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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race number 7 of 36
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:32:07
Average speed: 141.714 mph
Pole speed: 197.368 mph
Cautions: 8 for 48 laps
Margin of victory: .300 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16
Green flag passes: 1,776 (6.2 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results   /   2018 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 818   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota334running116596
2 24   Kevin Harvick Busch Light   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running87451
3241   Jamie McMurray Cessna   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet334running0380
42120   Erik Jones Reser's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota334running64410
5 412   Ryan Blaney Menards / Richmond "The Water Heater Experts"   (Roger Penske)Ford334running0320
6 722   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford334running0460
7 141   Kurt Busch Haas Automation / Monster Energy   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running40470
81543   Bubba Wallace Click n' Close   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet334running0290
9 314   Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 / Rush Truck Centers   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford334running0390
103324   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334running1270
11209   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet333running4130
12136   Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil   (Jack Roush)Ford333running0250
132313   Ty Dillon GEICO   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet332running0240
142734   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / WinStar Casino & Resort   (Bob Jenkins)Ford332running0230
151837   Chris Buescher Bush's Beans / Cheerios / Hellmann's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet331running0220
163032   Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am / Wholey   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford329running0210
172895   Kasey Kahne Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Chevrolet328running0200
183115   Ross Chastain Low T Centers   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet325running000
193472   Cole Whitt Rinnai   (Bryan Smith)Chevrolet324running0180
203223   Gray Gaulding Earthwater   (BK Racing)Toyota322running0170
213500   Landon Cassill USFRA.org   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet321running000
223651   Harrison Rhodes Rick Ware Racing   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet319running0150
232938   David Ragan 1000Bulbs.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford317running0140
242247   A.J. Allmendinger Kroger ClickList / Velveeta / Tyson   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet316engine0130
252617   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Sunny D   (Jack Roush)Ford315suspension10150
26173   Austin Dillon Symbicort   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet304running0110
272531   Ryan Newman Grainger   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet303crash0100
281688   Alex Bowman Nationwide Insurance   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet294running090
291419   Daniel Suarez Stanley "Racing for a Miracle"   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota290running080
301921   Paul Menard Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center   (Wood Brothers)Ford215crash070
313755   Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet209overheating000
321210   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford178crash060
33112   Brad Keselowski Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford178crash0110
34 511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota177crash1250
35 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet175crash020
361042   Kyle Larson Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet126crash070
37 678   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy   (Barney Visser)Toyota80crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #4, 18, 41, 22, 42, 14, 1, 2, 9, 20
Top 10 in Stage 2: #18, 41, 22, 20, 14, 9, 2, 17, 11, 10

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.17backup car
William Byron24engine change
Matt DiBenedetto32transmission change
Kyle Larson42inspection failure

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDCarl Long66Carl LongToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #3,19,21,88 accident turn 4none
88174  
82909   #78 accident turn 4#11
9112737  
1281347   #42 accident turn 2#24
13517137  
1721776   end of stage 2#6
1781781  
1791835   #2,3,6,10,11,38,48 accident turn 4#12
18423552  
2362405   #21 accident turn 2#43
24125010  
2512555   #6,95 accident turn 4none
25630449  
3053117   #31 accident frontstretch#1
31233423  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.4%             Average green flag run: 31.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick14343
  Denny Hamlin445512
  Kevin Harvick568631
  Kyle Busch8711630
  Kevin Harvick11712913
  Kurt Busch13016637
  Kyle Busch1671726
  Kurt Busch1731731
  Erik Jones17423158
  Kurt Busch2322332
  William Byron2342341
  Erik Jones2352406
  Kyle Busch24129050
  Chase Elliott2912944
  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.29530410
  Kyle Busch30533430

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 316    
2   Joey Logano 278   -38  
3   Ryan Blaney 265   -51  
4   Kevin Harvick 257   -59  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 250   -66  
6   Clint Bowyer 249   -67  
7   Brad Keselowski 237   -79  
8   Kurt Busch 224   -92  
9   Denny Hamlin 222   -94  
10   Kyle Larson 202   -114  
11   Erik Jones 193   -123  
12   Aric Almirola 177   -139  
13   Austin Dillon 159   -157  
14   Alex Bowman 154   -162  
15   Paul Menard 146   -170  
16   Ryan Newman 145   -171  
17   William Byron 135   -181  
18   Chase Elliott 128   -188  
19   Bubba Wallace 126   -190  
20   A.J. Allmendinger 123   -193  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kevin Harvick 2   257  
2   Kyle Busch 1   316  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   250  
4   Clint Bowyer 1   249  
5   Austin Dillon 1   159  
6   Joey Logano 0   278  
7   Ryan Blaney 0   265  
8   Brad Keselowski 0   237  
9   Kurt Busch 0   224  
10   Denny Hamlin 0   222  
11   Kyle Larson 0   202  
12   Erik Jones 0   193  
13   Aric Almirola 0   177  
14   Alex Bowman 0   154  
15   Paul Menard 0   146  
16   Ryan Newman 0   145