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Winners and losers from Talladega

Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte react to the news that noose was found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega and how there's still ways to go for NASCAR, despite support from drivers.


NASCAR and its drivers — The scene of drivers pushing Bubba Wallace’s car to the front of the grid and crew members following provided a powerful image of a sport that will not tolerate racial injustice.

Ryan Blaney — After coming so close this season, he finally scores his first Cup victory of the season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — His runner-up finish was his third top-five finish of the season. He had one top-five finish last year.

Aric Almirola — Yes, he finished third but he did it going backward. How cool was that?

Kaulig Racing — Consider what this team has done in the Xfinity Series recently. AJ Allmendingerwon the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus at Miami with his fourth-place finish. Then at Talladega, Justin Haley wins his first Xfinity Series race and the team also celebrates Ross Chastain winning the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus with his runner-up finish.


Chase Elliott — Wrong place, wrong time and result was a 38th-place finish.

Austin Dillon — Also wrong place, wrong time and result was a 39th-place finish

Matt Kenseth — Finished last at Talladega. Has not finished better than 15th in his last eight races.