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Stock Car Scoop: The Best Talladega Race of NASCAR’s Next Gen Era?

Tyler Reddick scooted away from the carnage on Sunday (April 21) as the NASCAR Cup Series field crashed and Corey LaJoie flipped at Talladega Superspeedway. A late block from Michael McDowell on Brad Keselowski ended both cars’ chances of winning, and despite an early strategy backfiring, Toyota (and Michael Jordan) ended up in victory lane.

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Adam Cheek and Tanner Marlar break down an exciting afternoon at the 2.66-mile oval, from the potential Ford rebound gone wrong to how NASCAR can remedy the fuel-saving competition seen at superspeedways this season.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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What do you define as a ‘good Talledega race’?


is this a question? Oh wait I guess I need to listen to your podcast to find out what you mean? sorry, no. I come here to read articles not have to chase down a podcast.


Nascar is turning into more of a joke every year.


Does anyone consider Brian’s entertainment product a real “race”?

Deacon Blues

I agree! Awesome race and Scoop, thanks, Adam and Tanner!

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