Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Force Hood Faces ‘Bummer’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A blockbuster first-round pairing Sunday between Robert Hight and Ashley Force Hood looms as the potential pivotal point in their intramural battle for the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
Featuring teammates at John Force Racing, the Hight vs. Ford Hood matchup was set into motion following the conclusion of qualifying for the ninth annual NHRA [...]

Sun, 11/1/09 – 7:36 | 2 Comments
Busch Pushed To Succeed In Truck Race
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With a push from behind from teammate Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch passed leader Todd Bodine just a couple of hundred yards from the finish line to get the victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday.
The victory in the Mountain Dew 250 was the sixth of the season for Busch, [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 18:34 | One Comment
Talladega Notes: Bumping Bumped
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Drivers get black-flagged by officials in Sprint Cup races for goofy driving all the time. But during practice?
That is exactly what happened at Talladega Superspeedway as NASCAR called Michael Waltrip into the pits during practice.
Officials had warned drivers about dangerous bump-drafting at Talladega prior to the practice and when Waltrip started banging on the rear [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Rain Cancels Talladega Qualifying
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Rain has forced cancelation of Saturday’s qualifying for the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The drivers will line up for Sunday’s race based on points. That means Jimmie Johnson will be on the pole and Mark Martin will be next to him.
In the second row will be Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Sat, 10/31/09 – 11:36 | Comments Off
Time Machine: New Fences Not New At Talladega
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – When eight additional feet of fencing greeted fans at the Talladega Superspeedway on Halloween weekend, it was a reminder of one of the truly scariest moments in the track’s long history of danger.
The fence in front of the main grandstand was extended to 22 feet high after an [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Top Act In Vegas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Convinced that no lead is safe, Mike Edwards continued pursuit of his first NHRA Pro Stock world championship Friday at a blistering pace.
Edwards moved into position to earn his 15th No. 1 qualifying award of the season – and trimmed his magic number for clinching the title to 19 points – following the opening two [...]

Sat, 10/31/09 – 7:19 | One Comment
Braun On Trucks Pole
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Colin Braun continued Roush Fenway Racing’s recent qualifying domination at restrictor-plate tracks by capturing the pole position for Saturday’s running of the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Braun turned a fast lap of 179.608 mph during Friday’s qualifying session at Talladega, edging out Terry Cook, who [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 19:43 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Talladega
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Amp Energy 500
Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday November 1, 1PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Because of Carl Edwards’s high flying incident in the spring, restrictor plates for this race are 1/64th of an inch smaller than they were in April. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing, except that it will take the cars a fraction longer to get up [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 18:07 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Jimmie Needs A Foil
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chances are looking better and better that four weeks from now, Jimmie Johnson will become the first-ever driver to win four straight Sprint Cup championships.
He already has 46 race victories and he is, debatably, the most feared driver in the most important racing series in North America.
So what’s up with the relative lack of [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 17:12 | One Comment
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US F1 Team announced today that MotorLand Aragon, an 865-acre motorsports complex located in the Spanish town of Alcaniz, has been selected as the team’s European base. MotorLand will serve as the team’s European testing, race-car development and logistics headquarters.
“MotorLand Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1’s European operation,” said Peter Windsor, executive vice president and sporting [...]

Fri, 10/30/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off