Date: Oct. 2, 2022
Event: YellaWood 500 (Round 31 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval)
Format: 188 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/68 laps)

Race Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Winner: Ryan Blaney of Team Penske (Ford)
Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 4th, Finished 14th / Running, completed 188 of 188 laps)

SHR Points:
● Aric Almirola (20th with 663 points)

Playoff Standings (With one race to go before Round of 8):
1. Chase Elliott (3,103 points) 1 win
2. Ryan Blaney (3,101 points) +32
3. Ross Chastain (3,097 points) +28
4. Denny Hamlin (3,090 points) +21
5. Joey Logano (3,087 points) +18
6. Kyle Larson (3,087 points) +18
7. Daniel Suárez (3,081 points) +12
8. Chase Briscoe (3,069 points) +0
9. Austin Cindric (3,069 points) -0
10. William Byron (3,058 points) -11
11. Christopher Bell (3,036 points) -33
12. Alex Bowman (3,015 points) -54

SHR Notes:
● Almirola earned his 14th top-15 of the season and his 16th top-15 in 26 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega.
● Since joining SHR in 2018, Almirola only has two finishes outside the top-15 at Talladega.
● Almirola led seven times for a race-high 36 laps to increase his laps-led total at Talladega to 107.

Race Notes:
● Chase Elliott won the YellaWood 500 to score his 18th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his fifth of the season and his second at Talladega. His margin over second-place Ryan Blaney was .046 of a second.
● There were six caution periods for a total of 25 laps.
● Twenty-seven of the 37 drivers in the YellaWood 500 finished on the lead lap.

Next Up:
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday, Oct. 9 on the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Roval. It is the sixth race of the 10-race NASCAR Playoffs and the final race in the Round of 12. The Bank of America Roval 400 starts at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.