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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 11:03 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief

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Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to [...]

Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test

Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including [...]

Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short [...]