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The 2018 Overton's 400, is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on July 1, 2018 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 17th race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2018 Overton's 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 17 of 36 in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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Date July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)
Location Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 140.636 miles per hour (226.332 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Wood Brothers Racing
Time 29.998
Most laps led
Driver Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 70
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 1.6 (Overnight)[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2) and Mike Bagley (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Chicagoland Speedway, the track where the race will be held.

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Joliet, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. The speedway opened in 2001 and currently hosts NASCAR racing including the opening event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Until 2011, the speedway also hosted the IndyCar Series, recording numerous close finishes including the closest finish in IndyCar history. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation and located adjacent to Route 66 Raceway.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet
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
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota
24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell 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 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 30.169 seconds and a speed of 178.992 mph (288.060 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 30.169 178.992
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.191 178.861
3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.210 178.749
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.863 seconds and a speed of 180.826 mph (291.011 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.863 180.826
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.891 180.656
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.952 180.288
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Paul Menard scored the pole for the race with a time of 29.998 and a speed of 180.012 mph (289.701 km/h).[13]

Starting LineupEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.998
2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 30.020
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.042
4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.076
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.085
6 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.124
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.152
8 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.158
9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.197
10 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.627
11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 30.208
12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 30.213
13 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.254
14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.329
15 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.379
16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 30.391
17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.459
18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 30.470
19 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 30.498
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.617
21 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 30.585
22 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 30.616
23 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.701
24 95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 30.712
25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 30.775
26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 30.980
27 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 31.019
28 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 31.031
29 23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota 31.052
30 99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet 31.627
31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 31.688
32 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 31.916
33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 31.934
34 7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 32.053
35 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 32.226
36 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 0.000
37 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
38 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
39 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official starting lineup

† The cars of Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Chris Buescher all started in the rear of the field after failing post-qualifying inspection.

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 40
2 18 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 52
3 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 50
4 36 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 48
5 5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 35
6 9 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 32
7 37 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 32
8 12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 33
9 7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 38
10 15 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 27
11 10 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 26
12 13 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 25
13 1 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 24
14 38 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 23
15 17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 22
16 20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 266 21
17 4 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 266 36
18 2 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 266 29
19 3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 24
20 8 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 17
21 26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 266 16
22 39 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 266 15
23 22 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 266 14
24 19 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 266 13
25 6 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 266 22
26 21 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 265 11
27 24 95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 264 10
28 25 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 264 9
29 28 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 262 8
30 27 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 261 0
31 29 23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota 260 6
32 34 7 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 259 5
33 30 99 Kyle Weatherman StarCom Racing Chevrolet 255 4
34 32 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 233 3
35 33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 227 0
36 31 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 224 1
37 14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 189 1
38 23 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 189 1
39 35 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 185 0
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 10 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 5 for 23
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 50 minutes and 52 seconds
  • Average speed: 140.636 miles per hour (226.332 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and 2005 race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

The Motor Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Dave Moody
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Alex Hayden
Pete Pistone
Steve Post
Kim Coon

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 5, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Chicagoland Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 25, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Overton's 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chicago Overnight TV Ratings". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  11. ^ DeGroot, Nick (June 30, 2018). "Ryan Blaney tops first Cup practice at Chicagoland". Motorsport.com. Joliet, Illinois: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  12. ^ Utter, Jim (June 30, 2018). "Brad Keselowski leads the way in final practice at Chicagoland". Motorsport.com. Joliet, Illinois: Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race". Associated Press. Joliet, Illinois: AP Sports. Associated Press. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.


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