Blaney jumped into the guide with a restart with five of 75 laps remaining and was able to stay outside into the finish. Joey Logano was third, Alex Bowman fourth and Kyle Busch completed the top five.
Elliott jumped into the guide at the beginning but had been instantly flagged by NASCAR to get a resume breach as he crossed the start/finish line ahead of the pole-winner, Blaney.
Elliott had to function a pass-through punishment and fell to 3-6 th, continue in the area. With Elliott’s punishment, Blaney summoned the race guide.
Fifteen laps into the race, Blaney had moved out to an even far more than just 1 minute lead over Kyle Busch. Brad Keselowski was still running .
With 50 laps remaining in the stage, Blaney continued to hold an advantage over Kyle Busch using Keselowski in Busch and Bowman at fourth. Elliott was running at 27th, the final car on the lead lap.
Erik Jones spun on Lap 37 in Turn 2 and also scrubbed the wall to bring out the warning. The incident came right after he had been whining he might have a retractable wheel on his team army.
All of the lead-lap cars elected to pitwith Denny Hamlin the very first to ever come off pit road after having a two-tire stop. Austin Dillon was 2nd and Johnson third, both of whom also took two-tires.
Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman were penalized for speeding on pit road and had to restart from the rear of the field once the race came back to green on Lap 4 5.
With 20 laps left at the stage, Kyle Busch had moved out to an even more than two minute lead over Hamlin with Blaney running .
Keselowski began falling off the pace with 15 laps remaining and had dropped into the 25th position. He said within his team radio he may have a wireless difficulty.
On Lap 63, Keselowski summoned using a right-front tire down and slapped the wall to bring out a warning. “Rear tire. Something bankrupt. Something broke big,” he said on his radio.
Allbut 10 cars elected to pit, in order to restart on Lap 71, Blaney overran the lead followed by Almirola and Logano. Kyle Busch has been the first to ever depart pit road among those that pit.
Daniel Suarez’s car came to a stop under the upkeep and needed a push against a security vehicle to reach pit road.