Thursday, May 7, 2015

Talladega Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Talladega weekend.

Saturday was the Xfinity race. Joey Logano won with 40 laps led, followed by Brian Scott with 10 laps led, pole sitter Austin Dillon with 3 laps led, JJ Yeley with 2 laps led and Joey Gase.  Rounding out the top-10 were Chris Buescher with 6 laps led, Elliott Sadler with 19 laps led, Ty Dillon with 26 laps led, Regan Smith and Aric Almirola. David Starr led 5 laps and finished 14th. Boris Said finished 16th after leading 1 lap. Rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. led 1 lap and was 20th. Rookie Daniel Suarez led 2 laps before finishing 31st. Chase Elliott led 1 lap, but had a problem relegate him to 37th. Kenny Wallace and Brendan Gaughan wrecked out on lap 72.

Sunday was the Cup race. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won with 67 laps led, followed by Jimmie Johnson with 2 laps led, Paul Menard, Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex, Jr. Rounding out the top-10 were Sam Hornish, Jr., Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick with 1 lap led, Denny Hamlin with 5 laps led and Josh Wise with 1 lap led. Kurt Busch led 1 lap and finished 12th.  Cole Whitt finished 13th after leading 2 laps. Tony Stewart led 6 lap before finishing 19th. David Gilliland led 1 lap and finished 20th. Justin Allgaier finished 23rd with 1 lap led. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. led 1 lap before a 26th place finish. Bobby Labonte finished 27th with 1 lap led. Casey Mears led 1 lap and finished 28th. Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon led 47 laps before finishing 31st. Kasey Kahne led 3 laps before an accident relegated him to a 34th place due to time off the track. Landon Cassill, Brendan Gaughan, Trevor Bayne and Kyle were done after accidents and were scored 39th-42nd respectively. Trevor Bayne and Kyle Larson were involved in the Big One on lap 46 when Trevor spun due to racing with Paul Menard and Kurt Busch in a way that made them get him loose. Joey Logano and others were also caught in it, but they finished.

Come back next week for my Kansas recap.

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