Sunday, May 3, 2015

RACE RECAP: Talladega Superspeedway

Race Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Age: 40
Team : No. 88 - Nationwide Chevrolet
Owner: Rick Hendrick
Crew Chief: Greg Ives

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 46th Annual GEICO 500 , his 24th victory in 551 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his sixth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 31 races at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt ties Jeff Gordon for the most wins at Talladega among active drivers with six each. 
Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 27 races at Talladega Superspeedway.  It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2015.
Paul Menard (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 18 races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Matt DiBenedetto (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 40 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has one top-5 and two top-10 finishes in 15 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.