logano1381403
  Brad Keselowski1411411
  Joey Logano1421443
  Daniel Suarez1451451
  Kasey Kahne1461461
  Joey Logano14718842

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 447    
2   Joey Logano 417   -30  
3   Kevin Harvick 366   -81  
4   Clint Bowyer 335   -112  
5   Kurt Busch 320   -127  
6   Brad Keselowski 317   -130  
7   Denny Hamlin 314   -133  
8   Ryan Blaney 313   -134  
9   Martin Truex, Jr. 303   -144  
10   Kyle Larson 280   -167  
11   Aric Almirola 278   -169  
12   Alex Bowman 238   -209  
13   Erik Jones 234   -213  
14   Jimmie Johnson 230   -217  
15   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 217   -230  
16   Ryan Newman 214   -233  
17   Austin Dillon 210   -237  
18   Chase Elliott 209   -238  
19   Paul Menard 206   -241  
20   William Byron 202   -245  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Busch 3   447  
2   Kevin Harvick 2   366  
3   Joey Logano 1   417  
4   Clint Bowyer 1   335  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   303  
6   Austin Dillon 1   210  
7   Kurt Busch 0   320  
8   Brad Keselowski 0   317  
9   Denny Hamlin 0   314  
10   Ryan Blaney 0   313  
11   Kyle Larson 0   280  
12   Aric Almirola 0   278  
13   Alex Bowman 0   238  
14   Erik Jones 0   234  
15   Jimmie Johnson 0   230  
16   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0   217