NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in summer 2017 at Bristol

Bristol Top Ten Starters

  1. Erik Jones
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Kasey Kahne
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Ryan Blaney

Bristol Full Starting Lineup

Bristol Pre-race Notes

Bristol Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 125): 18,77,42,24,20,11,21,22,78,48

Bristol Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 250): 20,48,4,31,77,42,11,18,27,14

Kasey Kahne started in the rear of the field because of an unapproved tire change.

The fuel window was about 175 laps.

Bristol Fall Summer Loop Data Box Score

Bristol Summer 2017 Loop Data Speed Stats

Bristol Race Notes

Erik Jones who started on the pole selected the outside line. He led the first 3 laps.

On the first lap Chase Elliott who started in 4th moved up to 2nd. On lap 4 he took the lead with a move on the bottom lane and led 2 laps.

Notable Moment: On lap 5 Brad Keselowski had a flat tire. When he was coming to pit road he missed it the first time by. This dropped him 4 laps down.

On lap 6 Erik Jones retook the lead and he led the next 45 laps.

Running order on lap 19: 77,42,20,24,78,22,19,17,21,14 … 11,18,31,48,1,37,3,6,47,88 … 4,38,41,13,34,95,27,43,32,5 … 10,72,7,83,55,15,51,33,23,2

Running order on lap 42: 77,20,42,24,78,22,18,17,21,19 … 48,11,31,14,1,37,3,4,6,88 … 41,47,13,38,95,34,5,43,27,32 … 72,10,7,83,15,55,33,51,23,2

While running in 11th on lap 43 Jimmie Johnson complained about some right side damage.

On lap 51 Kyle Larson took the lead. He then led the next 63 of the next 64 laps.

Notable Moment: Aric Almirola brought out the first caution when he got into the wall around lap 62. He was running in the high-twenties at the time.

Running order on lap 75: 42,24,77,18,20,11,22,21,78,31 … 48,17,14,1,19,4,6,88,3,41 … 37,95,5,47,38,34,27,13,72,32 … 7,83,43,10,15,55,33,51,2,23

On lap 87, Brad Keselowski was now only two laps down.

On lap 103 it was mentioned that Kevin Harvick really liked his car.

Running order on lap 106: 42,18,24,77,20,11,21,22,78,31 … 48,4,17,41,14,6,19,1,3,37 … 88,5,38,47,95

On lap 115 Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson were battling side by side for the lead.

Running order on lap 120: 42,18,77,24,20,11,21,22,78,48 … 4,31,17,41,14,6,1,19,3,37 … 88,5,47,13,38,27,95,34,32,43 … 83,7,10,72,15,55,33,2,51,23

Bristol Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 125): 18,77,42,24,20,11,21,22,78,48

During pit stops during the Stage #1 caution Kyle Busch lost 4 spots. His team was very conservative on pit road since he often gets speeding penalties here.

Running order on lap 146: 77,18,11,42,4,20,78,24,22,21 … 48,17,6,14,1,31,88,3,19,5 … 41,38,37,47,27,95,34,32,10,43

Running order on lap 167: 18,77,11,42,4,20,78,24,17,48 … 21,6,14,22,31,1,88,19,3,5 … 41,37,38,47,27,95,34,10,13,32 … 43,7,83,55,15,2

Running order on lap 199: 18,77,42,11,4,78,20,24,17,48 … 14,21,6,22,1,19,31,3,41,5

Notable Moment: On lap 200, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. while running in 9th got into the wall. This brought out a caution. He had a tire go down in the middle of the corner.

Big Moment: During the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. caution, Martin Truex Jr. pitted twice. He would’ve restarted in 5th if he didn’t make an extra stop. He had a loose wheel. This dropped him a lap down because of when he pitted. When he pitted again he got a tire violation and this dropped him multiple laps down.

Big Moment: On lap 220 while running in 21st AJ Allmendinger had a severe left rear tire rub. This led to him making an unexpected pit stop.

Big Moment: On lap 233 Austin Dillon wrecked and it marked the end of his race. When he spun up into the wall he collected the #33 of Jeffrey Earnhardt.

Running order of drivers coming off pit road following the Austin Dillon caution: 18,42,11,77,24,21,14,1,22,19 (Not everybody pitted at this time since it was near the end of Stage)

Running order on lap 219 (up until Kyle Larson nobody pitted during the Dillon caution): 20,48,4,31,88,27,42,18,77,21 … 11,1,24,14,19,41,22,38,95 … 17,78,47,34

Bristol Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 250): 20,48,4,31,77,42,11,18,27,14

During the Stage #2 caution during pit stops Matt Kenseth was caught speeding on pit road. He just won Stage #2.

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