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Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:10 | 3 Comments
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, with its skyscraper banking, oxygen-sucking speeds and 200-mph traffic jams, has always been a beast of a different breed.
It’s the one track that keeps drivers awake the night before a race.
At 2.66 miles Talladega the biggest, baddest slab of asphalt in NASCAR. Predictably, after last Sunday’s wild crash-o-rama, [...]

Woody: David Poole Was Good Man, Journalist
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Woody: David Poole Was Good Man, Journalist

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I was sitting at my desk working on a racing story awhile ago when I got a call that David Poole had just suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 50 years old.
Ironically the story I was writing was in response to David’s column about Sunday’s crash-fest at Talladega. He [...]

Minter: Auto Racing Loses A Great One
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:06 | One Comment
Minter: Auto Racing Loses A Great One

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 For the past 10 years or so, anytime big news broke on the NASCAR scene, it wouldn’t be long before I got a phone call from David Poole. Sometimes I was already onto the story, sometimes not.
Poole knew how important is was for beat reporters to be on top of [...]

Journalist David Poole Dies At 50
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 16:40 | 5 Comments
Journalist David Poole Dies At 50

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David Poole, whom is considered by his peers as the top motor sports writer in America, died Tuesday.
Poole, who worked for the Charlotte Observer, was 50.
Poole had just returned from last week’s race at Talladega, Ala. He was at his Stanfield home when the heart attack occurred. His daughter called 911. Emergency crews rushed him [...]

Sturbin: “Leisure” Not in Jerry Cook’s Vocabulary
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Sturbin: “Leisure” Not in Jerry Cook’s Vocabulary

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Looking back at that slice of life in my hometown, it was a time of firsts.
First job. First apartment. First leisure suit.
Would you believe chocolate brown with printed shirt? Have mercy. We’re time-warping here from May 1973 to September 1978 and my tenure as sports writer/editor [...]

Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – Reporters are probably the least qualified of anyone involved to solve the problems that come with racing today’s NASCAR cars at Talladega Superspeedway.
So the best approach for scribes to take is to observe, report what they see and let the readers decide what they think.
That being said, [...]

Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 13:00 | 3 Comments
Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR’s rules for racing at Talladega Superspeedway are intended to  produce safer racing. Drivers run restrictor plates to slow speeds and they’re prohibited from going below the yellow line at the bottom of the race track, among other things. But on Sunday at the end of the [...]

Hamlin At Home Talking About Home Track
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 12:56 | Comments Off
Hamlin At Home Talking About Home Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Increasingly in NASCAR these days, interviews with top drivers occur in scrums held behind the team hauler in the garage. The driver stands on the steps. Reporters push and shove their way to the front, trying to get in a question or two. Others stand around the periphery, straining to [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Aaron’s 499 Recap
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 17:39 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Aaron’s 499 Recap

Brad Keselowski claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway with a spectacular race to the finish line with Carl Edwards. Hear from Keselowski and runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. Plus, find out who took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead.

Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Talledega, Ala. – Forty years ago NASCAR’s regular drivers went on strike at the Talladega Superspeedway and towed their cars out of the massive Alabama track the day before the race. In qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, 10 drivers were trying to fight their way into the field [...]