Drama-Packed Day for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Drivers at Talladega

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 14: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, wrecks during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14, 2019, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

It was a dramatic day for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers in Monday’s rain-delayed 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway – with all 12 championship-eligible drivers involved in some way in an assortment of wrecks, including three versions of the track’s famous ‘Big One.’

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Buescher to Roush Fenway’s No. 17 in 2020; Team is Parting Ways with Stenhouse Jr.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Chris Buescher, driver of the #37 Fast Lane to Flavor Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 20, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Yesterday, Roush Fenway Racing told the racing world that Chris Buescher is returning to the organization to take the wheel of the No. 17 NASCAR Cup Series Ford in the 2020 season. Along with this revelation is the news that RFR is parting ways with Ricky Stenhouse JR at the end of the 2019 season.

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Field of 16 Drivers Poised to Kick Off NASCAR’s Playoffs in Las Vegas

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 08: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Acorns Ford, Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, Erik Jones, driver of the #20 STANLEY Wish For Our Heros Toyota, William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #19 AOI Toyota, Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Rush/Cummins Ford, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Wabash National Ford, Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield/Meijer Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 08, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 16-driver Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff field was set Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the same kind of drama and storyline fans can expect of the highly-anticipated ten-race Playoff that begins this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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