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RESULTS

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Ryan Blaney

12 |

12

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63

54

5

2

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

20

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191

5

45

1

3

Aric Almirola

10 |

15

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191

0

34

0

4

Denny Hamlin

11 |

2

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18

33

0

5

Erik Jones

20 |

18

Running

191

0

32

0

6

Chris Buescher

17 |

21

Running

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4

33

0

7

Alex Bowman

88 |

8

Running

191

12

39

0

8

John H. Nemechek

38 |

22

Running

191

0

29

0

9

Kurt Busch

1 |

7

Running

191

0

31

0

10

Kevin Harvick

4 |

5

Running

191

2

27

0

11

William Byron

24 |

19

Running

191

11

28

0

12

Ty Dillon

13 |

33

Running

191

0

25

0

13

Jimmie Johnson

48 |

4

Running

191

1

31

0

14

Bubba Wallace

43 |

24

Running

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1

27

0

15

Ryan Preece

37 |

31

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3

22

0

16

Corey Lajoie

32 |

25

Running

191

0

21

0

17

Joey Logano

22 |

9

Running

191

33

33

0

18

Michael McDowell

34 |

26

Running

191

0

19

0

19

Brad Keselowski

2 |

6

Running

191

0

29

0

20

Tyler Reddick

8 |

16

Running

191

19

27

1

21

Brendan Gaughan

62 |

39

Running

191

0

16

0

22

Cole Custer

41 |

28

Running

191

0

18

0

23

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

1

Running

191

4

14

0

24

Ryan Newman

6 |

14

Running

191

1

13

0

25

Clint Bowyer

14 |

10

Running

190

0

12

0

26

Matt DiBenedetto

21 |

23

Running

190

1

11

0

27

Quin Houff

00 |

32

Running

190

0

10

0

28

Daniel Suarez

96 |

37

Running

190

0

9

0

29

Christopher Bell

95 |

35

Running

190

4

14

0

30

Gray Gaulding

27 |

29

Running

190

0

0

0

31

BJ McLeod

77 |

30

Running

190

0

0

0

32

Kyle Busch

18 |

3

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189

5

19

0

33

Timmy Hill

66 |

38

Running

185

0

0

0

34

Garrett Smithley

78 |

40

Running

185

0

0

0

35

Brennan Poole

15 |

27

Accident

178

1

2

0

36

JJ Yeley

53 |

34

Running

178

0

0

0

37

Joey Gase

51 |

36

Accident

141

0

0

0

38

Chase Elliott

9 |

11

Accident

135

3

3

0

39

Austin Dillon

3 |

17

Accident

133

0

1

0

40

Matt Kenseth

42 |

13

Rear Hub

127

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    #1

    LEADER

    Ryan Blaney

    12|

  • #2 | 0.007

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr

    #2

    0.007

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr

    47|

  • #3 | 0.025

    Aric Almirola

    #3

    0.025

    Aric Almirola

    10|

Ryan Blaney edges out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in overtime, wins at Talladega in frantic finish

An event that began with a massive show of support for Bubba Wallace ended with one of Wallace’s best friends, Ryan Blaney, celebrating in Victory Lane for the second straight race at Talladega Superspeedway.

In a frenetic overtime dash, Blaney won Monday‘s GEICO 500 by .007 seconds over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as crashing cars bounced of each other and the outside wall behind the top two finishers. The victory was Blaney‘s first of the season, second straight at the 2.66-mile track and the fourth of his career.

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It was a day that started ominously — and not because of the rain clouds that threatened to delay the race for a second straight day and in fact caused a stoppage of 57 minutes, 18 seconds after 57 laps were complete on Monday. News that a noose had been discovered Sunday evening in the garage stall of Wallace, the NASCAR Cup Series‘ only Black driver, brought strong statements of condemnation — later Tuesday, the FBI announced Wallace had not been the target of a hate crime.

Drivers and their crews assembled before the race to escort Wallace and his car to the head of the grid. The lasting image of the pre-race was Wallace being embraced by a succession of his fellow competitors.

Nearly five hours later, Wallace was congratulating Blaney in Victory Lane after a scintillating conclusion that saw Blaney knocking the Toyota of Erik Jones into the outside wall as the cars approached the finish line — and still managing to beat Stenhouse to the stripe by roughly 12 inches.

“I just kind of blocked, just trying to block the best we could,” Blaney said. “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.

“We just edged it out, but I‘m really proud of this whole Menards/Sylvania Ford Mustang team. It‘s been a cool year so far, and I‘m really excited to get our first win of the year at a cool place. Thank you everybody for coming… That was a lot of fun.”

Ford drivers have won nine of the last 10 Talladega Cup races.

Aric Almirola slid sideways across the finish line to claim third place, with Denny Hamlin and Jones following in fourth and fifth, respectively. Chris Buescher, Alex Bowman, John Hunter Nemechek, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick completed the top 10.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next race weekend is a doubleheader, scheduled Saturday and Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Contributing: Staff reports