Joey Logano won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 49th Annual GEICO 500 at Talladega

Credit: 355366Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

Starting from 9th place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford won the 49th Annual GEICO 500, his 19th win in 337 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. This is his 1st win & 9th Top 10 finish in 2018. This is his 3rd win & 8th Top 10 finish in 19 races at Talladega Superspeedway. 2nd Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, started from 2nd place posted his 19th Top 10 finish in 35 races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 4th Top 10 finish in 2018. 3rd Place Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from 5th place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 5 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

Credit: 355363Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

4th Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Flannel Ford, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford, started from 7th place. 6th Place Car 38 David Ragan Bad Boy Mowers Ford, started from 12th place followed by 7th place Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford, started from 40th place. 8th Place Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 11th place followed by 9th place Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet, started from 18th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, in 10th place, started from 14th place.

Credit: 355357Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Flannel Ford, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, lead the field during the pace laps prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

16th Place Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Petty’s Garage/Medallion Bank Chevrolet, started from 15th place was the highest finishing rookie. 20th Place Car 96 Canadian DJ Kennington Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota, started from 31st place. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 30 points over Joey Logano.

Credit: 355358Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Flannel Ford, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race had 6 Cautions for 29 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 57 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 2nd Caution on lap 73 for #1, 6, 10, 20, 42, 78 Crash on the backstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 112 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 130 for Debris on the frontstretch. 5th Caution on lap 156 for Fluid on the track from #51. 6th Caution on lap 167 for 2, 3, 11, 12, 14, 18, 21, 24, 34, 43, 47, 48, 62 and 95 Big Crash in Turn 3.

Credit: 355364Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, Paul Menard, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, and Michael McDowell, driver of the #34 Love’s Travel Stops/Roller Bites Ford, are involved in an on track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

The race had 25 Lead Changes among 16 drivers: K. Harvick 1-12; A. Bowman 13-38; D. Wallace Jr. # 39-43; B. Keselowski 44-57; A. Allmendinger 58; B. Keselowski 59-61; W. Byron # 62-63; B. Keselowski 64-66; W. Byron # 67; C. Buescher 68; M. DiBenedetto 69-74; J. Logano 75-96; D. Hamlin 97-104; P. Menard 105-112; B. Gaughan 113; W. Byron # 114-124; Kurt Busch 125-129; A. Allmendinger 130; R. Stenhouse Jr. 131-134; D. Hamlin 135-137; J. Logano 138-140; B. Keselowski 141; J. Logano 142-144; D. Suarez 145; K. Kahne 146; J. Logano 147-188.

Credit: 355359Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

Stages:
Stage 1: 2,22,78,18,21,11,12,17,4,48
Stage 2: 21,22,12,4,17,38,48,41,24,18

Credit: 355367Josh Hedges/Getty Images Paul Menard, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 10
Unofficial Race Results for the 49Th Annual Geico 500 – Sunday, April 29, 2018
Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, AL – 2.66 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 188 Laps – 500.08 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford 188 Running
2. 2. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 188 Running
3. 5. Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 188 Running
4. 1. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Flannel Ford 188 Running
5. 7. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 188 Running
6. 12. Car 38 David Ragan Bad Boy Mowers Ford 188 Running
7. 40. Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 188 Running
8. 11. Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 188 Running
9. 18. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 188 Running
10. 14. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 188 Running
11. 25. Car 37 Chris Buescher Degree Chevrolet 188 Running
12. 16. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 188 Running
13. 19. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Flavor Vote Toyota 188 Running
14. 4. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 188 Running
15. 29. Car 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 188 Running
16. 15. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Petty’s Garage/Medallion Bank Chevrolet 188 Running
17. 26. Car 95 Kasey Kahne Procore Safety Qualified Chevrolet 188 Running
18. 23. Car 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Richmond Ford 188 Running
19. 33. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford 188 Running
20. 31. Car 96 * DJ Kennington Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 188 Running – Canadian
21. 36. Car 72 Cole Whitt 1950 Clothing Company Chevrolet 188 Running
22. 30. Car 62 * Brendan Gaughan Beard Oil Dist/South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 188 Running
23. 32. Car 92 * Timothy Peters(i) Advance Auto Parts/BTS Tire & Wheel Ford 187 Running
24. 37. Car 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota 187 Running
25. 35. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) Chevrolet 186 Running
26. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota 184 Accident
27. 34. Car 00 Joey Gase(i) Sparks Inc. Chevrolet 178 Engine
28. 27. Car 1 Jamie McMurray DC Solar Chevrolet 174 Running
29. 17. Car 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 165 Accident
30. 13. Car 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 165 Accident
31. 8. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford 165 Accident
32. 20. Car 34 Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops/Roller Bites Ford 165 Accident
33. 10. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Snap On Ford 165 Accident
34. 28. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 165 Accident
35. 24. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow Scooper Cat Chevrolet 165 Accident
36. 39. Car 51 Timmy Hill(i) Keen’s Building/Race to Erase Opioids Ford 151 Engine
37. 38. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 79 Suspension
38. 21. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 71 Accident
39. 6. Car 20 Erik Jones XYO Network Toyota 71 Accident
40. 22. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 71 Accident

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. 1, 13, 19 and 31 (backup car), No. 9 (unapproved tire change) and No. 10 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 16 Mins, 46 Secs. Average Speed: 152.489 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.127 Seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 16 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Chase Elliott, #9. Busch Pole Award: Kevin Harvick, #4 194.448 mph. Fastest Lap: David Ragan, #38. Mahle Clevite. Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Ryan Newman, #31 crew chief Lucas Lambert, 0.070 seconds. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr, #43.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 6, 2018 – Dover International Speedway

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