Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson patiently worked his way forward from his 16th-place starting position Sunday, running as high as third and battling with the fastest cars in the race.
Chase Elliott climbed out of his No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet on pit road, downed a bottle of water, spoke with his crew and pretty much was left to wonder, “what if?’’
Kyle Busch recovered from a pit road speeding penalty at the end of the second stage of Sunday’s GEICO 500, but he couldn’t shake off the effects of a 14-car wreck with 22 laps left in the race.
A bad week for Trevor Bayne ended with additional disappointment in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Joey Logano broke a 36 race winless streak Sunday. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway featured tense racing and the infamous “Big One”. Here’s how it all went down Sunday.
There is an old adage that says the only way to be around at the end of a restrictor plate race is to be way in the back or running up front; Joey Logano chose the latter Sunday.
Taking advantage of an overtime restart and a fuel shortage that hampered some of the race’s strongest cars, Spencer Gallagher grabbed the lead on the final lap and held on to win Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kevin Harvick hadn’t won a pole at a restrictor-plate track since 2005.