Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Aric Almirola knew when his team unloaded the vehicle off the hauler and he ran a few practice laps in a limited session on Friday, he had a rocket ship for Saturday's Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. "Our Ford Mustang was super-fast today". He's followed by Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowksi. Allgaier gave up the lead to Logano on a Logano crossover move, but Almirola got by him. It is his eighth top-10 finish of the 2017 season. That's not exactly comforting for teams looking for their first wins, including the likes of Sadler, Wallace, William Byron and Daniel Hemric, but it does mean lots of different cars have a shot at a victory.

Kennedy was racing for the first time since the 2016 season-ending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"I feel bad about the 16-I got into the back of the 16 and tore up a lot of cars", Almirola said ruefully. Logano is the man to beat with Kyle Busch not in the mix. I'm glad they let us race to the end.


The Big One on the Blvd has quickly become a popular tradition on race weekends at Talladega, with fans gathering for a Mardi Gras-style parade featuring NASCAR drivers that leads to an area where fans then participate in a variety of messy games which are judged by the drivers. "We did everything that we could do".

Almirola's fourth-place finish matched a season-best for the No. 43 team, which notched its other top-five effort in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500. Logano has won two of the last three races at Talladega and is quickly becoming known for his dominance in restrictor-plate races.

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