Blaney wins GEICO 500, Talladega Cup Results

Ryan Blaney won the GEICO 500 which was run on a Monday after race forced the scheduled Sunday race to be pushed back.

Prior to the race starting drivers stood on pit road with Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in his garage stall Sunday.

Tyler Reddick would win the first stage of the race which ended under caution. The second stage went to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. after he was given a push by Kyle Busch. Early in stage three something would break in Matt Kenseth’s car continuing his frustration since been announced as the replacement driver in the No. 42 car.

With 55 to go Chase Elliott spun after getting a push from Brad Keselowski while making a move to get around Joey Logano. Also damaged in the incident was Austin Dillon. The seventh caution of the day came out following damage to Brennan Poole and Joey Gase cars.

With three laps to go Kevin Harvick would spin Jimmie Johnson bringing out a caution and setting up a green white checker attempt.

In the end Ryan Blaney was able to side draft by Harvick to win the race back to the checkered flag.

The win is Blaney’s fourth in the Cup Series as he has now won the last two Talladega races.

GEICO 500 Results

  1. Ryan Blaney
  2. Ricky Stenhouse
  3. Aric Almirola
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Erik Jones
  6. Chris Buescher
  7. Alex Bowman
  8. John Hunter Nemechek
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. William Byron
  12. Ty Dillon
  13. Jimmie Johnson
  14. Bubba Wallace
  15. Ryan Preece
  16. Joey Logano
  17. Corey LaJoie
  18. Michael McDowell
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Tyler Reddick
  21. Brendan Gaughan
  22. Cole Custer
  23. Ryan Newman
  24. Martin Truex Jr.
  25. Clint Bowyer
  26. Matt DiBenedetto
  27. Quin Houff
  28. Daniel Suarez
  29. Christopher Bell
  30. Gray Gaulding
  31. BI McLeod
  32. Kyle Busch
  33. Timmy Hill
  34. Garrett Smithley
  35. Brennan Poole
  36. JJ Yeley
  37. Joey Gase
  38. Chase Elliott
  39. Austin Dillon
  40. Matt Kenseth

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