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8 APR 2002:    Matt Kenseth drives en route to winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Series SamsungRadio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. DIGITAL IMAGE - Mandatory Credit: Jon Ferrey/Getty Images
8 APR 2002: Matt Kenseth drives en route to winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Series SamsungRadio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. DIGITAL IMAGE - Mandatory Credit: Jon Ferrey/Getty Images

April 8 – Today in Jayski’s NASCAR history

April 8, 2018

  • Texas TV commercial breakdown: For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.[More](4-8-2018)
  • Sunday Texas Notebook: Erik Jones’ first top five of the season is a sure sign of progress; Martin Truex Jr.’s top-five streak ends in hard crash; Jimmie Johnson finds encouragement in calamity at Texas.[More](4-8-2018)
  • Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick at Texas for season’s first victory: Harried by Harvick for 23 laps after a restart on Lap 312 of 334, Busch powered his Toyota across the finish line .3 seconds ahead of the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. The key to Busch’s victory was a mistake-free run over the final laps.[More](4-8-2018)
  • Kyle Busch won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2018, 3rd win at Texas and 44th career win. Busch led 115 of the 334 laps.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #1-McMurray, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, pole sitter #41-Busch, #42-Wallace, #24-Byron, and #14-Bowyer.
    Stage 1 was won by #4-Harvick. Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch.
    There were 16 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 48 yellow flag laps. There was a red flag for track cleanup following an accident that took out #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, and #48-Johnson.
    The average speed of the race was: 141.714mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
    Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
    Cumulative Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
  • Race Fast Facts – Texas
    Kyle Busch won the 22nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, his 44th victory in 469 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2018.
    This is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 25 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 31 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2018.
    Jamie McMurray (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 29 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 38 points over Joey Logano.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(3-25-2018)
  • 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Texas, race 7 of 36]
    #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins – 2 can be used for playoffs], 257
    #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 316
    #78-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win], 250
    #14-Clint Bowyer [1 win], 249
    #3-Austin Dillon [1 win], 159
    #22-Joey Logano, 278, -38
    #12-Ryan Blaney, 265, -51
    #2-Brad Keselowski, 237, -79
  • #41-Kurt Busch, 224, -92
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 222, -94
    #42-Kyle Larson, 202, -114
    #20-Erik Jones, 193, -123
    #10-Aric Almirola, 177, -139
    #88-Alex Bowman, 154, -162
    #9-Chase Elliott, 148, -168
    #21-Paul Menard, 146, -170
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
  • Top-Ten Stage 2 Results (lap 170) of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (lap 170/334):
    #18-Busch, 10pts, 1 playoff point
    #41-Busch, 9pts
    #22-Logano, 8pts
    #20-Jones, 7pts
    #14-Bowyer, 6pts
    #9-Elliott, 5pts
    #2-Keselowski, 4pts
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr., 3pts
    #11-Hamlin, 2pts
    #10-Almirola, 1pt
  • Top-Ten Stage 1 Results (lap 85) of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (lap 85/334):
    #4-Harvick, 10pts, 1 playoff point
    #18-Busch, 9pts
    #41-Busch, 8pts
    #22-Logano, 7pts
    #42-Larson, 6pts
    #14-Bowyer, 5pts
    #1-McMurray, 4pts
    #2-Keselowski, 3pts
    #9-Elliott, 2pts
    #20-Jones, 1pt
  • Lucky Dogs, drivers that got a lap back during the cautions (and their finish):
    Caution 1: None. No one a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #11-Hamlin, 34th
    Caution 3: #24-Byron, 10th
    Caution 4: #6-Bayne, 12th
    Caution 5: #12-Blaney, 5th
    Caution 6: #43-Wallace, 8th
    Caution 7: None.
    Caution 8: #1-McMurray, 3rd

 


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