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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 12, 2018 1:00 am

AUTO RACING

Monster Energy Cup

TICKETGUARDIAN 500

At Avondale, Ariz.

Lap length: 1 mile

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (10) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 312 laps, 53 points.

2. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, 52.

3. (3) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 312, 39.

4. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312, 40.

5. (1) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 312, 41.

6. (19) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 312, 32.

7. (22) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312, 30.

8. (15) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 312, 29.

9. (9) Erik Jones, Toyota, 312, 29.

10. (23) Kurt Busch, Ford, 312, 40.

11. (13) Ryan Newman, Chev., 312, 26.

12. (11) William Byron, Chev., 312, 25.

13. (4) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 312, 24.

14. (17) Jimmie Johnson, Chev., 312, 23.

15. (25) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 312, 35.

16. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 311, 21.

17. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 311, 20.

18. (2) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 311, 27.

19. (5) Joey Logano, Ford, 311, 20.

20. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 311, 17.

21. (20) AJ Allmendinger, Chev., 311, 16.

22. (16) David Ragan, Ford, 311, 15.

23. (29) R. Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 311, 22.

24. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 311, 15.

25. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 311, 12.

26. (8) Jamie McMurray, Chev., 310, 11.

27. (36) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 310, 0.

28. (27) Darrell Wallace Jr, Chev., 309, 9.

29. (24) Chris Buescher, Chev., 309, 8.

30. (28) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 309, 12.

31. (34) D.J. Kennington, Toyota, 309, 6.

32. (31) M. McDowell, Ford, 308, 11.

33. (35) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 306, 0.

34. (32) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 304, 3.

35. (37) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chev., 292, 2.

36. (14) Paul Menard, Ford, 189, 1.

37. (33) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, 23, 1.

Race Statistics

Avg. Speed of Winner: 108.078 mph.

Time of Race: 2 hr., 53 min., 13 sec.

Margin of Victory: 0.774 seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 36 laps.

Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers.

Lap Leaders: M.Truex 0; K.Larson 1-30; M.Truex 31-33; K.Larson 34-57; Ky.Busch 58-123; B.Keselowski 124-128; Ky.Busch 129-147; Ku.Busch 148-153; Ky.Busch 154-178; K.Harvick 179-194; W.Byron 195-209; D.Hamlin 210-242; Ky.Busch 243-260; B.Keselowski 261-267; R.Newman 268-290; K.Harvick 291-312

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 4 times for 124 laps; K.Larson, 2 times for 52 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 36 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 32 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 22 laps; W.Byron, 1 time for 14 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 10 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 5 laps; M.Truex, 2 times for 2 laps.

Wins: K.Harvick, 3; A.Dillon, 1.

Points Leaders: 1. K.Harvick, 168; 2. Ky.Busch, 156; 3. M.Truex, 156; 4. R.Blaney, 152; 5. J.Logano, 152; 6. D.Hamlin, 137; 7. B.Keselowski, 134; 8. K.Larson, 131; 9. C.Bowyer, 125.

IndyCar

GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

At St. Petersburg, Florida

Lap length: 1.8 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (14) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

2. (24) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

3. (12) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

4. (7) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

5. (6) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

6. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

7. (13) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110 laps, Running

8. (17) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

9. (18) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

10. (2) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110 laps, Running

11. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110 laps, Running

12. (5) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 110 laps, Running

13. (11) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110 laps, Running

14. (8) Gabby Chaves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110 laps, Running

15. (16) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevrolet, 109 laps, Running

16. (15) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 109 laps, Running

17. (22) Zachary Claman De Melo, Dallara-Honda, 109 laps, Running

18. (1) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 108 laps, Contact

19. (20) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevrolet, 108 laps, Running

20. (21) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 107 laps, Running

21. (4) Jordan King, Dallara-Chevrolet, 107 laps, Running

22. (23) Rene Binder, Dallara-Chevrolet, 100 laps, Contact

23. (19) Jack Harvey, Dallara-Honda, 38 laps, Off Course

24. (3) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 16 laps, Contact

Race Statistics

Avg. Speed of Winner: 86.207 mph.

Time of Race: 2:17:48.4954.

Margin of Victory: Under caution.

Cautions: 8 for 24 laps.

Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: Wickens 1-5, King 6-10, Wickens 11-24, Bourdais 25-38, Wickens 39-59, Rossi 60-62, Bourdais 63-76, Wickens 77-81, Rossi 82-83, Hunter-Reay 84, Wickens 85-108, Bourdais 109-110.