Clint Bowyer won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Credit: 354895(Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images) Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, crosses the finish line to win the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Started from 9th place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford won the 69th Annual STP 500, his 9 win in 439 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 1st win & 3rd Top 10 finish in 2018. This is his 1st win & 15th Top 10 finish in 25 races at Martinsville Speedway. 2nd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota, started from 2nd place posted his 15th Top 10 finish
in 26 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 5th Top 10 finish in 2018. 3rd Place Car 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Libman Ford, started from 5th place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 5 races at Martinsville Speedway.

Credit: 354897(Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images) Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia.

4th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, started from 8th place. 6th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 3rd place followed by 7th place Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 16th place. 8th Place Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList
Chevrolet, started from 25th place followed by 9th place Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from 21st place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 2 Brad Keselowski Reese/DrawTite Ford, in 10th place, started from 4th place. William Byron (20th) was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 8 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Credit: 354898(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Reese/DrawTite Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Libman Ford, during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had 4 Cautions for 33 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 52 for Competition caution. 2nd Caution on lap 132 for Stage 1 conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 262 for Stage 2 conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 385 for Car 1 Jamie McMurray First Data Chevrolet & Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet crash in Turn 2.

Credit: 354891(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Libman Ford, leads Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had 11 Lead Changes among 6 drivers: M. Truex Jr. 1-4; Kyle Busch 5-26; D. Hamlin 27-51; Kyle Busch 52; D. Hamlin 53-135; B. Keselowski 136; R. Blaney 137-142; D. Hamlin 143-145; R. Blaney 146-284; C. Bowyer 285-385; Kyle Busch 386; C. Bowyer 387-500.

Credit: 354892(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Stages:
Stage 1 Top 10: 11,2,12,18,14,4,47,41,22,48
Stage 2 Top 10: 12,14,18,2,11,4,41,47,22,48

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 6
Unofficial Race Results for the 69Th Annual Stp 500 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, VA – .526 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 500 Laps – 263 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford 500 Running
2. 2. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota 500 Running
3. 5. Car 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Libman Ford 500 Running
4. 1. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota 500 Running
5. 8. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 500 Running
6. 3. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 500 Running
7. 16. Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 500 30 Running
8. 25. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 500 Running
9. 21. Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 500 Running
10. 4. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Reese/DrawTite Ford 500 Running
11. 11. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 500 Running
12. 6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 500 Running
13. 15. Car 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 500 Running
14. 10. Car 10 Aric Almirola Mobil 1 Ford 500 Running
15. 18. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 499 Running
16. 7. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank/DC Solar Chevrolet 499 Running
17. 13. Car 20 Erik Jones Circle K Toyota 497 Running
18. 23. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 497 Running
19. 14. Car 31 Ryan Newman eBay Motors Chevrolet 497 Running
20. 20. Car 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 497 Running
21. 24. Car 34 Michael McDowell A&W All American Food Ford 497 Running
22. 32. Car 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 496 Running
23. 22. Car 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 496 Running
24. 29. Car 95 Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 496 Running
25. 28. Car 38 David Ragan MDS Transport Ford 495 Running
26. 26. Car 1 Jamie McMurray First Data Chevrolet 495 Running
27. 35. Car 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 493 Running
28. 37. Car 96 * DJ Kennington Gordon Brothers Toyota 493 Running
29. 33. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevrolet 493 Running
30. 12. Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet 493 Running
31. 38. Car 55 * JJ Yeley(i) Adirondack Tree Surgeons Chevrolet 493 Running
32. 31. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford 488 Running
33. 27. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 486 Running
34. 19. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # STP Chevrolet 486 Running
35. 30. Car 51 Harrison Rhodes Custom Aircraft Cabinets Chevrolet 482 Running
36. 34. Car 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota 481 Running
37. 17. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 481 Running
38. 36. Car 00 Landon Cassill USFRA.org/StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 211 Rear Gear

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: No. 17 (backup car), No. 23 (failed inspection three times) and No. 34 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 13 Mins, 14 Secs. Average Speed: 81.663 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.146 Second. Caution Flags: 4 for 33 laps.
Lead Changes: 11 among 6 drivers.
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18 Fastest Lap: Denny Hamlin, #11. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #14 Moog Go the Extra Mile: Clint Bowyer, #14 crew chief Mike Bugarewicz, -0.052 seconds, Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #24.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Apr. 8, 2018 – Texas Motor Speedway
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