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Chase Elliott stops Ryan Blaney, wins at Talladega by less than 1 second


Chase Elliott’s playoff worries ended Sunday with a win at the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Elliott was among the pack near the front with two laps to go in the race, and as the white flag waved in the air, he got a big push from Erik Jones on the final lap to pass Ryan Blaney.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Daniel Suarez, driver of the #99 Chevrolet Tootsies Orchid Lounge, William Byron, driver of the #24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet and Cole Custer, driver of the No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, compete during the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 2, 2022, in Talladega, Alabama.
(Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The No. 9 Napa Chevrolet held off Blaney, Michael McDowell and Ross Chastain toward the finish line to become the first playoff driver to win a postseason race. He won the race by just 0.046 seconds, according to NASCAR.

Elliott also earned 10 stage points with a Stage 2 win. He earned eight stage points after finishing third in Stage 1.

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Elliot secured a spot in the Round of 8. He won the Cup series title in 2020.

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 2, 2022, in Talladega, Alabama.

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 2, 2022, in Talladega, Alabama.
(Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin finished in fifth place, Kyle Larson finished in 18th and Joey Logano finished in 27th. Chase Briscoe, who was in eighth place in the postseason points standings, finished the race in tenth place. Austin Cindric, ninth in the postseason points standings, finished ninth at Talladega.

The final race of the Round of 12 will take place at Charlotte, but instead it will be a road course race.

The pit crew works on Joey Logano's car during the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 2, 2022, in Talladega, Alabama.

The pit crew works on Joey Logano’s car during the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 2, 2022, in Talladega, Alabama.
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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The Bank of America ROVAL 400 will be a 109-lap event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9.



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