Paul Menard of Eau Claire is the top Wisconsin finisher at Sunday’s NASCAR Geico 500 at Talladega Super Speedway in Alabama. Menard placed ninth in the race, and he rose one place to 24th in the Monster Energy Series season point standings. Matt Kenseth of Cambridge took 24th and was involved in the biggest crash of the day on Lap 169 when Chase Elliott’s car was hit and went airborne, and Kenseth was among about one half dozen contenders who saw their winning hopes end. Beloit born Danica Patrick also ended her day in that crash, as she placed 38th at Talladega while dropping two spots for the year to 31st and Kenseth fell one place to 19th in the standings. Ricky Stenhouse, Junior, won his first race in NASCAR’s top series in 158 starts, and Kyle Larson is still the Monster Energy points leader.