Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Full results for Talladega race

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The finish of Monday's rain-delayed Geico 500, as thrilling as it was, was still a secondary storyline behind what happened before the race.

NASCAR came together to support Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver in the Cup series, a day after a noose reportedly was found in Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. Drivers and team members walked with Wallace and pushed his car to the front of the line in prerace ceremonies.

MORE: Wallace says NASCAR is 'changing'

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Wallace led briefly midway through the final stage but eventually ran out of gas in the closing laps. Meanwhile, his best friend, Ryan Blaney, was good on fuel and strong enough to get to the line first by inches. Blaney edged past Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a wild overtime for his second consecutive win at the track, both in photo finishes.

MORE: Fellow driver gives Wallace push to pits after fuel runs out

Below are the complete results from Monday's race at Talladega, which was delayed by weather (rain Sunday and a storm Monday) twice.

Who won the NASCAR race at Talladega?

Ryan Blaney edged out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by a nose (officially, seven one-thousandths of a second). Just before that, Blaney shoved Erik Jones out of the way in the drag race to the start-finish line.

"I just kind of blocked, just trying to block the best we could," Blaney told reporters. "Ride the top, ride the bottom. The 20 (Jones) got to my outside, and I tried to go up there to slow him down and . . . I'm not sure, I don't know . . . three-wide, I hate that I hit him, but just kind of trying to beat and bang to the line and things like that."

Aric Almirola, who also wrecked at the finish, crossed the line backward in third place. Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jones finished fifth.

NASCAR at Talladega results

Blaney ran most of the race up front in a tight pack with his Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. All three represented a strong threat to win even as the lead changed 56 times among 19 drivers. Blaney led the most laps in the race with 63.

Wallace moved into contention late in the race, taking the lead with 27 laps to go. He quickly fell back after being passed by Logano and then later ran out of fuel, which ended his quest for a victory. He finished 14th.

Finish

Start

Driver

Car

Laps

1

(12)

Ryan Blaney

Ford

191

2

(20)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Chevrolet

191

3

(15)

Aric Almirola

Ford

191

4

(2)

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

191

5

(18)

Erik Jones

Toyota

191

6

(21)

Chris Buescher

Ford

191

7

(8)

Alex Bowman

Chevrolet

191

8

(22)

John Hunter Nemechek #

Ford

191

9

(7)

Kurt Busch

Chevrolet

191

10

(5)

Kevin Harvick

Ford

191

11

(19)

William Byron

Chevrolet

191

12

(33)

Ty Dillon

Chevrolet

191

13

(4)

Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet

191

14

(24)

Bubba Wallace

Chevrolet

191

15

(31)

Ryan Preece

Chevrolet

191

16

(25)

Corey LaJoie

Ford

191

17

(9)

Joey Logano

Ford

191

18

(26)

Michael McDowell

Ford

191

19

(6)

Brad Keselowski

Ford

191

20

(16)

Tyler Reddick #

Chevrolet

191

21

(39)

Brendan Gaughan

Chevrolet

191

22

(28)

Cole Custer #

Ford

191

23

(1)

Martin Truex Jr

Toyota

191

24

(14)

Ryan Newman

Ford

191

25

(10)

Clint Bowyer

Ford

190

26

(23)

Matt DiBenedetto

Ford

190

27

(32)

Quin Houff #

Chevrolet

190

28

(37)

Daniel Suarez

Toyota

190

29

(35)

Christopher Bell #

Toyota

190

30

(29)

Gray Gaulding(i)

Ford

190

31

(30)

BJ McLeod

Chevrolet

190

32

(3)

Kyle Busch

Toyota

189

33

(38)

Timmy Hill(i)

Toyota

185

34

(40)

Garrett Smithley(i)

Chevrolet

185

35

(27)

Brennan Poole #

Chevrolet

178

36

(34)

JJ Yeley(i)

Chevrolet

178

37

(36)

Joey Gase(i)

Ford

141

38

(11)

Chase Elliott

Chevrolet

135

39

(17)

Austin Dillon

Chevrolet

133

40

(13)

Matt Kenseth

Chevrolet

127

# Rookie. (i) Ineligible for series points.

Average speed of race winner: 146.933 mph.

Time of race: 3 hours, 27 minutes, 28 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.007 seconds.

Caution flags: 8 for 33 laps.

Lead changes: 56 among 19 drivers.

Lap leaders: M. Truex Jr 1-4; D. Hamlin 5-7; J. Logano 8-10; D. Hamlin 11-14; J. Logano 15-17; D. Hamlin 18-22; J. Logano 23-26; M. DiBenedetto 27; J. Logano 28-35; K. Busch 36; J. Logano 37-39; W. Byron 40; D. Hamlin 41-42; J. Logano 43; D. Hamlin 44-45; A. Bowman 46; J. Logano 47-49; A. Bowman 50; J. Logano 51; T. Reddick # 52; J. Logano 53-55; T. Reddick # 56-60; R. Newman 61; A. Bowman 62-64; R. Blaney 65; J. Johnson 66; K. Busch 67; R. Blaney 68-69; K. Busch 70-71; R. Blaney 72-73; K. Busch 74; R. Blaney 75-96; B. Poole # 97; R. Blaney 98-105; R. Stenhouse Jr 106; R. Blaney 107-111; R. Stenhouse Jr 112; R. Blaney 113-118; R. Stenhouse Jr 119-121; C. Buescher 122-125; K. Harvick 126; R. Preece 127; C. Elliott 128-130; D. Hamlin 131; R. Blaney 132-142; C. Bell # 143-146; D. Hamlin 147; J. Logano 148-150; W. Byron 151-160; B. Wallace 161; J. Logano 162; R. Preece 163-164; A. Bowman 165-171; T. Reddick # 172-184; R. Blaney 185-189; K. Harvick 190; R. Blaney 191.

Leaders summary (Driver, times leading, laps led): Ryan Blaney 10 times for 63 laps; Joey Logano 11 times for 33 laps; Tyler Reddick # 3 times for 19 laps; Denny Hamlin 7 times for 18 laps; Alex Bowman 4 times for 12 laps; William Byron 2 times for 11 laps; Kyle Busch 4 times for 5 laps; Ricky Stenhouse Jr 3 times for 5 laps; Martin Truex Jr 1 time for 4 laps; Christopher Bell # 1 time for 4 laps; Chris Buescher 1 time for 4 laps; Ryan Preece 2 times for 3 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 3 laps; Kevin Harvick 2 times for 2 laps; Bubba Wallace 1 time for 1 lap; Brennan Poole # 1 time for 1 lap; Matt DiBenedetto 1 time for 1 lap; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 1 lap; Ryan Newman 1 time for 1 lap.

23 (1) Martin Truex Jr Toyota 191

Stage 1 Top 10: 8,88,22,48,18,12,2,1,9,24

Stage 2 Top 10: 47,12,18,2,95,22,43,41,17,24

Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.

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