Kyle Busch won the Rain Postponed 58th Annual Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Credit: 355098Jerry Markland/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Starting from pole Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota won the 58th Annual Food City 500, his 45th win in 470 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 2nd win & 7th Top 10 finish in 2018. This is his 7th win & 15th Top 10 finish in 26 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson McDonald’s Chevrolet, started from 6th place posted his 5th Top 10 finish in 9 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 4th Top 10 finish in 2018. Kyle Larson did mention losing to Kyle Busch in this race is getting frustrating, in the future I think Larson will be the winner. 3rd Place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, started from 17th place posted his 19th Top 10 finish in 33 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Credit: 355101Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

4th Place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sunny D Ford, started from 4th place followed by 5th place Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 8th place. 6th Place Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford, started from 19th place followed by 7th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford, started from 39th place. 8th Place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, started from 14th place followed by 9th place Car 22 Joey Logano Autotrader Ford, started from 10th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 31 Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 30th place. Darrell Wallace Jr. (16th) was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 59 points over Joey Logano.

Credit: 355105Robert Laberge/Getty Images Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #43 STP Chevrolet, races Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, during the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race had 13 Cautions for 114 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 5 for #9, 24, 78, 19, 47, 15, 34, 38, 66 crash on the Frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 18 for #47,1 crash in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 47 for Weather [Red flag 25:25]. 4th Caution on lap 62 for #17, 20 , 22 crash in Turn 4. 5th Caution on lap 119 for #12, 1, 37, 38, 51, 6 crash in Turn 3 [Red flag 6:29]. 6th Caution on lap 127 for Stage 1 conclusion. 7th Caution on lap 156 for #6 crash 4 [Red Flag 26:54]. 8th Caution on lap 204 for Weather. 9th Caution on lap 252 for Stage 2 conclusion. 10th Caution on lap 325 for #42, 31 crash on the Frontstretch. 11th Caution on lap 355 for #55 crash in Turn 4. 12th Caution on lap 391 for Weather. 13th Caution on lap 471 for #2 crash in Turn 2.

Credit: 355104Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, make contact during the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race had 18 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: Kyle Busch 1-16; R. Blaney 17-55; J. Logano 56; R. Blaney 57-117; B. Keselowski 118-130; K. Larson 131-243; B. Keselowski 244-261; D. Hamlin 262-265; B. Keselowski 266-292; K. Larson 293-324; Kyle Busch 325-360; D. Suarez 361-365; B. Keselowski 366-374; D. Wallace Jr. # 375-380; Kyle Busch 381-438; K. Larson 439-472; Kyle Busch 473; K. Larson 474-494; Kyle Busch 495-500.

Credit: 355103Sean Gardner/Getty Images Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, make contact during the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Stages:
Stage 1: 2,31,14,47,42,20,48,10,41,17
Stage 2: 2,18,48,11,42,17,88,4,3,43

Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images Cars sit on pit road during the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Credit: 355099Robert Laberge/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, race during the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Credit: 355100Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, and his son, Brexton, apply the winners sticker after winning the rain delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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DJ Kennington finished 27th today at Bristol Motor Speedway. After the race DJ and the entire crew signed the hood of the car that we’re auctioning off later this week.
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 8
Unofficial Race Results for the 58Th Annual Food City 500 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN – .533 Mile Concrete Total Race Length – 500 Laps – 266.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 500 Running
2. 6. Car 42 Kyle Larson McDonald’s Chevrolet 500 Running
3. 17. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet 500 Running
4. 4. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Ford 500 Running
5. 8. Car 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 500 Running
6. 19. Car 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 500 Running
7. 39. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford 500 Running
8. 14. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford 500 Running
9. 10. Car 22 Joey Logano Autotrader Ford 500 Running
10. 30. Car 31 Ryan Newman Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Chevrolet 500 Running
11. 12. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 500 Running
12. 23. Car 38 David Ragan The Pete Store Ford 500 Running
13. 7. Car 21 Paul Menard Menards/Dutch Boy Ford 499 Running
14. 25. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 499 Running
15. 21. Car 3 Austin Dillon Realtree Chevrolet 499 Running
16. 20. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # STP Chevrolet 499 Running
17. 18. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 499 Running
18. 11. Car 24 William Byron # AXALTA Chevrolet 498 Running
19. 31. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 498 Running
20. 29. Car 00 Landon Cassill TW CABLE Chevrolet 498 Running
21. 24. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.Net Ford 497 Running
22. 2. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 496 Running
23. 3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 495 Running
24. 33. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 495 Running
25. 34. Car 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 494 Running
26. 13. Car 20 Erik Jones DeWalt Toyota 494 Running
27. 35. Car 96 * DJ Kennington Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 482 Running
28. 32. Car 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 475 Running
29. 16. Car 9 Chase Elliott Mountain Dew Baja Blast Chevrolet 473 Running
30. 26. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 458 Accident
31. 28. Car 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota 448 Running
32. 36. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson VIPRacingExperience.com Chevrolet 342 Accident
33. 38. Car 66 * Chad Finchum(i) Concrete North/Smithbilt Homes Toyota 335 Accident
34. 15. Car 95 Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 236 Steering
35. 5. Car 12 Ryan Blaney REV Ford 117 Accident
36. 22. Car 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 116 Accident
37. 37. Car 51 Harrison Rhodes Industrial Construction Experts Inc. Chevrolet 115 Accident
38. 9. Car 34 Michael McDowell Love’s Travel Stops Ford 9 Accident
39. 27. Car 15 Ross Chastain(i) LowT Center Chevrolet 3 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for reasons indicated: #4- back-up car, 41 – back-up car and 48 – unapproved tire change. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 26 Mins, 25 Secs. Average Speed: 77.465 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.628 Seconds. Caution Flags: 13 for 114 laps. Lead Changes: 18 among 8 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Larson, #42. Busch Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18 128.822 mph. Fastest Lap: Kyle Larson, #42. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Ryan Newman, #31 crew chief Lucas Lambert, 0.177 seconds. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Darrell Wallace Jr, #43.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 21, 2018 – Richmond Raceway

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