Hot Rod takes Talladega!

We’re not even sure what to say…. With 15 laps to go, a melee ensued that LITERALLY (Not even kidding…) destroyed EVERY. CAR. Leaving no chase contender alive, we were left with 10 cars hoping for a chance at a W. The final laps ticking off, it was Rodney Haack, Jami Russell, and Robby Bethea as the 3 car breakaway on the last lap. Coming into turn 3, Bethea used a push by Russell to get a major run on the outside. Haack tried to block. This opened the bottom, and Russell jumped down low and it was a 3-wide drag race off turn 4 to the line! Through the tri-oval with Russell low and Haack falling back quick, Bethea pinched just a little bit, and suddenly all 3 cars are in the wall. Haack managed to keep it straight, and would cross the line for his 2nd career victory!!! What a finish!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Rodney Haack (32)
2- Jami Russell (17)
3- Robby Bethea (22)
4- William Lyman (29)
5- Jim Ott (30)