Matt DiBenedetto – Matt DiBenedetto had a great car last fall at Talladega and crossed the finish line in 2nd. Of course when you look at the results column, you’ll see he’s credited with an ugly 21st place finish. On the last lap, NASCAR penalized him for forcing a driver below the yellow line. At the start of the 2nd and 3rd overtime, Matt DiBenedetto was the race leader.
Chris Buescher – Just like Matt DiBenedetto, Chris Buescher was penalized on the final lap which led to his 22nd place finish. In the race he crossed the finish line in 8th, but due to the penalty that’s not his result. In the race, Buescher won Stage #1, finished 3rd in Stage #2 and led 15 laps.
Joey Logano – Joey Logano was extremely competitive last fall at Talladega and “Performance Wise” a case could be made that he had the strongest car. In the race he had the best driver rating, led the most laps (45), finished 2nd in Stage #1 and pretty much had control of the race over the last quarter until the “Big Ones” broke out. With 2 laps to go until the scheduled distance, Logano was the race leader, but then later that lap he fell back a few positions and then wrecked which led to his 26th place finish.
Christopher Bell – Do you remember Christopher Bell from last fall at Talladega? If you blinked, you missed him. His afternoon was over on lap #1! On the opening lap he had a cut tire, spun and then Tyler Reddick had contact with him which was a knockout blow and led to his last place finish.