The pack was back at Talladega and it was in response to fan complaints that they didn’t like the tandem style racing we saw at the restrictor plate tracks last year.  NASCAR made adjustments and it brought back the high speed, on the edge of your seat type racing that fans really enjoy.  After a crash with four laps left, it came down to a two lap race to the finish and it was Brad Keselowski who used a big push from Kyle Busch to get by Matt Kenseth, and then held off Busch for his second win this season.

It was also the first victory for Dodge at Talladega since Dave Marcis in 1976.

Busch settled for second place for the second day in a row.  Busch lost Saturday’s Nationwide race to Joey Logano.

A disappointed Kenseth said they had the winning car, but not the winning driver.  He came in third.

Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle completed the top five.

Biffle stays atop the points standings, 7 points up on Kenseth who moved up to two positions to second place.

Eric McClure is listed as stable and alert after crashing head-on into the inside wall at the end of the backstretch in Saturday’s Nationwide race.  Safety crews cut him out of his car and he was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital.  His wife posted on his Facebook page that the family is “thankful that he survived.”  They’re asking for continued prayers.

It’s under the lights next weekend at Darlington.