2017 Tales of the Turtles 400

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2017 Tales of the Turtles 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 27 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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Date September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
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 145.401 miles per hour (234.000 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.729
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 85
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
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)

The 2017 Tales of the Turtles 400, was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on September 17, 2017 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, was the 27th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, first race of the Playoffs, and the first race of the Round of 16.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

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 list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
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
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill 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 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Ray Black Jr. (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.325 seconds and a speed of 184.143 mph (296.349 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.325 184.143
2 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.441 183.418
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.521 182.921
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.729 and a speed of 187.963 mph (302.497 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.052 29.071 28.729
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.457 29.191 29.006
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.474 29.092 29.049
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.173 29.172 29.086
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.339 29.190 29.152
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.172 29.217 29.176
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.370 29.136 29.177
8 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.235 29.184 29.179
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.281 29.083 29.183
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.093 29.205 29.344
11 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.418 29.163 29.356
12 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.204 29.166 0.000
13 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.418 29.246
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.585 29.282
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.623 29.296
16 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.369 29.303
17 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.524 29.368
18 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.635 29.471
19 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.383 29.513
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.610 29.522
21 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 29.592 29.552
22 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.374 29.565
23 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.627 29.716
24 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.232 0.000
25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.686
26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.724
27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.726
28 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.766
29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.774
30 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 29.779
31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.879
32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 30.059
33 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 30.128
34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.555
35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 30.586
36 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 30.608
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.818
38 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 30.988
39 51 Ray Black Jr. (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 31.724
40 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 29.892 seconds and a speed of 180.650 mph (290.728 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.892 180.650
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 30.033 179.802
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 30.052 179.689
Official second practice results

Final practice[edit]

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.958 seconds and a speed of 180.252 mph (290.087 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.958 180.252
2 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 30.094 179.438
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 30.119 179.289
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

Race results[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3
9 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 6
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 4
8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 49
2 8 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 53
3 4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 52
4 2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 45
5 6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 42
6 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 42
7 7 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 40
8 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 29
9 10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 34
10 19 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 28
11 12 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 26
12 13 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 27
13 11 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 266 24
14 28 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 266 23
15 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 266 32
16 9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 266 21
17 20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 266 20
18 22 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 265 19
19 17 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 265 21
20 27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 265 17
21 25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 264 16
22 26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 264 15
23 16 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 264 14
24 21 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 264 13
25 15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 263 12
26 29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 263 11
27 18 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 263 10
28 23 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 262 9
29 31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 262 8
30 30 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 262 7
31 32 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 261 6
32 34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 259 5
33 24 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 259 4
34 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 258 3
35 35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 257 2
36 33 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 256 1
37 40 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 255 0
38 36 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 254 1
39 38 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 254 0
40 39 51 Ray Black Jr. (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 251 0
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 7 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 4 for 21
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 45 minutes and 16 seconds
  • Average speed: 145.401 miles per hour (234.000 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, 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
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio[edit]

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 race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 5, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chicagoland Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 12, 2017. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 15, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 15, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 16, 2017. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 16, 2017. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tales of the Turtles 400 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 17, 2017. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 18, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 18, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 15, 2017). "Kyle Busch leads Toyota 1-2-3-4 in first Chicagoland practice". Motorsport.com. Joliet, Illinois: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  12. ^ Gelston, Dan (September 15, 2017). "Kyle Busch wins playoff pole at Chicagoland Speedway". Associated Press. Joliet, Illinois: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  13. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 16, 2017). "Truex tops second NASCAR Cup practice at Chicagoland". Motorsport.com. Joliet, Illinois: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 16, 2017). "Kyle Busch leads the way in final practice at Chicagoland". Motorsport.com. Joliet, Illinois: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 16, 2017.


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