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Sport Ryan Blaney survives overtime, wins at Talladega in frantic finish

03:26  23 june  2020
03:26  23 june  2020 Source:   nascar.com

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The final frantic laps in an overtime restart were every bit the dramatic close-quarter conclusion that race fans expect at the 2.66-mile superspeedway — virtual or real-life. Bowman‘s margin of victory was a scant .037 seconds over runner-up LaJoie and .038 seconds over third-place finisher Ryan Preece.

Ryan Blaney won Monday’s rain-delayed Cup Series race at Talladega in a two-lap shootout, beating Ryan Newman in a photo finish by 0.007 seconds, the sixth-closest finish all- time . It is Blaney ’s third career Cup win and his first win of the year. It locks him into third round of the playoffs after he

Ryan Blaney emerged with a fender-clanging victory in overtime Monday at Talladega Superspeedway, bumping aside Erik Jones and edging Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by inches to land his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season.

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Blaney’s Team Penske No. 12 Ford led a race-high 63 of the 191 laps in the GEICO 500, which was pushed back one day because of persistent Sunday afternoon rain. His second straight triumph at the 2.66-mile track was the fourth of his Cup Series career.

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Stenhouse held on for second in the JTG-Daugherty Racing No. 47 Chevrolet, just .007 seconds back at the checkered flag. Aric Almirola took third place, ahead of Denny Hamlin and Jones, who rounded out the top five in order.

Team Penske and its Wood Brothers affiliate dominated the middle portions of the race and remained in control entering the final stage. But stage victories went to Chevrolet drivers, with rookie Tyler Reddick landing Stage 1 and Stenhouse taking Stage 2.

The race was the first with new superspeedway rules in place designed to improve safety and competition. The result was a flurry of lead changes, with aggressive bump-drafting and big aerodynamic pushes dictating the action. As with most other races in NASCAR’s return after the coronavirus outbreak, the event was held without practice or qualifying.

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  Several top NASCAR drivers drop helmet designer over confederate flag tweets NASCAR's decision to ban the confederate flag was a long time coming, but some in the racing world are still refusing to accept defeat. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR drivers cut ties with a helmet designer Beam Designs after the company posted its disapproval of the league's decision to ban the confederate flag from races."NASCAR you realize the North had slaves too, lol not just the South, you want to remove the American Flag as well, idiots," the company wrote in a tweet.Jimmie Johnson, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch all cut ties with the brand after the posts made the rounds on social media.

Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney hadn't seen his .007-second victory when we talked to him -- so we teed up the last lap and asked him to watch and react. ---

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The Monday running was also affected by rain, as storms forced a 58-minute, 18-second delay with 57 laps complete.

The entire field took part in an emotional rally of unity with Bubba Wallace, who was the target of a racist, hate-filled incident Sunday in the NASCAR garage. His No. 43 Chevrolet was pushed to the front of the starting grid, with team owner Richard Petty on site to show his support. Wallace finished 14th.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next race weekend is a doubleheader, with events scheduled Saturday and Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

This story will be updated.

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NASCAR Finish Line: Analyzing Group 2 for Indianapolis .
NASCAR Finish Line, a free-to-play gaming app from Penn National Gaming, is back with the resumption of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Each week, there will be six groups of five drivers for the upcoming race. Users will predict which driver will finish first among each of the six groups and then the overall […]The second of six groups for this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (4 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, IMS Radio Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) consists of Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. Only Keselowski has a victory at the 2.5-mile track.

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