The Latest: Bowyer wins Stage 2 at 'Dega after late crash

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

NASCAR championship contender Alex Bowman triggered a multi-car accident when he tried to block Joey Logano in the closing laps of the second stage at Talladega Superspeedway.

Logano was charging hard for the lead and Bowman tried to block him, but was instead turned and triggered the first accident of the race. Among those collected in the action were title contenders Chase Elliott, winner of the Talladega race in April, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin had already had a rough stage: A flap blew off the hood of his car, causing him concerns for the remainder of the race.

Only Larson is locked into the next round of the playoffs after his victory last week at Dover.

Clint Bowyer went on to win the stage under caution. The race was pushed back to Monday by rain on Sunday.

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