Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series 48th Annual Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil

Credit: 352197(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

Starting from 2nd place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Caramel Toyota won the 48th Annual Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil, his 42nd win in 455 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 4th win & 18th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 3rd win & 16th Top 10 finish in 26 races at Dover International Speedway. 2nd Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet, started from 12th place posted his 4th Top 10 finish in 4 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 16th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 17th place posted his 23rd Top 10 finish in 32 races at Dover International Speedway.

Credit: 352201(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware

4th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet, started from 3rd place. 6th Place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford, started from 19th place followed by 7th place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 7th place. 8th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez # Comcast/ARRIS Toyota, started from 5th place was the highest finishing rookie. 9th Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray GearWrench Chevrolet, started from 26th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, in 10th place, started from 16th place.

Credit: 352194(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

The race had 4 Cautions for 24 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 88 for Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet crash in Turn 4 [Red Flag: 15:09]. 2nd Caution on lap 122 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 168 for Fluid On Track From Car 55 Reed Sorenson Sundance Vacations Toyota. 4th Caution on lap 242 for Stage 2 Conclusion.

Credit: 352198(Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images) Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

The race had 15 Lead Changes among 6 drivers: Lap Leaders: M. Truex Jr. (P) 1-25; K. Larson (P) 26-60; M. Truex Jr. (P) 61-82; C. Elliott (P) 83; Kyle Busch (P) 84-89; B. Keselowski (P) 90-122; Kyle Busch (P) 123-140; K. Larson (P) 141-169; M. Truex Jr. (P) 170-173; K. Larson (P) 174-246; C. Elliott (P) 247-324; Kyle Busch (P) 325-328; J. Johnson (P) 329-333; B. Keselowski (P) 334-339; C.Elliott (P) 340-398; Kyle Busch (P) 399-400. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Elliott (P) 3 times for 138 laps; K. Larson (P) 3 times for 137 laps; M. Truex Jr. (P) 3 times for 51 laps; B. Keselowski (P) 2 times for 39 laps; Kyle Busch (P) 4 times for 30 laps; J. Johnson (P) 1 time for 5 laps.

Credit: 352200(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Kyle Busch drives the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 2,18,78,17,10,42,24,4,38,11
Stage #2 Top Ten: 42,78,24,18,48,11,88,2,1,14

Credit: 352199(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

On a last lap pass, Kyle Busch took the win over Chase Elliott with a Margin of Victory: 0.357 Seconds. After the race the points were added up Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch, were eliminated from the Playoffs. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claimed the 12th Place in the points and won the final spot in the next round of the Playoffs.

Credit: 352202(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, and his wife, Samantha, look on as their son, Brexton, affixes the winner’s decal to the car in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 29
Unofficial Race Results for the 48Th Annual Apache Warrior 400 Presented By Lucas Oil – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Dover International Speedway – Dover, DE – 1 Mile Concrete Total Race Length – 400 Laps – 400 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 18 Kyle Busch (P) M&M’s Caramel Toyota 400 Running
2. 12. Car 24 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Chevrolet 400 Running
3. 17. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson (P) Lowe’s Chevrolet 400 Running
4. 1. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. (P) Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota 400 Running
5. 3. Car 42 Kyle Larson (P) Credit One Bank Chevrolet 400 Running
6. 19. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford 400 Running
7. 7. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 400 Running
8. 5. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # Comcast/ARRIS Toyota 400 Running
9. 26. Car 1 Jamie McMurray (P) GearWrench Chevrolet 400 Running
10. 16. Car 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Miller Lite Ford 400 Running
11. 4. Car 20 Matt Kenseth (P) DeWalt/Flexvolt Toyota 400 Running
12. 10. Car 77 Erik Jones # SiriusXM Toyota 400 Running
13. 8. Car 31 Ryan Newman (P) Waste Masters Chevrolet 399 Running
14. 21. Car 5 Kasey Kahne (P) Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 399 Running
15. 18. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 399 Running
16. 23. Car 3 Austin Dillon (P) AAA Chevrolet 399 Running
17. 9. Car 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Busch Beer Ford 399 Running
18. 24. Car 10 Danica Patrick Warriors in Pink Ford 399 Running
19. 15. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P) Fastenal Ford 399 Running
20. 13. Car 41 Kurt Busch (P) Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 398 Running
21. 28. Car 38 David Ragan TheHouse.com Ford 397 Running
22. 29. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 397 Running
23. 11. Car 21 Ryan Blaney (P) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 397 Running
24. 20. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Ford EcoBoost Ford 396 Running
25. 14. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 396 Running
26. 25. Car 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 396 Running
27. 30. Car 95 Michael McDowell FDNY Foundation Chevrolet 396 Running
28. 27. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 395 Running
29. 31. Car 34 Landon Cassill MDS Ford 394 Running
30. 22. Car 37 Chris Buescher Kingsford Chevrolet 394 Running
31. 40. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts Ford 393 Running
32. 33. Car 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 392 Running
33. 34. Car 83 * Brett Moffitt(i) HIKvision Toyota 391 Running
34. 37. Car 23 Corey LaJoie # Fresh Beards Toyota 389 Running
35. 6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin (P) FedEx Freight Toyota 374 Axle
36. 36. Car 51 * BJ McLeod(i) Donnie Neuenberger Foundation Chevrolet 372 Running
37. 38. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet 368 Running
38. 32. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) Use Your Melon, Drive Sober DE Chevrolet 348 Running
39. 39. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Sundance Vacations Toyota 162 Engine
40. 35. Car 66 * Timmy Hill(i) O.C.R Gaz Bar Chevrolet 39 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reason indicated: #51 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 05 Mins, 48 Secs. Average Speed: 129.171 MPH.
Caution Flags: 4 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 15 among 6 drivers.
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Martin Truex Jr, #78. Coors Light Pole Award: Martin Truex Jr, #78 160.664 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Kevin Harvick, #4 3 positions Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18 Moog Go the Extra Mile : Jamie McMurray, #1 -0.119 secs. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap : Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Daniel Suarez, #19.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Oct. 8, 2017 – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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