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Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?
Monday, 2 Nov, 2009 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]

Johnson Closes In on Title
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 18:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Closes In on Title

Talladega, Ala. – Drivers hoping to put a dent in Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway wound up self-destructing during the final laps of the AMP Energy 500.
While NASCAR’s most dominant driver nursed his No. 48 Chevrolet to a sixth-place finish, his chief competition wound up crashing and running out fuel during [...]

McMurray Wins, Medicine Man Tanks At Talladega
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 17:02 | One Comment
McMurray Wins, Medicine Man Tanks At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – After Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears the Creek Indian medicine man who performed a ceremony designed to put and end to the strange occurrences at the speedway needs to try a different potion.
Sunday’s list of strange and unexpected events was a rather long [...]

Flag to Flag: Talladega
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 11:00 | 50 Comments
Flag to Flag: Talladega

Watching the Amp Energy 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action at Talladega!

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
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. [...]