Another NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega is in the books.
Brad Keselowski didn’t lead a single lap throughout the entire GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, but he led the final lap and that’s the only one that people remember.
With his first win of the season, he also becomes the 9th driver to win this year. Meanwhile, stars like Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick are still looking for their first win this season.
But perhaps the wildest moment of the entire race was when Joey Logano’s 22 car flipped over and went airborne after he made contact with Denny Hamlin and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Thankfully, Joey walked away without injury.
Joey later weighed in on the crash, frustrated at the situation, but also happy to walk away uninjured.
“I guess I don’t know exactly what to think. It is a product of this racing. On one hand, I am so proud to drive a Cup car that is safe, and that I can go through a crash like that and get out and speak about it. On one hand, I am mad about being in the crash and on the other, I am happy to be alive.
On another hand, I think when we are going to stop because this is dangerous doing what we are doing. I got a roll bar in my head. That is not okay. I am one hit away from the same situation Ryan Newman just went through. I just don’t feel like that’s acceptable.
A lot of it is the big spoiler and the big runs and all the pushing. It is nobody’s fault, right? Denny is trying to go and 47 is trying to go. It is a product of this racing. We have to fix it though. Someone already got hurt and we are still doing it, so that’s not real smart.
At the same time, I am appreciative of driving a car that is this safe and what Team Penske has done for the safety of these cars so that I can live to talk about it and go again. I got lucky that I didn’t get hit while I was in the air.”
Joey was one of the favorites to win going into today’s race, however currently sits at third in the standings with one win under his belt this season.