GEICO 500 Results


Fin Str Car Driver Make Laps Pts Status Laps Led
1 11 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 188 57 Running 45
2 9 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 188 53 Running 7
3 30 47 Ryan Preece # Chevrolet 188 34 Running -
4 8 22 Joey Logano Ford 188 35 Running 37
5 5 8 Daniel Hemric # Chevrolet 188 35 Running -
6 14 1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 188 36 Running -
7 24 6 Ryan Newman Ford 188 35 Running -
8 29 62 Brendan Gaughan(i) Chevrolet 188 0 Running 5
9 2 10 Aric Almirola Ford 188 28 Running 27
10 22 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 188 30 Running 4
11 36 32 Corey LaJoie Ford 188 26 Running -
12 16 41 Daniel Suarez Ford 188 31 Running -
13 4 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 188 24 Running 10
14 1 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 188 37 Running -
15 7 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 188 29 Running 4
16 17 21 Paul Menard Ford 188 21 Running -
17 13 13 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 188 30 Running 7
18 37 27 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 188 19 Running -
19 27 20 Erik Jones Toyota 188 18 Running 4
20 20 19 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 188 17 Running 11
21 25 24 William Byron Chevrolet 188 28 Running -
22 33 81 Jeffrey Earnhardt Toyota 187 0 Accident -
23 15 38 David Ragan Ford 187 14 Accident -
24 10 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 187 17 Accident 1
25 6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 187 15 Accident 16
26 34 15 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 187 0 Running 9
27 35 96 Parker Kligerman Toyota 186 0 Running -
28 40 51 Cody Ware Ford 184 9 Running -
29 3 14 Clint Bowyer Ford 182 8 Running -
30 31 37 Chris Buescher Chevrolet 181 7 Accident -
31 26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 181 7 Accident 1
32 38 77 Justin Haley Chevrolet 180 0 Accident -
33 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 178 4 Running -
34 32 00 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 154 0 Running -
35 39 52 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 132 2 Suspension -
36 23 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 80 1 Accident -
37 18 36 Matt Tifft # Ford 11 1 Accident -
38 19 4 Kevin Harvick Ford 11 1 Accident -
39 28 43 Bubba Wallace Chevrolet 10 1 Accident -
40 12 34 Michael McDowell Ford 10 1 Accident -

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 5 Mins, 59 Secs.
Average Speed: 161.331 MPH
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Stage 1 Top 10: 13, 88, 3, 9, 41, 6, 24, 17, 18, 95
Stage 2 Top 10: 9, 88, 24, 12, 3, 1, 42, 8, 22, 18

Race Comments: Chase Elliott won the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Prior to the start of the race the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: #6, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 27, 51 (unapproved adjustments) and #62 (driver change). Race Recap

Caution Flags: 6 for 21 laps; Laps: 12-16 (#43, 11, 34, 4, 14, 36 Incident Turn 1 [None]); 57-60 (Stage 1 conclusion [10]); 112-116 (Stage 2 conclusion [81]); 133-136 (Debris on backstretch [27]); 183-184 (#10, 19, 37, 77, 95 Incident backstretch [Red flag 8:47] [38]); 188-188 (#17, 24, 42, 38, 81 Incident backstretch [None]).

Lead Changes: 37 among 15 drivers; A. Dillon 0; B. Keselowski 1-7; J. Logano 8; R. Blaney 9; J. Logano 10-13; *. Gaughan(i) 14; J. Logano 15-16; A. Almirola 17-30; J. Logano 31-32; A. Almirola 33; K. Larson 34; A. Almirola 35-46; M. Truex Jr 47-49; T. Dillon 50-56; C. Elliott 57-60; A. Bowman 61-67; B. Keselowski 68-70; J. Logano 71-73; R. Blaney 74-75; K. Busch 76; R. Blaney 77; R. Stenhouse Jr 78-90; K. Busch 91-92; R. Stenhouse Jr 93; C. Elliott 94-112; *. Gaughan(i) 113-114; C. Elliott 115-132; *. Gaughan(i) 133-134; E. Jones 135-138; J. Logano 139-143; M. Truex Jr 144-151; J. Logano 152-154; M. DiBenedetto 155; R. Chastain(i) 156-164; R. Stenhouse Jr 165-166; J. Logano 167-173; K. Busch 174; J. Logano 175-184; C. Elliott 185-188.