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Sam Hornish Earns First Top- 10 of Season for Richard Petty Motorsports at Talladega

Richard Petty Motorspots (RPM) proved once again that they are one of the best teams at restrictor-plate tracks.  With fast cars, horsepower and intelligent drivers, RPM has earned 13 Top-10 finishes at both Daytona and Talladega. During Sunday's 500-mile event at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Sam Hornish Jr. collected another Top-10 for RPM and showed he had a car to win...

Danica Patrick Post-Race Report – Talladega

Danica Patrick Ends Up 21st at Talladega GoDaddy Driver Overcomes Obstacles To Finish Race  Date:                           May 3, 2015 Event:                         Geico 500 (Round 10 of 36) Series:                         NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:                   ...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mistakes keep costing Jeff Gordon chances to reach Victory Lane

Jeff Gordon's final full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is not exactly going as planned. While the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has been a contender nearly each weekend, wrecks and mistakes on pit road have cost the four-time champion a shot at Victory Lane. Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway was no different. Gordon started from the pole and led six times...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotional after win at Talladega

  Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his sixth victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday after he beat Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 by 0.159-second. Paul Menard was third, Ryan Blaney fourth and Martin Truex Jr. fifth. Earnhardt led for 67 of the 188 laps then let out all of his emotions on Victory...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan-Favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins GEICO 500

For the first time in 11 years, Talladega Superspeedway is Dale-adega once again. Dale Earnhardt Jr. maintained the lead over the final 27 laps Sunday to win the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It is his sixth career NACAR Sprint Cup victory at Talladega Superspeedway – tying him with Jeff Gordon for the most among active drivers – but his first since 2004. Fans in the...

NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr. wins the GEICO 500 at Talladega

The name “Earnhardt” is synonymous with Talladega Superspeedway.  Dale Earnhardt Sr. captured 10 checkered flags at the 2.66-mile tri-oval over the course of his career in NASCAR’s top series.  On Sunday, his son earned his sixth. Talladega Superspeedway Dale Earnhardt Jr. paced a largely single-file field for the final portion of the GEICO 500, winning his first race of...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Blaney Posts Best Finish for the Wood Brothers Since 2011

Throughout his career, Ryan Blaney has been stellar in his starts at the restrictor plate tracks and that held true once again on Sunday while driving the legendary No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers, as he brought home a top-four finish on the day. Over the offseason, the Wood Brothers and Blaney teamed up for a part-time Cup Series schedule, as well as forming an alliance with Team...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR points following Talladega, full standings

Kevin Harvick entered Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with such a big lead in the points that there was no doubt he would leave the Geico 500 as the top dog in the standings. Winner: Dale Earnhardt, full Geico 500 resutls Already winning races and putting themselves in place for a Chase spot are Kevin Harvick (2), Jimmie Johnson (2), Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnahrdt Jr. wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega, full Geico 500 results

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard at the 2.66-mile track which is the longest on the Sprint Cup Series circuit. Jeff Gordon began the race on the pole. With the win Earnhardt now has six career wins at Talladega which is second...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano Wins Thriller at Talladega

Joey Logano has become accustomed to winning in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. However, on this day at Talladega Superspeedway, he had to work for it in order to conquer the Winn Dixie 300. Logano led 40 laps on the afternoon, which was the most of all drivers. The driver had to earn his money on this day as there were 11 different leaders and 23 lead changes. But for Logano, it is his...

Jeff Gordon On Pole For Talladgea

  ©2015, John Harrelson / NKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light Pole for the 46th Annual Geico 500 at Talladgea Superspeedway, obliterating the field with a lap a quarter second quicker than second place Kasey Kahne. Rounding out the top five are Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. The pole is his...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Austin Dillon Leads Richard Childress Racing Charge in Qualifying at Talladega

After the debacle that was group qualifying at the restrictor plate tracks on the circuit, Talladega and Daytona, NASCAR revamped the qualifying format heading into Talladega with single car runs being the order of the day. The format included drivers being released from pit road as the driver on track before them took the green for their timed lap. The new rules helped speed up...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire ‘Em Up Friday – Talladega Edition

Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 1, 2015 Following a Sunday showdown at Richmond International Raceway last weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers and teams head to the biggest and baddest track of them all for this weekend’s running of the GEICO 500 and Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Through...
Via Motor Racing Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: David Starr, No. 44 Zachry Camry Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway

David Starr Returns to Talladega Looking for Redemption: After a tough week in Richmond, David Starr and the No. 44 Zachry team are ready to get back to a track where they have seen success. After leading laps in last seasons race at Talladega Superspeedway, Starr knows his way around the track. With only three starts at TSS, Starr has an average starting position of 31.7 and an...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan To Drive No.55

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season Ragan Begins New Duties at Kansas Speedway; No Timetable on Brian Vickers Return CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for TOYOTA OWNERS 400

The Picks Ronald Costigan picked Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Harvick finished second, followed by Kenseth in seventh and Earnhardt in 14th. Points: 43+37+30=110 Kreistina Blinova and Ashley McCubbin picked Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Gordon finished eighth, while Johnson finished third. Points: 43+36+41=120 Justin Tucker picked Kevin...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Driving Indy 500 Pace Car Good For Both IndyCar And NASCAR

INDIANAPOLIS- Jeff Gordon was announced today as the pace car driver for the upcoming 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Yes, the same Jeff Gordon that’s a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and...
Via Race Review Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy sponsorship

USA Today Sports NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is in the final year of her contract at Stewart-Haas Racing and is losing her primary sponsor and longtime benefactor next season. According to USA Today Sports, GoDaddy will not return to NASCAR in 2016.  GoDaddy is looking to sign Patrick to a personal services contract but will no longer sponsor her No. 10 Chevrolet race car...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Go Daddy Will Not Sponsor Danica Patrick in 2016

Since 2010, Danica Patrick has had her racing career funded by Go Daddy. The online domain company first jumped on her Verizon IndyCar Series entry with Andretti Autosport five years ago, and has since...
Via Race Review Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Previewing the GEICO 500 at Talladega

The high banks of Talladega Superspeedway often provide some of the most unpredictable racing action of any track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, and this Sunday, the sport’s best will do battle on the 2.66 mile tri-oval in the GEICO 500.  Kurt Busch enters the race as the series’ most recent winner, having taken the checkered flag at Richmond, and he’ll look to...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Erik Jones Likely Ready To Move Up To Sprint Cup Seat Filling In For Kyle Busch/David Ragan

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve signed David Ragan to race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Ragan, will...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Takeaways from the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

It appears that Kurt Busch’s suspension at the beginning of the season hasn’t hindered him too much. The driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet captured his first checkered flag of 2015 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday (rain postponed the race which was intended to be run under the lights on Saturday night), clinching a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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