Playoff Win for Aric Almirola at Talladega

Stewart-Haas Racing looked exceptional on Sunday at Talladega.  SHR drivers Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Clint Bowyer separated themselves at one point with a full one-second lead from the entire rest of the field. When a late caution set up an overtime finish, empty gas tanks pulled both Busch and Harvick out of 1st and 2nd, and Aric Almirola took home the victory with Bowyer following him in 2nd place. With the win, Almirola joins Chase Elliott, who won last week, in advancing to the Round of 8.

Next in the Round of 12, the cutoff race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 21. Based on points at the end of that race, the bottom four drivers among the 12 Championship Contenders will be eliminated from the Playoffs. Race Center


– story by John Saunders, Jr.
Concord, North Carolina


Round of 12 as of 10/15/2018

1. Kevin Harvick @ 3128 points
2. Kyle Busch (-17)
3. Joey Logano (-24)
4. Kurt Busch (-33)
5. Aric Almirola (-41)
6. Clint Bowyer (-42)
7. Martin Truex, Jr. (-45)
8. Chase Elliott (-62)

9. Brad Keselowski (-63)
10. Ryan Blaney (-67)
11. Kyle Larson (-71)
12. Alex Bowman (-113)

For the complete driver standings, please visit the official page on

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