Hellman’s 500 Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – If Joey Logano’s victory in Sunday’s Hellman’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was decisive—in relative terms—the race between Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon for the final spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup’s Round of 8 was anything but. In an overtime race that went four laps past its scheduled distance, Logano surged ahead after a restart on Lap 191 at the 2.66-mile track and beat runner-up Brian Scott to the finish line by .124 seconds. Hamlin’s margin over Dillon forRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Martin Truex Jr. may have secured the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but questions still remain if the championship contender will advance tomorrow only to be penalized later next week after an inspection incident prior to qualifying this weekend. NASCAR confiscated the left front jack screw from Truex’s machine prior to qualifying, complicating the playoff picture as Truex enters tomorrow’s race 13 points ahead of the Chase cutoff. Motorsport.com broke the story and said “a penalty of this natureRead More