Team Interstate Delivers Two Wins at Talladega
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Hamlin Holds On
In Sunday’s Aaron’s 499, Denny methodically worked his way to the front of the field and stayed there through a couple of late cautions. When a crash at the back of the field brought out a caution flag on the last lap, the field was frozen with Denny in the lead. He was credited with his 24th career Sprint Cup victory in his 300th start.
The victory was his first points win on a restrictor-plate track.
“I’ve got tons of exhibition wins on superspeedways, but none with points. I like it,” Denny said.
With round 10 of 36 complete, Matt leads the Team Interstate trio in the championship point standings. He is second with 344 points, three points behind series leader Jeff Gordon. Kyle is third with 343 points, four out of first. Denny moved up two spots to 12th and has 292 points.
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On Saturday, Elliott finally got the monkey off his back: He won at “Flippin’ Talladega.”
The track’s highlight reel has plenty of footage of Elliott’s car going airborne and flipping over, particularly during a 2003 crash. It’s footage that gets replayed over and over in telecasts and in Elliott’s mind.
It was on his mind during a red-flag stoppage to clean up an accident right before the final laps.
“Under the red flag, I was playing all these scenarios in my head,” he said. “Really, how many races I’ve lost in the last couple laps not making the right decisions.”
Now he has a good memory at the track that’s long tormented him.
“Everybody always asks me about flipping at Talladega,” he said. “Now we won one at Talladega, man, this feels a lot better.”
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