Articles tagged ‘Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway’

May 04

Thomas Praytor; Team DK-LOK Turns in Top 20 at Talladega Superspeedway

Thomas Praytor After being roughed up in Salem Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his DK-LOK team were looking for a solid effort back home in Alabama. After a wild International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 the DK-LOK Ford came home 20th without a scratch. “We had a solid DK-LOK Ford all day, practice, qualifying and the race,” said Praytor. “My spotter, Rocky Ryan, kept us out of trouble and we dodged some real bullets.” The International Motorsports Hall of Fame turned into a slug fest before the checkered flag waived sending ARCA Veteran Brad Smith to the hospital. “Really glad Mr. Brad is going to be OK. He was my teammate for a few races a couple of years ago and he is a really nice ... FULL STORY »

Brandon Jones Leads Menards’ Two-Team Effort with Top-Five Finish in Talladega Debut; Teammate Frank Kimmel Salvages Top-15

Frank Kimmel and Brandon jones Concord, NC (May 3, 2015) – Driving in his first restrictor plate race, Brandon Jones finished fourth in Friday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at the famed 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway. Jones, a two-time ... FULL STORY »

Austin Wayne Self Finishes 32nd after Late Race Incident at Talladega

Austin Wayne Self (Mooresville, N.C., May 3, 2015--) Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 98 Pirate Energy / AM Technical Solutions Ford for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) put himself in a position near the front of the field in the ... FULL STORY »

France Award

Daniel Noltemeyer of Louisville poses with the check for the Fourth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Noltemeyer helped establish Best Buddies Kentucky, which promotes social inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. Daniel Noltemeyer, a 33-year-old from Louisville who was named winner of the annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award last year, was a visitor to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday morning. Noltemeyer, who has Down syndrome, established Best Buddies Kentucky, a foundation that creates ... FULL STORY »

Crew Chief Greg Ives Conflicted

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Crew Chief Greg Ives - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Greg Ives, the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., won his first race in Sprint Cup, but he nearly missed the race. On Saturday, his eight-year-old daughter Payton broke her arm in a playground accident, requiring surgery. Earnhardt offered to fly ... FULL STORY »

David Ragan Ready

2015 NSCS Driver David Ragan (Crispy M&M's - Photo Credit: David Shirey/Getty Images David Ragan made his final run in the No. 18 Toyota as a substitute for the injured Kyle Busch, a seat now to be filled by NASCAR Next alum Erik Jones. Ragan moves on to take over the No. 55 ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Dominance

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, races Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Hendrick Motorsports started the race 1-2 and finished that way. However, it was four different drivers filling those spots. Jeff Gordon was the Coors Light Pole-sitter with Kasey Kahne on the outside pole. Those cars are produced in the same shop. ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit
Several Drivers Leave Talladega With Noteworthy Performances
Posted 05.03.15
TALLADEGA - - Despite not seeing the breathtaking two and three wide finishes that we’ve been accustomed to at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in the past, all seemed right in the NASCAR world with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first win of the season in the GEICO 500. Of course, Earnhardt delivering his ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Blaney (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images)
Superb Performance From Ryan Blaney; Wood Bros. At Talladega
Posted 05.03.15
TALLADEGA – With their mechanical issues from earlier in the season behind them, Ryan Blaney and Wood Bros. Racing proved their worth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with a stellar fourth place finish. “It was a good day,” said Blaney. ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Josh Wise - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Quietly Josh Wise Collects First Career Fop-10 Finish At Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 05.03.15
TALLADEGA – The decision to stay out of the “eye of the storm” and try to avoid the “Big One” at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway paid off for Josh Wise and his No. 98 team in Sunday’s GEICO 500. Wise in the No. 98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion showed that ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Brian Scott (Shore Lodge) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
After Runner-Up Finish Saturday, Brian Scott Finishes Last Sunday At Talladega
Posted 05.03.15
TALLADEGA – Full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series competitor Brian Scott wasn’t able to duplicate his thrilling second-place finish in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Scott driving a Circle Sport Racing entry lost his Richard Childress Racing motor on Lap 18 heading into Turn 1. The Boise, Idaho native ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver John Wes Townley (Zaxby's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
John Wes Townley Rebounds In Talladega; Set Sights On Truck Series Race At Kansas Speedway
Posted 05.03.15
Concord, N.C. (May 3, 2015) – With 40 laps remaining in Saturday’s Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, John Wes Townley was riding in the middle of the lead draft and poised to make his move toward the front of the field. But that strategy appeared to go out the window ...FULL STORY »
Talladega ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard winner Blake Jones
Blake Jones’ Childhood Dream Becomes Reality at Talladega Superspeedway; Tom Hessert’s Vanishes
Posted 05.03.15
May 2, 2015 - Talladega, AL - In just his second ARCA Racing Series start, Blake Jones did something that many drivers only dream about their entire at Talladega Superspeedway! Tom Hessert was making a bid to become a back to back repeat winner after taking the ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images
David Starr Finishes 14th in the Winn-Dixie 300
Posted 05.03.15
David Starr and the No. 44 Zachry Camry qualified 18th for Saturday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. Starr was running in the 20th position when the first caution flag waved at lap two and by the time for the first round of green flag pit stops came around, Starr was scored ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Blake Koch finishes 23rd in the Winn-Dixie 300
Posted 05.03.15
Blake Koch qualified 24th for the Winn-Dixie 300 and was ready to get the second superspeedway race of 2015 underway. When an early caution came out on lap two, Koch had already advanced 12 positions and was scored in 12th. Running 10th on lap nine, Koch radioed in and reported ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Cale Conley - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Cale Conley Finishes 24th in the Winn-Dixie 300
Posted 05.03.15
The Winn-Dixie 300 was a roller coaster for Talladega newcomer, Cale Conley. Conley started the 300-mile race from the 26th position. The rookie broke into the top-15 quickly, where he remained until mid-race. As the leaders approached the lap-down cars, the field went four-wide and Conley was shuffled to the ...FULL STORY »

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