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Bubba Wallace Wins YellaWood 500 At Talladega Completing Weekend Sweep For 1st Time Winners

Bubba Wallace has won Monday’s rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway! After taking the lead on lap 113 and with everyone in the field doing everything they could to get to the front with rain approaching, Wallace held strong.

A few laps later, Ryan Preece, who was one of many trying to catch Wallace spun and collected some of the competitors running behind him. Sprinkles began to fall and before long the sky decided that this race was no more and let it pour.

NASCAR threw the red flag and all the cars came to a stop on pit lane. The waiting game began to see if the track could be dried before the sun set and the race could be restarted. That wait ended at 4:27 PM EST as rains continued and with all hope lost to restart the event.

For the first time in his Cup Series career, Bubba Wallace is now a winner in the elite series.

"This is to all those kids out there that want to have an opportunity in whatever they want to achieve to do the best they want to do," Wallace said after being declared the winner. "You're going to go through a lot of bullshit but you've always got to stick true to your path and not let the nonsense get to you. And stay strong, stay humble, stay hungry. There's been plenty of times where I've wanted to give up and you surround yourself with the right people and it's moments like this that you appreciate."

The win by Wallace capped off a (extended) weekend that was dominated by first time winners. After Tate Fogleman won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race to start the weekend, Brandon Brown won the Xfinity Series Race. This was the first win for both in their respective series.

While oddsmakers thought the same would be improbable in the Cup Series, Bubba Wallace made it happen making it a weekend sweep for the first timers.

Final Results:

  1. Bubba Wallace

  2. Brad Keselowski

  3. Joey Logano

  4. Kurt Busch

  5. Christopher Bell

  6. Chris Buescher

  7. Denny Hamlin

  8. Kevin Harvick

  9. Erik Jones

  10. Anthony Alfredo

  11. Austin Dillon

  12. Martin Truex, Jr.

  13. Cole Custer

  14. Chase Briscoe

  15. Ryan Blaney

  16. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

  17. Michael McDowell

  18. Chase Elliott

  19. Quin Houff

  20. Justin Haley

  21. Ryan Newman

  22. Corey LaJoie

  23. Daniel Suarez

  24. Landon Cassill

  25. Joey Gase

  26. Aric Almirola

  27. Kyle Busch

  28. Cody Ware

  29. Garrett Smithley

  30. B.J. McLeod

  31. Josh Bilicki

  32. Ryan Preece

  33. Ross Chastain

  34. James Davison

  35. Matt DiBenedetto

  36. William Byron

  37. Kyle Larson

  38. Alex Bowman

  39. Tyler Reddick

  40. Justin Allgaier

Check it out from Gary Gastelu at Fox News:

Nick Bromberg at Yahoo shares his view:

ESPN shares the AP's recap:

Finally, see the recap by Chris Estrada from NBC Sports:


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