Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

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Sadler, who finished second, lamented his actions at the end.

Drivers three wide come through the Tri-Oval during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. With this field lacking in many big names, look for Kahne to make a push for the win.

The win was Almirola's first of the season in four starts and his first at Talladega.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Aric got careless there and he took the blame for it, but I think it being Saturday and him not racing here that often, he was a little more careless".


Aric Almirola pulls himself out of his auto in Victory Lane after winning the Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity race at Talladega Saturday.

HOW ARIC ALMIROLA WON: He had a strong auto throughout the day and put himself in the right spot to withstand challenges in the final four laps.

The finish left him 17th in the series standings and well within striking distance of qualifying for the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season based on points. "I love racing here at Talladega in these XFINITY cars", Logano said. "We only do this (type of racing) four times a year, so it's hard to be really good at it, or at least it's hard for me".

Fifth-place finisher Erik Jones goes into Sunday's GEICO 500 as a rookie. "I feel like I've made a small impact already being Japanese". However, Almirola wasn't looking at the Xfinity race as a tune-up. Here's all the info you'll need to watch the Sparks Energy 300 live. We ran about 10 laps in practice and I said, 'Put it on jack stands. Because what happens behind you affects how your vehicle runs and the draft you get, the surges you get and when you can time it to use that to your advantage.

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