Chase Elliott Takes Talladega Playoff Win With Last-Lap Pass

In a two-lap shootout to finish the race, Chase Elliott passed Ryan Blaney on the last lap and then beat him by 0.046 seconds to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The race would stay green until the multi-car wreck on Lap 24. Suarez briefly took the lead before Elliott passed him on the backstretch on Lap 31 with a push from Busch. The race resumed with 11 laps left in the stage and Hamlin leading. Elliott was first off pit road and was the leader on the restart with 62 laps to go. Within the first few laps, Jones, Blaney and Chastain all led. Chastain remained in the lead for 34 of the next 35 laps, with Blaney assuming the lead with 35 laps to go. The second round of green flag pit stops began with 27 laps to go as the leaders pit. The race would go caution free until six laps to go when the No.

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