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NASCAR StatWatch: Talladega photo finish is close, but not the closest

Even though we had to wait until Monday, I hope that was the Talladega race you were looking for.

Photo finish. Check.

Wild wrecks. Check.

Playoff-altering results. Check.

I didn't mean to play spoiler, but if you read last week's column (and I'm just assuming you did for my own self-confidence), I gazed into my crystal ball and gave you a sneak peek last week when recapping Kyle Larson's Dover win.

"Larson picked up his first win of the season in the 30th race, but recent history shows that we're probably not finished with drivers getting their first victory of the season.