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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 11:09 | 3 Comments
Minter: Soft-Spoken Jimmie Has Lots To Say
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In the press box and media center at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday, reporters had the opportunity, as is NASCAR’s custom, to interview the race winner as well as the second-and third-place drivers and the top rookie. And since the race was in the Chase, points-leader Jimmie Johnson was also brought [...]

Thu, 11/5/09 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Fairgrounds Speedway Is No More
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville –  The end came quicker than expected for Fairgrounds Speedway.
Track operator Danny Denson Wednesday decided to cancel the scheduled season-ending All-American 400. The race had originally been set for last weekend but was postponed due to a rainy forecast and rescheduled for the end of the month.
Denson reconsidered and decided [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 12:20 | One Comment
Memo: The Mainstream Is Stagnant
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
As ESPN zipped away from its broadcast of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway at non-restrictor-plate-like speed, I wondered how different the world would be if it were Dale Earnhardt Jr. going for a fourth-straight championship this fall.
I wondered if perhaps the scores of people which the [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 11:22 | 3 Comments
Woody: McMurray Counterjabs Chase-Bashers
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Jamie McMurray proved the Chase-bashers wrong.
They said drivers who didn’t make the Chase would have no incentive during the last 10 races.
Well, McMurray seemed to have plenty of incentive last Sunday when he blazed his way to victory at Talladega.
They anti-Chase crowd whined that the non-Chase drivers would be ignored [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Woody: Don’t Tamper With Talla’
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I remember a time when drivers had trouble sleeping the night before Talladega.
Now they have trouble staying awake during the race.
At one point during last Sunday’s race – using the term loosely – Tony Stewart radioed his crew that he was having a problem keeping his eyes open.
Trust me Tony, you [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 7:53 | 8 Comments
McMurray, Roush Gel Just In Time To Say Good-Bye
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The celebration in Victory Lane after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega seemed a bit more spirited than others we have seen in recent months. The smiles seemed bigger and the emotions more intense.
It was a great scene as Jamie McMurray, Jack Roush and members of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 26 team sprayed champagn, [...]

Tue, 11/3/09 – 16:34 | One Comment
Nationwide’s Future Tests Talladega
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Eight drivers got a glimpse at the future of the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Monday during a six-hour test of the circuit’s new car at Talladega Superspeedway.
James Buescher, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Kelly Bires shook down Chevrolet Impalas as Justin Allgaier logged laps in Dodge’s new Challenger.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Colin Braun [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Keselowski In, Stremme Out At Penske
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Penske Racing has announced that driver Brad Keselowski will take the place of David Stremme in the team’s No. 12 Sprint Cup car for the final three races of the in the of the 2009 season. Keselowski will drive the car e in the upcoming races at Texas (Nov. 8), Phoenix (Nov. 15) and Homestead [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 16:19 | Comments Off
Harris: Suggested Fixes Abound
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s doubtful that any of the 43 drivers who competed in Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway had much fun.
And, thanks to some rule tweaking by NASCAR, it took 490 miles of ho-hum before any of the usual wild Talladega antics woke up the fans in the stands and the folks catching a few [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 10:49 | One Comment