Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series 7th Annual Go Bowling 400

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Starting from 3rd place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota won the 7th Annual Go Bowling 400, his 9th win in 416 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is his 2nd win and 7th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 6th Top 10 finish in 18 races at Kansas Speedway. 2nd Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Elite Support Ford, started from 17th place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 9th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford, started from 8th place posted his 12th Top 10 finish in 23 races at Kansas Speedway.

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

4th Place Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red Nose Toyota, started from 5th place. 6th Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 9th place. 7th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez # STANLEY ACE/CMN Toyota, started from 15th place was the highest finishing rookie. 8th Place Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, started from 12th place followed by 9th place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford, started from 30th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Performance Ford, in 10th place, started from 16th place. Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 44 points overMartin Truex Jr.

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Insurance Ford, lead the field to green during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

The race had 15 Cautions for 61 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 31 for Car 34 Landon Cassill A&W Ford Crash in turn 1. 2nd Caution on lap 51 for Car 34 Landon Cassill A&W Ford Crash on frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 60 for Car 13 Ty Dillon Twisted Tea Chevrolet spin on backstretch. 4th Caution on lap 82 for Stage 1 conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 97 for Car 77 Erik Jones 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota spin in turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 103 for debris on the backstretch. 7th Caution on lap 138 for Car 83 Corey LaJoie Dustless Blasting Toyota Crash in turn 4. 8th Caution on lap 148 for Car 23 Gray Gaulding Dr Pepper Toyota incident in turn 2. 9th Caution on lap 162 for Stage 2 conclusion. 10th Caution on lap 195 for Car 27 Paul Menard FVP/Menards Chevrolet, Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Dillons ClickList Chevrolet Crash in turn 2. 11th Caution on lap 201 for Car 10 Danica Patrick Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford, Car 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford, Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford Crash in turn 1 [Red Flag: 27:41]. 12th Caution on lap 217 for Car 77 Erik Jones 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota Crash in turn 2. 13th Caution on lap 245 for Car 83 Corey LaJoie Dustless Blasting Toyota Crash in turn 1. 14th Caution on lap 260 for Car 13 Ty Dillon Twisted Tea Chevrolet, Car 77 Erik Jones 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota Crash in turn 4. 15th Caution on lap 264 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota, Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash in turn 1.

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Erik Jones, driver of the #77 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota, spins during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas

The race had 21 Lead Changes among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: R. Blaney 1-9; M. Truex Jr. 10-52; K. Harvick 53-62; Kyle Busch 63-82; M. Truex Jr. 83-99; Kyle Busch 100-138; R. Blaney 139; C. Bowyer 140-142; R. Blaney 143-163; Kurt Busch 164-166; R. Blaney 167-179; M. Truex Jr. 180-195; R. Blaney 196-198; M. Truex Jr. 199-204; R. Blaney 205-217; D. Earnhardt Jr. 218-219; T. Bayne 220; R. Blaney 221-242; M. Truex Jr. 243-245; E. Jones # 246-247; R. Blaney 248; M. Truex Jr. 249-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr. 6 times for 104 laps; R. Blaney 8 times for 83 laps; Kyle Busch 2 times for 59 laps; K. Harvick 1 time for 10 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 3 laps; C. Bowyer 1 time for 3 laps; D. Earnhardt Jr. 1 time for 2 laps; E. Jones # 1 time for 2 laps; T. Bayne 1 time for 1 lap.

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, battles Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 18,78,21,42,2,48,4,11,5,41
Stage #2 Top Ten: 21,42,78,1,18,11,5,20,77,22

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates after a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Martin Truex Jr. won with a Margin of Victory: 1.100 Seconds & ended his curse at Kansas Speedway. The big news of the race was the 11th Caution on lap 201 for Car 10 Danica Patrick Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford, Car 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford, Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford Crash in turn 1 [Red Flag: 27:41]. Joey Logano had a mechanical problem causing him to hit Danica Patrick causing her car to burst into flames. Aric Almirola entered the crash at full speed around 200 mph with so much force of the crash he had had to be cut out the car. Almirola was air transferred to a local hospital. Patrick & Logano were released from the infield care centre before the end of the race.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 11
Unofficial Race Results for the 7Th Annual Go Bowling 400 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 267 Laps – 400.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 267 Running
2. 17. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Elite Support Ford 267 Running
3. 8. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light Ford 267 Running
4. 1. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 267 Running
5. 5. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red Nose Toyota 267 Running
6. 9. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 267 Running
7. 15. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # STANLEY ACE/CMN Toyota 267 Running
8. 12. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 267 Running
9. 30. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford 267 Running
10. 16. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Performance Ford 267 Running
11. 4. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Go Bowling Ford 267 Running
12. 14. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Circle K Toyota 267 Running
13. 35. Car 95 Michael McDowell Tommy Williams Drywall Chevrolet 267 Running
14. 22. Car 13 Ty Dillon # Twisted Tea Chevrolet 267 Running
15. 31. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 267 Running
16. 11. Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet 267 Running
17. 34. Car 38 David Ragan Overton’s Ford 267 Running
18. 20. Car 37 Chris Buescher Scott Products Chevrolet 267 Running
19. 6. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 267 Running
20. 33. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew DEW-S-A Chevrolet 267 Running
21. 36. Car 34 Landon Cassill A&W Ford 267 Running
22. 32. Car 77 Erik Jones # 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota 267 Running
23. 7. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 267 Running
24. 29. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 267 Running
25. 37. Car 15 Reed Sorenson Harrah’s North Kansas City Chevrolet 267 Running
26. 26. Car 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet 266 Running
27. 38. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie # Dustless Blasting Toyota 265 Running
28. 39. Car 51 * Timmy Hill(i) Lilly Trucking Chevrolet 259 Running
29. 10. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 258 Running
30. 21. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Dillons ClickList Chevrolet 257 Running
31. 40. Car 66 *Carl Long(i) Poker Palace Chevrolet 256 Running
32. 23. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto IncredibleBank.com Ford 243 Running
33. 27. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Little Joe’s Autos/Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 243 Running
34. 25. Car 23 Gray Gaulding # Dr Pepper Toyota 231 Running
35. 18. Car 27 Paul Menard FVP/Menards Chevrolet 202 Accident
36. 24. Car 10 Danica Patrick Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford 199 Accident
37. 2. Car 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford 199 Accident
38. 13. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 199 Accident
39. 28. Car 55 * Derrike Cope Toyota 179 Engine
40. 19. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 154 Oil Pump

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 32 (tire change), No. 95 (engine change). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Caution Flags: 15 for 61 laps. Lead Changes: 21 among 9 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Ryan Blaney, #21. Coors Light Pole Award: Ryan Blaney, #21 189.6 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Michael McDowell, #95 9 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #21. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Jamie McMurray, #1 crew chief Matt McCall, 0.396 seconds. 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: May. 20, 2017 – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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