Talladega had very few cautions, and for the majority of the race, drivers were able to pass using different grooves, and we didn't see single-file racing until the race was more than halfway over.
Unfortunately though, 'Dega was filled with the typical events we see at a plate race. Drivers like Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick hung out in the back of the field until the race started to come to a close.
We also saw a wreck during the final Lap, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the back of Austin Dillon and sent him crashing into Casey Mears' hood.
The standings didn't change drastically, as Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are still the top two drivers, with four points still separating them.
Jamie McMurray was able to come alive during the end of the race, and was able to maintain his front position as the final Lap approached. As the last Lap wreck ensued, the caution flag came out and McMurray continued through to win the race.
'Dega was similiar to the other Chase races we've seen this season. It was mostly uninteresting, and drivers only started to really push toward the front as the race was coming to a close.
While we did see an overall improvement since the earlier plate races, NASCAR still has work to do to make these races interesting again.
Next week NASCAR heads to Martinsville, where we will more than likely see tempers fly as drivers try to pass each other on the short track.
Will Kenseth and Johnson continue to stay neck-and-neck? Or will one of the two drivers finally get an advantage over the other?
Make sure to join us here next week on the Bleacher Report as we bring you live coverage of the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger(that's a pretty long race name) at Martinsville!
Winner at Talladega: Jamie McMurray