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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 [...]

Flag to Flag: Talladega
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 12:00 | 50 Comments
Flag to Flag: Talladega

Watching the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Sunday afternoon?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him today as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the race.

Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
Saturday, 25 Apr, 2009 – 13:00 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale [...]

Montoya Quickest At Talladega
Saturday, 25 Apr, 2009 – 12:59 | Comments Off
Montoya Quickest At Talladega

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Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest lap during qualifying Saturday and will start from the pole for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Greg Biffle was second, Martin Truex third, Sam Hornish Jr. fourth and Clint Bowyer was fifth.
The pole was the first of the season for Montoya.
“Getting our first pole is big,” Montoya said. [...]

Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 17:05 | Comments Off
Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Richard Childress said Friday that he came away from a recent hunting trip to Montana with a big game plan – for his race teams.
Childress said it was on that trip that he finalized his plans for swapping the No. 07 and No. 29 crews at his [...]

Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 17:04 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – Matt Kenseth won the most recent restrictor-plate race, the season-opening Daytona 500, but those results weren’t reflected in the practice speeds from Friday at NASCAR’s other plate track, Talladega Superspeedway.
Kenseth was 37th in Happy Hour on Friday. Qualifying is set for Saturday morning, and the cars will be [...]

Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 13:05 | One Comment
Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR made a wise move with by switching its big awards shindig from New York to Las Vegas, although I confess to a twinge of nostalgia – or maybe it’s the crick that’s still in my neck from my last Big Apple tour.
I attended the first NASCAR banquet in the [...]

NASCAR To Hold Year-End Banquet in Las Vegas
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 13:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR To Hold Year-End Banquet in Las Vegas

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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Las Vegas formally becomes the “Official Host City of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week.” NASCAR’s annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. The move to Las Vegas provides [...]

Biffle Discusses His Luck at ‘Dega
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Biffle Discusses His Luck at ‘Dega

Greg Biffle talks about turning around his fortunes and seeking a first win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Earnhardt Undergoing Some New Bodywork
Thursday, 23 Apr, 2009 – 14:50 | 2 Comments
Earnhardt Undergoing Some New Bodywork

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s quest to return to Victory Lane now officially extends beyond the care-and-feeding of his race car.
Dale Jr. has taken a grown-up look at his own bad self in conjunction with an exercise program designed to amp-up his physical conditioning, and perhaps not coincidentally, his self-esteem.
“I [...]