TALLADEGA, Ala. — Ryan Blaney has won at Talladega again.
The High Point, N.C., native and Bishop McGuinness High School graduate edged Ricky Stenhouse at the finish line to capture today's NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500. He also won the race last fall at Talladega.
Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go for his fourth win and first since Talladega in October, albeit this time before a mostly empty venue.
It was a race marked by support for his friend Bubba Wallace instead of another Big One at Talladega, though there was mayhem behind Blaney on the final lap and he also pushed Erik Jones into the wall near the finish.
“Just trying to block, block the best we could,” Blaney said. “Block the top, block the bottom ... just beating and banging to the line.”