Ryan Blaney claimed the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday in dramatic fashion, crossing the finish line first by inches as a crash occurred behind him in overtime.
There were 19 different leaders and 56 lead changes in the NASCAR Cup Series race.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished second and Aric Almirola finished third.
Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver in the Cup Series, received a powerful show of support from fellow competitors before the race after a noose was discovered in his garage stall Sunday. He ran as high as third in the final 20 laps before dropping back to 14th because of a fuel shortage.
Sporting News tracked live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from Monday's NASCAR race at Talladega. Follow below for complete results from the Geico 500.
Full race results, details from NASCAR at Talladega
Top 20 finishers
|1||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|2||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|3||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|4||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|9||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|13||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|14||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|15||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|16||Corey LaJoie||32||Go FAS Racing|
|17||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|18||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|20||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
Lead changes: 56
Highlights from Geico 500 at Talladega
All times Eastern.
7:50 p.m.: RYAN BLANEY WINS IT. There was a wreck behind him but the flag stayed green.
7:47 p.m.: Overtime run order below.
OVERTIME coming up at Talladega.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 22, 2020
Here's your order: Blaney-Harvick-Buescher-Stenhouse-Keselowski-Custer-Newman-Bowyer-TDillon-McDowell-Almirola-Hamlin-Jones-LaJoie-Bowman-KuBusch-Reddick-Nemechek-DiBenedetto-Byron-Logano-Truex-Johnson-Wallace-Preece-Gaughan.
7:40 p.m.: Caution. Harvick and Johnson get tangled up.
Jimmie goes around! Caution is out LATE at Talladega. Get to FOX for this finish. pic.twitter.com/SVOvCXgjTf— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 22, 2020
Caution!! Harvick spins Johnson!— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 22, 2020
Lap 185: Caution ⚠️— Richard Petty Motorsports (@RPMotorsports) June 22, 2020
Wow, needed that as Jerry Baxter had told @BubbaWallace he could not make it on fuel to the
7:38 p.m.: Reddick still ahead with five laps to go.
7:37 p.m.: A storybook finish looks like it's not going to happen here for Wallace.
"We're just not going to make it," --Bubba Wallace's crew chief— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) June 22, 2020
7:36 p.m.: Wallace is running out of gas. He's in fourth.
Bubba is going to cycle his fuel switch and is told if it sputters, he needs to pit.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 22, 2020
7:34 p.m.: Reddick still holds a narrow advantage at Lap 178.
10 to go.— Jayski.com (@jayski) June 22, 2020
Reddick Logano Hamlin Preece Wallace.
7:29 p.m.: Well, well, well. This is unexpected.
7:26 p.m.: Alex Bowman is the leader with 20 laps left. Tyler Reddick and Logano are right behind him.
20 laps to go— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) June 22, 2020
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
John Hunter Nemechek
7:24 p.m.: Logano is being told to conserve fuel down the stretch.
7:18 p.m.: Wallace is up to fifth place with 30 laps to go.
7:13 p.m.: Byron holds the lead now.
7 p.m.: Another caution comes shortly after the restart.
Trouble for Brennan Poole and Joey Gase in Talladega. pic.twitter.com/SCHySO93V1— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 22, 2020
6:45 p.m.: Chase Elliott crashes and the yellow flag comes out. He was running in fourth place.
134/188— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) June 22, 2020
Chase Elliott goes around. Damage to all corners. Flat left front.
He's asked if he's okay.
"Yeah, I'm fine."
He spun getting a push from Keselowski into Logano. Austin Dillon got damage in it.
6:42 p.m.: Matt Kenseth dips out.
"Something broke, I don't have any brakes." --Matt Kenseth— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) June 22, 2020
6:29 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins Stage 2.
6:27 p.m.: Back to green with two laps remaining in Stage 2.
6:20 p.m.: Caution for debris on the track with six laps left in Stage 2.
6:19 p.m.: Weather delays aside, this has been a fun race so far. A whopping 37 lead changes and plenty of nimble maneuvers.
6:11 p.m.: The front of the field is ordered as follows: Blaney, Keselowski, Logano, Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch.
5:59 p.m.: Halfway through the race. That means the result will count, even if every lap isn't completed.
5:58 p.m.: Wallace has an NFL star in his corner.
5:56 p.m.: As we approach the crucial Lap 94, the forecast is improving. It's possible a full race is in the cards.
Radio chatter: "I think we're good on weather for a little bit."— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 22, 2020
5:53 p.m.: Wallace is up to eighth. He'd been running 15-20 most of the afternoon.
5:33 p.m.: Back to green.
5:14 p.m.: NASCAR is going to give this a go, even though more rain is projected soon.
NASCAR is going to finish out Stage 1 under caution. Tyler Reddick wins his first career stage in the Cup Series.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 22, 2020
Others getting stage points:
NASCAR will finish the stage under caution. Reddick wins it.— Jayski.com (@jayski) June 22, 2020
They will finish drying the track and go back to green ASAP.
Drives have loaded back into their cars at Talladega | #NASCAR— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) June 22, 2020
5:03 p.m.: Maybe there's hope after all?
UPDATE: Drivers have been instructed to return to their cars at 5:05 PM ET.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 22, 2020
5:02 p.m.: If this is called off, they would start from scratch tomorrow.
4:43 p.m.: Here's how the pre-race act of solidarity came together.
.@BubbaWallace on @MRNRadio said @JimmieJohnson posted in the driver group chat that he'd be standing with Bubba on pit road.@KevinHarvick then texted him and came up with the idea to push the No. 43 to the front of the grid.— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) June 22, 2020
4:19 p.m.: Red flag comes out because of the rain.
4:18 p.m.: Hamlin got a flat tire just before the caution and will lose a lap.
Tire trouble for Denny Hamlin at Talladega. pic.twitter.com/vU8L39YBAM— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 22, 2020
4:15 p.m.: Caution for weather. We were just five laps away from the end of Stage 1. Still 38 laps from being an official race.
4:03 p.m.: William Byron takes the lead with 20 laps to go in Stage 1.
3:53 p.m.: An ominous rain update.
About 30 to 40 minutes before it rains, teams are saying.— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) June 22, 2020
3:45 p.m.: Pre-planned competition caution is put into effect. Logano is the current leader.
3:32 p.m.: Joey Logano holds an early lead through 10 laps. He's followed by Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
3:24 p.m.: Weather remains a concern. Here's the target for the race to count.
Gotta get to lap 94 today to be official— Pete Pistone (@PPistone) June 22, 2020
3:24 pm.: Green flag!
Retweet if you're watching! We are GREEN at Talladega Superspeedway. pic.twitter.com/rAqE2blpKy— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 22, 2020
3:11 p.m.: Engines fired.
3 p.m.: Really cool image from before the start of the race.
2:40 p.m.: Lots of powerful support for Bubba Wallace from other drivers today.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Date: Monday, June 22
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The green flag for Monday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET.
The 3 p.m. ET start time for the Talladega race is the second such start time for the Cup Series since it returned to racing last month, with the June 7 race at Atlanta being the other. The July 19 race at Texans and the Aug. 2 race at New Hampshire are the other two events currently confirmed on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that will start at 3 p.m. ET.
NASCAR starting lineup at Talladega
|1||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|7||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|8||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|10||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|13||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|14||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|15||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|16||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|18||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|21||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|22||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|23||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|24||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|25||Corey LaJoie||32||Go FAS Racing|
|26||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|27||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|28||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|29||Gray Gaulding||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||77||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|32||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|33||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|34||JJ Yeley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|36||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|37||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|38||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|
|39||Brendan Gaughan||62||Beard Motorsports|
|40||Garrett Smithley||78||B.J. McLeod Motorsports|