Martin Truex Jr. has 11 stage wins but only two race wins through 16 races.
Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-25): ● Kurt Busch started 17th, finished 21st. ● Worked way into the top-15 by lap nine despite saying he was loose on forward drive, then “tight to the right with no forward bite.” ● Wedge and air-pressure adjustments on first pit stop while under caution on lap 15 helped the handling
Interim crew chief Ben Beshore could be suspended at Daytona after the No. 18 had two unsecured lug nuts at Sonoma.