Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results for Talladega race

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Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results for Talladega race 1

The finish of Monday’s rain-delayed Geico 500, as thrilling as it was, was still a secondary storyline behind what happened before the race.

NASCAR came together to support Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver in the Cup series, a day after a noose reportedly was found in Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. Drivers and team members walked with Wallace and pushed his car to the front of the line in prerace ceremonies.

MORE: Wallace says NASCAR is ‘changing’

Wallace led briefly midway through the final stage but eventually ran out of gas in the closing laps. Meanwhile, his best friend, Ryan Blaney, was good on fuel and strong enough to get to the line first by inches. Blaney edged past Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a wild overtime for his second consecutive win at the track, both in photo finishes.

MORE: Fellow driver gives Wallace push to pits after fuel runs out

Below are the complete results from Monday’s race at Talladega, which was delayed by weather (rain Sunday and a storm Monday) twice.

Who won the NASCAR race at Talladega?

Ryan Blaney edged out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by a nose (officially, seven one-thousandths of a second). Just before that, Blaney shoved Erik Jones out of the way in the drag race to the start-finish line.

“I just kind of blocked, just trying to block the best we could,” Blaney told reporters. “Ride the top, ride the bottom. The 20 (Jones) got to my outside, and I tried to go up there to slow him down and . . . I’m not sure, I don’t know . . . three-wide, I hate that I hit him, but just kind of trying to beat and bang to the line and things like that.”

Aric Almirola, who also wrecked at the finish, crossed the line backward in third place. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jones finished fifth.

NASCAR at Talladega results

Blaney ran most of the race up front in a tight pack with his Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. All three represented a strong threat to win even as the lead changed 56 times among 19 drivers. Blaney led the most laps in the race with 63.

Wallace moved into contention late in the race, taking the lead with 27 laps to go. He quickly fell back after being passed by Logano and then later ran out of fuel, which ended his quest for a victory. He finished 14th. 

FinishStartDriverCarLaps
1(12)Ryan BlaneyFord191
2(20)Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Chevrolet191
3(15)Aric AlmirolaFord191
4(2)Denny HamlinToyota191
5(18)Erik JonesToyota191
6(21)Chris BuescherFord191
7(8)Alex BowmanChevrolet191
8(22)John Hunter Nemechek #Ford191
9(7)Kurt BuschChevrolet191
10(5)Kevin HarvickFord191
11(19)William ByronChevrolet191
12(33)Ty DillonChevrolet191
13(4)Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet191
14(24)Bubba WallaceChevrolet191
15(31)Ryan PreeceChevrolet191
16(25)Corey LaJoieFord191
17(9)Joey LoganoFord191
18(26)Michael McDowellFord191
19(6)Brad KeselowskiFord191
20(16)Tyler Reddick #Chevrolet191
21(39)Brendan GaughanChevrolet191
22(28)Cole Custer #Ford191
23(1)Martin Truex JrToyota191
24(14)Ryan NewmanFord191
25(10)Clint BowyerFord190
26(23)Matt DiBenedettoFord190
27(32)Quin Houff #Chevrolet190
28(37)Daniel SuarezToyota190
29(35)Christopher Bell #Toyota190
30(29)Gray Gaulding(i)Ford190
31(30)BJ McLeodChevrolet190
32(3)Kyle BuschToyota189
33(38)Timmy Hill(i)Toyota185
34(40)Garrett Smithley(i)Chevrolet185
35(27)Brennan Poole #Chevrolet178
36(34)JJ Yeley(i)Chevrolet178
37(36)Joey Gase(i)Ford141
38(11)Chase ElliottChevrolet135
39(17)Austin DillonChevrolet133
40(13)Matt KensethChevrolet127

# Rookie. (i) Ineligible for series points.

Average speed of race winner: 146.933 mph.

Time of race: 3 hours, 27 minutes, 28 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.007 seconds.

Caution flags: 8 for 33 laps.

Lead changes: 56 among 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; K. 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; K. Busch 67; R. Blaney 68-69; K. Busch 70-71; R. Blaney 72-73; K. 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; K. 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; K. Harvick 190; R. Blaney 191.

Leaders summary (Driver, times leading, laps led): Ryan Blaney 10 times for 63 laps; Joey Logano 11 times for 33 laps; Tyler Reddick # 3 times for 19 laps; Denny Hamlin 7 times for 18 laps; Alex Bowman 4 times for 12 laps; William Byron 2 times for 11 laps; Kyle Busch 4 times for 5 laps; Ricky Stenhouse Jr 3 times for 5 laps; Martin Truex Jr 1 time for 4 laps; Christopher Bell # 1 time for 4 laps; Chris Buescher 1 time for 4 laps; Ryan Preece 2 times for 3 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 3 laps; Kevin Harvick 2 times for 2 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 Top 10: 8,88,22,48,18,12,2,1,9,24

Stage 2 Top 10: 47,12,18,2,95,22,43,41,17,24

Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.


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