Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 22nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Credit: 354988Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, poses in Victory Lane with his son Brexton and wife Samantha after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Starting from 8th place Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota won the 22nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, his 44th win in 469 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. This is his 1st win & 6th Top10 finish in 2018. This is his 3rd win & 13th Top 10 finish in 25 races at Texas Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford, started from 2nd place posted his 19th Top 10
finish in 31 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 5th Top 10 finish in 2018. 3rd Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet, started from 24th place posted his 11th Top 10 finish in 29 races at Texas Motor Speedway.

Credit: 354987Chris Graythen/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

4th Place Car 20 Erik Jones Reser’s Toyota, started from 21st place followed by 5th place Car 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Richmond The Water Heater Experts Ford, started from 4th place. 6th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 7th place followed by 7th place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, started from pole. 8th Place Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Click n’ Close Chevrolet, started from 15th place was the highest finishing rookie. 9th Place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Ford, started from 3rd place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 33rd place. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 38 points over Joey Logano.

Credit: 354978Chris Graythen/Getty Images Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, leads the field to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 8 Cautions for 48 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 4 for #3, 19, 21 and 88 Incident in Turn 4. 2nd Caution on lap 82 for #78 Incident in Turn 4. 3rd Caution on lap 128 for #42 Incident in Turn 2. 4th Caution on lap 172 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 179 for 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, 38 and 48 Incident in Turn 4 [Red: 11:05]. 6th Caution on lap 236 for #21 Incident in Turn 2. 7th Caution on lap 251 for #6 and 95 Incident in Turn 4. 8th Caution on lap 305 for #31 Incident on the frontstretch.

Credit: 354981Sean Gardner/Getty Images Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 16 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: Kurt Busch 0; K. Harvick 1-43; D. Hamlin 44-55; K. Harvick 56-86; Kyle Busch 87-116; K. Harvick 117-129; Kurt Busch 130-166; Kyle Busch 167-172; Kurt Busch 173; E. Jones 174-231; Kurt Busch 232-233; W. Byron # 234; E. Jones 235-240; Kyle Busch 241-290; C. Elliott 291-294; R. Stenhouse Jr. 295-304; Kyle Busch 305-334.

Credit: 354980Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, leads the field past the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Stages:
Stage 1: 4,18,41,22,42,14,1,2,9,20
Stage 2: 18,41,22,20,14,9,2,17,11,10

Credit: 354985Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images A general view as Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads the field on a restart during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 7
Unofficial Race Results for the 22Nd Annual O’reilly Auto Parts 500 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 334 Laps – 501 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 8. Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 334 Running
2. 2. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 334 Running
3. 24. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 334 Running
4. 21. Car 20 Erik Jones Reser’s Toyota 334 Running
5. 4. Car 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Richmond The Water Heater Experts Ford 334 Running
6. 7. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 334 Running
7. 1. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 334 Running
8. 15. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Click n’ Close Chevrolet 334 Running
9. 3. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Ford 334 Running
10. 33. Car 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 334 Running
11. 20. Car 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 333 Running
12. 13. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Ford 333 Running
13. 23. Car 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 332 Running
14. 27. Car 34 Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops Ford 332 Running
15. 18. Car 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 331 Running
16. 30. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford 329 Running
17. 28. Car 95 Kasey Kahne Procore Chevrolet 328 Running
18. 31. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) LowT Center Chevrolet 325 Running
19. 34. Car 72 Cole Whitt Rinnai Chevrolet 324 Running
20. 32. Car 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota 322 Running
21. 35. Car 00 Landon Cassill USFRA.ORG Chevrolet 321 Running
22. 36. Car 51 Harrison Rhodes Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 319 Running
23. 29. Car 38 David Ragan 1000Bulbs.Com Ford 317 Running
24. 22. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 316 Engine
25. 26. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Ford 315 Suspension
26. 17. Car 3 Austin Dillon Symbicort Chevrolet 304 Running
27. 25. Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 303 Accident
28. 16. Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 294 Running
29. 14. Car 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Racing for a Miracle Toyota 290 Running
30. 19. Car 21 Paul Menard Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 215 Accident
31. 37. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 209 Overheating
32. 12. Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 178 Accident
33. 11. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 178 Accident
34. 5. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 177 Accident
35. 9. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 175 Accident
36. 10. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 126 Accident
37. 6. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota 80 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: #17 (backup car), #24 (engine change), #32 (transmissioon change) and #42 (failing pre-race inspection three times). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Caution Flags: 8 for 48 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 8 drivers. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 32 Mins, 07 Secs. Average Speed: 141.714 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.300 Seconds.
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Fastest Lap: Kevin Harvick, #4. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Erik Jones, #20 crew chief Chris Gayle, 0.121 seconds. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr, #43.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Apr. 15, 2018 – Bristol Motor Speedway
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