Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series 58th Annual Bank of America 500

Credit: 352312(Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Checkered Flag).

Starting from 17th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota won the 58th Annual Bank of America 500, his 13th win in 435 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 6th win & 21st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & 9th Top 10 finish in 25 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 24 Chase Elliott SunEnergy1 Chevrolet, started from 7th place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 5 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 17th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, started from 3rd place posted his 16th top-10 finish in 34 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Credit: 352318(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

4th Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 1 Jamie McMurray Sherwin-Williams Chevrolet, started from 18th place. 6th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Toyota, started from 14th place was the highest finishing rookie. 7th PLace Car 48 Jimmie Johnson (P) Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 25th place. 8th Place Car 21 Ryan Blaney (P) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, started from 15th place followed by 9th Place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Road to Race Day Chevrolet, started from 9th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 42 Kyle Larson (P) Target Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 10th place. Martin Truex Jr (P) leads the point standings by 34 points over Kyle Larson (P).

Credit: 352315(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, leads Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The race had 10 Cautions for 44 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 37 for Competition Caution. 2nd Caution on lap 45 for Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford Crash on Backstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 92 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 117 for Car 95 Michael McDowell Procore Chevrolet Crash in Turn 2. 5th Caution on lap 137 for Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota Crash in Turn 3. 6th Caution on lap 182 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 7th Caution on lap 267 for # Car 10 Danica Patrick Warriors In Pink Ford, Car 38 David Ragan TheHouse.com Ford Crash in Turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 280 for Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota Crash in Turn 2. 9th Caution on lap 327 for Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota Crash in Turn 3. 10th Caution on lap 333 for Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Crash in Turn 1.

Credit: 352308(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, races during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The race had 14 Lead Changes 14 among 8 drivers: Lap Leaders: D. Hamlin (P) 1-40; C. Elliott (P) 41-51; K. Harvick (P) 52-93; J. McMurray (P) 94-97; K. Busch (P) 98-116; K. Harvick (P) 117; K. Busch (P) 118-120; K. Harvick (P) 121-225; C. Elliott (P) 226; D. Hamlin (P) 227-231; K. Kahne 232-233; M. Truex Jr (P) 234-267; K. Larson (P) 268-279; K. Harvick (P) 280; M. Truex Jr (P) 281-337. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Harvick (P) 4 times for 149 laps; M. Truex Jr (P) 2 times for 91 laps; D. Hamlin (P) 2 times for 45 laps; K. Busch (P) 2 times for 22 laps; C. Elliott (P) 2 times for 12 laps; K. Larson (P) 1 time for 12 laps; J. McMurray (P) 1 time for 4 laps; K. Kahne 1 time for 2 laps.

Credit: 352313(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, races Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 4,24,1,42,18,11,20,41,19,48
Stage #2 Top Ten: 4,24,20,78,41,11,42,48,21,1

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 30
Unofficial Race Results for the 58Th Annual Bank Of America 500 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 337 Laps – 505.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 17. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr (P) Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 337 Running
2. 7. Car 24 Chase Elliott (P) SunEnergy1 Chevrolet 337 Running
3. 3. Car 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Jimmy John’s Ford 337 Running
4. 1. Car 11 Denny Hamlin (P) FedEx Office Toyota 337 Running
5. 18. Car 1 Jamie McMurray (P) Sherwin-Williams Chevrolet 337 Running
6. 14. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # STANLEY Toyota 337 Running
7. 25. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson (P) Lowe’s Chevrolet 337 Running
8. 15. Car 21 Ryan Blaney (P) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 337 Running
9. 9. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Road to Race Day Chevrolet 337 Running
10. 10. Car 42 Kyle Larson (P) Target Chevrolet 337 Running
11. 2. Car 20 Matt Kenseth (P) Tide Pods Toyota 337 Running
12. 23. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 337 Running
13. 22. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P) SunnyD Ford 337 Running
14. 26. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 337 Running
15. 6. Car 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Alliance Truck Parts Ford 337 Running
16. 13. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 337 Running
17. 38. Car 77 Erik Jones # 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota 337 Running
18. 21. Car 37 Chris Buescher Gain Chevrolet 337 Running
19. 20. Car 27 Paul Menard Menards/Schrock Chevrolet 337 Running
20. 19. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 337 Running
21. 27. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 337 Running
22. 8. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 337 Running
23. 29. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto EJ Wade Foundation Ford 337 Running
24. 24. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 337 Running
25. 30. Car 34 Landon Cassill Love’sTravel Stops/Roller Bites Ford 336 Running
26. 28. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 335 Running
27. 5. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford 335 Running
28. 39. Car 23 Corey LaJoie # MyFreedomSmokes.com Toyota 333 Running
29. 4. Car 18 Kyle Busch (P) Interstate Batteries Toyota 331 Running
30. 37. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet 330 Running
31. 34. Car 15 Reed Sorenson Xchange of America Chevrolet 330 Running
32. 33. Car 51 * BJ McLeod(i) Donnie Neuenberger Foundation Chevrolet 326 Running
33. 36. Car 66 * Timmy Hill(i) O.C.R. Gaz Bar Chevrolet 326 Running
34. 32. Car 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 295 Running
35. 16. Car 95 Michael McDowell Procore Chevrolet 293 Running
36. 35. Car 55 * Gray Gaulding # Low T Center Toyota 267 Running
37. 31. Car 38 David Ragan TheHouse.com Ford 263 Accident
38. 12. Car 10 Danica Patrick Warriors In Pink Ford 263 Accident
39. 40. Car 83 * Brett Moffitt(i) Champion Machinery Toyota 89 Accident
40. 11. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 43 Accident

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: N/A. Caution Flags: 10 for 44 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 8 drivers.
Average Speed of Race Winner: 139.128 mph.
Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 38 Mins, 00 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.911 Seconds.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Oct. 15, 2017 – Talladega Superspeedway
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