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NASCAR to Blame, NASCAR to Pay for Mishandling Controversial Finish at Talladega

Usually, controversy is a great thing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Some of the greatest moments in the sport’s storied history have been built upon it. But this time, it’s not likely to happen. In an ending to a race that was exactly the opposite of what a storybook ending would be (in other words, a total cluster), Joey Logano was declared the winner of the 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. This wasn’t just any race, though, and Logano wasn’t battling just any driver for victory at the end. This was a Chase elimination race, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., named NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver by fans for 12 years running, was trying to keep his championship hopes alive by completing stock c...

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