Talladega, a racin mecca, a track where the racing is fast, close, and dangerous. This great track produced yet another exciting race in this weekend’s NASCAR xfinity Series race that sadly got shortened by rain. Many things were on the line today. The Dash for Cash, Justin Haley looking to 3peat Talladega, and some drivers looking to use the plate track as a chance to break onto the scene and sneak a win. The man who benefited from mother nature strolling through Talladega Superspeedway was Jeb Burton. This is Jebs first win after coming second so many times before, this meant a lot for him and his career.
Despite the race finish being left to the imagination, everything leading up to the rain was some of the best racing all season. The only real difference between xfinity and Cup is there is a 1 second bumper lock rule when bump drafting. This causes drivers to rely more on staying back and waiting for the perfect time to step out and use a run to the fullest.
This race followed most plate races of this series, Kaulig Racing, Jr. Motorsports, and team Penske running at the front with Justin Haley, Noah Gragson, Jeb Burton, and Austin Cindric swapping the lead for most of the day with a few sparse led laps by fan favorite Ryan Vargas. These would also be milestone laps for the driver of the 6 car as these were his first laps led by the driver in his short young career.
This race had a lot to offer with an amazing finish being left to the mind and the big one never happening (no last lap to cause a big rush) this race already has me looking forward to when we go to the next Superspeedway track.