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How much will Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. eliminations affect NASCAR audience?

One way to look at Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is it was a terrific day for NASCAR because the sport got a walkoff-type, dramatic moment when Brad Keselowski won the race on a green-white-checkered finish to save his chances at the 2015 champoinship. That’s the optimistic view. The other point of […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth-Brad Keselowski Fight Among Best In NASCAR History (Videos)

People watch NASCAR for its high speeds and entertaining wrecks, but altercations between drivers aren’t so bad either. The most recent incident involved drivers Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski. The latter got tangled up with fellow drivers Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart during the cool-down lap, leading to quite the brouhaha after the race. The fight was just one of...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman And His Car Failed

post race inspection for his car being too low.  He was though involved in the lap 102 wreck so that could impact what penalty he does get. Blake Koch though is going to be in the #44 Nationwide Series car at Miami.
Via The Pit Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Late Spin Ends Bayne’s Bid at Talladega

With 10 of the scheduled 188 laps remaining to be run in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Trevor Bayne and the Motorcraft/Quick crew had their No. 21 Ford Fusion in 2nd  place with plenty of fuel in the tank for the finish. Although the remaining laps didn’t play out like Bayne and his Wood Brothers team planned, co-owners Len and Eddie Wood left the track pleased...

Ryan Blaney BKR Talladega Post-Race

Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, scored a fifth place finish in the Fred's 250 Saturday afternoon at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.  Blaney gained precious ground in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings, moving up to second place in the standings and closing to within 16 points of the leader.  He grabbed...

Late-race wreck ends Earnhardt Jr.'s championship quest

Lining up 16th on a green-white-checkered restart, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s bid to win Sunday's Geico 500 and advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup ended with a crash. Running in right in the middle of pack, Earnhardt Jr. went sliding through the infield grass after Greg Biffle moved up the track into the No. 88 Chevy. Biffle was hit first by David Gilliland...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NCSC: Brian Vicker Grabs the Pole at Talladega in Bizarre Qualifying Session

Brian Vickers grabs the top spot at Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Vickers lap of 196.129 mph edged out Jimmie Johnson who posted a lap of 195.732 mph. NASCAR announced a change to the qualifying format for the 2.66 mile superspeedway last month. Drivers would now be split into two groups for the first round. The groups to be decided by random...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch and wife Samantha expecting their first child (Photos)

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha announced that they’re expecting their first child — and they made the announcement by posting very cool photos of themselves with classic cars on Twitter. “Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season,” Kyle Busch tweeted. A minute later, his wife tweeted the second photo
Via Speleb
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Needs

a new home for the 2015 season as the facility they have has been sold.
Via The Pit Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Denny Hamlin looking for solid finish to move forward from Charlotte

Heading into this weekend’s event at Talladega Superspeedway, Denny Hamlin enters this weekend sitting seventh in points. If Hamlin can keep himself in the top eight in the standings, he will move on to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. For that reason, Hamlin is looking to avoid the wrecks this weekend and get a good, solid finish. “I tried a lot of different...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/NCWTS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Talladega Superspeedway

As we look towards the next event on the NASCAR schedule, the fantasy pickers at OnPitRoad.com have filed their picks for another weekend.   Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner and Justin Tucker picked the ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Both have ran well at Talladega in the past, and are having good seasons to date so far in sitting first and second...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch running special M&M’s Halloween scheme at Talladega (Photos)

When Kyle Busch takes to the track on Friday he will do so with a special M&M’s paint scheme for Halloween. Busch will drive a predominately orange and black Toyota Camry for Sunday’s running of the Geico 500 at Talladega and a week later at Martinsville. Busch will be hoping that there are no evil spirits hovering around his No. 18 this weekend as the second round of the...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Clint Bowyer Given a Flame Thrower to Celebrate New Family Addition

JOPLIN, Mo. — Clint Bowyer recieved somewhat of an interesting gift to celebrate the new addition of the Bowyer family. New parents are usually given baby cloths, diapers, baby bottles and other numerous items needed for taking care of a newborn. Johnny Dare, who you might have heard of if you watched the previous ARCA races at the Kansas Speedway, took things a little far and...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin attack Brad Keselowski

Following the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin went after Brad Keselowski. After climbing out of his car, Hamlin attempted to move towards Keselowski’s car, but a Hamlin crew memeber tried to lead him away until he saw Keselowski climb from his car, then he threw a towel and hit him in the helmet. After a few moments of pushing and...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Logano, Harvick lead NASCAR standings, full points following Charlotte

The “Contender” round is two races down. Following Kansas and Charlotte Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick have moved onto the third round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. Just Talladega remains in the second round. Winner: Harvick wins at Charlotte, full results Below is the standings for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Drivers with a win in the round and then by points will...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvick Wins Charlotte, Tempers Flare After The Race

Kevin Harvick dominated the Bank of America 500 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading 162 of the 334 laps on way to his third win on the 2014 season. More importantly he will not have to worry about what happens next weekend at Talladega, as he is automatically moved on[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kenseth attacks Brad Keselowski after race

Contact between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with two laps to go resulted in post race confrontations. Hamlin and Keselowski would make contact with one another on the cool down lap and then slam into the side of Hamlin’s teammate Matt Kenseth. Keselowski’s No. 2 car also would make contact with Tony Stewart. Upon being hit Stewart put his car in reverse and...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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