So, except for Johnson and Kahne, there were not many opportunities for teammates to help each other get the win.
"We'll win a race with Trevor (Bayne) before the year is over unless I miss my guess", he said. "It goes either way, and we couldn't be in a better place right now". "We were side drafting each other like insane, so that was one heck of a race and I'm glad we came out on top". The massive wreck narrowed the list of contenders and for the 11th time, a driver scored their first Cup win at NASCAR's longest track. "She understands that I'm going to go to the shop a lot, and to have that support and her knowing where I'm coming from is great to have". Stage 2 victor Denny Hamlin was 11th, while Monster Energy Cup points leader Kyle Larson was 12th. McMurray started 23 in the 40-car field but was running in the top ten before the race was one-third finished. "She doesn't mind being known as my girlfriend". "Pulling into Victory Lane and seeing Jack and Danica standing there together, they're the same height (laughter), it was super special".
Trevor Bayne, the second Roush driver, had a brief fling with stock vehicle racing celebrity, winning the 2011 Daytona 500 with a brilliant drive for the Wood Brothers Racing team before it became a Penske adjunct.
The win at Talladega, which was the first vicory for Roush Racing since Carl Edwards won at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in 2014, wasn't an anomaly.
Ricky Stenhouse Sr. has a habit of climbing catch fences. Stenhouse started from the pole and showed to have one of the stronger cars in the race in this 500-mile battle. When asked after the race if Stenhouse's father had been rescued from "jail", a track spokesman said officials asked Stenhouse Sr.to get in a vehicle, and after some calls were made, the father was reunited with his son in victory lane. "You've got to keep on cracking the whip, keep telling yourself, 'This is what has to happen, this is how I have to do this to make this work if I want to win'".
It was the 24th time a last-lap pass had decided at race at the restrictor plate track.
Stenouse' victory ends a 101-race drought for auto owner Jack Roush.
Only eligible to race at Talladega after turning 18 late last month, Haley held off Andy Seuss in an overtime finish in MDM Motorsports' No. 28 Toyota.
Stenhouse Junior passed Kyle Busch following a final lap restart to secure the victory. Denny Hamlin won the second stage after leading 39 of 55 laps.
Nonetheless, he approached 2017 with a fresh and optimistic mind-set, which has been rewarded as the series shifts Saturday evening to Kansas Speedway - historically, one of Stenhouse's best tracks - for the Go Bowling 400. Kyle Busch earned the victory past year - his third of the season - during a streak in which Joe Gibbs Racing won eight of the first 13 races of the season.
Jack, in this case, is Jack Roush, the legendary owner, and future NASCAR Hall of Famer, whose team has fallen upon rather hard times in recent years. More than one competitor has remarked over the years that the former sprint auto standout couldn't acclimate to significantly longer races where conserving one's equipment and tires is paramount.
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