Scary Crash, And Retaliation headline a Crazy Race: The Aaron's 312 Review

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 25: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge, sits in his car in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2010 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Let's start with a very scary wreck. It was a multi-car crash that saw Eric McClure going head on into the SAFER Barrier. Eric's release from the hospital today is another great sign that NASCAR has become much safer. With the HANS device, SAFER Barriers, etc. McClure is able to not only survive the wreck, but will probably have no lasting injuries.

The other big story, other then Logano beating out Busch for the win, is Danica Patrick again showing that she loves to give women an bad name. Patrick and Hornish got together at the end of the race in what appeared to be nothing more then a Talladega incident. Both hit the wall, and still finished in about the same position they would have finished in. So what does Patrick do once the checkered flag flies? She drives up to the back of Hornish, rides him for a few feet and then wrecks him into the wall. It was another poor showing from Patrick, who continues to show that she is a sore loser and a hot head. Nascar talked to Patrick but will not issue any punishment.

Results and more after the Jump!

Finish Qual. Driver Team Laps Status
1 4 Joey Logano 18 Max Payne 3 / GameStop Toyota 122 Running
2 12 Kyle Busch 54 Monster Energy / Kroger Toyota 122 Running
3 2 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 6 Cargill / Valvoline Ford 122 Running
4 11 Cole Whitt 88 TaxSlayer / Air Hogs Chevrolet 122 Running
5 33 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5 Hellmann's / Piggly Wiggly Chevrolet 122 Running
6 31 Kurt Busch 1 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 122 Running
7 7 James Buescher 30 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 122 Running
8 13 Justin Allgaier 31 Brandt Chevrolet 122 Running
9 20 Kenny Wallace 99 American Ethanol Toyota 122 Running
10 1 Elliott Sadler 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet 122 Running
11 18 Ryan Truex 20 Grime Boss Toyota 122 Running
12 8 Sam Hornish Jr. 12 Alliance Truck Parts / Dodge Dealers Dodge 122 Running
13 17 Danica Patrick 7 GoDaddy.com / Tissot Chevrolet 122 Running
14 27 Erik Darnell 40 Strutmasters.com Chevrolet 122 Running
15 26 John Wes Townley 24 Toyota Dealers Toyota 122 Running
16 23 Danny Efland 4 Tradebank Chevrolet 122 Running
17 5 Austin Dillon 3 AdvoCare / American Ethanol Chevrolet 122 Running
18 15 Mike Bliss 44 Bandit Toyota 122 Running
19 16 Joe Nemechek 87 AM FM Energy / D.A.B. Toyota 122 Running
20 9 Brad Keselowski 22 Discount Tire / Dodge Dealers Dodge 121 Running
21 28 Timmy Hill 41 Poynt / Shania Kids Can Ford 117 Running
22 3 Kevin Harvick 33 Armour / Menards Chevrolet 116 Out of race
23 10 Michael Annett 43 Pilot Travel Centers / Flying J Ford 116 Out of race
24 14 Tayler Malsam 19 G-Oil Toyota 116 Out of race
25 43 Jeffrey Earnhardt 15 FW1 Wash & Wax / Poynt Ford 116 Out of race
26 34 Robert Richardson 23 Anadarko Dozer & Trucking Chevrolet 116 Out of race
27 29 Eric McClure 14 Hefty / Reynolds Wrap Toyota 116 Out of race
28 19 Mike Wallace 01 Restaurant.com / HalfOffDeals Chevrolet 113 Out of race
29 21 Jeremy Clements 51 Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 113 Running
30 36 Josh Richards 39 Joy Mining Machinery Ford 85 Out of race
31 35 T.J. Bell 50 Gulfcoast Loss Prevention / Liberty Chevrolet 82 Running
32 30 Tim Andrews 08 Randy Hill Racing Ford 64 Out of race
33 6 Brad Sweet 38 Great Clips Chevrolet 62 Out of race
34 25 Jason Bowles 81 American Majority Toyota 32 Out of race
35 38 Morgan Shepherd 89 Racing with Jesus Chevrolet 29 Out of race
36 22 Brian Scott 11 Dollar General / Hanes Toyota 29 Out of race
37 24 Johanna Long 70 Foretravel / Biomet Chevrolet 18 Out of race
38 42 Mike Harmon 74 Koma Unwind Chevrolet 12 Out of race
39 32 Jeff Green 10 TriStar Motorsports Toyota 9 Out of race
40 40 Josh Wise 42 The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 9 Out of race
41 39 Chase Miller 46 The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 8 Out of race
42 41 Scott Speed 47 The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 2 Out of race
43 37 Kevin Lepage 52 Means Motorsports Chevrolet 1 Out of race

Kenny Wallace, Ryan Truex and Erik Darnell all held on for great results. Thanks to Ricky Stenhouse again beating Elliott Sadler, we have a new points leader. Ricky Stenhouse becomes the first driver to top the points other then Sadler. Here's how it looks:

Rank Car # Driver Points Wins
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 325 2
2 2 Elliott Sadler 320 2
3 3 Austin Dillon 290 0
4 12 Sam Hornish Jr. 265 0
5 88 Cole Whitt 248 0
6 43 Michael Annett 241 0
7 31 Justin Allgaier 228 0
8 19 Tayler Malsam 202 0
9 44 Mike Bliss 201 0
10 87 Joe Nemechek 189 0

Join us later in the week for a preview of the Darlington Race. Enjoy!

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