A tradition started by No. 43 Eckrich Ford crew chief Todd Parrott, Aric Almirola looks to kiss the bricks in his second Brickyard 400 this weekend.
Trevor Bayne was in a position to win the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the closing laps, but he got shuffled from the draft and finished 10th.
Ryan Blaney earned his third top-10 of the season in the 10th race of 2016. He finished ninth after starting the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway 19th.
Kurt Busch has finished 12th or better in his last four Talladega SuperSpeedway races. This week he was eighth after starting the Geico 500 18th.
Clint Bowyer finished seventh in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway after starting 34th. This is his fifth top-10 finish in his last six starts on this track.
Officially Tony Stewart finished sixth after starting 14th in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but Ty Dillon ran all of the practice, qualified the car, and ran most of the race. Stewart will be credited with the finish in the points and all fantasy games, however, since he started the No. 14 Chevrolet.
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, 87.5 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.