NASCAR at Talladega: Live race updates, results, highlights from Monday’s race

Let’s try this again.

Sunday’s race at Talladega, the fifth race of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, was postponed due to rain following the completion of the first stage, which William Byron won over Joey Logano. The race was scheduled to resume Monday at 2 p.m ET.

There were 15 lead changes and 12 leaders through the first 55 laps Sunday. Chase Elliott started on the pole but was quickly shuffled back; he finished the first stage in 18th. Ryan Blaney led more laps (15) in Stage 1 than anybody, but he spun on pit road entry during a green-flag stop before finishing the stage in 10th.

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and highlights from the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday. Follow along below.

NASCAR at Talladega live updates, highlights

2:40 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin, Corey LaJoie, Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Matt Crafton and Brendan Gaughan were hit with penalties for speeding on pit road.

2:38 p.m. ET: Cars started coming down pit road for the first green-flag pit stops of the day (fuel-only stops). The Chevys pitted on Lap 90, (most of) the Toyota’s pitted on Lap 91 and the Fords waited a couple extra laps before pitting on Lap 94.

2:30 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin, who lost a hood flap early in Stage 2, told his team he was concerned about the hood making it through the race. Hamlin was told he had no choice but to ride it out. He backed out of the main draft to the back of the pack.

2:15 p.m. ET: Green flag. Stage 2 began, and the field immediately went three wide.

2:07 p.m. ET: Ryan Newman penalized (sent to back of the pack) for pitting too soon. He stopped as the cars were rolling off pit road for the restart of Monday’s race.

2:02 p.m. ET: Engines were fired for Monday’s race at Talladega.

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