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Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. has left the organization, effective immediately.  Buddy Sisco will serve as Chase Briscoe's crew chief for the remainder of the 2017 season.
 
The Hillman-Briscoe duo won one pole position and scored five top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 15 starts this season, earning a spot in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Briscoe, who was eliminated after the cutoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, currently sits seventh in the series championship standings.

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AUSTIN CINDRIC BREAKDOWN

Austin Cindric picked off five positions on the final lap to score a fifth-place finish in the fred’s 250 on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. His sixth top-five finish of the season vaulted him into the Round of 6 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. The driver of the LTi Printing Ford F-150 enters the next round as the sixth seed in the championship standings, 40 points behind the leader Christopher Bell, but within seven points of third-place Matt Crafton. Cindric collected his third-consecutive top 10 and 10th top-10 finish in the last 11 races.
 
Cindric started sixth in the 95-lap race. He was squeezed out of line on the initial start of the race and fell in line near the tail end of the lead draft pack. As Stage 1 drew to a close, Cindric had worked his way up to the 12th position. Crew chief Doug Randolph made the call to pit under green on lap 17, a move designed to give Cindric track position for the next segment.
 
The leaders pitted during the stage break on lap 24 and Cindric restarted from the lead when Stage 2 began on lap 26. After a brief shuffle at the front of the pack on the restart, Cindric ran fourth in tight formation in the lead draft until the stage ended on lap 40. He pitted on lap 43 for four tires and fuel, and a mix of pit strategies among the leaders shuffled him back to the 11th position when Stage 3 began on lap 47.
 
With his playoff competition encountering misfortune, the No. 19 team chose to race smart as the event roared past halfway, running near the tail end of the lead draft. He dodged five-truck accidents on laps 55 and 71, the latter drawing an eight minute red flag for track cleanup. When the dust settled, Cindric pitted for four tires and restarted 10th on lap 77. He was jockeying for positions in the lead pack when the fifth yellow was displayed on lap 91, setting up one final restart and the extending the race into overtime.
 
Cindric lined up 10th for the final two-lap dash and dove into the low line between Turns 1 and 2 on the restart. He took the white flag in the seventh position then dodged an incident triggered when Noah Gragson and Johnny Sauter made contact in Turn 1, collecting five trucks and forcing the race to end under yellow. Cindric crossed the finish line in fifth, capturing a spot in the next round of the Playoffs.    
 
CHASE BRISCOE BREAKDOWN
 
Chase Briscoe's chances to advance in the NASCAR Playoffs were derailed by a valve cover issue that sent him to the garage area in the early laps of the fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. While the team fought valiantly to earn every possible point and remained in contention until the final lap, it was not enough to advance to the next round of the Playoffs.
 
Taking the green flag from the fifth position, Briscoe and the lead pack pulled away in a single file line, hoping to get ahead of the mayhem and avoid a potential crash. Unfortunately, on lap five, Briscoe’s spotter reported that the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 was smoking badly. Briscoe had no choice but to bring his truck to the garage, and the Brad Keselowski Racing team worked quickly to diagnose and repair an oil leak in the valve cover. The team only lost 10 laps in the process, and returned to the track just prior to a caution on lap 20 of the 95-lap race.
 
Taking the wave around allowed Briscoe to earn back one of his laps, but he was mired in the 29th position and would need to depend on the misfortune of others to make up the points needed to advance. The Cooper Standard team fought hard for the remainder of the race and remained in the hunt as the point standings fluctuated throughout the race. They worked themselves up to the 22nd position before the checkered flag waved, but the deficit was simply too much to overcome. Briscoe ultimately came up eight points short, eliminating the team from Playoff contention. 
 
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Heading to Talladega Superspeedway for the first time in his NCWTS career, Kaz had confidence that his prior success at Daytona International Speedway would be a major asset to his weekend. Picking up where he left off the last time he was on a superspeedway, Kaz showed speed early on in practice and qualifying. After finishing the first round of qualifying with the third-fastest lap, Kaz looked poised to contend for the pole position in round two, but an issue with the engine was detected forcing the No. 33 STEALTH team to pull Kaz’s Chevy into the garage before qualifying was complete. With limited time before the race was set to begin, the No.33 team, with help from the rest of GMS Racing and Hendrick Engines, was able to successfully change engines before the start of the Fred’s 250.

 

Due to changing engines, Kaz was forced to start at the rear of the field for the 94-lap race. Charging his way through the field, Kaz had made his way up to the 12th position by lap 18 and was looking to score crucial stage points. Unfortunately before Kaz could make a move, a chain reaction began in the front of the field. Slowing down to avoid the wreck, the truck behind Kaz couldn’t get slowed down enough, spinning Kaz and ending his day early with a 29th-place finish.

 

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"My No. 33 team, everyone at GMS Racing and at Hendrick Engines worked really hard to change that motor to get us out in time for the race. From what I could tell, it still felt like we were the fastest Chevy out there. Starting in the back, I made a lot of good moves to be in a position to get stage points at the end of the first stage. I’m not quite sure what happened but everyone checked up. I slowed down and thought I was going to miss it, but the truck behind me didn’t get slowed down fast enough and turned us up into the wall ending our day. That put an end to our championship hopes unfortunately, which is really a shame because I think this No. 33 team had really come alive in the later part of this season and I think we would have been a contender. We did our part in what we could control and I’m just super proud of my guys.”

 

Additional Info
- After the cutoff race for The Playoffs, Kaz was seeded eighth in the NCWTS Playoff Standings and will not advance to the Round of 6.

 

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Justin Haley made his NCWTS Talladega Superspeedway debut from the fourth position in the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet in Saturday’s Fred’s 250. Working with teammate Johnny Sauter he moved into the second position on lap one and held that spot until the first caution of the day on lap 20. With the first stage ending under yellow, Haley picked up valuable stage points before pitting for fuel only. He returned to the field in the fourth position, lining up behind Sauter for the restart.

 

Teamwork prevailed once again as Haley retook second on the lap 27 restart. Stage Two stayed green for all 25 laps, with the Winamac, Ind., native finished the stage in second. He visited the Fraternal Order of Eagles team on pit road for four tires and fuel, lining up sixth for the start of the final stage.

 

Knowing fuel mileage would become a factor at the end of the event, the GMS trucks pitted together under green on lap 61, returning to the track before the fourth caution of the day occurred. Worried about having driven through debris, crew chief Kevin Bellicourt brought Haley back to pit road for tires and to top off on fuel. He rejoined the field in the 12th position and worked his way back to Sauter on the restart to make a move for the top two positions on lap 87.

 

A caution with five laps remaining placed Haley in the third position for the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. As the race went green for the final time, Haley made a move for the lead but dropped back without any help. He regrouped before falling too far back but made contact with another competitor creating a chain reaction. Not being able to continue to the finish line, Haley was scored with a 16th-place finish in his first NCWTS start at Talladega.

 

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“The No. 24 team brought a great Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet this weekend. We were fast and had the speed and teamwork needed to stay up front in this type of race. Coming down to the end, we felt we’d have to make a pretty big move to go for our first win but it just didn’t work out. Overall it was a really strong performance for our team and I’m happy we were able to run well for Fraternal Order of Eagles.”

 

Additional Info
- With a 16th-place finish at Talladega, the No. 24 team did not advance in the NCWTS Owners Playoffs, missing the cutoff by 15 points.

 

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Johnny Sauter and the No. 21 Allegiant Chevrolet team qualified in the second position for Saturday’s Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, his ninth start at the 2.666-mile track. As the green flag waved, Sauter took the lead on the first lap and held on to the top position until the first caution of the day on lap 20. The first stage ended under yellow with Sauter being declared the stage winner before pitting for fuel only on lap 23.

 

Restarting in the second position, Sauter once again took the lead with help from teammate Justin Haley. An uneventful second stage saw no cautions as the Necedah, Wis., native claimed his second stage win of the day on lap 42.

 

At the break, Sauter came to pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment, rejoining the field in the fourth position. Taking the green for the final 48 laps, Sauter and Haley once again worked together to move towards the front but a caution on lap 55 slowed their progress. Using pit strategy to ensure the No. 21 had enough fuel to finish the race, Sauter pitted for the final time under green on lap 61 for fuel only.

 

Riding in a smaller pack separate from the leaders, Sauter was able to stay on the lead lap as the yellow flag was shown for the fourth time. With the lead pack pitting under caution, Sauter lined up to restart in the fifth position, moving into the lead on lap 87 before dropping back to sixth.

 

Knowing a bold move would be needed to win, Sauter attempted to pass the leaders with two laps to go before being collected in an incident on the final lap. He was able to cross the line in the 12th position securing his spot in the NASCAR Playoffs Round of Six.

 

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“We knew coming into this race that all of the GMS trucks would be fast and we’d have a good chance to make it to Victory Lane. Winning stages is great and certainly helps in The Playoffs, but it’s the race win that really matters. I knew I had to make a move at the end if I wanted a shot at the win but I guess I just went too early. All around it was a great GMS effort. (Justin) Haley did a great job in the 24 today, we wouldn’t have had the position to try anything at the end if we hadn’t worked together all day, and the effort everyone is putting in on these trucks at GMS and GMS Fabrication is what is going to keep us in this until Miami.”

 

Additional Info
- With points being reset following Talladega, Sauter is seeded second in the NCWTS Playoff standings, 20 points behind leader Christopher Bell.

 

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Ryan Truex’s afternoon came to an early conclusion at Talladega Superspeedway after being swept up in an accident on lap 19. The incident near the conclusion of Stage 1 relegated Truex and the No. 16 Bass Pro Shops team to a 28th-place finish. 
 
Truex and the Hattori Racing Enterprises team posted the 16th-quickest lap in the opening practice session on Friday morning and were pleased with the performance of their Bass Pro Shops Toyota Tundra. The team, led by crew chief Scott Zipadelli, elected to forgo final practice and preserve their No. 16 machine for Saturday's main event. The team showed the strength of their Tundra by advancing to the final round of qualifying on Saturday morning and captured the seventh starting position. 
 
At the drop of the green flag, Truex quickly fell into line in the lead draft on the bottom of the racetrack and ran as high as sixth before leading a charge in the outside lane towards the front. As the lead pack thinned, Truex’s drafting help dwindled and settled into line running on the fringe of the top 10. On lap 19, contact between two trucks in the lead draft caused a chain reaction that resulted in Truex sustaining severe damage to the nose of his Bass Pro Shops Toyota Tundra. Truex was forced to retire early due to the damage and was credited with a 28th-place finish in his second Talladega start.
 
 
Ryan Truex Quote:
 
“They started wrecking and by the time I saw what was happening, I was already in it. When you're that close to somebody, it's hard to really do much about it. I didn't even see smoke or anything, and whoever was in front of me moved out of the way and there was a truck right there. So, it's tough. I was hoping to get Bass Pro Shops a good finish and maybe even a trophy. I thought the truck was really good. I went to the top a few times to just try to make stuff happen. We had a decent line formed there and it just kind of fell apart. That's Talladega - it happens."
 
“Yeah, I’m not really sure what happened. I haven’t seen a replay. Yeah, when you’re on somebody’s bumper, you don’t have time to react and I looked up and he (spotter) said there was a wreck and I was already in it. It’s tough for Bass Pro Shops. I want to thank them and Johnny Morris (Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO) for jumping on, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), Toyota and everybody who makes this deal possible. We had a good truck. I feel like I had the outside lane working for a little bit there and it kind of got strung out just trying to make it to the end of the stage. It’s Talladega – it happens sometimes.” 

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Christopher Bell and the No. 4 Toyota Racing team earned Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) its first-ever superspeedway pole and were one spot away from bringing home another victory Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred's 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
 
The Oklahoma native was leading the field when a late-race caution set up NASCAR overtime. On the ensuing restart, rather than pushing Bell past the outside lane Justin Haley decided to make a move for the lead down the backstretch and slowed the momentum of the No. 4 Toyota Tundra when he pulled out of line.  Bell fell back to the fourth spot momentarily, but rallied back up to the runner-up position and was waiting to make a move on eventual winner Parker Kligerman when a wreck ensued behind them and ended the race under caution.  
 
The No. 4 team finished the Round of 8 of the Truck Series Playoffs in first place in the championship standings with 2,195 points and will enter the Round of 6 as the No. 1 seed with 47 playoff points.
 
Stage One Recap: 
  • Bell started from the pole and elected to take the inside lane for the start of the race. When the field took the green, the outside lane got a strong start and the top two trucks in that lane had cleared him by the time the field crossed the stripe for the first time. He settled into the third position and would remain there at the completion of Stage One on lap 20. 
Stage Two Recap: 
  • When pit road opened, the over-the-wall crew put on fresh left-side tires, filled the No. 4 Tundra with fuel and returned Bell to the track scored in the fifth position.
  • The Oklahoma native was running in the sixth spot on lap 37 when crew chief Rudy Fugle played the strategy card and summoned his driver to pit road. Having already clinched a spot in the Round of 6, and not needing the Stage points, the veteran signal caller was looking to gain track position for the final stage.
  • After getting fresh right-side tires and a full load of fuel, Bell returned to the track and finished Stage Two in the 19th position. 
Final Stage Recap:
  • Fugle's strategy paid off and the No. 4 Tundra was at the front of the field when the Final Stage went green on lap 46. Bell was able to hold the lead for a lap, but the outside lane made a strong push and on lap 48 he found himself in the seventh spot.
  • Bell was scored in the fifth spot on lap 54 when a multi-truck accident slowed the field for the third time. When pit road opened he came for a fuel-only stop, putting the team near its window to make it to the end of the race, and would take the ensuing restart in the sixth position.
  • Over the next 20 laps, the 22-year-old would run inside the top three and communicated to Fugle that he was running partial throttle to save fuel in an effort to make it to the end of the race without having to make another pit stop.
  • With 25 laps remaining, Bell was running third on the bottom lane with his two KBM teammates behind him. He moved to the middle lane and his teammates followed, but Myatt Snider got caught up in five-truck accident that resulted in a red-flag period.
  • After restarting from the second position on lap 76, Bell jockeyed amongst the top four as the lanes alternated surging to the front. He was running fourth on lap 88 when Kligerman locked on to his back bumper and pushed him all the way to the lead and then fell in behind him in the second spot.
  • Shortly after retaking the lead a one-truck spin slowed the field and set up overtime, per NASCAR rules. On the ensuing restart, third-place running Justin Haley made a move to take the lead instead of pushing Bell and slowed his momentum.
  • The No. 4 Tundra fell to the fourth spot, but would rally back to the runner-up position on the final lap. Bell was unable to make a bid for the lead before a five-truck accident ended the race under caution and left him with his second-consecutive runner-up finish. 

KBM PR

Not even becoming a victim in the dreaded “big one” at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 could stop Tyler Young from earning his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) top-10 of the season in the final restrictor plate race of the year.

A strong No. 02 Young’s Building Systems / Randco. Industries Chevrolet Silverado prepared by veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick was a factor for the entire 95-lap race and even though the team’s strategy to pit before the end of Stage 2 backfired on the Mooresville, N.C.-team, a relentless effort by Young kept the team apart of the mix.

“We had a really good day,” said Young. “It’s a shame that our truck got banged up in that last lap crash, but I’m proud of Chad and the Young’s Motorsports team. Our truck was really on point.

“We started 19th, but we didn’t stay there and I’m really content with the progress we’ve made with our superspeedway program. We just need to keep tweaking on it and hope we’re better for Daytona in February.”

With an emphasis on solo-truck runs during practice, the team produced the 19th quickest lap in qualifying early Saturday morning, but once the green flag fell, Young quickly showed what his Young’s Motorsports machine was capable of.

While doing a masterful job to avoid the chaos in the first two stages of the 19th race of the season, Young drafted to as high as fifth – but while running in the top-10 during NASCAR overtime, the Midland, Texas native found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time and contact from another truck sent Young into the Turn 1 wall.

Able to drive away from the scene of the multi-truck crash, Young maneuvered his battered machine back to the start / finish line where NASCAR deemed that the No. 02 claimed 10th overall – the same finish the Texan claimed in his most recent appearance at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in 2015.

“For the most part, I could do whatever I needed to do with our No. 02 Young’s Building Systems / Randco Industries Chevrolet,” added Young. “We destroyed our truck at Daytona in February, so the guys worked hard all year to make sure we had something competitive for my return to Talladega.

“This finish is a great momentum boost for us heading into our final off weekend of the season. Hopefully, Austin (Hill) and Jeb (Burton) can keep us pointed in the right direction at Martinsville Speedway in a couple weeks.”

In 77 career NCWTS starts, Young holds five top-10 finishes to his credit with a career-best sixth at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February 2016. A sixth-place qualifying effort at Eldora Speedway in July 2015 is his best time trials effort to date. Young’s Motorsports has competed on the tour since 2012.

Unofficially with four races remaining on the 2017 NCWTS schedule, truck owner Randy Young sits 15th in the owner standings.

For more on Tyler Young, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com or click on his Facebook page. Young is also active on Twitter. You can follow and tweet with him @TylerYoung02.

Young Motorsports PR

Following an exciting 95-lap race, Myatt Snider brought his No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota Tundra home third in Saturday's Fred's 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Snider, who was making the seventh start of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) career and fifth of 2017, earned his career-best finish and helped the No. 51 Tundra team advance to the Round of 6 of the Truck Series Owner's Playoffs.
 
Stage One Recap:
  • As the green flag waved, Snider started the race ninth in the inside lane of the track. By lap two the rookie was up to seventh, running single file while hugging the bottom of the track.
  • While being patient and attentive, Snider protected his line and was up to fifth on lap seven after the truck in front of him pulled off after being black flagged. As the pack of trucks he was racing in started to break up because of lapped traffic, Snider maintained his position in the top five while being nice and smooth around the bottom of the track.
  • As the 20-lap stage wound down, the caution flag flew because of a wreck on track. At the end of Stage 1, Snider was scored in the fifth position. 
Stage Two Recap:
  • Snider started Stage Two by making a trip to pit road for two right-side tires and fuel, while having no complaints about the handling of his No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota Tundra.
  • The 22-year-old driver took the restart on lap 26 from sixth on the outside lane. After an aggressive restart, he made a move to the bottom of the track to steal away the third position with 10 laps to go in the stage.
  • Snider continued to run single file on the bottom of the track, holding on to his third-place position as the caution flag waved to end Stage Two.
Stage Three Recap:
  • Stage Three began as Snider brought his No. 51 Tundra down pit road for two left-side tires and fuel. When the race restarted on lap 46, he was lined up second next to KBM teammate Christopher Bell, who led the field to the green flag.
  • As Snider accelerated on the outside lane, he got a push from behind and was battling side-by-side for the lead with Bell. On lap 47 he made the move to the bottom to pass for the lead, but the outside line got a run and started passing him from the top.
  • When the caution flag flew after a wreck in Turn 4 on lap 53, the No. 51 team decided to make a pit stop to top Snider off with fuel. After the race returned to green, a few trucks in front of Snider decided to pit, allowing him to gain positions on the race track.
  • On lap 62 the three-truck KBM fleet was drafting together in a line, with Snider running fifth. On lap 70 as the racing began to intensify, Snider followed his teammates as they moved from the bottom of the track to the middle lane in an effort to move towards the front of the field, but the opening closed up and he came into contact with another truck as part of a five-truck accident. The Louisiana Hot Sauce Tundra sustained moderate damage to the right front and would need attention from the over-the-wall crew.
  • When the red flag was lifted, Snider made a total of three stops for the team to assess and fix the damage on his truck - as well as give him four fresh tires. Snider restarted in the 14th position on lap 76 and tried to find a comfortable position on the track in the midst of three-wide racing.
  • With 10 to go he was 16th, but made a strong run on the outside lane and passed several trucks before moving back down to the inside lane. Two laps later he had catapulted all the way up to seventh.
  • With only five laps left the caution flag flew once again, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Snider restarted on the bottom in the seventh position and held his spot in the bottom lane as others drivers got aggressive trying to make a move for the win. The strategy paid off as he advanced four spots in the final two laps and ended the day with a career-best third-place finish.

KBM PR

Noah Gragson made his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday in the Fred's 250. Despite feeling a bit under the weather throughout the weekend, Gragson persevered through the entire race and was in contention for the win in the closing laps. He was in the top five coming to the white flag when he was pinched into the middle lane and spun by another driver. He was still able to finish the race in 14th place.
 
Stage One Recap:
  • Starting from eighth place, Gragson came to pit road early in the stage when he felt a vibration on lap 13. After changing all four tires, the team found a loose wheel had caused the vibration and he returned to the track in 26th place, two laps down. When the stage ended, he was able to stay out and take the waive around to get one lap back.
 
Stage Two Recap:
  • Gragson started Stage Two in 23rd place, one lap down. He worked his way up to 18th and pitted for right-side tires before the stage ended, so he would be able to stay out and take the waive around again to be back on the lead lap. The Switch team's strategy worked and he was on the lead lap for the final stage.
 
Stage Three Recap:
  • When the race resumed on lap 47, Gragson was scored in 22nd place. A great run on the outside moved him up to 13th, and then up to fourth by lap 50. When a caution came on lap 55, crew chief Marcus Richmond called him to pit road for his final four-tire stop. Instructed to save fuel the remainder of the race, Gragson fell into line pushing his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate, Christopher Bell, while riding in third place. Of course, races at Talladega are always unpredictable, and this one was no exception. A caution late in the race forced a green-white-checker finish. Gragson was in an ideal spot, but coming to the white flag, he was hit from behind and spun. The Switch Tundra sustained damage, but he was able to bring it back around to finish the race in 14th place.

KBM PR

Grant Enfinger Finishes Fourth at Talladega Superspeedway 
 
"Overall, I think we got about as much out of our Champion Power Equipment Tundra as we could. We made a lot of improvements since practice and we had a truck today to contend for the win, but we weren't the best truck and just needed a little help there at the end. It was fun racing with those guys today. We had a good run, just not what we came here to do. Fortunate to bring a truck home in one piece, and extremely fortunate Cody (Coughlin, teammate) is alright, that looked pretty vicious there in the mirror. Just thankful to ThorSport Racing and all my guys for bringing such a good truck here today and for the opportunity to come here and race."
Team Information:
Started: 11th
Finished: 9th
Laps: 95/95
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points: 3rd
 
Matt Crafton Advances To The Round of 6 Following A Top-10 Finish At Talladega
 
"We were strong all day - ran inside the top 10, top five, most of the afternoon. Unfortunately, we were just at the wrong place, at the wrong time today and got caught-up in someone else's mess. After the damage we just tried to make the best of our day. We were lucky enough to bring home a top-10 finish, and make it into the Round of 6. I'm looking forward to the tracks in this Round." 
Team Information:
Started: 10th
Finished: 23rd
Laps: 70/94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Accident
Driver Points: 4th
Owner Points: 10th
 
Ben Rhodes Advances To The Round of 6 Despite a 23rd-Place Finish at Talladega
 
"Good thing we won at Vegas. Our Safelite Tundra had speed all day, we just never were able to make it up front - we were trying to play it safe for a while. I knew it would be too hard to get up front, to get the stage points we needed, but people were just driving really sporadic today, not staying in their lanes. Just side drafting in the tri-oval when they shouldn't, and side drafting in and out of the corners. Just not smart racing in my opinion, and a lot of times that causes the line to checkup. Unfortunately, I got into the back of a couple people today, from the line checking up so quickly - just that accordion effect - and finally somebody side-drafted the guy in front of me in the tri-oval, and got them loose, and just wrecked in front of us. Just need to be a little smarter racing out here at Talladega. I tried to do my best today, we just weren't able to get up front due to circumstances."
 
Team Information:
Started: 18th
Finished: 25th
Laps: 70/94
Laps Led: 9
Status: Accident
Driver Points: 13th
Owner Points: 14th 
 
Cody Coughlin Leads Laps But Gets Caught-Up In The "Big One" At Talladega
 
"I had a lot of fun running up front, and leading laps. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the end to get the finish we deserved. I think we had a shot at the win. It was a big hit, but thankfully the good Lord kept me safe and I'm okay. We'll head to Martinsville and try to get after it there." 
 
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