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It was one of the wildest and craziest races in NASCAR history at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday as David Ragan was able to pull the upset.
Ragan got a huge push from his Front Row Motorsports teammate, David Gililand, to win the Aaron’s 499 that ended seven hours after it began.
Sunday afternoon’s victory is Ragan’s second Sprint Cup victory and came after a three-hour and 46 minute red flag for rain.
“This is a true David vs. Goliath moment,” said Ragan in victory lane. “This is special to get Front Row Motorsports their first win.” Read the rest of this entry »
The pack is back!
Last Saturday night, NASCAR fans saw Toyota dominate at Richmond International Raceway for the first part of the race but Chevrolet ended up in Gatorade Victory Lane. This is the second restrictor plate track race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and just like the Daytona 500, anything can and probably will happen.
Talladega Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base, just north of Talladega, Alabama. Dega, has it is referred to by fans, is the longest oval in NASCAR with a length of 2.66 miles and is known for its steep banking and unique location of the start/finish line. Read the rest of this entry »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford Ecoboost/National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford, takes the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line under caution to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Six races to go.
Talladega can be crossed off the list in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After yesterday’s wild finish at the 2.66 mile track, I know there are a lot of drivers who are glad to be out of the track in one piece. In case you don’t watch NASCAR, then you missed pure chaos and carnage going into the last lap. Instead of talking about it, I figured this video would help explain what happened. At the same time, I am sure this video gets NASCAR some more fans, who love to watch just got the wrecks; which is a shame.
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Ford Ecoboost/National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama.
Matt Kenseth, who had a dominant car on Sunday in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, survived the big one to take the checkered flag for his second restrictor plate win of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The race was calm for the first part but turned into complete chaos and carnage going for the Green-White-Checkered. This is Kenseth’s 23rd career victory.
In what has been known as the “wild card’ event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Talladega definitely lived up to expectations when at least 25 drivers, including several chase contenders were involved in the “big one” heading into turn four. Chase driver Tony Stewart was leading on the last lap but spun around when he made contact with Michael Waltrip, triggering the chaos. Read the rest of this entry »
Parker Kligerman, driver of the #7 Toyota/Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Two months ago, Parker Kligerman thought his NASCAR career was coming to an end when he was let go at Brad Keselowski Racing. On Saturday afternoon, he proved to the NASCAR community that he was here to stay by winning the Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. The win at the 2.66 mile track is the first for Kligerman in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Kligerman was pushed to the lead by Johnny Sauter on the final lap just before a multi-truck crash occurred on the backstretch, ending the race under caution. Prior to his win, Kligerman had finished in the runner-up position five times. His maiden victory came in his 44th start. Read the rest of this entry »
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, signs the wall after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 on Sunday afternoon. Kahne won the pole with a lap of 50.017 seconds, 191.455 mph. This is his 25th career pole and the first at Talladega. Coverage for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 from the 2.66 mile track begins with NASCAR Countdown at 1pm EST on ESPN.
Here’s the lineup:
(Bold is drivers in the Chase )
1. Kasey Kahne
2. Ryan Newman
Ty Dillon poses with the Pole Award after qualifying Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
With a lap of 54.013 seconds, 177.291mph, Ty Dillon won the Keystone Pole Award for the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon. Dillon is a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season and has captured three poles in 21 starts. Dillon, who posted a victory here in the ARCA series last season, will be making his first NASCAR national-series start at Talladega. With five races to go until seasons end, the championship is still up for grabs. Currently Ty Dillon leads the standings by 1 point over James Buescher.
Coverage for the Fred’s 250 will start with the NCWTS Set-up at 3:30pm EST on SPEED. Read the rest of this entry »
Clint Bowyer celebrates winning the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, his second straight fall win at the track. – Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR
Talladega Superspeedway is the battleground for week 4 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Definitely one of those tracks on the schedule where drivers know anything can happen and can definitely change the outlook on the point standings. Will it? Guess you’ll have to tune in on Sunday to find out.
Talladega Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base just outside of Lincoln, Alabama and is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66 miles. The track is most known for its steep banking and unique location of the start/finish line, which is closer to turn one than at Daytona International Speedway, the other restrictor plate track on the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »
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As the only female blogger on this site, I normally talk about NASCAR and whatever sports news that comes out during the week that I know the boys are’t going to write about. As we enter the second day of October, there is another thing I’d like to write about but it does have a sports twist to it.
The cheerleaders weren’t the only folks dressed in pink in support of Breast Cancer awareness. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)
As you all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While to many this is just another month, to others it’s a month to pay tribute to the women in our lives who have been effected by this horrible disease. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 225,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 alone. But with early detection, the survival rate for those affected is 98%. Read the rest of this entry »
Sam Hornish Jr., right, and crew chief Chad Walter talk during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, May 4, 2012, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Autostock, Nigel Kinrade)
Following NASCAR Nationwide inspection on Thursday at Talladega Superpseedway, crews for Penske Racing were forced to change out the bumper covers for both Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish, Jr’s NASCAR Nationwide Series cars in anticipation for the Aaron’s 312.
NASCAR announced today that Jeremy Bullins, the crew chief for the No. 22 of Brad Keselowski, and Chad Walter, the crew chief for the No. 12 of Sam Hornish, Jr, have been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until December 31. 2012. Additionally, the teams’ respective car chiefs, Thomas Clavette (No. 22) and Raymond Fox (No. 12), have been placed on probation until December 12, 2012 with no monetary fines.
This is the same penalty Richard Childress Racing and Turner Motorsports were given after Richmond International Raceway two weeks ago.