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In the first stage, Logano led most of the laps and had some opponents for the lead within the final laps of Stage 1. For the second stage, Logano started to pull away, however; he got three wide with Larson and Elliott and allowed Elliott to take the lead.
Logano got a pit road speeding penalty and Elliott was able to hold off Larson to win the second stage. In the third and final stage, Elliott pulled away, but it was Kyle Busch eventually took the lead. Busch there on dominated the race, leading laps, and was heading toward the win, but a caution came out with six laps to go when Logano had a flat tire and ran into the wall, setting up an overtime finish.
Ryan Newman , who stayed out, pulled away from Larson to score the win for his first win with Richard Childress Racing and his first win since Kyle Larson started on pole. Denny Hamlin , who started second, could not get going and that held up his lane which caused Brad Keselowski to receive damage after running into the back of Hamlin.
Keselowski made contact with Jimmie Johnson , which sent him spinning bringing out the first caution. Larson and Martin Truex Jr. Truex had the lead, but green-flag pit stops allowed Larson to regain the lead. Gray Gaulding spun bringing out the caution with 20 laps to go, but on the restart the caution would come out again after Matt Kenseth hit the backstretch wall after getting hit in the back by Truex.
On the restart, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Larson held off Keselowski, who made a comeback after his early spin, to get his second career win and also sweeping the weekend. Kyle Larson started on pole after qualifying was rained out on Friday.
Larson led the first few laps, but began to fall back. Stage 1 was won by Martin Truex Jr. In the final stage, multiple drivers were involved in wrecks including Dale Earnhardt Jr. The last laps were a battle between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Keselowski was able to get around Busch and lead the final laps to get his second win of the season. O'Reilly Auto Parts Harvick led early until he got passed by Ryan Blaney on a restart for a caution for a wreck between Gray Gaulding and Jeffrey Earnhardt.
Blaney then dominated the race, leading laps and winning Stage 1 and Stage 2 however, trouble on pit road kept him from winning. Joey Logano used pit strategy to have the lead in the final laps.
Jimmie Johnson took the lead from Logano with 16 laps to go and held off a hard charging Kyle Larson for his seventh career win at Texas. Kyle Larson started on pole after qualifying was rained out. The race was postponed from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon because of rain. Larson dominated the race, leading laps and winning Stage 1. Several drivers had problems including Ryan Blaney having fuel pump problems, Brad Keselowski having multiple issues, and wrecks for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Larson and Truex both received speeding penalties. Johnson held off Clint Bowyer to get his second straight win and second at Bristol.
Matt Kenseth started on pole. A few laps into the race, Erik Jones crashed into the wall. Kenseth led every lap to win Stage 1. Kenseth led halfway into the second stage, but was passed by Brad Keselowski. Keselowski pulled away to win the second stage. On the restart, Earnhardt had a tire go down and again got into the wall. On the restart, Logano took the lead from Keselowski, but Ryan Blaney had a tire go down and got into the wall. Logano took the lead from Kyle Larson , and held off a hard charging Keselowski for his first win of the season and second at Richmond.
Stenhouse led early, but fell back after having trash on his grill. Kyle Larson got into the wall early as Keselowski won stage one and Hamlin won stage two after leading most of the stage. Ryan Blaney was involved in an accident after hitting the wall. On the restart, Landon Cassill had a tire go down and brought out the caution because he wasn't able to make it to pit road.
On the restart, Ryan Newman got into the wall, sending the race to overtime. On the two-lap shootout, Stenhouse drove past Kyle Busch and held off Jamie McMurray for his first career win and the first for Roush Fenway Racing since and the first for the 17 team since Matt Kenseth in Ryan Blaney started on pole for the first time in his career. Busch won the first stage and Blaney won the second. In the late part of the race, Joey Logano had a tire go down and crashed into Danica Patrick , causing Patrick to hit the wall extremely hard.
Aric Almirola crashed head on into Logano and had to be cut from the car and taken to the hospital with a T5 Vertebra compression fracture in his back. Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson got together on a restart. On the last restart, Truex held off Brad Keselowski for his second win of the season. In the final stage, Landon Cassill took two tires, but spun on the restart. Elliott also transferred by winning the fan vote. Kyle Larson started on pole and won the first two stages. Jimmie Johnson made a pass on Clint Bowyer and headed to the stage three win.
Keselowski stayed off pit road and led off the restart, but was passed by Kyle Busch and Busch held off a battle between Johnson and Larson to win the All-Star Race in his twelfth try.
Harvick and Kyle Busch traded the lead early. Jeffrey Earnhardt got oil on the track and Chase Elliott got into it and slowed down and was from behind by Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch led most of stage one and passed Martin Truex Jr. Truex pulled away on the restart, but Matt DiBenedetto crashed into the wall. After a delay due to thunderstorms, Truex won the second stage. Denny Hamlin got the lead off pit road and won the third stage. Fuel mileage played a factor as Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel with two laps to go and it allowed Austin Dillon to get his first career win and the first for the 3 since Dale Earnhardt at Talladega in AAA Drive for Autism.
Kyle Busch started on pole and led early, but had trouble during pit stops. Kurt Busch got loose and crashed into Brad Keselowski , taking Keselowski out for the second straight week and later on Busch would wreck again.
Jimmie Johnson also ran up front, but got into the wall and began to drop back, but was the leader during pit stops when a caution came out.
On the ensuing pit stops, Ty Dillon got out before Johnson and led the field to green. Dillon led a lot of laps before being passed for the lead by Larson. Larson was heading to the win, but David Ragan got into the wall. In overtime, Johnson took the lead from Larson and was in front when a caution came out.
Johnson got his third win of the year and his 11th career win at Dover. He also tied Cale Yarborough in stock car's most all-time winning list with 83 career wins. Axalta presents the Pocono Kyle Busch started on pole for the second straight race. Busch and Erik Jones swapped the lead with Busch winning stage 1. Busch continued to lead, but Kyle Larson had the lead as he won stage 2. Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray were involved in a two car accident near the end of stage 2 and both got into the wall hard and McMurray's car caught fire.
Busch continued to lead before he pitted and Brad Keselowski had the lead and was heading to the win until he pitted right before a caution came out.
Busch and Keselowski stayed out under the caution and Kyle Busch pulled away until he was passed for the lead by Ryan Blaney. Blaney held off Kevin Harvick to get his first career win and the first win for Wood Brothers Racing since , and the 3rd first time winner of the season. Larson led early until Martin Truex Jr. Larson got back in the lead, but Truex got the lead after pit stops and won stage two. In the final stage, Clint Bowyer got into the wall after having a tire go down.
Ryan Blaney had a tire go down and caused a stack up which saw Darrell Wallace Jr. On the restart, Larson drove away from Chase Elliott for his second win of the season. Kyle Larson started on pole and led early.
Allmendinger and won stage one. Danica Patrick was involved in another incident when she spun and collected Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Jimmie Johnson got the lead off the caution and won stage two. In the final stage, both Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon spun. Brad Keselowski had the lead late until he finally had to pit.
Truex began having engine problems and continued to run up front until his engine expired. Kevin Harvick took the lead and held off teammate Clint Bowyer to win under caution after Kasey Kahne crashed into the wall for his first win of the season and his first career Sonoma win. Brad Keselowski led most of stage one. Cole Whitt and DJ Kennington both spun early.
Keselowski held off Earnhardt to win stage one. Denny Hamlin led most of stage two. Jeffrey Earnhardt 's engine expired early, taking him to the garage. Matt Kenseth won stage two after passing Hamlin for the lead. On a restart, Chase Elliott spun and collected Trevor Bayne.
Kevin Harvick spun and took Earnhardt Jr. On the restart, Keselowski got into the wall, costing him from going back-to-back in the July Daytona race. Coming into the closing laps, Kyle Larson , Kurt Busch , and Kenseth got into a multi-car accident that brought out the red flag. On the restart, Erik Jones spun and collected Denny Hamlin, sending the race into overtime. Kyle Busch started on pole after qualifying was rained out.
Busch led early, but Martin Truex Jr. Truex dominated and led the most laps. With two laps remaining, Kurt Busch blew an engine and spilled oil on the track, sending the race to overtime. Erik Jones cut a tire and hit the wall early in the race. In Stage 2, Kyle Busch took the lead and won the stage. Joey Logano had a tire rub and a mechanical problem that sent him to the garage for several laps. Kyle Busch had two pit road speeding penalties late in the race.
On the final restart, Denny Hamlin passed Matt Kenseth , who took two tires on the final pit stop while the other leaders took four tires.
Hamlin would hold off Kyle Larson to win the race, his first win of the season as well as the first win of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard Kyle Busch started on pole. Busch led all of stage one to win after a wreck by Corey LaJoie , a red flag from thunderstorms, and a blown engine by Chase Elliott. On the restart after a caution for a wreck from Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Matt Kenseth took the lead and led until he had to pit during green flag stops. Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson stayed out hoping for a caution. On the restart, Kyle Larson crashed and caught fire. On the next restart, Jimmie Johnson got three wide and got loose and crashed into the wall.
On the final restart in overtime, Kasey Kahne took the lead from Keselowski and was leading when another big wreck took place after Kahne had passed the overtime line for his first win of the year and his first since On the opening lap, Matt Kenseth spun and caused others to spin and took out Aric Almirola. Busch would win Stage 1 after leading most of the laps. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney both had problems. Clint Bowyer took the lead and won Stage 2.
Truex and Denny Hamlin battled for the lead, but it was Kyle Busch who was able to take the lead from Kevin Harvick and get his first win of the season and his first career win at Pocono. Kyle Busch started on pole for the third consecutive race. Busch dominated to win Stage 1. On the restart, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski got together and spun. Also, Landon Cassill had a tire go down which brought out the caution.
Danica Patrick would spin after making contact with Kyle Busch. Even with the incident, Keselowski was able to get out front and was able to take the lead from Truex and pulled away as most of the field was trying to save fuel. With three laps to go, Keselowski had to come in for fuel, handing the lead to Ryan Blaney , but Blaney ran out of fuel on the next lap give them to lead back to Truex.
Truex was able to save enough fuel to hold off a hard-charging Matt Kenseth for his fourth win of the season. Brad Keselowski started on pole and immediately pulled away from the field and led all 60 laps to win stage 1.
In stage 2, Keselowski led most of the laps. On the restart, Kasey Kahne and Daniel Suarez made contact with him both of them into the wall. Multiple drivers including Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch all tried to stay out to win the race on fuel mileage, but they had to pit when a caution came out after Joey Logano had a tire go down.
On the restart, Michael McDowell spun and made contact with Paul Menard which put oil down on the track and put the race under a red flag. After the red flag was lifted in overtime, Kyle Larson zoomed past Truex with fresh tires to take his third win of the season and his third consecutive race at Michigan. Erik Jones won his first career pole. Jones started out leading a bunch of laps and battled with Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson at the end of Stage 1.
In the second stage, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Matt Kenseth , who stayed off pit road, was able to stay out front and win Stage 2. Erik Jones continued leading for most of the third stage, but Kyle Busch was able to get around both Kenseth and Jones and continue to lead and held off the dominant Jones for his second win of the season and also sweeping all three races in a weekend for the second time in his career.
Harvick led early until he lost the lead after the first caution. Kyle Larson , Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer had to exit the race early after mechanical issues. Truex was able to win both the stages and had passed Kurt Busch for the lead. In the final stint of the race, Denny Hamlin began closing the gap on the 78 due to fresher tires gained by running longer on his penultimate set and despite losing time as he missed pit road coming in for his last stop.
Hamlin brushed the wall and got into Landon Cassill in the closing laps, but was able to take the lead after Truex had a tire go down, picking up both his second win of the season and his second at Darlington.
Despite losing the race after winning both stages, Martin Truex Jr. Federated Auto Parts Landon Cassill got into the wall and Kenseth led most of Stage 1, but locked up the breaks and brought out a caution.
Kyle Busch won Stage 1 by edging out Kyle Larson. In the final stage, Danica Patrick spun after contact with Austin Dillon. While under caution, Kenseth got into Clint Bowyer as the field stacked up due to an ambulance at the entry of pit road. In overtime, Truex got into the wall after contact with Denny Hamlin. Kyle Larson was able to hold off Joey Logano as the race ended under caution for his fourth win of the season. Tales of the Turtles Early in Stage 1, Martin Truex Jr.
In the second stage, Busch began to fall back after pitting for a loose wheel and getting a penalty. Chase Elliott took the lead from Kevin Harvick and won Stage 2. Kyle Busch started on pole for the second consecutive week and led early, but it was Martin Truex Jr. Coming to the end of the second stage, Truex had the lead, but on the last lap Kevin Harvick got into the wall after contact with Austin Dillon and caused a big cloud of smoke and drivers including Truex, Kurt Busch , Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The final stage was mostly dominated by Kyle Busch as a caution would come out for Kasey Kahne after he stopped on the racetrack after receiving a broken track bar.
On the restart, David Ragan got into the wall and the caution again came out after Trevor Bayne got into the wall. After the restart, Kyle Busch was able pull away and hold off Kyle Larson for his third win of the season and moving to the next round of the playoffs. Also, Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski advanced to the next round based on being more than 60 points over the cut line. Truex and Kyle Larson traded the lead for most of Stage 1, but after a red flag caused by Jeffrey Earnhardt spinning and hitting the barrels at the entrance to pit road, Brad Keselowski got out front to win the stage.
Larson dominated and won the second stage, but had problems that cost him the lead. Chase Elliott took over the lead and dominated the remainder of the race, but Kyle Busch got by Elliott coming to the white flag to score his second consecutive win and his fourth win of the season. Bank of America Denny Hamlin started on pole. Hamlin led to the competition caution and Kevin Harvick took over. Harvick dominated the race by leading the most laps and winning both stages.
A few incidents occurred including Ryan Newman hitting the wall with Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano and Kyle Busch hitting the wall while running near the front. On the final round of green flag pit stops, Martin Truex Jr. Danica Patrick and David Ragan got together for the caution. On the restart, Kurt Busch got into Kyle Larson , causing an overtime restart. Joey Logano led early and dominated the race as teammate Brad Keselowski won the first stage.
A wreck happened, but Ryan Blaney was able to win the second stage. In the final stage, there were multiple multicar wrecks that took out several top contenders including Kevin Harvick , Clint Bowyer , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. On the restart, Keselowski made a last lap pass on Ryan Newman to advance in the "Round of 8" for his third win of the season and fifth at Talladega. Truex led early, but got a restart violation.
Kyle Busch was able to win the first stage as Kyle Larson blew an engine, taking him out of the playoffs. Denny Hamlin won the second stage on a one lap restart. Jimmie Johnson spun twice, but was able to recover. Kenseth was disqualified for having too many crew members working on his car after the wreck, taking him out of the playoffs. McMurray, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Logano led early as there was spins from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kyle Larson got into the wall, taking him out for the second consecutive race.
Chase Elliott was out front for the majority of the last laps. Towards the end, Logano spun after having a flat tire after a collision with Kyle Busch.
On the restart, Keselowski was leading, but Elliott moved Keselowski up the track to take the lead with 4 laps to go. Elliott was leading with less than 3 laps to go, but spun coming to 2 laps to go after contact with Denny Hamlin , sending the race to overtime.
On the restart, Kyle Busch moved Hamlin up the track coming to the white flag to take the lead. Ryan Blaney got into Hamlin as they battled for 3rd and 4th in the final corner and both spun and caused a huge pile-up behind Kyle Busch who edged Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch won the pole with a new track record.
Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski made contact early, cutting the tire of Keselowski's car and causing damage to Busch's car. Denny Hamlin and others led early as Kevin Harvick won the first stage.
Kyle Larson dominated the second stage to win. During the final stage, Daniel Suarez spun after contact with Kasey Kahne. Larson made heavy contact with the wall, bringing out a several minute red flag. On the restart, Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick took the lead from Truex and led the final nine laps for his second win of the season and first career win at Texas to clinch a "Championship 4" spot, while Truex Jr.
Ryan Blaney started on pole. Kyle Larson managed to pass Blaney to win Stage 1, though engine problems forced Larson out of the race for the fourth consecutive time. Jimmie Johnson blew a tire, causing severe damage to his car and forcing him out of the playoffs. In 17 races, he has 1 win and 11 top 10 finishes. Kyle Busch's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 13 races, he has 2 wins and 10 top 10 finishes. Joey Logano's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 9 races, he has 0 wins and 6 top 10 finishes.
Kyle Larson's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes. Brad Keselowski's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 8 races, he has 0 wins and 4 top 10 finishes.
Matt Kenseth's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 18 races, he has 0 wins and 12 top 10 finishes. Kasey Kahne's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 14 races, he has 1 win and 7 top 10 finishes.
Denny Hamlin's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 12 races, he has 0 wins and 6 top 10 finishes. Clint Bowyer's average finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is In 12 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes. In 15 races, he has 1 win and 5 top 10 finishes. Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 3 races. Kurt Busch's average finish over the past 3 races is 4. In 3 races, he has 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes. Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 3 races is 5.
Joey Logano's average finish over the past 3 races is 5. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes. Chase Elliott's average finish over the past 3 races is 5.
Brad Keselowski's average finish over the past 3 races is 6. In 3 races, he has 1 win and 2 top 10 finishes. Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 10 races. Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 10 races is 5. In 10 races, he has 2 wins and 9 top 10 finishes. Erik Jones's average finish over the past 10 races is 7.