NASCAR's Jamie McMurray Somehow OK After Violent Wreck At Talladega

NASCAR's Jamie McMurray Somehow OK After Violent Wreck At Talladega

NASCAR's Jamie McMurray Somehow OK After Violent Wreck At Talladega

He brought home the bacon at Richmond two years ago after winning the Daytona 500 to kick-off 2016.

During his young career, Dillon has become one of the rising stars at restrictor plate tracks. Series leader Kyle Busch, who is seeking a fourth straight Cup victory, failed to advance to the second round and will start 19th.

Kyle Busch enters on a three-race winning streak.

NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the GEICO 500. With nothing to lose, Busch will be aggressive in trying to match the last four-win NASCAR streak on the circuit (Jimmie Johnson in 2007).

Or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could defend last year's Talladega victory, the first Cup win of his career.

Now that I've covered most of the favorites to win the Geico 500 this weekend, it wouldn't be complete without mentioning Stewart/Haas Racing. The race is split into three stages at laps 55 and 110. He's become an elite restrictor-plate driver over the past few years and has wins at Talladega in three of the past four seasons, including in October 2017. "Next week we go to Talladega". I think there is a luck factor to Talladega that will always be there, and there is a skill factor that seems to always be a moving target with different tactics and techniques based on the rules, regulations and competitors.

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Talladega should be a crapshoot, with zero guarantees.

The first thing Joey Logano said over the radio as he crossed the start-finish line was "We're back". Though he has yet to head back to Victory Lane, the 2015 MENCS champion has finishes of second and third in the past two spring Talladega races. Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch joins him on the front row. Amazingly, Kurt Busch has never claimed victory at the 2.66-mile monster.

Jones finished second in the Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. With 16 spots up for grabs in the playoffs, this is a race where a driver can steal a postseason berth.

Stenhouse, victor at Talladega last spring and at Daytona in July, doesn't mind the dominance shown so far by Busch and Harvick, because it opens up playoff chances at other circuits. "We've been getting consistent, getting points. Those two are definitely by far the fastest cars out there right now". He crashed in every event and has yet to lead a single lap all year.

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