NASCAR Barometer: Almirola Wins Second Career Race
NASCAR Barometer: Almirola Wins Second Career Race

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Aric Almirola came out on top of a four-way Stewart-Haas Racing battle through Sunday's 500 miles at Talladega Superspeedway to earn his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series victory. The four teammates dominated the race after locking out the first two rows in qualifying and then linking up successfully in the race to command the race from the front. The four drivers executed their race strategy to perfection unlike any other team fantasy owners have seen in recent memory. It was a master class in race management, and one that may never be seen again, as NASCAR's rules package for future superspeedway races will eliminate the restrictor plate that has become the hallmark of Daytona and Talladega over the past few decades.

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C.J. Radune
Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2015 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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