Almirola scores milestone 50th points-paying NASCAR Cup Series victory for SHR by winning the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway by .105 of a second over second-place Bowyer. It is Almirola’s first Cup Series win at Talladega, his second career Cup Series victory and his first win of the season. The victory automatically advances Almirola to the Round of 8 with still one race remaining in the Round of 12.
The 1-2 finish is the fifth in SHR’s history, which includes the 1-2-3 finish earned on June 10 at Michigan International Speedway by Bowyer, Harvick and Busch.
Almirola’s win gives SHR a victory by each of its four drivers in 2018. The last time a four-car team had all four of its drivers win in a season was Joe Gibbs Racing in 2016 with Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards.