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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 [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]