Ross Chastain makes a late pass to win the Cup at Talladega

In a final round of shuffle, Ross Chestnut snuck in to win the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.

Exiting turn 4 on the last lap, Erik Jones led the peloton down the inside lane but found himself too far ahead as the drafting peloton behind him approached. Kyle Larson moved high to get around Jones but Jones went to block. As the cars crashed behind them, Chastain stayed low and passed both to claim his second career victory, both in the last five races.

Chastain, who won the Circuit of the Americas on March 27, joins William Byron (Atlanta, Martinsville) as the only drivers to win multiple races this season. Chastain used the same car in Talladega that he used to win COTA.

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The crash behind the leaders was first triggered when Byron was blocked high by Bubba Wallace. Byron had to check and was turned against the outside wall by his teammate Alex Bowman. Moments later, Wallace’s teammate Kurt Busch was walled off when Larson moved right to pass Jones. Busch bounced off the wall and cut Wallace, sending him head-on into the SAFER barrier. Corey Joy was also sent for a slide when Michael McDowell contacted his left-back on his way out of the tri-oval.

On lap 56, Daniel HericThe engine of lost a cylinder while running in the middle of the pack in the bottom lane. The field piled up and Hemric’s No. 16 Chevrolet was sent spinning on the apron before catching up and dropping back into traffic. Hemric was beaten by Chasing Briscoewhich was later crushed by Chris Buescherending the three days of drivers.

On a lap 90 restart, Bubba Wallace was fourth in the outside lane trying to push the line forward. But contact Joey LoganThe bumper pulled the #22 Ford to the right and into the wall. Logano bounced in traffic, hit hard by Ty Dillon and others in a nine-car crash, the largest of the day. Among those out of the race were Logano, Dillon, Daniel Suarez and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Completing the top five behind Chastain was Austin Dillon, Kyle BuschLarsson and Martin Truex Jr. Jones, Elliott, McDowell, Bowman and Kevin Harvick completes the top 10.

Despite difficulties in the late first draft, Denny Hamlin was forced to stop in the final laps because he was one second short of fuel. Hamlin finished 18th.

There were no problems during the post-race inspection. NASCAR takes cars from Larson, Truex, Bowman, Harvick, Hamlin and Brad Keselowski back to its R&D center and wind tunnel for further inspection.

Stage 1 winner: Bubba Wallace

Stage 2 winner: William Byron

Who had a good race: With a fourth-place finish, Kyle Larson scored his first top five on a superspeedway on his 31st attempt. Larson led 32 laps on Sunday despite entering the race with only 31 laps led on superspeedways. … Michael McDowell, who finished ninth at Bristol Dirt, notched his second consecutive top 10 finish by finishing eighth at Talladega. It’s his third of the year in addition to a seventh-place finish at Daytona. … Erik Jones, who led 25 laps, finished sixth for his third top-10 finish of the year.

Who had a bad race: A week after finishing second at Bristol Dirt, Tyler Red Dick finished 39th – dead last – in Talladega. Reddick suffered an engine failure on lap 31 which relegated him to the garage early. … Chase Briscoe, who spun Reddick in a battle for victory last week at Bristol, finished 37th after his involvement in the aforementioned incident on lap 56. It was his second result outside the top 20 in the last two weeks and the second DNF of the year. … Joey Logano faced his first DNF of the year after crashing on lap 90. The contact sent Logano to the garage with a 32nd-place finish.

Notable: Chastain, who rallied to victory following a speeding penalty on Lap 36 that left him a lap down, only led the final lap on Sunday en route to victory lane, the second consecutive week, the leader only led one lap. Chastain had never finished better than 12th at Talladega and won with the 30th final lap finish in Talladega history. … The last 63 laps went by without warning.

Next race: The series heads northeast to Dover Motor Speedway on May 1 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR radio).