NASCAR at Texas: Highlights, results from the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Kyle Busch received again on victory street at Texas Motor Speedway with a win at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday.

The No. 18 automotive driver secured his third checkered flag at the O’Reilly 500 and after earlier wins in 2013 and 2016, Busch now holds the most profession wins at the race. The victory was Busch’s first of the season after three runner-up finishes to date and it is his first since profitable at Martinsville in 2017. He got here into the day main the factors standings as nicely.

NASCAR AT TEXAS: Results from the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

Behind Busch was Kevin Harvick who began the race scorching profitable Stage 1. Some hassle on pit street together with a unfastened wheel and a lug nut challenge noticed him go down a number of laps and look like out of the race till a raffle skipping out on a inexperienced flag pit paid off and he was again in rivalry for the remainder of the race.

The race included loads of drama with many drivers having points with vibrations and unfastened wheels. There have been additionally a lot of cautions and even a purple flag after an enormous wreck knocked a number of drivers together with Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson out of the race.

Under you will discover results and highlights from NASCAR at Texas.

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NASCAR at Texas: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 highlights and results:

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5:fifty eight — Kyle Busch does it! He takes house #NoLimitsTexas

— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April eight, 2018

5:fifty four — 10 laps to go and it is shaping up for a wild end between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

5:50 — Ricky Stenhouse was in terrific place to shut out the race however will head to storage with brake points to save lots of his automotive for an additional day.

5:forty nine — The battle between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick seems like it will be an intense one as issues end up right here.

5:forty seven — They’ve 24 laps to go on the restart and it is Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sitting in the prime three spots. 

5:36 — Ryan Newman blows a tire, takes a bit hit to the wall and there is one other warning flag out.

5:34 — Some controversy over a possible penalty for too many crew members over the wall for Kevin Harvick that went uncalled.

5:29 — Lower than 50 laps to go and drivers are beginning make some last journeys down pit street.

5:25 — Kevin Harvick has labored his method as much as P2. He is not taking place straightforward today.

5:22 — Kyle Busch’s lead proper round three seconds now with 60 laps to go.

5:thirteen — They’re again to inexperienced and it is Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Kurt Busch main the means on the restart at lap seventy nine however Jamie McMurray creeps as much as P2 shortly.

5:12 — The entrance six leaders keep out whereas a majority of the area decides to hit pit street throughout the warning.

5:05 — Kasey Kahne and Trevor Bayne draw one other warning after spinning out battling for the free cross spot.

four:fifty nine — They’re again to inexperienced with ninety four laps left. Paul Menard is headed to the storage after he received into the wall. Kyle Busch will get the lead from Erik Jones on the restart.

four:fifty seven — The luck does not stick round lengthy although. Kevin Harvick will get a penalty for too many crew members over the wall.

four:fifty four — Kevin Harvick decides not be a part of the remainder of the inexperienced flag pits and is again in it as much as P2. A bit of excellent luck there after some robust breaks earlier.

four:fifty three — Austin Dillon is headed to the storage and a warning is out on lap 234 for Paul Menard who will get into the wall on Flip 2

four:fifty one — Austin Dillon has some smoke popping out of his automotive so he pits. The leaders (Erik Jones, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer) and extra all pit as properly.

four:forty four — With Elliott now down a lap that leaves simply 10 drivers at present on the lead lap.

four:forty two — Chase Elliott pitting on lap 214 on inexperienced for vibrations. He was racing rather well today earlier than this.

four:32 — Correction: Alex Bowman went to the storage for a mechanical drawback and is definitely again out on the monitor, albeit 35 laps down.

four:28 — Again to inexperienced at lap 184!

four:23 — They’re again to yellow after the clear up finishes. It is Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch sitting 1-2-three.

four:thirteen —  Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski are headed to the storage, they’re achieved for the day.

four:12 — It seemed like Denny Hamlin spun out making an attempt to keep away from a slowing Aric Almirola and all of it spiralled from there.

four:10 — The pink flag is out now to wash up the monitor at lap one hundred eighty. That was fairly an enormous wreck. Seven automobiles complete concerned in it.

four:08 — Massive crash involving a number of drivers. The warning flag is out early in Stage three. Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Aric Almirola all hit. Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne and Michael McDowell additionally hit.

four:07 — Inexperienced flag out at lap 177. The ultimate stage has began.

four:02 — It is Erik Jones in the lead out of pit street with the Busch’s behind him. He is had an excellent race and now made up three or extra spots out of the pits for the third time today.

three:fifty eight — It is Kyle Busch who takes the Stage 2 win. Kurt Busch and Joey Logano comply with behind him.

three:fifty five — Kyle Busch takes the lead from his brother with 4 laps to go in the stage!

three:fifty one — With 15 laps to go in Stage 2 it is nonetheless Kurt and Kyle Busch at the entrance. Joey Logano and Erik Jones are behind them.

three:forty eight — Ryan Blaney yet one more sufferer of a unfastened wheel. He head again down pit street on inexperienced.

three:forty six — A breakdown of all the wild motion to date today.

three:forty two — Kevin Harvick has to go again to pit street to repair a unfastened wheel. Tough go for Harvick after such a robust begin.

three:forty — Again to inexperienced and it is the Busch brothers up entrance (Kurt P1, Kyle P2) battling it out.

three:34 — Everybody hits pit street on the warning however a lug nut caught in the jack forces Kevin Harvick to fall all the means again to P9. And he was not glad.

three:30 — One other warning out with Kyle Larson making some heavy contact with the wall after blowing a entrance tire. His day might be completed too.

three:27 — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick going forwards and backwards for P1 right here in Stage 2. Harvick presently has it on lap 123.

three:eleven — Again to inexperienced and Kyle Busch has the lead at the restart.

three:08 — Denny Hamlin hit with one other penalty, this time for an uncontrolled tire.

three:01 — Stage 1 is over beneath warning and it is Kevin Harvick with the inexperienced checkered flag. Kyle and Kurt Busch comply with behind him. Denny Hamlin obtained the free move on the Martin Truex warning so he’s again on the lead lap.

three:00 —  Warning is out as Martin Truex is into the wall and wrecks badly. He will get out of his automotive on the monitor and his day is over.

2:fifty seven — Alex Bowman is completed for the day.

2:fifty five — Kevin Harvick’s lead is as much as virtually 12 seconds now!

2:50 — Solely 20 laps to go in Stage 1 and it is Kevin Harvick in entrance by eight seconds forward of Martin Truex. Simply 17 automobiles left on the lead lap.

2:forty seven — Spoke too quickly. Denny Hamlin hit with a penalty for going too quick on pit street.

2:forty six — Denny Hamlin pits at lap fifty six and he is nonetheless on alone on the lead lap. Seems as if his gamble paid off.

2:forty four — Denny Hamlin opts out of a pit cease and has management of the lead with each different driver at present a lap down.

2:forty one — Ryan Blaney will get a penalty for and uncontrolled tire.

2:38 — Martin Truex takes a little bit of a suprise journey to pit street. Fascinating technique early in the race. Different drivers comply with go well with with their inexperienced flag pits.

2:37 — Kyle Larson began all the method again however has raced his means as much as P14.

2:33 — Austin Dillon hits the pits once more for vibrations. Jimmie Johnson into the prime 10 now.

2:30 — They’re 25 laps in and it is Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin up entrance.

2:23 — Kevin Harvick nonetheless in P1 out of the restart. They’re again to inexperienced.

2:22 — Alex Bowman down a lap and Daniel Suarez down three to restore the injury.

2:18 — Alex Bowman, Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez, Ross Chastain and Austin Dillon all took some injury on that contact.

2:sixteen — Kevin Harvick is up shortly from P8 to P1 and the warning flag is already out as Alex Bowman spins out. Injury to a number of automobiles.

2:15 — The inexperienced flag is out! It is race time in Texas.

2:08 — Kyle Larson is beginning from the again after his automotive failed pre-race inspection 3 times.

2:04 — Engines are fired in Texas! Virtually time for the inexperienced flag.

1:00 — One hour till race time in Texas.