Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Aric Almirola finished a Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway by taking his first win of the season with a last-lap pass for the victory.
Almirola's win earned him an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs.
He was part of a four-car Ford tandem that dominated the entire race. Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Almirola had pulled away from the field and were in control until a caution sent the race into overtime.
Harvick had to pit for gas because he didn't have enough fuel for the extra laps. Then Busch ran out of gas while leading on the final lap and Almirola slid past for the victory.
Almirola nearly won the season-opening Daytona 500 but was wrecked while leading on the final lap.