NASCAR results from Monday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway
The NASCAR Cup Series is set for the green on a Monday in Talladega, Alabama. It’s the Yallawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
View the Talladega results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
This race was scheduled for Sunday but rain has pushed it to Monday afternoon. It’s race two of three in the Round of 12 of the NASCAR Playoffs.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch line up on the front row. 188 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 60 (1-60 / 188)
Green flag, Elliott pushes Kyle Busch clear on the inside lane.
Lap 6, Denny Hamlin pulls out of line and drops to the back on purpose.
Lap 7, the Fords have lined up on the outside. Logano pushes Harvick to the lead.
Lap 12, Matt DiBenedetto leads a train on the inside. He takes over the lead as they field three wide behind him.
Lap 16, Kyle Larson cuts out of line on the top. He catches the bumper of Bubba Wallace and Larson is pushed to the lead.
Lap 22, Cole Custer leads with a push from Harvick on the inside.
Lap 26, the competition caution is out. The field hits the pit lane. Harvick wins the race to the pit exit.
Green, Harvick and Truex Jr run side by side for the lead off turn two. Kurt Busch pushes Truex Jr to the lead. Kurt Busch abandons his bumper and takes the lead.
Lap 34, Harvick works inside of Kurt Busch and hangs him out to dry. Harvick to the lead.
Lap 40, Denny Hamlin cycles back to the race lead after dropping to the back earlier.
Lap 50, the field has formed single file around the outside lane. Keselowski pulls the train around the track.
8 to go in stage one, two lines have formed. Keselowski drops to the bottom with Buescher on his bumper.
7 to go, Keselowski gets bump drafted off the bottom. Chris Buescher is handed the lead.
4 to go, Justin Allgaier spins through the tri-oval after a bump draft from William Byron! He slams into the door of Kyle Larson.
Talladega Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. Chris Buescher; 2. Joey Logano; 3. Brad Keselowski; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Ryan Blaney; 6. Tyler Reddick; 7. Chase Elliott; 8. Alex Bowman; 9. Ross Chastain; 10. Kurt Busch;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 60 (61-120 / 188)
Buescher leads the field to the pit lane. Harvick wins the race to the pit exit. However, Harvick has a flat left rear after the stop. He’ll go to the tail after another pit stop and hand the lead to Logano.
Green flag on stage two, Logano leads on the inside with a push from Keselowski.
Lap 67, Kyle Larson has met minimum speed. However, moments later, he blows the right front tire. Debris is all over the track and the caution is out.
Just 1 lap before the restart and the entire field hits the pit lane to top off on fuel.
Lap 74, rain has started to fall. the red flag is out.
About 30 minutes later, the cars are rolling. Most the field hits for the pit lane once again, fuel only. Justin Haley is handed the race lead.
Green, Haley leads on the inside lane.
Lap 80, Bell pushes Buescher clear on the outside. Buescher drops to the bottom to lead the inside lane. Bell stays on the top and Harvick pushes Bell to the lead.
Lap 83, the entire field runs single file around the outside lane. Bell leads the train.
Lap 84, they’re building momentum around the bottom. Hamlin drops to the bottom to lead that line. Hamlin to the lead.
Lap 87, Harvick pushes Bell back to the lead on the outside. They both drop to the bottom to lead on the inside.
Lap 90, Harvick leads with Bowman on his bumper.
Lap 93, Harvick throws a block on the third lane. They all lose momentum. Bell leads Hamlin on the inside.
Lap 98, a bump draft from Ricky Stenhouse Jr turns Alex Bowman into the outside wall into turn three! Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, Tyler Reddick, Ross Chastain and others are collected. The caution is out.
Green, Bell leads on the inside lane. Stenhouse Jr sidedrafts to pull back even and take the lead.
10 to go in stage two, Kurt Busch leads on the inside lane.
8 to go, Bubba Wallace gets a shove from Brad Keselowski on the outside lane. He drops to the bottom to take over the lead.
6 to go, Keselowski has a run on the outside lane. Wallace jumps to the top and throws a huge block.
5 to go, Preece gets turned following a bump draft from Buescher. He slams the outside wall. As he spins he collects William Byron and Matt DiBenedetto.
3 to go in stage two, the rain has begun to fall. NASCAR has thrown the red flag and the cars head to the pit lane.
About an hour later, NASCAR has called the race. Bubba Wallace wins at Talladega Superspeedway!
Talladega Superspeedway Results
October 4, 2021
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Bubba Wallace
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Joey Logano
4. Kurt Busch
5. Christopher Bell
6. Chris Buescher
7. Denny Hamlin
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Austin Dillon
10. Anthony Alfredo
11. Erik Jones
12. Martin Truex Jr
13. Ryan Blaney
14. Chase Briscoe
15. Cole Custer
16. Michael McDowell
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
18. Quin Houff
19. Chase Elliott
20. Justin Haley
21. Ryan Newman
22. Corey LaJoie
23. Daniel Suarez
24. Landon Cassill
25. Joey Gase
26. Aric Almirola
27. Kyle Busch
28. Cody Ware
29. Garrett Smithley
30. BJ McLeod
31. Josh Bilicki
32. Ryan Preece
33. Ross Chastain
34. James Davison
35. Matt DiBenedetto
36. William Byron
37. Kyle Larson
38. Alex Bowman
39. Tyler Reddick
40. Justin Allgaier
NASCAR Playoff Points
Round of 12 (Race 2 of 3)
Pos | Driver | Points
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Kyle Larson
3. Joey Logano
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Martin Truex Jr
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Kyle Busch
8. Chase Elliott
— Round of 8 Cutline —
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Chrisrtopher Bell
11. William Byron
12. Alex Bowman