Five memorable NASCAR Cup finishes at Talladega

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Five memorable NASCAR Cup finishes at Talladega
Tim Southers
By: Tim Southers
Apr 29, 2018, 6:37 PM

Take a look back at some of the most exciting finishes at Talladega Superspeedway since the turn of the century.

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5. 2003: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins fourth in a row

5. 2003: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins fourth in a row
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after becoming the first driver to win four NASCAR Cup Series races in a row at the unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway. Dale Jr. swept both races in 2002 and 2003, a feat no driver has come close to since.

4. 2010: Kevin Harvick edges Jamie McMurray

4. 2010: Kevin Harvick edges Jamie McMurray
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Talladega is known for close finishes and few were closer than Kevin Harvick cutting under Jamie McMurray in the tri-oval to win by just .011 seconds.

3. 2012: The Huge One

3. 2012: The Huge One
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See that upside down car? That is Tony Stewart and he was less than half a lap away from victory when this massive wreck ensued. Over 20 cars were involved and Matt Kenseth was one of the few that escaped, winning the race.

2. 2011 Four-wide at the line

2. 2011 Four-wide at the line
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Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

Four-by-four at the line! Jimmie Johnson edges Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle in the closest win in the history of Talladega Superspeedway in a Cup Series race by just .002 of a second.

1. Keselowski and Edwards collide

1. Keselowski and Edwards collide
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Brad Keselowski got into Carl Edwards en route to his first ever Cup win. Edwards then went flying, ending up in the catch-fencing in a terrifying accident that remains one of the biggest airborne incidents in NASCAR history. This also served to ignite a year-long feud between the two drivers.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Talladega
Location Talladega Superspeedway
Author Tim Southers
Article type Top List