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30 Second Read: AutorTrader EchoPark Automotive 500

Written By: Matt Marr

Photo By: James Gilbert/Getty Images

Brad Keselowski won the pole, and with Joey Logano alongside him they brought the field to the green flag to start the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tire problems caused mayhem for Joe Gibbs Racing in the first stage as both Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch each brought out a caution, Busch would go to the garage and be done after only 48 laps.

With 9 laps to go in Stage 1, Alex Bowman suffered a right rear tire failure that sent him into the outside wall.

Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin battled door-to-door but Larson was able to fend off Hamlin to win Stage 1.

After some differing pit strategies, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Michael McDowell led the start of Stage 2 on lap 111.

On lap 166, Cody Ware also had tire issues, causing him to hit the outer wall with great force and at an awkward angle. He then caromed from the wall down onto pit road, where he eventually came to a stop. Ware exited his vehicle under his own power, but was clearly very shaken up. He was treated and released by the safety crews on-site.

More tire issues plagued playoff drivers in Stage 2 as both Christopher Bell and Chase Elliott collected heavy damage to the their cars after a rear tire failure.

Ryan Blaney would go on to win the second stage.

Michael McDowell and Erik Jones brought the field to green to start the final stage on lap 224.

With 82 laps to go, leader Kevin Harvick blew a tire and smacked the outside wall to bring out another caution.

Tyler Reddick led Joey Logano off a restart with 24 laps to go and he wouldn't look back as he would win the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Top 5: 1. Tyler Reddick

2. Joey Logano

3. Justin Haley

4. Ryan Blaney

5. Chase Briscoe


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