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Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Beginning from the pole of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the opening 13 laps before getting shuffled out of line.

The first two stages of the race were calm, and it was the final stretch to the checkered flag that got heated.

We're LIVE from Talladega with all the updates. It's been a good one in the past. It was the fifth pole in 10 races for Ford. "There's still things to clean up, and there's still things to get a lot better at, but man, it feels awesome to have everybody at Roush Fenway stand behind us".

"Pulling into victory lane and seeing Jack and Danica standing there together, they're the same height, it was super special", he said.

The race track isn't the only place Larson is having fun. The tens of thousands who'd come to Talladega this afternoon had begun walking, stumbling, staggering, or crawling toward the exits.

Hamlin surrendered the lead to teammate Kyle Busch (No. 18) with 29 laps remaining in the second stage.

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Earnhardt announced last week he's retiring at the end of the season, and this first of two stops at Talladega has him nostalgic for one of his favorite race tracks.

"I don't know how we didn't wreck there", Blaney said over the team's radio. "Our race team does a great job with safety. We did all we could here today, and it's all circumstantial on how you win these things". He's also won only one race at a track other than Daytona or Talladega since 2014. (35) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 191, 0, 0. 18.

"It kinda stinks but it is what it is", said Joey Logano, whose vehicle was also involved in the carnage.

There was a caution called with 10 laps remaining because Landon Cassill couldn't get his disabled auto off the track, and that allowed Earnhardt to get back on the lead lap.

Earnhardt quickly fell off the pace because of a loose left rear wheel and drove slowly back to pit road, losing a lap in the process. Matt Kenseth, who went a lap down with a pit road penalty and a flat tire, received the lucky dog and returned to the lead lap.

"It's not a points race", said Earnhardt, making room for a possible exception to his retirement.

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"When they have too big of a run, you can't do anything about it", Busch said of being passed on the final lap. Of course, when that first win comes after a few wild, breakneck, overtime laps at the sport's most chaotic superspeedway, a little leeway is probably in order.

He was followed by Kevin Harvick, Blaney, Truex, Johnson, Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, Kahne, Jones and McMurray.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 145.669 miles per hour.

Stenhouse Jr. celebrates his win. 2 times for 14 laps; C. Bowyer 3 times for 10 laps; J. Logano 1 time for 10 laps; T. Bayne 1 time for 5 laps; M. Kenseth 1 time for 4 laps; T. Dillon # 1 time for 3 laps; J. Johnson 1 time for 3 laps; E. Sadler (i) 1 time for 2 laps; R. Newman 2 times for 2 laps; P. Menard 1 time for 1 lap.

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