Race Blog

Team Penske is clutch at Talladega Superspeedway. Joey Logano picked up right where teammate Brad Keselowski left off at the Alabama track, scoring a much-needed win in the Hellman's 500 and advancing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase playoffs to the Round of Eight. Logano's second win of the season was also his second-straight in the Talladega fall race. Bliss for Logano was depression for others with Chase title hopes. Here is how it unfolded.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

After falling to last in the Chase standings at Charlotte, Kevin Harvick went to Kansas in what many thought was a must-win spot. So guess what the driver of the No. 4 did? 

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Jimmie Johnson's 78th career win, third of the season, and eight of his Sprint Cup career at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his first in seven months. It halts a career-long winless streak and pushes Johnson forward to the Round of 8 for the first time since this new Chase format launched in 2014. Sunday's Bank of America 500 preceded the Xfinity Series Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina Drive for the Cure 300. Rain from Hurricane Matthew postponed both, making for the second-straight weekend the series ran on the same day at the same track.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Martin Truex Jr. pulverized the field in the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway. The field started the race in order of owner's points after rain canceled qualifying. The No. 78 led 187 of 400 laps, but was a step behind Jimmie Johnson, who led 90 laps and lost the lead after the No. 48 jack man barely went over the wall too early on some green-flag pit stops late in the race. Kyle Busch led 102 laps, mainly at the beginning of the race, and he hung on to finish 2nd.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull