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NASCAR at Talladega results: Ryan Blaney wins dramatic Geico 500; Bubba Wallace falls just short

NASCAR at Talladega results: Ryan Blaney wins dramatic Geico 500; Bubba Wallace falls just short

Ryan Blaney claimed the Geico 500 at Talladega on Monday afternoon in dramatic fashion, crossing the finish line as a crash occured behind him in overtime.

There were 19 different leaders and 56 lead changes in the NASCAR Cup Series race.

Bubba Wallace, the black driver who had a noose found in his stall on Sunday, was one of the frontrunners and ran as high as third in the final 20 laps before dropping back to 14th due to a fuel shortage.

Sporting News tracked live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from Monday’s NASCAR race at Talladega. Follow below for complete results from the Geico 500.

MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

NASCAR at Talladega highlights from Geico 500

All times ET.

7:50 p.m.: RYAN BLANEY WINS IT. There was a wreck behind him but the flag stayed green.

7:47 p.m.: Overtime run order below.

7:40 p.m.: Caution. Harvick and Johnson get tangled up.

7:38 p.m.: Reddick still ahead with five laps to go.

7:37 p.m.: A storybook finish looks like it’s not going to happen here for Wallace.

7:36 p.m.: Wallace is running out of gas. He’s in fourth.

7:34 p.m.: Reddick still holds a narrow advantage at Lap 178.

7:29 p.m.: Well, well, well. This is unexpected.

7:26 p.m.: Alex Bowman is the leader with 20 laps left. Tyler Reddick and Logano are right behind him.

7:24 p.m.: Logano is being told to conserve fuel down the stretch.

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7:18 p.m.: Wallace is up to fifth place with 30 laps to go.

7:13 p.m.: Byron holds the lead now.

7 p.m.: Another caution comes shortly after the restart.

6:45 p.m.: Chase Elliott crashes and the yellow flag comes out. He was running in fourth place.

6:42 p.m.: Matt Kenseth dips out.

6:29 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins Stage 2.

6:27 p.m.: Back to green with two laps remaining in Stage 2.

6:20 p.m.: Caution for debris on the track with six laps left in Stage 2.

6:19 p.m.: Weather delays aside, this has been a fun race so far. A whopping 37 lead changes and plenty of nimble maneuvers.

6:11 p.m.: The front of the field is ordered as follows: Blaney, Keselowski, Logano, Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch.

5:59 p.m.: Halfway through the race. That means the result will count, even if every lap isn’t completed.

5:58 p.m.: Wallace has an NFL star in his corner.

5:56 p.m.: As we approach the crucial Lap 94, the forecast is improving. It’s possible a full race is in the cards.

5:53 p.m.: Wallace is up to eighth. He’d been running 15-20 most of the afternoon.

5:33 p.m.: Back to green.

5:14 p.m.: NASCAR is going to give this a go, even though more rain is projected soon.

5:03 p.m.: Maybe there’s hope after all?

5:02 p.m.: If this is called off, they would start from scratch tomorrow.

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4:43 p.m.: Here’s how the pre-race act of solidarity came together.

4:19 p.m.: Red flag comes out because of the rain.

4:18 p.m.: Hamlin got a flat tire just before the caution and will lose a lap.

4:15 p.m.: Caution for weather. We were just five laps away from the end of Stage 1. Still 38 laps from being an official race.

4:03 p.m.: William Byron takes the lead with 20 laps to go in Stage 1.

3:53 p.m.: An ominous rain update.

3:45 p.m.: Pre-planned competition caution is put into effect. Logano is the current leader.

3:32 p.m.: Joey Logano holds an early lead through 10 laps. He’s followed by Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.

3:24 p.m.: Weather remains a concern. Here’s the target for the race to count.

3:24 pm.: Green flag!

3:11 p.m.: Engines fired.

3 p.m.: Really cool image from before the start of the race.

2:40 p.m.: Lots of powerful support for Bubba Wallace from other drivers today.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET.

The 3 p.m. ET start time for the Talladega race is the second such start time for the Cup Series since it returned to racing last month, with the June 7 race at Atlanta being the other. The July 19 race at Texans and the Aug. 2 race at New Hampshire are the other two events currently confirmed on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that will start at 3 p.m. ET.

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NASCAR starting lineup at Talladega

Pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
7 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
10 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
13 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
14 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
15 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
16 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
17 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
18 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
19 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
21 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
22 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
23 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
24 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
25 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
26 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
27 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
28 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
29 Gray Gaulding 27 Rick Ware Racing
30 BJ McLeod 77 Spire Motorsports
31 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
32 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
33 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
34 JJ Yeley 53 Rick Ware Racing
35 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
36 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 Brendan Gaughan 62 Beard Motorsports
40 Garrett Smithley 78 B.J. McLeod Motorsports

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