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Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – The past, present and future were much in evidence at Talladega on Sunday at the Aaron’s 499. The top ten examples:
1. The Heat
Past: The heat on the plains of Alabama used to be generated by one race date annually in August. Or, it was the “discussions” about [...]

Stewart Boffo At Post-Race
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 12:47 | 6 Comments
Stewart Boffo At Post-Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, driver Tony Stewart took the time to “answer” a series of questions from reporters.
Stewart, who did not have a good day on the track, broke out his best schtick.
So please, ladies and germs, a big RT welcome for Tonnneeeyyyy Stewart:
ON THE RACE
“We [...]

NASCAR Will Party On In Las Vegas
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 8:50 | One Comment
NASCAR Will Party On In Las Vegas

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NASCAR announced that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – and all Champion’s Week activities – will return to Las Vegas, Nev., and remain there for the next three years.
For the fourth-consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 30, a culmination of a [...]

Keselowski’s Dream Move’s A Winner At Talladega
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Dream Move’s A Winner At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway has become a big part of the evolving story of Brad Keselowski.
It was at Talladega three years ago that Keselowski held his ground on the final lap and got his first career Sprint Cup victory while Carl Edwards, after contact between the two of them, flew [...]

Keselowski Wins Talladega With Late-Race Pass
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 16:12 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Talladega With Late-Race Pass

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Brad Keselowski survived a large handful of late-race restarts – the final one a green/white/checkered job – and went on to win the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
The victory was the sixth of the Penske Racing Dodge driver’s career. It was his second of the season as he won [...]

Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Heat May Not Be Biggest Problem At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – A few random thoughts on race morning at Talladega…
After all the talk about the effects the heat will have on engines during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, the big weather news on Sunday morning is of another variety. A few rumbles of thunder and a steady [...]

Is This The Day And Place For Junior Achievement?
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Is This The Day And Place For Junior Achievement?

Be it because of circumstances, or gut feelings or the cosmic vibes created by the “super moon”, there is a feeling going around that this could be the day that Dale Earnhardt  Jr. busts out of his long, long victory drought.
It’s a drought that has been going on now for almost four years. It’s a [...]

Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 13:27 | Comments Off
Gordon Busts Year-Long Pole Drought At Talladega

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Jeff Gordon won his first Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Saturday. The Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver won that pole for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 191.623 mph.
The pole was Gordon’s first since the spring race at Talladega last year. It was the 71st pole of his career.
“This is [...]

Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns

The heat is on and that likely means tandems are off for the Sprint Cup cars at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Or, perhaps not.
Summer does not officially begin for another month. But with high temperatures approaching 90 degrees in north central Alabama this weekend, NASCAR drivers and teams are having to deal with the effects of [...]

Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Conventional wisdom would indicate Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect weekend for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to snap a 138-race winless streak.
But his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, takes a different stance on the driver who has scored five of his 18 career wins at the 2.66-mile trioval.
“I think (Earnhardt’s) [...]