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NASCAR Cup Series race number 31 of 36
Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 4:05:58
Average speed: 129.774 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 13 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: .086 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 58
Green flag passes: 9,109 (62.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2020 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2020 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running26405
21620   Erik Jones Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running13410
32813   Ty Dillon GEICO For Your RV   (Germain Racing)Chevrolet200running0360
42124   William Byron Hendrickcars.com Ricky Hendrick Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running1380
5109   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running41440
6196   Ryan Newman Guaranteed Rate   (Jack Roush)Ford200running0310
7308   Tyler Reddick CAT Next Gen Dozers Patriotic   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running2340
82338   John Hunter Nemechek Speedy Cash   (Bob Jenkins)Ford200running0350
93215   Brennan Poole Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet200running0280
102537   Ryan Preece Kroger / Energizer / Hershey's / Hungry Jack   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet200running0300
113577   Justin Haley Parts Plus   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet200running000
12123   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running0330
133300   Quin Houff Permatex   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet200running0240
14 488   Alex Bowman Truck Hero / Patriot Foundation   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0230
153766   Timmy Hill Trump 2020   (Carl Long)Ford200running100
162042   Matt Kenseth Credit One Bank   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running0210
173651   Joey Gase Jimco Windows / Donate Life   (Rick Ware)Ford200running000
18 72   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford200running6350
193427   Cody Ware Thriv5   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet200running1180
20 54   Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running2170
211321   Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Tuscany   (Wood Brothers)Ford200running10160
221517   Chris Buescher Sunny D   (Jack Roush)Ford200running15331
23 319   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats & ATVs   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota198running6271
242743   Bubba Wallace World Wide Technology   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet192crash10140
251412   Ryan Blaney Menards / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford192crash10160
26 822   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford188crash45200
27 618   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188crash0100
282932   Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems   (Archie St. Hilaire)Ford188running090
291748   Jimmie Johnson Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet133crash180
303853   James Davison America's Best Value Inn   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet118running070
311841   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford108crash070
32 21   Kurt Busch Gearwrench   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet108crash070
33 914   Clint Bowyer Rush Truck Centers / BlueDEF   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford108crash040
343196   Daniel Suarez Team USA   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota108crash030
353962   Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino / Beard Oil   (Beard Motorsports)Chevrolet108crash020
362434   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Luber Finer   (Bob Jenkins)Ford79overheating110
371110   Aric Almirola Smithfield Power Bites   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford57crash910
382647   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Hungry Jack   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet8crash010
392295   Christopher Bell Rheem / Procore   (Leavine Family Racing)Toyota1crash010
* Race extended to 200 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #17, 22, 3, 2, 20, 9, 8, 19, 1, 41
Top 10 in Stage 2: #19, 2, 17, 9, 38, 24, 12, 37, 13, 43

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brennan Poole15multiple inspection failures
Cody Ware27driver change
Timmy Hill66multiple inspection failures

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJ.J. Yeley27Rick WareChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #8,13,43,95 accident turn 2none
595  
10123   #38,47 accident turn 4none
13131  
14152   #32 stopped on tracknone
162611  
27304   competitionnone
315828  
59657   #3,10,12,18,88 accident backstretch#62
66683  
69735   debris turn 2#00
748714  
88925   #12 accident turn 3#51
9310917  
1101134   #1,2,3,14,15,18,37,41,62,96 accident frontstretch#77
1141218  
1221254   end of stage 2#32
12614823  
1491524   debris#51
15318331  
1841874   #53 spun turn 4#3
1881881  
1891924   #4,6,8,18,19,22 accident frontstretch#3
1931931  
1941985   #2,3,4,12,19,20,37,42,43 accident turn 4#19
1992002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.0%             Average green flag run: 10.4 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin11616
  Joey Logano17182
  Denny Hamlin19268
  Michael McDowell27271
  Aric Almirola28325
  Ryan Blaney33331
  Aric Almirola34341
  Erik Jones35351
  Ryan Blaney36361
  Erik Jones37415
  Ryan Blaney42498
  Joey Logano50501
  Erik Jones51511
  Chase Elliott52543
  Aric Almirola55573
  Chris Buescher58614
  Kevin Harvick62621
  Chase Elliott63653
  Brad Keselowski66672
  Chase Elliott68692
  Chris Buescher70745
  Erik Jones75751
  Chris Buescher76816
  Erik Jones82865
  Matt DiBenedetto87882
  Cody Ware89891
  Chase Elliott9010617
  Jimmie Johnson1071071
  Chase Elliott1081136
  Joey Logano1141163
  Martin Truex, Jr.1171171
  Tyler Reddick1181181
  Martin Truex, Jr.1191213
  Kevin Harvick1221221
  Denny Hamlin1231231
  Martin Truex, Jr.1241252
  Brad Keselowski1261261
  Tyler Reddick1271271
  Brad Keselowski1281281
  Bubba Wallace1291346
  Brad Keselowski1351362
  Joey Logano13714812
  Timmy Hill1491491
  Joey Logano1501523
  William Byron1531531
  Joey Logano1541585
  Chase Elliott1591591
  Joey Logano1601601
  Chase Elliott1611611
  Bubba Wallace1621621
  Joey Logano1631664
  Chase Elliott1671693
  Joey Logano17017910
  Bubba Wallace1801823
  Joey Logano1831864
  Matt DiBenedetto1871871
  Chase Elliott1881925
  Matt DiBenedetto1931997
  Denny Hamlin2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 3141    
2   Kevin Harvick 3121   -20  
3   Chase Elliott 3097   -44  
4   Brad Keselowski 3094   -47  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 3085   -56  
6   Alex Bowman 3075   -66  
7   Joey Logano 3074   -67  
8   Austin Dillon 3053   -88  
8   Kyle Busch 3053   -88  
10   Kurt Busch 3048   -93  
11   Clint Bowyer 3036   -105  
12   Aric Almirola 3026   -115  
13   Ryan Blaney 2114   -1027  
14   William Byron 2113   -1028  
15   Matt DiBenedetto 2108   -1033  
16   Cole Custer 2095   -1046  
17   Jimmie Johnson 754   -2387  
18   Erik Jones 751   -2390  
19   Tyler Reddick 687   -2454  
20   Chris Buescher 591   -2550  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 1255    
2   Denny Hamlin 1127   -128  
3   Brad Keselowski 1062   -193  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 1051   -204  
5   Joey Logano 1040   -215  
6   Chase Elliott 1034   -221  
7   Ryan Blaney 959   -296  
8   Kyle Busch 900   -355  
9   Aric Almirola 876   -379  
10   Alex Bowman 867   -388  
11   Kurt Busch 854   -401  
12   Clint Bowyer 834   -421  
13   William Byron 782   -473  
14   Matt DiBenedetto 774   -481  
15   Jimmie Johnson 754   -501  
16   Erik Jones 751   -504  
17   Austin Dillon 736   -519  
18   Tyler Reddick 687   -568  
19   Chris Buescher 591   -664  
20   Cole Custer 566   -689