The end of Monday’s rain-delayed Geico 500, as thrilling because it was, was nonetheless a secondary storyline behind what occurred earlier than the race.
NASCAR got here collectively to assist Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver within the Cup sequence, a day after a noose reportedly was present in Wallace’s storage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. Drivers and staff members walked with Wallace and pushed his automotive to the entrance of the road in prerace ceremonies.
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Wallace led briefly halfway via the ultimate stage however ultimately ran out of fuel within the closing laps. In the meantime, his greatest pal, Ryan Blaney, was good on gasoline and robust sufficient to get to the road first by inches. Blaney edged previous Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a wild additional time for his second consecutive win on the monitor, each in photograph finishes.
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Under are the entire outcomes from Monday’s race at Talladega, which was delayed by climate (rain Sunday and a storm Monday) twice.
Who gained the NASCAR race at Talladega?
Ryan Blaney edged out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by a nostril (formally, seven one-thousandths of a second). Simply earlier than that, Blaney shoved Erik Jones out of the best way within the drag race to the start-finish line.
“I simply form of blocked, simply attempting to dam the most effective we might,” Blaney advised reporters. “Journey the highest, experience the underside. The 20 (Jones) received to my outdoors, and I attempted to go up there to sluggish him down and . . . I am unsure, I do not know . . . three-wide, I hate that I hit him, however simply form of attempting to beat and bang to the road and issues like that.”
Aric Almirola, who additionally wrecked on the end, crossed the road backward in third place. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jones completed fifth.
NASCAR at Talladega outcomes
Blaney ran a lot of the race up entrance in a good pack together with his Workforce Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. All three represented a powerful menace to win even because the lead modified 56 occasions amongst 19 drivers. Blaney led probably the most laps within the race with 63.
Wallace moved into competition late within the race, taking the lead with 27 laps to go. He rapidly fell again after being handed by Logano after which later ran out of gasoline, which ended his quest for a victory. He completed 14th.
|2||(20)||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Chevrolet||191|
|8||(22)||John Hunter Nemechek #||Ford||191|
|20||(16)||Tyler Reddick #||Chevrolet||191|
|22||(28)||Cole Custer #||Ford||191|
|23||(1)||Martin Truex Jr||Toyota||191|
|27||(32)||Quin Houff #||Chevrolet||190|
|29||(35)||Christopher Bell #||Toyota||190|
|35||(27)||Brennan Poole #||Chevrolet||178|
# Rookie. (i) Ineligible for sequence factors.
Common velocity of race winner: 146.933 mph.
Time of race: Three hours, 27 minutes, 28 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.007 seconds.
Warning flags: Eight for 33 laps.
Lead modifications: 56 amongst 19 drivers.
Lap leaders: M. Truex Jr 1-4; D. Hamlin 5-7; J. Logano 8-10; D. Hamlin 11-14; J. Logano 15-17; D. Hamlin 18-22; J. Logano 23-26; M. DiBenedetto 27; J. Logano 28-35; Ok. Busch 36; J. Logano 37-39; W. Byron 40; D. Hamlin 41-42; J. Logano 43; D. Hamlin 44-45; A. Bowman 46; J. Logano 47-49; A. Bowman 50; J. Logano 51; T. Reddick # 52; J. Logano 53-55; T. Reddick # 56-60; R. Newman 61; A. Bowman 62-64; R. Blaney 65; J. Johnson 66; Ok. Busch 67; R. Blaney 68-69; Ok. Busch 70-71; R. Blaney 72-73; Ok. Busch 74; R. Blaney 75-96; B. Poole # 97; R. Blaney 98-105; R. Stenhouse Jr 106; R. Blaney 107-111; R. Stenhouse Jr 112; R. Blaney 113-118; R. Stenhouse Jr 119-121; C. Buescher 122-125; Ok. Harvick 126; R. Preece 127; C. Elliott 128-130; D. Hamlin 131; R. Blaney 132-142; C. Bell # 143-146; D. Hamlin 147; J. Logano 148-150; W. Byron 151-160; B. Wallace 161; J. Logano 162; R. Preece 163-164; A. Bowman 165-171; T. Reddick # 172-184; R. Blaney 185-189; Ok. Harvick 190; R. Blaney 191.
Leaders abstract (Driver, occasions main, laps led): Ryan Blaney 10 occasions for 63 laps; Joey Logano 11 occasions for 33 laps; Tyler Reddick # Three occasions for 19 laps; Denny Hamlin 7 occasions for 18 laps; Alex Bowman Four occasions for 12 laps; William Byron 2 occasions for 11 laps; Kyle Busch Four occasions for five laps; Ricky Stenhouse Jr Three occasions for five laps; Martin Truex Jr 1 time for Four laps; Christopher Bell # 1 time for Four laps; Chris Buescher 1 time for Four laps; Ryan Preece 2 occasions for Three laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for Three laps; Kevin Harvick 2 occasions for two laps; Bubba Wallace 1 time for 1 lap; Brennan Poole # 1 time for 1 lap; Matt DiBenedetto 1 time for 1 lap; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 1 lap; Ryan Newman 1 time for 1 lap.
Stage 1 High 10: 8,88,22,48,18,12,2,1,9,24
Stage 2 High 10: 47,12,18,2,95,22,43,41,17,24
Materials from the NASCAR Wire Service was used on this report.