Talladega very rarely fails to live up to the expectations that come with Superspeedway racing.
And Sunday’s Geico 500 certainly was up to the task of filling the Alabama track’s reputation, giving fans a wild finish that included a couple of big wrecks in the final stage of the race.
First, a nasty wreck involving Chris Buescher and Matt DiBenedetto brought out a red flag and set up a four-lap shootout to the checkered flag.
But that would not be the biggest wreck of the afternoon as cars tangled down the backstretch on the final lap of the race. Kyle Larson took the worst of the crash as his No. 42 Chevrolet went flying through the air as it approached the inside retaining wall. Luckily, the 26-year-old was okay.
The wreck forced the race to end under caution, with Chase Elliott taking the win.
Just another race weekend at ‘Dega.
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