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NASCAR at Talladega: Joey Logano in position, but Chase Elliott needs a miracle

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 25, 2015.
Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 25, 2015. Getty Images

Distance: 188 laps, or 500 miles.

Where: Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile, banked, asphalt oval in Talladega, Ala.

When: 2 p.m., Sunday.

TV: NBC Sports Network.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Joey Logano.

Also this week: fred’s 250, Truck Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 1 p.m., Saturday, Fox.

Worth mentioning: The second round of the Cup Chase wraps up at Talladega, with the top eight advancing. ... The Truck series has been off since Oct. 1 at Las Vegas, with Charlotte’s William Byron the only driver guaranteed a spot in the Chase’s round of six.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: Always finds a way in the Chase.

Kyle Busch: Won Xfinity race at Kansas, then finished fifth the next day.

Joey Logano: Moved up three spots and inside the Chase cutline after Kansas race.

NOT

Brad Keselowski: Picked a bad time for his worst race of the season at Kansas.

Chase Elliott: In 12th place and needs some kind of miracle at Talladega – or a win – to advance.

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