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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

By KAILIE McKEE

​On Sunday March 26, 2017 NASCAR Cup Series took place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Kyle Larson finally found victory lane, pulling away after an overtime restart to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Larson took the checkered flag after 202 laps. Kyle Larson, who led 110 laps kept his cool through four cautions and restarts over the final 21 laps giving up his lead spot in the race. After he visited his pit he pulled it off again and caught up to be in first again to finish off the race. Larson extended his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series lead to 29 points over second-place Chase Elliott. In a NASCAR Cup Series there are three stages, each stage is 100 laps. (200 laps in total) and the final lap is the final stage. In stage 1 Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. traded the lead back and forth during stage 1. Kyle Larson lead 43 laps while Martin Truex Jr. lead 12 laps. During stage 2 of the race Martin Truex Jr. lead all but five laps of the stage as he earned the lead from Kyle Larson. After 2 extra laps Kyle Larson still pulled it off and won the race. Kyle Larson won a total of 70 stage points. How the point system works is that the drivers who finish in the top 10 of stages 1 and 2 earn additional race points, with the winner of each stage earning 10 points, second place earning 9 points, third place earning 8 points, etc.., down to 1 point of the tenth place. The Final Stage produces the race results and awards points across the field. For each stage that they win it will provide an additional bonus point per win for the postseason.

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