Best photos from the Monster Energy Series race at Texas Tim Durr @timdurr Apr 9, 2017 at 6:17p ET Check out the best photos from the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway: The King Richard Petty takes in the action at the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. © Logan Whitton/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Logan Whitton Interstate anniversary Kyle Busch dons a commemorative Interstate Batteries 65th anniversary scheme. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty Focused Kurt Busch focuses in for the race. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty Front-runner The sophomore driver for the Wood Brothers dominated the first two stages of the race. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty Green flag in the air Harvick and Blaney started on the front row of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Getty Images Getty Images Another restart Check out a different angle of the start of the race. Track surface The main story of the weekend was the newly repaved and reconfigured surface at Texas Motor Speedway. Jerome Miron Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Reed Sorenson loses a tire © John K Harrelson/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk John K Harrelson Stage 1 winner Blaney won the opening stage of the race in dominating fashion. Getty Images Getty Images Stage 2 winner The second stage was another dominating one for Blaney as he led over 100 laps in the first two stages. © John K Harrelson/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk John K Harrelson Late racing action A late caution set up a restart with less than 40 laps to go to decide the race. Jerome Miron Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Burning rubber Johnson celebrates his 81st career win and seventh at Texas Motor Speedway. Getty Images Getty Images Checkered flag salute Johnson stands on the door frame of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy and salutes the fans after winning his first race of the season. Getty Images Getty Images Celebration time Johnson was exhausted in Victory Lane after having an issue with his fluids system, leaving him without much to drink all race. Getty Images Getty Images Next Gallery 11 Top 10 drivers after Stage 2 in O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!