Talladega High Five for Keselowski

Motor Racing Network

Making his 300th career start, Brad Keselowski survived a battle of attrition to win Sunday's Alabama 500 for his fifth Talladega Superspeedway victory.

Keselowski escaped a crash-filled afternoon to win and advance to the round of eight in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

“I survived” Keselowski said. “What a special day. We haven’t been as good a we want to be on the mile-and-a-halfs, so we knew we needed to come to Talladega and get it done. This is a great track for us and one we really enjoy coming to. It’s great to get a win here. No. 5. I never thought I would win at all at Talladega, but five times. Oh my gosh."

Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Gray Gaulding and David Ragan completed the first 10 finishers.

Keselowski and Ryan Blaney won the day’s first two stages.

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jamie McMurray are the bottom four in the playoff standings.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wraps up the second round of the playoffs next week at Kansas Speedway.

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Todd Oliver had been trying to win his first Cup race all season long and had come close a couple of times after finishing in second place twice including the last race at Talladega. Finally in a very wild second race at the track, it all came together for Todd at a very good time. Todd scored a total of 189 points to win the Alabama 500 and score his first Cup win in his 31st start. Todd is the first Cup rookie to win this year and the finish now puts him three points ahead of Nate Bishop in their rookie of the year race.

Todd becomes the 98th different winner in the Cup series and also now joins the triple win club since he has a win in all three series. Most importantly, he joins Fred Sanchez as the second driver to lock into the next round, so he doesn't have to sweat it out next week at Kansas.

Alabama 500 Top 5 Finishers

1. Todd Oliver
2. Fred Sanchez
3. Shane Burton
4. Greg Miller
5. Randy Cook

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Bowman Breaks Through

Motor Racing Network

CONCORD, N.C. – Behind the wheel of a car on something other than a virtual race track for the first time in nearly a year, Alex Bowman warmed up for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports ride he’ll inherit next season with a stunning victory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Behind Bowman, who won for the first time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Ryan Reed soldiered home in 12th place, one position behind Brendan Gaughan. But Reed moved on to the XFINITY Playoff’s Round of 8 by one point over Gaughan, who was eliminated along with Jeremy Clements (20th on Saturday), Blake Koch (25th) and Michael Annett (27th).

Reed joins Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Brennan Poole, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, William Byron and Matt Tifft in the Round of 8, with the series set to resume competition Oct. 21 at Kansas Speedway.

Bowman, who hadn’t raced since his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup / XFINITY Series doubleheader last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finished 1.390 seconds ahead of part-timer Sam Hornish Jr., who passed Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney in the closing laps for the second position. The start was Hornish’s fifth of the season.

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Ray Perrotta needed a good race at Charlotte to be able to move into the next round. He came into the weekend outside the top 8 in 9th place. He needed a good race and got a perfect one. Ray scored a total of 253 points to win his second race of the season and push himself into the second round. It was one of the biggest race totals of the season and 10 points behind the all-time record. This is the second time in Ray career that he's won two races in a season in the Xfinity series and is also the second time that he's won at Charlotte.

Drive For The Cure 300 Top 5 Finishers

1. Ray Perrotta
2. Janet Sebern
3. Shane Burton
4. Leon Baker
5. Steve Barber

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Kligerman Back in Victory Lane

Motor Racing Network

Parker Kligerman returned to Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway when he won Saturday's Fred's 250 as the Round of 6 was set for the Camping World Truck Series playoffs.

Kligerman only led three laps on Saturday including the final two and scored his second career series win, both coming at Talladega.

“This is incredible,” said Kligerman, who got by Bell on the final lap of overtime. “I’m out of breath, I guess I’m out of shape racing all these kids. It was just crazy that every move I tried, worked.

“Those last 10 laps, no matter if I went high and separated a pack or was trying get the bump and run, every move just worked. Sometimes, it just goes your way. We did that but it starts with having a fast truck. It’s an honor to be racing with this team, it’s one of the oldest in NASCAR, but to win with them is incredible.”

Kligerman’s last series win came at Talladega in 2012.

Christopher Bell, Myatt Snider, Grant Enfinger and Austin Cindric rounded out the top five.

John Hunter Nemechek, Vinnie Miller, Clay Greenfield, Matt Crafton and Tyler Young completed the first 10 finishers.

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Will Riney came into Talladega in 8th place and needed a good finish to be able to advance into the next round. He got the perfect finish as he ended up winning the fred's 250. Will broke a long three year winless streak as he finally got his second career win. With his Xfinity wins, he now has a total of three for the season. It was a great time for Will to get his first win in the Truck series this season since it locks him into the round of 8. That guarantees that he will record his best ever career finish in the Truck series this year.

fred's 250 Top 5 Finishers

1. Will Riney
2. Ray Perrotta
3. James Dillon
4. Joseph Cardwell
5. Matt Steinfels

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Lucky Dog Racing's 2017 LROC team

Lucky Dog Racing finished in second place for 2 years in a row to P10 Select. For the 2017 season they are looking to finally get their 5th championship. This year they have another strong team. Randy Cook is the defending LROC champion and he will be leading the charge for the team again.

Joining Randy will be Jose Rodriguez who is no stranger to championships. Jose won the Cup series championship last season and now has titles in all three series. He'd love to add a LROC Championship as well. Lou Demian keeps his LROC streak appearance going to 10 straight years after he won the Xfinity series.

Greg Miller won the Truck series championship but is ineligible to run for Lucky Dog Racing since he is the team owner of Fantasy Sport Site. Nate Bishop represents Lucky Dog Racing for the first time after winning the Yahoo group championship. Ray Perrotta returns for the 2nd time after winning the Streak to the finish title. Jessy Turgeon also returns for a 2nd time after a long 7 year absence. Jessy won the Chaser Eraser last year.

Be sure to cheer on our drivers as Lucky Dog Racing's drive for five continues in 2017!

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Lucky Dog Yahoo Racing 2017

2017 Yahoo Top 5 Standings
Updated after Bristol
Team Total Pts
1. Chuck L. Head 6911
2. Powerhouse 6836
3. wolfercing 6835
4. Stormdevil Racing 6830
5. Dirtbags 131 6730

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Congratulations To The Weekend Winners
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Todd Oliver
Talladega Cup Series Winner

Will Riney
Talladega Truck Series Winner

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Top 10 Cup Drivers
1 F. Sanchez 3099
2 T. Oliver 3095
3 R. Perrotta 3079
4 L. Demian 3067
5 K. Wolfe 3064
6 D. Smith 3060
7 J. Rodriguez 3055
8 J. Turgeon 3052
9 N. Bishop 3044
10 F. Page 3031
Top 10 Xfinity Drivers
1 T. Smith 2126
2 W. Riney 2124
3 A. Allison 2103
4 R. Perrotta 2101
5 J. Sebern 2099
6 K. Wolfe 2094
7 T. Oliver 2089
8 J. Sebern 2076
9 W. Ebach 2071
10 M. Steinfels 2067
Top 10 Truck Drivers
1 M. Minnich 2158
2 B. Blair 2146
3 J. Rodriguez 2128
4 W. Riney 2128
5 S. DiCaprio 2108
6 T. Smith 2097
7 K. Sullivan 2096
8 T. Lutz 2091
9 S. Burton 2090
10 E. Daughenbaugh 2088
Top 10 LROC Drivers
1 S. Ruth 638
2 J. Rodriguez 607
3 J. Whiddon 575
4 N. Helton 571
5 D. Hardison 563
6 K. Sullivan 560
7 K. Mayotte 559
8 J. Lovelady 555
9 M. Weltin 554
10 J. Turgeon 554

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