NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in spring 2018 at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Top Ten Starters

  1. Ryan Blaney
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Kyle Larson
  6. Chase Elliott
  7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Erik Jones
  10. Joey Logano

Full Starting Lineup

Las Vegas Pre-race Notes

Jimmie Johnson and Ross Chastain started in the rear of the field after having multiple inspection failures.

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 4,78,42,12,22,2,41,9,18,21

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 4,12,42,22,18,2,78,41,9,21

Las Vegas Race Notes

Ryan Blaney who started on the pole selected to start in the low-line. He led the first lap. This was the only lap he led.

On lap #2, coming off turn 2 Kevin Harvick took the lead. He then led the next 37 laps.

Running order on lap 9: 4,12,78,41,42,9,17,2,14,22 … 20,18,21,19,3,88,11,34,24,43 … 1,95,38,6,31,10,47,13,37,48

Running order on lap 19: 4,78,12,41,42,9,2,17,22,18 … 14,20,21,11,88,19,3,34,1,10 … 31,6,43,95,24,38,48,37,13,32 … 47,51,72,15,23,00,55

Running order on lap 31: 4,78,12,41,42,2,22,9,18,14 … 17,21,11,20,88,1,10,3,19,31

On lap 33, Jimmie Johnson got lapped.

Around lap 35 the first green flag pit cycle begun. Daniel Suarez was the first driver to pit.

Running order on lap 47 (McDowell, Ragan, DiBenedetto, Whitt and Chastain didn’t pit yet): 34,38,4,78,32,12,2,42,48,22 … 41,24,9,72,18,15,21,11,14,20

Running order on lap 60: 4,78,12,42,2,22,41,9,18,21 … 11,20,14,1,10,17,19,3,31,88 … 6,43,37,95,13,32,51,34,48,47 … 38,24,72,15,00,23,55

On lap 60, with 20 laps to go in Stage #1 Martin Truex Jr. was saving fuel. During his pit stop his crew wasn’t able to fill his car all the way.

Running order on lap 72: 4,78,42,12,2,22,41,9,18,21 … 11,20,1,14,10,3,19,31,17,88 … 6,37,43,95,34,32,13,48,51,38 … 47,24,72,15,00,23,55

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 4,78,42,12,22,2,41,9,18,21

During the Stage #1 caution Martin Truex Jr. had a 17 second pit stop. It dropped him from 2nd to 6th.

During the Stage caution, Austin Dillon who was in 16th place got the free pass.

Running order on lap 90: 4,12,42,22,78,18,2,41,9,11 … 21,20,1,14,10,3,34,88,31,19 … 95,6,37,43,32,13,48,17,51,38 … 72,15,47,24,00,23,55

Big Moment: On lap 104 while running in the teens, Michael McDowell went to the garage because of a parts issue.

Running order on lap 110: 4,12,42,22,78,2,18,41,9,11 … 20,21,1,14,10,3,88,19,37,31 … 6,95,48,43,17,32,13,51,38,47 …24,72,15,00,23,55,34

Notable Moment: During green flag pit stops on lap 124, Denny Hamlin was caught speeding on pit road. Prior to his problem before the pit cycle he was running in 10th. He had to do a drive through penalty. This dropped him a lap down to 16th.

Notable Moment: During green flag pit stops around lap 125 Daniel Suarez had to make a second pit stop because of a tire gun issue. Prior to his problem he was running in the high-teens. He was now down 3 laps running in the low-thirties.

Running order on lap 131: 4,22,12,2,42,78,41,9,18,21 … 20,1,14,10,3(last driver on the lead lap),11,88,31,37,17 … 6,48,95,43,38,13,51,32,72,15 … 19,24,47,00,23,55,34

Notable Moment: Around lap 146, Clint Bowyer had to make an unscheduled pit stop. Shortly before his problem he was running in 13th.

Running order on lap 147: 4,12,22,42,2,18,78,41,9,21 … 20,1,10,3,11,31,88,37,17,48 … 14,6,95,43,51,38,13,32,19,15 … 24,47,72,00,23,55,34

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 4,12,42,22,18,2,78,41,9,21

Paul Menard was happy with his car with 97 laps to go. He was running in 9th at the time.

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