Kyle Busch won the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Starting from 2nd place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota won the 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the 2nd Monster Energy All-Star Race win for Joe Gibbs Racing (Denny Hamlin, 2011) and the 2nd for Toyota. Kyle Busch wins the Monster Energy All-Star Race in his 12th start; the largest number of starts before an All-Star Race win – previous record was held by Tony Stewart with 11 All-Star starts before his win in 2009. 2nd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from pole finished runner-up in the Monster Energy All-Star Race. Larson also won Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the event. 3rd Place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 4th place won Stage 3. He also finished the event third, his ninth top-five finish in the Monster Energy All-Star Race – series-most.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, celebrates with the trophyduring the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina

4th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Ford, started from 5th place followed by 5th place Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, started from 10th place. 6th Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Bucks Ford, started from 3rd place followed by 7th place Car 24 Chase Elliott Mountain Dew Chevrolet, started from 20th. 8th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 12th place followed by 9th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 7th place. Lastly in the 10 was Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota, in 10th place, started from 9th place.

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Ford, pose with their trophies after qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina

The race had 3 Caution Flags for 3 laps: Laps: 20-20 (Stage 1 Conclusion [None]); 40-40 (Stage 2 Conclusion [None]); 60-60 (Stage 3 Conclusion [None]).

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, take the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina

The race had 3 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: K. Larson 1-40; R. Blaney 41; J. Johnson 42-60; Kyle Busch 61-70.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, celebrates with the trophyduring the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, lead the field during the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 0
Unofficial Race Results for the Monster Energy All-Star Race – Saturday, May 20, 2017
Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 70 Laps – 105 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota 70 RUNNING
2. 1. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 70 RUNNING
3. 4. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 70 RUNNING
4. 5. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Ford 70 RUNNING
5. 10. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 70 RUNNING
6. 3. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Bucks Ford 70 RUNNING
7. 20. Car 24 Chase Elliott Mountain Dew Chevrolet 70 RUNNING
8. 12. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 70 RUNNING
9. 7. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 70 RUNNING
10. 9. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 66 RUNNING
11. 18. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 60 Eliminated
12. 14. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota 60 Eliminated
13. 17. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford 60 Eliminated
14. 16. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 60 Eliminated
15. 19. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 60 Eliminated
16. 13. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Mountain Dew Chevrolet 60 Eliminated
17. 11. Car 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 60 Eliminated
18. 6. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Axalta Chevrolet 60 Eliminated
19. 15. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar/Grainger Chevrolet 57 Accident
20. 8. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project Toyota 20 Oil Cooler

Race Comments: Kyle Larson won Stage 1 and 2. Jimmie Johnson won Stage 3. Before the start of the event, no cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty. Failed to Qualify: N/A.

Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 12 Mins, 47 Secs. Average Speed: 86.558 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.274 Seconds

Caution Flags: 3 for 3 laps. Lead Changes: 3 among 4 drivers.

Qualifying Pit Stop Award Winner: Kevin Harvick, #4. Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Larson, #42.
Stage 2 Winner : Kyle Larson, #42 Stage 3 Winner: Jimmie Johnson, #48.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 28, 2017 – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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