NASCAR race results from Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Cup Series drivers are on the grid in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega Superspeedway is set to host Playoff race number two of three in the Round of 12.
View Talladega results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
Aric Almirola and Joey Logano set the front row. 188 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 60 (1-60 / 188)
Green flag, Almirola and Logano run even into turn one and off turn two.
Lap 5, a third line has formed on the outside lane. Logano leads as they run three wide behind him.
Lap 17, Byron leads the inside, Logano leads the middle and Truex Jr leads the outside lane. They run three wide for the lead.
Lap 24, Ryan Preece leads the inside lane with a shove from Logano. Preece to the lead.
Lap 35, Erik Jones shoves Ricky Stenhouse Jr to the lead on the outside lane. Stenhouse Jr begins blocking runs from both lanes.
Lap 43, the first green flag pit cycle is complete. Ricky Stenhouse Jr cycles back to the race lead with Austin Cindric on his bumper. Cindric pulls out of line off turn four, Logano goes with him and Cindric is shoved to the lead.
Lap 50, Kyle Busch shoves Stenhouse Jr to the lead.
3 to go in stage one, Stenhouse Jr and Cindric run side by side for the lead.
1 to go, Cindric noses ahead in turn one. Cindric blocks runs from both lanes, they split him! Logano leads into turn three. Ricky Stenhouse Jr is out of fuel and stacking up the outside lane. Ross Chastain gets into the side of Busch as they run four wide! Chastain is in the wall and the caution is out! Christopher Bell is collected as Chastain bounces off the wall.
Ryan Blaney wins stage one at Talladega Superspeedway!
Talladega Results (Stage 1) : 1. Ryan Blaney; 2. William Byron; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Alex Bowman; 6. Austin Cindric; 7. Justin Haley; 8. Kevin Harvick; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Ryan Preece;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 60 (61-120 / 188)
Blaney and Elliott set the front row after pit stops.
Green flag on stage two, Larson shoves Elliott to the lead off turn two.
Lap 73, Austin Cindric shoves Alex Bowman to the lead.
Lap 79, a third line has formed, led by Erik Jones. They run three wide for the lead. Alex Bowman wins the battle via the inside lane.
Lap 85, Erik Jones to the lead.
Lap 87, Michael McDowell to the lead via the outside lane. They remain three wide.
Riley Herbst to the lead. Herbst is quickly shuffled out. Kyle Busch shoves Denny Hamlin to the lead.
Lap 108, the pit cycle is complete. Brad Keselowski leads with Logano and Almirola on his bumper.
Pit Penalties: Hamlin and Cindric are caught speeding on the pit lane and they’ll serve a pass-through.
7 to go in stage two, Logano leads the inside lane with Keselowski on his bumper.
6 to go, Byron leads the outside lane. Almirola shoves Byron to the lead.
1 to go in stage two, Truex Jr shoves Keselowski to the lead on the outside in turn three. Byron has a run off turn four but Keselowski blocks.
Brad Keselowski wins stage two at Talladega Superspeedway!
Talladega Results (Stage 2) : 1. Brad Keselowski; 2. William Byron; 3. Joey Logano; 4. Austin Dillon; 5. Chase Elliott; 6. Daniel Suarez; 7. Kyle Larson; 8. Chase Briscoe; 9. Ty Dillon; 10. Tyler Reddick;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 68 (121-188 / 188)
Keselowski leads the field to the pit entry but Logano wins the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage three, Keselowski shoves Logano clear off turn two.
Lap 144, Hamlin shoves Buescher to the lead on the outside lane.
Hamlin works to the front but he’s now on the tail of the lead lap. Logano and Buescher split Hamlin.
Lap 148, Logano leads Keselowski as they run three wide behind them.
37 to go, Byron leads the inside lane. Bubba Wallace leads the outside lane. They trade the race lead.
31 to go, the field has formed four wide! Byron leads Blaney at the front. Almirola leads the outside lane.
29 to go, Almirola to the lead. He drops to the inside, Kevin Harvick leads the outside lane. Harvick to the lead.
28 to go, Carson Hocevar gets loose in the tri-oval off the front nose of Brad Keselowski. Austin Dillon, Ty Gibbs, Harrison Burton and Chase Briscoe are collected and the caution is out.
Harvick leads the field to the pit lane. Logano wins the race to the pit exit. Almirola and Bowman take over the front row.
Green, Bowman and Almirola run side by side for the lead.
17 to go
17 to go, caution for debris.
Green with 13 to go, Bowman and Blaney run side by side at the front. Bowman wins the battle off turn two.
Harvick jumps to the outside lane. Blaney shoves Harvick out front. Bowman pulls back even via the inside.
7 to go, Bowman tries to block the outside. They split him. Elliott leads with Larson on his bumper.
5 to go, Byron leaves the bumper of Larson and moves to the top. Byron is shoved to the lead.
Byron drops back to the inside. Harvick clears him and takes the lead away. Harvick is blocking both lanes.
3 to go, Byron and Harvick form side by side at the front.
2 to go, Blaney shoves Harvick to the lead. Harvick drops to the inside, Blaney pulls alongside Harvick.
1 to go, Harvick and Blaney run door to door at the line. Byron shoves Harvick out front off turn two.
Harvick throws a block down the back, Blaney cuts inside.
Harvick has a run off turn four. Blaney wins by inches as several cars crash behind them!
October 1, 2023
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Ryan Blaney
2. Kevin Harvick
3. William Byron
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Corey LaJoie
6. Austin Cindric
7. Chase Elliott
8. Justin Haley
9. Ryan Preece
10. Riley Herbst
11. Daniel Suarez
12. Chandler Smith
13. Todd Gilliland
14. Kyle Larson
15. Chase Briscoe
16. Christopher Bell
17. Tyler Reddick
18. Aric Almirola
19. Martin Truex Jr
20. Chris Buescher
21. AJ Allmendinger
22. Michael McDowell
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
24. Bubba Wallace
25. Joey Logano
26. Kyle Busch
27. Erik Jones
28. Ty Dillon
29. Alex Bowman
30. BJ McLeod
31. Brennan Poole
32. Harrison Burton
33. Brad Keselowski
34. Austin Dillon
35. Ty Gibbs
36. Carson Hocevar
37. JJ Yeley
38. Ross Chastain
NASCAR Cup Series
1. William Byron
2. Ryan Blaney
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Christopher Bell
5. Chris Buescher
6. Martin Truex Jr
7. Kyle Larson
8. Brad Keselowski
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9. Tyler Reddick
10. Bubba Wallace
11. Ross Chastain
12. Kyle Busch