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Pedley: Still Not Sure What It Is We Were Watching
Wednesday, 26 Oct, 2011 – 10:54 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Still Not Sure What It Is We Were Watching

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
It seems there are two ways to view NASCAR events at Talladega and Daytona: As races or, as something for entertainment purposes only. Watching Sunday’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega the verdict would have to be that it failed as the former [...]

NASCAR Issues Suspensions
Wednesday, 26 Oct, 2011 – 7:08 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Suspensions

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 00, No. 47 and No. 56 Sprint Cup Series teams as a result of rule infractions discovered during opening day inspection Oct. 21 at Talladega Superspeedway.
All three cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR [...]

Hood: A Sad View From The Grandstands
Monday, 24 Oct, 2011 – 8:15 | 17 Comments
Hood: A Sad View From The Grandstands

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – On a sun-splashed 70-degree afternoon, I chose to watch Sunday’s Good Sam 500 at Talladega Superspeedway among the masses in the grandstands instead of from my customary perch inside the comfy pressbox that overlooks the 2.66-mile tri-oval.
OK, perhaps after what I witnessed on Sunday the term “among [...]

Bowyer Survives To Get Victory At Talladega
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 16:57 | One Comment
Bowyer Survives To Get Victory At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – The numbers said it all. Clint Bowyer, driving the No. 33 Chevrolet with a special 100th anniversary of Chevrolet paint scheme won the Good Sam Club 500, giving his car owner Richard Childress his 100th Sprint Cup win.
And in a race that featured drivers pairing up in [...]

JTG Daugherty Unveils 2012 Plans
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 13:15 | One Comment
JTG Daugherty Unveils 2012 Plans

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In Racin’ News today, Sunday, Oct. 23:
JTG Daugherty Racing owners Tad and Jodi Geschickter and Brad Daugherty unveiled their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series plans for the 2012 season at a press conference at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
Driving for JTG Daugherty Racing again next season will be 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte.
“I like [...]

Minter: Memory Lane Leads To Talladega
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Minter: Memory Lane Leads To Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing that gets the memories flowing more than a Sunday morning drive. The early morning trip to Talladega Superspeedway from my home in Georgia was a breeze, with little to no traffic on I-20 or even on Speedway Boulevard. It might be a bad sign for
the crowd [...]

Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega

It’s never fun to be a non-Chase driver at this time of the year. It must really be a bummer when the Chase moves to Talladega Superspeedway and the top teams and drivers start making out their dance cards for the Sprint Car Samba.
It usually leaves the group of drivers that resides on the second [...]

Martin Earns Talladega Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 13:50 | Comments Off
Martin Earns Talladega Pole

Mark Martin won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin, a non-Chase driver, turned a lap at 181.367 mph.
“Oh course the race is a bigger more important competition but this is still for pride and I am very proud of my race team because of the great work that [...]

New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 8:18 | One Comment
New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Looks like you can remove one X-Factor from the X-Factor Chase race: The new rules which NASCAR instituted for Sunday’s race at Talladega have apparently changed nothing.
That was the word from drivers after a couple of Friday practice sessions for the Sprint Cup race.
“I didn’t see anything any different,” driver [...]

Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today, from a NASCAR track located in small town in central Alabama, we are going to hear a lot about a man from England who drove Indycars. It will be kind of odd, but also very understandable.
Why will Dan Wheldon and his death during the season-ending IndyCar Series race at [...]