Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series saw one of the closest finishes in it's history on Monday afternoon (10/14). We are talking almost invisible to the naked eye.

Ryan Blaney edged out Ryan Newman right at the finish line by .007 of a second. That equates to approximately 12 inches. At 200 miles per hour, that's close.

The 500 mile race, 500, at Talladega Superspeedway had to run on Monday afternoon after being delayed by rain on Sunday. It was worth the wait to see the end which was the sixth closest finish in series history.

It marked Blaney's first victory of the season and first at this track. The win for him took a big bite out of most other playoff contenders and set up a scramble for the six remaining spots in the Round of 8 next Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Take a look at the Playoff picture.

With just two laps to go, Blaney was out front for a restart after an 11 car pile up. But Newman took the lead away. Then Blaney beat Newman to the finish line.

Denny Hamlin came in third. Aric Almirola was fourth and Michael McDowell fifth. See where your driver finished.


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