NASCAR

Almirola wins at Talladega to advance

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short.

The boss made sure to keep Almirola's spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

"He just keeps telling me, `Calm down, take deep breaths,'" Almirola said. "He's like, `You're going to win, I promise you. The day I told you I was going to hire you, I knew you were going to win races for my company. Put yourself in position, and it will happen.'"

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RankDriverPointsWins
1 K.Harvick 3128 7
2 K.Busch 3111 7
3 J.Logano 3104 1
4 K.Busch 3095 1
5 A.Almirola 3087 1
6 C.Bowyer 3086 2
7 M.Truex Jr. 3083 4
8 C.Elliott 3066 2
9 B.Keselowski 3065 3
10 R.Blaney 3061 1
11 K.Larson 3057 0
12 A.Bowman 3015 0
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