Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Posted May 09, 2017

Ford stable mates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano has been strong at Talladega in recent outings with the pair combining to win four of the last five races at the Alabama track.

Yet there are some drivers who put themselves through the fatigue not only in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but by running the Xfinity Series race the day before. 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.

Could we see more of the same at Talladega? "You don't have that tandem push as much, and it's more of a pack like the Cup races are, so you get a little bit more experience for what tomorrow is gonna be like, which is good".

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Also this weekend: Sparks Energy 300 (113 laps, 300.58 miles), Xfinity Series, Talladega, 1 p.m., Saturday, Fox, MRN. "I love racing here at Talladega in these XFINITY cars", Logano said.

Aric Almirola matched his best result of the season on Sunday in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, but it could come with a price after his No. 43 failed the post-race laser inspection station after the event. He should be highly regarded when the series rolls back on Daytona in the summer. May. "I feel like we've had pretty okay cars, we'll just try and not get into trouble and get back on track". "I feel like I've made a small impact already being Japanese". I knew it right from the beginning of practice. He now leads the XFINITY Series point standings by 29 points over Justin Allgaier.

Listen, we're not saying Matt DiBenedetto is going to take the checkered flag at Talladega, but he could be a sneaky good play Sunday.