Martin Truex Jr., who dominated the first round of NASCAR’s Chase, blows an engine early in the Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and won’t advance. Brad Keselowski, who led a race-high 90 laps, suffers the same fate.
Donald Trump appeals to the conservative nature of NASCAR’s fan base, as well as several prominent figures in the sport. And while the sport doesn’t have an official position, an unscientific survey at Talladega showed a Trump landslide.
Jimmie Johnson’s Bank of America 500 victory at Charlotte clinched a spot in third round of NASCAR’s Chase and stoked hopes for a seventh series title. Matt Kenseth finished second in what was a rough day for other Chase drivers.