News NASCAR at Talladega: Live updates, highlights, results from the Geico 500

20:40  29 april  2018
20:40  29 april  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Aric Almirola: "Unusual" Talladega hurt by difficult cars

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a car driving on a race track: Talladega Superspeedway, Getty Images© Getty Images Talladega Superspeedway, Getty Images

NASCAR is back at Talladega on Sunday for the Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.

After pole qualifying on Saturday, Kevin Harvick will start in front with Kurt Busch and Martin Truex rounding out the top three positions. The results came following a NASCAR rule change in hopes of cutting speed after Jamie McMurray wrecked in Friday's practice while going an estimated 210 mph. The rule decreased the size of the restrictor plates to reduce horsepower and a few miles per hour.

NASCAR AT TALLADEGA: Geico 500 starting lineup

All eyes will be on Kyle Busch as he goes for a fourth straight victory on Sunday. Busch is the current leader in the points standings and has 17 playoff points. The No. 18 driver will start in P19. Busch has won this race once before in 2008.

Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

  Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega Joey Logano has ended a nearly yearlong losing streak with a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano's last victory was April 30 of last year at Richmond but his car failed inspection, the benefits from the victory were stripped and it cost him a shot in the playoffs.RELATED: Race resultsOn Sunday, he made sure that losing streak didn't hit a full year."It feels so good to be back in victory lane. There's no feeling like that," Logano said. "It's been a long time coming. We knew the win was right around the corner. I don't have to worry about the whole playoffs thing anymore.

The Geico 500 is a 188 lap race at Talladega Superspeedway's 2.66 mile track. The race is split into three stages at laps 55 and 78.

Below you can find updates, highlights and results from NASCAR at Talladega.

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NASCAR at Talladega: Geico 500 updates, highlights and results:

(All times Eastern)

1:00 — It's race day in Talladega. One hour until the green flag gets things going.

Timothy Peters set for Cup debut at Talladega with Ricky Benton Racing .
Timothy Peters will drive the No. 92 Ford in the April 29 race.Timothy Peters, 37, will make his Cup debut next weekend in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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