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Detailed driver notes and statistics to help set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Notes: Teams will race with the 2019 rules package with adjustments for the 2.66-mile superspeedway that includes a 0.922-inch tapered spacer…Teams will run the same left-side tire code they ran in April and a brand new right-side tire code…Chase Elliott’s win in a Chevrolet in April snapped Ford’s win streak at Talladega at seven…Fifty-six percent of Talladega winners have come from a top-five starting spot…The second starting spot has produced the most winners (20)…Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the last of 14 drivers to win from the pole (2017)…Austin Dillon won the pole in April and Stewart-Haas Racing won both poles in 2018 with Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.

*Best Average Finish at Talladega

Last # of RacesDriverAverage Finish
Two RacesJoey Logano4.5
Four RacesJoey Logano3.5
Six RacesAric Almirola5.7
Eight RacesJoey Logano9.1
*Ten RacesKurt Busch9.4

*Must have competed in every race in that span

Laps Led Leaders at Talladega

Last # of RacesDriverLaps Led
Two RacesKurt Busch108
Four RacesJoey Logano166
Six RacesJoey Logano221
Eight RacesJoey Logano247
Ten RacesJoey Logano247

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Talladega Loop Data Stat Leaders (Last Five Races)

Average Running Pos.Laps in Top 15
 1. Joey Logano – 8.3 1. Joey Logano – 803
 2. Ryan Blaney – 10.9 2. Ryan Blaney – 725
 3. Brad Keselowski – 11.0 3. Brad Keselowski – 704
 4. Alex Bowman – 11.2 4. Kyle Busch – 696
 5. Chase Elliott – 11.4 5. Kurt Busch – 694
Fastest Laps RunDriver Rating
 1. Kurt Busch – 39 1. Joey Logano – 108.9
 2. Clint Bowyer – 29 2. Kurt Busch – 98.8
 3. David Ragan – 28 3. Brad Keselowski – 94.2
 4. Austin Dillon – 27 4. Chase Elliott – 92.0
 5. Ryan Newman – 27 5. Kyle Busch – 91.8

Top 10 Stage 1 & 2 Points Earned at Talladega
Five Races

DriverPoints Earned
Ryan Blaney57
Joey Logano42
Brad Keselowski40
Kevin Harvick39
Kurt Busch39
Clint Bowyer31
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.28
Chase Elliott28
Denny Hamlin25
Kyle Busch25

2019 Spring Talladega Stage Finishes

Stage 1Stage 2
1. Ty Dillon1. Chase Elliott
2. Alex Bowman2. Alex Bowman
3. Austin Dillon3. William Byron
4. Chase Elliott4. Ryan Blaney
5. Daniel Suarez5. Austin Dillon
6. Ryan Newman6. Kurt Busch
7. William Byron7. Kyle Larson
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.8. Daniel Hemric
9. Kyle Busch9. Joey Logano
10. Michael McDowell10. Kyle Busch

Top Five in Stage Points Earned in 2019 (30 Races)

DriverStage PointsStage Wins
Joey Logano2869
Kevin Harvick2845
Kyle Busch24011
Martin Truex Jr.2366
Denny Hamlin2154

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MRN.com Staff Picks

Jeff Wackerlin: Clint Bowyer
Pete Pistone: Joey Logano
Tyler Burnett: Alex Bowman
Kenneth Lee: Joey Logano

Driver Notes — Ordered by Average Finish (Top 15) in the Last Five Races at Talladega

Ryan Preece finished third in his first start at Talladega in the spring. After starting 30th, Preece posted an average running position of 20.9 in the race. This season, Preece has posted an average finish of 17.5 in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Daniel Hemric started fifth and finished fifth in his first start at Talladega in the spring. He finished eighth in the second stage and posted an average running position of 15.4. This season, Hemric is tied for the fifth-best average finish (11.5) in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Aric Almirola, who won this event last year, is the only driver that has finished in the top 10 in each of the last six races at Talladega. This season, Almirola is tied for the second-best average finish (8.0) in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Joey Logano ranks second among active drivers with three wins at Talladega. Logano is the only driver that has finished in the top five in the last four races, including a win in the 2018 spring race. This season, Logano has finished in the top 10 in three of the four stages at superspeedways with the tapered spacer rules package. He led 40 laps and finished 25th at Daytona in July after getting swept up in a multi-car accident on Lap 120.

Kurt Busch finished sixth in the spring in his first track start with Chip Ganassi Racing. Last year in this event, Busch led 108 laps as a member of Stewart-Haas Racing, but finished 14th after having to pit for fuel in the end. Busch’s 9.4 average finish in the last 10 races ranks first among all drivers that have entered each race in the span. This season, Busch is tied for the second-best average finish (8.0) in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led 16 laps in the spring at Talladega, but finished 25th after blowing a tire on the white flag lap. The finish snapped a streak of two consecutive top fives. Stenhouse, who won the 2017 spring race at Talladega, has posted an average finish of 24.5 in the two superspeedway races this season with the tapered spacer.

Ryan Newman finished seventh in his first Talladega start with Roush Fenway Racing. The finish was his third top 10 in the last four races. This season, Newman leads all drivers with a 6.0 average finish in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Denny Hamlin has finished sixth or better in the last three fall races at Talladega. He finished 36th in the spring after getting swept up in a multi-car accident and later a blown tire. Hamlin’s average finish in the two superspeedway races this season with the tapered spacer is 31.0.

Ty Dillon finished 17th in the spring at Talladega after winning the first stage. Talladega is Dillon’s best track on the circuit based off his 14.2 average finish. This season, Dillon has the fourth-best average finish (10.5) in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Alex Bowman finished second in the spring for his second top 10 in the last three races at Talladega. This season, Bowman has posted an 11.5 average finish and the most points (78) in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Daniel Suarez finished 12th in the spring at Talladega for his fourth finish of 16th or better in the last four races. Suarez was swept up in an accident at Daytona in July and he finished 40th to raise his average finish to 26.0 in the two races at superspeedways with the tapered spacer.

Paul Menard finished ninth in this event last year for his seventh top 10 in 26 Talladega starts. This season, Menard has finished 16th in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer. He posted the most green flag passes in the spring race with 500. Menard, who has had ongoing soreness and pain with his neck, will have Matt Crafton on standby for Sunday’s race.

Kyle Busch finished 10th in the spring for his eighth top 10 in 28 starts at Talladega. Busch’s last top 10 in the fall race came in 2013. This season, Busch has led seven laps and posted a 12.0 average finish in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Chase Elliott led 45 laps en route to the win in the spring at Talladega. The win is one of three top 10s in seven starts with an average finish of 14.0. Elliott was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 118 at Daytona in July to raise his average finish to 18.0 in the two superspeedway races with the tapered spacer.

Brad Keselowski leads all active drivers with five wins at Talladega. He finished 13th in the spring for his best finish since winning this race in 2017. Keselowski finished 39th at Daytona in July when he was pushed into the wall on Lap 85.