To say that Weather impacted this year’s fall race at Talladega Superspeedway would be a major understatement. Rain caused the beginning of the race to be delayed from Sunday to Monday and it wreaked more havoc on Monday as it was always likely to bring a premature end to things.
That burning desire to move up as quickly as possible caused big wrecks throughout the day, and the man that happened to put himself in the right position at the right time turned out to be Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. Wallace, running in his 143rd Cup Series start, finally was able to claim his first win when NASCAR called off the race after 116 laps. Wallace had taken the lead by sheer force and determination three laps earlier and managed to hold off a charging pack. Wallace’s win is only the second by a black driver in the history of the sport, and it is the first since Wendell Scott grabbed one way back in 1963. Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, and Christopher Bell rounded out the top five in the running order. There is one more race remaining in the ‘Round of 12’ of the Playoffs, and that will be running on Sunday at the Charlotte Roval track.