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Career-Best Finishes Aplenty in the Cup Series Race at Talladega

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Mountain Dew/Little Caesar’s Camaro ZL1,takes the checkered flag with Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Camaro ZL1 who finished in 2nd place and Ryan Preece, driver of the #47 Kroger who finished 3rd Sunday, April 28, 2019 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)

Although the chaotic nature of Superspeedway racing isn’t for everyone, it’s always fun to see fresh faces at the front when the roulette wheel stops. In Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, we saw four different drivers tally the best finishes of their careers.

Alex Bowman (second), Ryan Preece (third), Daniel Hemric (fifth) and Corey LaJoie (11th) all recorded their career-best finishes on Sunday.

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For Hemric and Preece, it was their first career top-five finishes. LaJoie’s 11th-place finish matched his previous best finish which came at the July Daytona race in 2017.

This finish marked Bowman’s fourth-career top-five finish in 127 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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