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

Chicagoland Top Ten Starters

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kyle Larson
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Austin Dillon
  10. Matt Kenseth

Chicagoland Full Starting Lineup

Chicagoland Pre-race Notes

Erik Jones started in the rear of the field because of an unapproved tire change.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 18,4,24,11,22,2,20,42,19,78

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 24,4,78,42,2,11,22,41,20,1

Chicagoland Race Notes

Kyle Busch who started on the pole selected to start in the low lane. He led 85 of the first 87 laps. The only two he didn’t lead were during a pit cycle.

Running order on lap 10: 18,78,4,11,24,22,2,20,42,3 … 21,48,14,19,41,1,88,17,31,10 … 43,5,27,13,77,37,34,6,95,32 … 38,47,15,23,33,72,83,66,55,51

Running order on lap 25: 18,78,4,11,24,22,2,20,42,3 … 21,48,19,41,14,1,10,5,17,88 … 31,77,43,27,34,13,6,37,32,47 … 95,38

Notable Moment: On lap 25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the wall while running in 19th. He wasn’t happy with his car and said it was an 8 out of 10 loose. He was running the top lane at the time of his problem.

Big Moment: Around lap 30, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came to pit road and as he was coming in he got a commitment cone violation. After serving his penalty he was two laps down in last.

On lap 39, Kyle Busch had nearly a three second lead over Martin Truex Jr.

Running order on lap 39: 18,78,4,11,24,22,2,42,20,3 …. 48,19,21,41,1,14,10,5,77,88 … 43,31,27(last driver on the lead lap),34,6,13,37,32,95,38 …. 15,47

On lap 40, Jimmie Johnson was the first driver to pit which started the pit cycle.

Notable Moment: On lap 42 while running in 2nd Martin Truex Jr. was caught speeding on pit road.

Notable Moment: On lap 43 while running in 10th (before the pit cycle started) Austin Dillon was caught speeding on pit road.

Notable Moment: On lap 44, Erik Jones was caught speeding on pit road. Before the pit cycle started he was in 19th.

Running order on lap 53: 18,4,24,11,22,34 (Didn’t pit yet),2,20,42,48 … 19,1,78,21,41,14,5,10 (last driver on the lead lap),88,31 … 43,27,6,13,37,3,47,95,77,17 … 38,15,32,83,33,72,66,23,55,51

Running order on lap 71: 18,4,24,11,22,2,20,42,19,48 … 78,1,41,14 (last driver on the lead lap) ,21,5,10,43,31,88 … 27,6,3,13,37,77,47,34,95,38 … 17,32

On lap 75, Martin Truex Jr. was up to 10th after getting his speeding penalty.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 18,4,24,11,22,2,20,42,19,78

During the Stage #1 caution Kyle Busch was really happy with his car.

During the Stage #1 caution Martin Truex Jr. pitted a second time to tighten lug nuts. This cost him a lot of track position, but not that much in the running order.

During the Stage #2 restart Kevin Harvick passed Kyle Busch for the lead. Harvick then led the next 35 laps.

Running order on lap 91: 4,18,24,2,11,42,22,41,1,19 … 20,48,78,14,27,34,21,10,5,31 … 43,77,3,13,88,47,37,6,95,38 … 32,17

Big Moment: On lap 97 Kyle Busch had a loose wheel and made an unexpected pit stop. He was running in 2nd at the time. During his pit stop his crew went over the wall too soon which resulted in a pass through penalty. After serving his penalty he was two laps down in 27h.

Notable Moment: On lap 98 Erik Jones made an unexpected pit stop. He had a tire rub.

Running order on lap 114: 4,24,2,11,42,22,41,1,78,19 … 20,48,14,34,21,5,10,31,3,43 … 6,88,13,47,37,18,27,17,77,15 … 95,32,38,83,33,23,72,55,66,51

During pit stops around lap 120 Chase Elliott cycled to the lead. During this pit cycle Denny Hamlin had a slow stop that dropped him back a few positions.

Running order on lap 132: 24,4,42,2,78,22,11,41,20,1 … 19,48,14,88 (last driver on the lead lap),27,21,34,10,5,3 … 31,77,43,17,6,18,13,47,37,95 … 32

Running order on lap 146: 24,4,42,2,78,22,11,41,20,1 … 19,48,14 (Last driver on the lead lap)

Running order on lap 154: 24,4,42,78,2,11,22,41,20,1 … 48,19,14,27,21,10,18,34,3,31 … 5,6,43,77,47,13,37,88,95,32 … 38,17

On lap 157, Erik Jones who was two laps down started to have his cool box fail him.

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 24,4,78,42,11,22,41,20,1

During the Stage #2 restart Kevin Harvick shot to the lead.

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