The NASCAR Cup Series Power Ranking after Talladega is presented before they race at Dover Motor Speedway this weekend.
Drivers and fans were able to experience both ends of the NASCAR spectrum over the past two weeks. First, the Cup Series headed to Martinsville, the series’ shortest track at just half a mile in length. The ‘Paper Clip’ was very track position-oriented, as drivers struggled to pass for much of the race. The Stewart-Haas Cars were strong early, but drivers such as Chase Briscoe and Ryan Preece managed to hang on to the lead, and Kyle Larson spoiled the party with a late pit strategy move to take his second win of the season.
This past weekend, the Cup Series headed further south to Talladega, the series’ longest track at 2.67 miles. As usual, the race was filled with plenty of lead changes and plenty of action. Bubba Wallace led at the white flag but wrecked while trying to block Ryan Blaney. Kyle Busch, of all people, made it through the carnage first, claiming his second win of the year.
These two races brought mixed results for many drivers so the power ranking will have a few small movements throughout.
ARCA West driver of the No. 15 for Venturini Motorsports
In this episode…
In the first half-hour, we start with the latest Short Track news. Afterward, we review the ARCA Menards Series at TalladegaSuperspeedway. We’ll include an ARCA East update.
In the next half-hour, we review the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series at Talladega. We’ll include a brief NASCAR Truck Series update.
In our third half-hour, our guest Sean Hingorani, ARCA West driver of the No. 15 for Venturini Motorsports joins the conversation. Afterward, we review the ARCA West race at KernCountyRacewayPark where Hingorani won the event.
We end this episode with the HotTopicsSound-Off conversation with the Fan4Racing crew!
Kyle Busch avoids a last-lap wreck to earn a NASCAR Cup Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500.
With the short track stretch behind the NASCAR Cup Series, the field looks to Talladega Superspeedway. A racetrack that needs no introduction as no driver has an easy day at the longest track in the campaign.
It is a stressful weekend for many teams with the unknowns that lay within the two-and-a-half-mile superspeedway. With any high-speed race, a day can be ruined or made depending primarily on luck. That is why every driver has a chance if they are in the race.
Kyle Busch speeds to a NASCAR Cup Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500 on Sunday afternoon.
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Kyle Busch is a Las Vegas native after all, so he was “all in” to stay on track instead of pitting for fuel during a pair of overtime restarts in the GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Sunday afternoon. And he ended up, the big winner.
Jeb Burton gets a NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway in double overtime restarts for the Ag-Pro 300.
TALLADEGA, Ala. – It was the kind of hard-nosed, impatient – and thrilling – competition that NASCAR fans have come to expect in the final laps of racing at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In the end, Jeb Burton took the checkered flag on a double overtime restart to claim the victory in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.