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The 2017 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on April 9, 2017, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) intermediate quad-oval, it was the seventh race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 7 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 logo.png
Date April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 147.137 miles per hour (236.794 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 27.217
Most laps led
Driver Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing
Laps 148
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.5/6 (Overnight)[11]
2.7/6 (Final)[12]
4.5 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Texas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The track measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway). The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.809 seconds and a speed of 194.182 mph (312.506 km/h).[13] During the session, Chase Elliott and Erik Jones sustained terminal damage to their cars in wrecks that required them to switch to backup cars.[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 27.809 194.182
2 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 27.827 194.056
3 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 27.927 193.361
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 27.217 and a speed of 198.405 mph (319.302 km/h).[15]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 27.565 27.307 27.217
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 27.775 27.459 27.270
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 27.622 27.379 27.270
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.161 27.459 27.306
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.697 27.428 27.333
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.706 27.643 27.482
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 27.781 27.516 27.492
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.868 27.551 27.509
9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.144 27.622 27.618
10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.176 27.580 27.692
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.090 27.639 27.761
12 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.631 27.677 28.113
13 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.260 27.703
14 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 27.991 27.714
15 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.243 27.734
16 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.071 27.781
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.130 27.823
18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.291 27.855
19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.079 27.876
20 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.980 27.937
21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.298 28.058
22 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.063 28.254
23 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.318 28.614
24 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.943 0.000
25 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.339
26 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.371
27 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.452
28 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 28.542
29 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.683
30 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota 28.695
31 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.532
32 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0.000
33 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
34 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
35 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
36 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 0.000
37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
38 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 0.000
39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
40 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 27.531 seconds and a speed of 196.143 mph (315.662 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.531 196.143
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.538 196.093
3 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 27.545 196.043
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 27.719 and a speed of 194.812 mph (313.520 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.719 194.812
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.799 194.252
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.890 193.618
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

Kevin Harvick led the field to the green flag at 1:49 p.m., but the race was slowed when the first caution flew on the third lap for debris on the frontstretch.[18]

The race restarted on the sixth lap. The second caution flew on lap 10 for a three-car wreck in Turn 2 involving Jeffrey Earnhardt, Gray Gaulding and Reed Sorenson.[19] Austin Dillon, who took his car to the garage prior to the initial start for a broken track bar and upper control arm, returned to the race 12 laps down. He said after the race that when he "made a pace lap before the race I could feel something was broken. We had to go into the garage and make repairs before we could even start the race."[20]

On the lap 16 restart, Ryan Blaney edged out Harvick exiting Turn 2 to take the lead. The third caution, a scheduled competition caution, flew on lap 31. Kyle Larson was busted for driving through too many pit boxes and restarted the race from the tail end of the field. A crew member of Chris Buescher's team, jackman Zack Young, was injured when Buescher's car was clipped by the 77 of Erik Jones, spinning him into his pit box.[18]

The race restarted on lap 37 and stayed green the remainder of the stage until Blaney won the first stage and the fourth caution flew on lap 85 for the stage conclusion. Martin Truex Jr. exited pit road with the race lead.[18]

Second stageEdit

On the lap 93 restart, Truex got loose going into Turn 1 and Blaney retook the lead. Debris in Turn 2, a piece of bare bond, brought out the fifth caution on lap 121.[18]

The race restarted on lap 127. Debris in Turn 1, another piece of bare bond, brought out the sixth caution on lap 163. Coming seven laps prior to the end of the stage, all but the first seven cars opted to pit.[21]

The race restarted on lap 167. Blaney won the second stage and the seventh caution flew for the end of the stage.[22] The seven cars that stayed out under the previous caution, Blaney among them, pitted under this caution. Harvick, who pitted during the sixth caution, assumed the lead.[18]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 178. A number of cars hit pit road around lap 219 to start a cycle of green flag pit stops. Harvick pitted from the lead the following lap, giving the lead to Brad Keselowski. He pitted on lap 224 and teammate Joey Logano took the lead. He pitted with 107 laps to go and Truex cycled to the lead.[18]

Another round of green flag stops took place with 62 to go. Truex pitted from the lead with 61 to go. Jimmie Johnson pitted from the lead with 60 to go. Logano held the lead for 15 laps before pitting with 45 to go and Harvick cycled to the lead.[18]

Debris in Turn 3 brought out the eighth caution with 35 to go. Everyone pitted except Logano who stayed out to assume the race lead. Blaney, who worked his way back into the top-10, slid through his pit stall and fell back through the running order.[23] He said after the race he "got to eighth or something like that before the last caution, and I slid through our pit box, and that was an unfortunate deal. We were kind of pinned in between the 4 and the 88 and there was a weird angle. I just stopped a little deep, and I hurt us on that one for sure.”[24]

The race restarted with 30 to go. Johnson edged out Logano to take the lead with 16 to go and held off Larson in the final laps to drive on to score the victory.[25]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

“I guess I remembered how to drive, and I guess this team remembered how to do it,” Johnson said in victory lane. “I'm just real proud of this team. What a tough track and tough conditions. We were really in our wheelhouse and we were just able to execute all day.”[26]

After his victory lane interviews, Johnson went to the infield care center to receive three bags of IV fluid because the fluid system in his car malfunctioned in the closing laps.[27]

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who earned his first top-five finish since a runner-up finish in the 2016 Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway, said he "figured we'd get one sooner or later, but it's nice. I know our fans are pulling for us. Could have finished a little better, but we'll take a top five."[28]

Blaney – who led a race high of 148 laps, the first time a Wood Brothers Racing entry has led over 100 laps since 1982 – said, when asked about staying out vs. pitting in the caution prior to the end of the second stage, it's easy to "say, oh, we should have done this, should have done that. Now I say we should have stayed out the last caution and might have had a better shot at it. But you can’t really change any of that now. Yeah, in hindsight that was kind of a judgment call. You give up a stage win and 10 point and a bonus point for the playoffs to try to set yourself for the end of the race. We thought we had enough time after segment 2 to try to work our way back up through there, and a restart actually after segment 2 really went bad for us. We got jumbled up in 1 and 2 and let a lot of cars get by. That was kind of the deciding factor I feel like. I let a lot of good cars get by like the 48 and 42 and 24, and that hurt us more, I think, than anything was that restart after segment 2 when we had to check up big in 1 and 2. I thought we made the right call to stay out there and try to win that segment. I’m for that.”[29]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 10
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 9
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3
9 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 2
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 10
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 3
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 164

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 24 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 49
2 32 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 47
3 4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 334 36
4 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 44
5 37 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 34
6 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 334 40
7 6 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 46
8 7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 334 39
9 33 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 34
10 10 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 32
11 3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 30
12 2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 334 45
13 12 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 24
14 11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 26
15 34 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 23
16 8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 21
17 14 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 334 20
18 18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 334 19
19 20 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 18
20 16 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 334 17
21 38 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 333 16
22 36 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 333 15
23 13 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 333 14
24 19 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 333 13
25 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 333 12
26 9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 332 11
27 27 7 J. J. Yeley (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 330 0
28 21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 329 9
29 15 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 329 8
30 28 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 327 7
31 26 32 Matt DiBenedetto Fas Lane Racing Ford 327 6
32 23 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 326 5
33 25 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 322 4
34 29 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 322 3
35 30 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 319 2
36 22 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 314 1
37 40 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 313 1
38 35 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 303 1
39 39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 104 0
40 31 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 9 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 6 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 35
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 24 minutes and 18 seconds
  • Average speed: 147.137 miles per hour (236.794 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 17th race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, 2009 race winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

The race was broadcast on radio by the Performance Racing Network and simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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