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Rookie Tyler Reddick Takes Stage 1 Win Under Caution After Rain Delay at Talladega

(Photo by Chris Owens/HHP for Chevy Racing)

Tyler Reddick took his first-career NASCAR Cup Series Stage Win in Stage 1 of Monday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

After wild action in the opening laps of the event, Reddick was out front when rain came at lap 57.

A long red flag took place, but the track was dried and Reddick was able to take the Stage Win under caution.

This gives Reddick a Playoff point as well as 10-regular season bonus points. Coming into the day, Reddick was 17th, just one spot out of the Playoff cutline.

Alex Bowman, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch capped out the top-five in Stage 1.

Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott and William Byron also scored Stage Points as they ranked sixth thru 10th.

Weather is still in the area. If rain does come back into play, the race has to be past lap 94 in order to be considered an official race.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Tyler Reddick 10 1
2 Alex Bowman 9 0
3 Joey Logano 8 0
4 Jimmie Johnson 7 0
5 Kyle Busch 6 0
6 Ryan Blaney 5 0
7 Brad Keselowski 4 0
8 Kurt Busch 3 0
9 Chase Elliott 2 0
10 William Byron 1 0

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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