Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
Brad Keselowski had a nice quiet day at Talladega on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Rusty Jarrett)
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
But upon further review, after arriving at the Alabama track on Sunday morning I couldn’t recall ever seeing any post-race fights among the drivers. I asked around – veterans from Goodyear tires, PR guys who’d seen it all, fellow journalists with gray-haired tenure and even Felix Sabates, whose actual age remains under intense speculation.
Nobody could remember having seen a fight at Talladega despite many, many multi-car “Big Ones,” which is racing-speak for FUBAR and WTF.
So here follows my top-10 list of why drivers do not immediately seek fisticuffs after races at Talladega:
1.) Cale Yarborough, Bobby and Donnie Allison are retired.
2.) After the Big One, the wrecked drivers go looking for the guy who built Talladega, but never can seem to Read the full story »