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Talladega Stats Recap from ESPN

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- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 1st Cup Series win in 158 career starts (16th most before a driver's first win all-time)
- Stenhouse Jr.: 11th driver to win 1st Cup Series race at Talladega
- Stenhouse Jr.: 8th different driver to get 1st career Cup Series win driving for Roush Fenway Racing
- Stenhouse Jr.: will likely make Cup Series playoffs; will be first playoff appearance
- Stenhouse Jr.: 6 of previous 10 drivers to get 1st MENCS win at Talladega didn't go on to win another race in his career
- Stenhouse Jr.: 1st driver to get his 1st career win from the pole since Clint Bowyer (2007 New Hampshire)
- Stenhouse Jr.: passed Kyle Busch on final lap; 22nd Talladega race to end with last-lap pass since 1980 (9 more than any other track)
- Roush Fenway Racing: 136th win, first since June 2014 at Sonoma (snaps 101-race winless streak)
- Jamie McMurray: finished 2nd (won 3 times driving for Roush Fenway Racing, including 2009 at Talladega)
- McMurray: entered race 7th in points, but was first top-5 finish of season
- Aric Almirola: finished 4th; was trying to be 1st driver to sweep Cup and XFINITY Series race in weekend at Talladega since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2004
- Brad Keselowski: finished 7th; won 1st stage; leads series with 12 playoff bonus points this season
- Denny Hamlin: finished 11th; won 2nd stage (1st stage win this season)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: finished 22nd; finished 40th in this race last year (missed fall race); after finishing 1st and 2nd in previous 2 Talladega races

Most Starts For First Career Win - MENCS Since 2000
Career Wins
Michael Waltrip 463rd 4
Johnny Benson 226th 1
AJ Allmendinger 213th 1
Ricky Craven 174th 2
Paul Menard 167th 1
David Ragan 163rd 2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 158th 1

Most Last-Lap Passes for Win - By Track Since 1980
Pct of Total Races
Talladega 22 29.3
Daytona 13 17.3
Pocono 6 8.3

--- ESPN Stats / Matthew Willis ---