Aric Almirola wins at Talladega. Next up for those who have reached the third round of the Monster Energy Cup playoffs: the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway next Sunday, the sixth of the 10 postseason races.
The Formula E motorsport series is pressing ahead with plans to open its season in Saudi Arabia, even as global business leaders have suspended ties with the Gulf kingdom over the disappearance of a journalist.
Steve Torrence raced to his fourth straight Top Fuel victory to open the NHRA playoffs in the Carolina Nationals. Torrence beat defending series champion Brittany Force with a 3.703-second run at 329.67 mph.