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Talladega is known for being a dangerous and exciting track and didn't disappoint fans this past weekend with the Aaron's 312 on Sarturday (Nationwide) and Aaron's 499 on Sunday (Sprint Cup).
While David Ragan won in an exciting finish on Sunday and Regan Smith on Saturday, it will be the crashes that people will be talking about more--like the one that Kyle Busch started on the first turn of Lap 44 when he tried to pass Kasey Khane.
In the end 13 drivers were knocked out of the race including nine of the top 14. Talk about impacting the outcome!
Towards the end of the race it was Kyle's brother, Kurt, that took center stage when he ended up flipping end over end until he came to a stop on the hood of Ryan Newman.
The carnage wasn't held to just Sunday. Saturday's Nationwide race had a pretty nasty crash as well.
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David Ragan captured his second career victory on Sunday in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but not everyone was happy. Brad Keselowski took to twitter after the race to accuse Ragan of lining up in the wrong spot on the final restart of the race.
Keselowski sent out the following tweet “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched...
mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS~~ Brad Keselowski on Twitter, following Sunday's race.Brad Keselowski claims, that race winner David Ragan either lined up wrong on the final restart or changed lanes before the restart.I'm happy as hell a small team won. Doesn't change...
Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images.
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
TALLADEGA, Ala.–The delicious irony of Regan Smith’s victory in Saturday’s Aaron’s...
Regan Smith was able to claim the Aarons 312 with help from a last lap caution. Smith was in a pack of cars racing to the start finish line when Brian Vickers was sent into the outside wall.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Full results from Aarons 312
As a caution came out; Smith, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano raced to the finish line with Kahne crossing it first. After reviewing video of the...
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It was one of the wildest and craziest races in NASCAR history at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday as David Ragan was able to pull the upset.
Ragan got a huge push from his Front Row Motorsports teammate, David Gililand, to win the Aaron’s 499 that ended seven hours after it began.
Sunday afternoon’s victory is Ragan’s second Sprint...
David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway with a last lap pass aided by his Front Row Racing teammate David Gilliland. Rain threatened the race weekend from the start forcing the starting lineup to be determined by speeds in practice, allowing Edwards to start on the pole.
Martin Truex Jr. would lead the first lap of the race by Matt Kenseth...
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Initial crossing of the finish line gave it to Kasey Kahne, but NASCAR ruled that Regan Smith had the lead at the time of the caution from the wreck that happened behind all the leaders...
"I was thinking 'Man, I hope we got it," Smith admitted...
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VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “I’m kind of a low-key guy, but, man, I don’t know. First off, I’ve got to thank the Lord. Without him nothing is possible. I’ve got to thank my teammates David Gilliland and Josh Wise. If it wasn’t for that final push from David Gilliland, I don’t know what to say. This is a...
Regan Smith took over the NASCAR Nationwide Series point lead after a thrilling win on Saturday. Smith was declared the winner of the Aarons 312 after NASCAR reviewed its scoring data due to a last lap caution.
Smith entered the race trailing Sam Hornish by one point but leaves for Darlington with a 27 point lead.
Unofficial Point Standings after Talladega
David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but Jimmie Johnson continues to lead the series’ points. With the win Ragan moved up to 26th in the Sprint Cup standings.
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Welcome to the inaugural season of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge. This will take place all year long and will feature our esteemed panel of experts who will pick a winner in the series running that weekend.
For this weekend the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series venture to the Talladega Superspeedway.
Points will be given based on how close to firs the pick...