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Race Day: Things Will Go Bump In The Day
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Race Day: Things Will Go Bump In The Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday
Nobody bump drafts in open-wheel racing. Probably because if they did, there wouldn’t be anybody left with whom to bump draft by the end of the race as the entire field would be in the infield care center.
So, you would think that life-long open-wheeler Juan Pablo Montoya would be at [...]

Talladega Notes: Bumping Bumped
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Talladega Notes: Bumping Bumped

Drivers get black-flagged by officials in Sprint Cup races for goofy driving all the time. But during practice?
That is exactly what happened at Talladega Superspeedway as NASCAR called Michael Waltrip into the pits during practice.
Officials had warned drivers about dangerous bump-drafting at Talladega prior to the practice and when Waltrip started banging on the rear [...]

Rain Cancels Talladega Qualifying
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 – 11:36 | Comments Off
Rain Cancels Talladega Qualifying

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Rain has forced cancelation of Saturday’s qualifying for the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The drivers will line up for Sunday’s race based on points. That means Jimmie Johnson will be on the pole and Mark Martin will be next to him.
In the second row will be Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Time Machine: New Fences Not New At Talladega
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Time Machine: New Fences Not New At Talladega

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – When eight additional feet of fencing greeted fans at the Talladega Superspeedway on Halloween weekend, it was a reminder of one of the truly scariest moments in the track’s long history of danger.
The fence in front of the main grandstand was extended to 22 feet high after an [...]

Cup Notes: Jimmie Needs A Foil
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 17:12 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Jimmie Needs A Foil

Chances are looking better and better that four weeks from now, Jimmie Johnson will become the first-ever driver to win four straight Sprint Cup championships.
He already has 46 race victories and he is, debatably, the most feared driver in the most important racing series in North America.
So what’s up with the relative lack of [...]

New Ford Engine Takes To Track
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 9:50 | One Comment
New Ford Engine Takes To Track

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth will be taking one for the team this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway and from the sound of it, he is mildly happy to do so. Very mildly.
Kenseth will be one of two Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup drivers who will have the Ford FR9 engine under his hood. [...]

Minter: Here Is The Rest Of The 1973 Story
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 8:49 | 3 Comments
Minter: Here Is The Rest Of The 1973 Story

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega Superspeedway president Rick Humphrey is, in my opinion, an all-around good guy worthy of the support of both fans and the media. But I hope the Creek medicine man he got to restore balance to his race track turns out to be a quack. Even if the strange occurrences [...]

Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 7:44 | 4 Comments
Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The last time David Poole sat in a press box was at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year. There, the assembled group of reporters sat behind laptop computers and wrote about a race finish that saw Carl Edwards’ car fly into the catch fence, with strewn parts injuring seven, including one [...]

Morning Memo: Debris Comes In All Kinds of Sizes
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 10:28 | One Comment
Morning Memo: Debris Comes In All Kinds of Sizes

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Yep, finally saw some of that mysterious debris which NASCAR officials seem so fond of throwing yellow flags at. It was laying there on the track surface near the start/finish line at Martinsville last weekend and aren’t you conspiracy freaks feeling a bit shamed about your wild theories [...]

Sadler To Slide Into Fusion
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 6:33 | Comments Off
Sadler To Slide Into Fusion

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Richard Petty Motorsports’ transition to the Ford camp for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will begin this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley Tools entry will be re-bodied as a Ford Fusion for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Sadler will return to his No. 19 Dodge Charger for the final three races [...]