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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Puts It to Bed at Talladega

#16: AJ Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Action Industries Chevrolet Camaro, #1: Sam Mayer, JR Motorsports, Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet Camaro, #9: Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports, Bass Pro Shops TrueTimber BRCC Chevrolet Camaro

AJ Allmendinger’s win at Talladega on Saturday locked him into the next NASCAR playoff round.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Daytona: Rain Wrecks in the Playoff Cut Race Are Unacceptable

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Freeway Insurance Chevrolet Camaro, #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Cares Toyota Camry #31: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro and #47: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger/ NOS Chevrolet Camaro wreck

For some reason, rain-related crashes on ovals weren’t much of an incident before recently. What changed?

The Big 6: Questions Answered After Austin Dillon Dodges Rain, Wrecks for 11th-Hour Playoff Bid

NASCAR Cup Series cars at Daytona International Speedway, August 2022. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took almost 24 hours at Daytona, about three hours under the red flag for rain and multiple uniforms, but Austin Dillon is in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

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