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Breaking It Down: Erik Jones comes oh, so close in Talladega

Breaking It Down: Erik Jones comes oh, so close in Talladega

On Sunday afternoon, Erik Jones came up just half an hour short of getting NASCAR legend Richard Petty back to the victory track in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

After leading the field from Turn 4, Jones tried to fend off a hard-charging Kyle Larson on his outside, but was passed by a group of drivers in the inner lane. Within just a few hundred yards, Jones went from watching the illustrious No. 43 car win the 200th Cup Series to settling for a bittersweet 6th place finish.