Trevor Bayne earned his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) win at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2011.
Chase Elliott had a rollercoaster day at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He lead 27 laps early in the Geico 500, struggled on two of the final three restarts, but surged on the final lap to finish fifth.
Jamie McMurray won the fall 2013 race at Talladega SuperSpeedway and then finished outside the top 10 in his next four races. Three of these disappointments were outside the top 25, but he rebounded in the Geico 500 to finish fourth.
Austin Dillon was one of 33 drivers impacted by some form of crash damage in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but after getting a Free Pass, he drafted to third on the final lap and finished there. He lost one place-differential point after starting on the outside of the front row.
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun into Kasey Kahne and Michael Annett, he was the first driver to wreck, but was far from the last. By the end of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, 82.5 percent of the field had been impacted by crash damage.
Kyle Busch finished second in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
In a race that was marred by several "Big One" crashes—including one that impacted more than half the field—Brad Keselowski was leading the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway when the final caution waved on the white flag lap.
Austin Cindric had the dream NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at VIRginia International Raceway. The 17-year-old muscled his way to victory over a charging Justin Haley to capture the checkered flag at the 2.250-mile road course and his first NASCAR victory.
Elliott Sadler (#1 OneMain Chevrolet Camaro) won the Sparks Energy 300, his 11th victory in 305 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
Matt Tifft won the Coors Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 25th Annual Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 52.857 seconds, 181.168 mph.
Chase Elliott won the pole for Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and will have a lot of help when the green flag waves. Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified third with a speed of 192.293 mph directly behind Elliott. Jimmie Johnson qualified fifth (192.116) to start immediately behind Junior. Kasey Kahne also advanced to the final round and lines up 11th—also on the inside row.
Chase Elliott will lead the field to green on Sunday for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He also had the pole for the first restrictor-plate, superspeedway race this year at Daytona International Speedway.