Memories of Lou….
Ryan Blaney won the rain-delayed Nascar race at Talladega Monday, holding off Ryan Newman in the sixth-closest finish in Cup Series history. Blaney clinches a spot in the final eight drivers who will be determined after this weekend’s race in Kansas. Blaney was in need of a spot guaranteeing victory after a mechanical failure left him with a 35th place finish last weekend in Dover. He joins Kyle Larson as locks heading into the final race of the second round of the Nascar playoffs.
NHRA Carolina Nationals Drag Racing:
–Steve Torrence topped Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel Final Monday, and the defending champion took over the points lead after the third of six playoff events. Torrence now has nine wins this season, and 36 in his career. Robert Hight won the Funny Car final. Deric Kramer took the Pro Stock and Andrew Hines won the Pro Stock Motorcycle event.