Joey Logano solidified his spot in the semifinal round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a win on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Denny Hamlin earned the last bid with a third-place finish that gave him the tiebreaker over Austin Dillon.
A relatively slow day at Talladega, Known for its wild racing and huge crashes saw neither one sunday. Besides a pair of crashes and some debris the race was pretty clean. A lot of drivers played it safe, those that were good in points hung out in the back to avoid any carnage.
Austin Dillon, Martin Truex,Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski were eliminated for the championship. The biggest surprise was Brad Keselowski who lead multiple laps but due to overheating issues lost and motor and Martin Truex who was the early season favorite for the Championship lost a motor early on in the Alabama 500 and Did not finish.Chase Elliott had a great season as rookie and made a lot of progress but him and his team isn’t ready for a champion run, yet! And Austin Dillon, who had snuck in the chase was on borrowed team anyway, but still a good run for the young RCR driver.
NASCAR heads to the short track of Martinsville next Sunday as the 8 drivers are left fighting for the cup!
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