Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega: Live Results, Updates and Analysis
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
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Winner at Talladega: Jamie McMurray
Always great to see a driver like McMurray win a race. He's a great driver on a not so great team.
Johmson unofficially 4-pt lead on kenseth.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 20, 2013
Johnson comes out in front of Kenseth to take the lead in the standings.
Jamie McMurray wins at Talladega!
Oh man Austin Dillon takes a huge hit on the Last Lap.
Four Laps to go. Most drivers are racing single file while others are trying to figure out a different way up the track.
Seven Laps to go. Will we continue to go green or will the Big One happen?
Drivers are three-wide for the lead. Jamie McMurray has managed to get out in front.
This is the best part of the race. 15 Laps to go, drivers are put to the ultimate test:
Push to the front without making a wrong move to set off a huge wreck.
Carl Edwards is moving to the front. Another driver that stayed in the back for a majority of the race and finally came alive toward the end.
Top 10: Kyle Busch, Biffle, Gordon, Edwards, McMurray, Bowyer, Johnson, Truex Jr, Almirola, Kenseth
The last green flag pit stops are almost over. Drivers wont need to pit again if the race continues green. We haven't seen the Big One yet, and with drivers pushing forward to try and take the lead, the big crash could be just around the corner.
It's been nine years since Jr has won at Talladega. Can he finally win again today?
Drivers are moving in a single file. Is this what plate racing has turned into? A giant single file line around the track?
It's getting a little tight out there. Drivers like Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick have decided to join the party and finally compete in today's race.
It only took over 100 Laps for them to finally get involved.
Problems for Denny Hamlin.
His car seems to have no power as he goes back to the garage. They were probably experimenting with something in his car this race. The 11 team has been so bad this year that JGR might as well use them for trying new builds.
Top 10: Dale Jr, Johnson, Stenhouse Jr, Kurt Busch, Bowyer, Kenseth, Almirola, Logano, Bayne, Gordon
Kenseth: I'm so loose I can't even race. I can't drive it.— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) October 20, 2013
Matt Kenseth is having issues handling his car. The 20 team needs to get it fixed fast or Johnson and the 48 team could get a lead in the standings by the time this race is over.
Kasey Kahne hit with a speeding penalty on pit road. Kahne wasn't really doing much today anyway, and he continues to disappoint in the Chase.
Green flag pit stops are starting. Who will get out in front?
Danica Patrick has been impressive all day. She is currently in sixth. She seems to have these plate races figured out for the part.
Green flag pit stops should be starting soon. This race continues to be like the other Chase races; uninteresting.
Why race 188 Laps if drivers are only going to really start to push to the front when the race comes down to 20 Laps left?
Top 10: Johnson, Stenhouse Jr, Dale Jr, Kurt Busch, Dillon, Bayne, Menard, McMurray, Truex Jr, Hamlin
Dale Jr is back to the lead at Talladega.
Will Jr. get his first win of the season at this super speedway? And would it make him a contender for the championship?
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