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Articles tagged ‘Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway’

Oct 20
Monday

Jeff Gordon Slips Into Eliminator Round

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon’s campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Ultimately, Gordon finished 26th, good enough to keep him in the Chase by three points over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne, who finished 12th. “We were in, we were out,” Gordon said. “We were in good position and bad position. Those last couple of laps were the most nerve-wracking laps of my life, so I’m glad they’re over… “If I never have to come back to Talladega, I’ll be fine with that. I’m just excited about our chances to get to Homestead, and those chances come in these next few races—Martinsville, Texas, ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth: What a difference a week makes

Brad Keselowski (second from left), driver of the #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, speaks with the media after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images) TALLADEGA, Ala.— As luck would have it, the driver who had Brad Keselowski in a headlock on Oct. 11 helped push Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford to victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. With drafting help on the ... FULL STORY »

Strong Runs For Landon Cassill; Travis Kvapil At Talladega Superspeedway

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Carsforsale.com Chevrolet, and David Ragan, driver of the #34 Dockside Logistics Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) Brad Keselowski advanced his way into the Eliminator round of the Chase Sunday afternoon at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil may have felt like the real winners, after both scored top-10 finishes in the GEICO 500. ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Championship Hopes Eliminated Following Big One At Talladega

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Halloween Toyota, sits on the track after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images) Just past the halfway point at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch’s conservative race strategy backfired, as he became collected in the dreaded “big one” on Lap 103. Busch’s No. 18 M&M Toyota Camry was running at the ... FULL STORY »

Tayler Malsam Leads Laps at Talladega, Scores Career-Best Finish

Tayler Malsam leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for the fred's 250 TALLADEGA, Ala. (October 18, 2014) - After claiming a top-10 finish in his last run with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in Las Vegas, Tayler Malsam returned with a vengeance during his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at ... FULL STORY »

John Wes Townley Rebounds to Eighth Place Finish at Talladega Superspeedway

John Wes Townley, No. 05 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images) Lincoln, AL (October 19, 2014)- John Wes Townley rebounded to an eighth place finish in the running of the fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superpeedway Saturday afternoon. Townley was neck and neck for the ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth To The Back

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images After a precautionary engine change on Saturday, Matt Kenseth will start from the rear of the field in Sunday’s GEICO 500. Kenseth’s crew found issues in the bottom of the engine and made the change, rather than risk a failure ... FULL STORY »



Terry Labonte (Photo Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images)
This Time Terry Labonte Means It
Posted 10.19.14
Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Go Green Racing's No. 32 Ford, and Sunday’s event is the ...FULL STORY »
Steve Letarte is retiring from his crew chief duties for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, but he's still got a lot left to accomplish this season. (CMS/HHP photo)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says it’s every man for himself at Talladega
Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala.— For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only realistic way to keep the championship hopes of the No. 88 team alive is to win Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). If Earnhardt wins, however, there’s a good chance he’ll knock teammate Jimmie Johnson out of the ...FULL STORY »
Ben Kennedy, No. 31 Heater.com Chevrolet Silverado
Hard Hit Results In 28th-Place Finish for Ben Kennedy in Talladega Debut
Posted 10.19.14
TALLADEGA, Ala. (October 18, 2014) - Ben Kennedy was off to a strong start in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at the legendary Talladega Superspeedway, posting the fastest practice lap and running in the top five for much of the event. However, contact from another competitor ...FULL STORY »
Germán Quiroga
Multi-Truck Wreck Leaves Germán Quiroga with a 29th-Place Finish at Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 10.19.14
After a two-week hiatus the NASCAR Camping World Truck series resumed competition at Talladega Superspeedway, the second visit to a superspeedway on the 2014 schedule. The teams relied on one practice session this weekend, which the No. 77 team used to make various adjustments, posting the 16th-quickest speed. Germán Quiroga ...FULL STORY »
Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Series Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Team Wins at Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 10.19.14
Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra team claimed their first win of the 2014 season in Saturday's Fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Starting from the 26th position and with expert guidance from spotter Chris Lambert, Peters quickly moved into the top five ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Erik Jones - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Erik Jones Solid in ‘Dega Debut
Posted 10.19.14
18-Year-Old Posts Sixth-Place Finish in First-Career Superspeedway Start Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Event: ...FULL STORY »
Timothy Peters Wins fred's 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for Red Horse Racing
Timothy Peters holds on for victory in fred’s 250 Camping World Truck Series race
Posted 10.18.14
TALLADEGA, AL – Timothy Peters said the frenetic final two laps of Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was “system overload.” But as all sorts of chaos was breaking out behind him, Peters remained calm and never short-circuited. Peters held off a host of challengers on the ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace Jr. (Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth / Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr. Finishes Ninth at Talladega Superspeedway
Posted 10.18.14
Box Score Info: RACE: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway DRIVER: Darrell Wallace Jr. TRUCK: No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra START: 27th FINISH: 9th LAPS: 95 / 95 POINTS POSITION: 3rd (28 points out of 1st) Post-Race Highlights: · Preparing for the final five NASCAR Camping World ...FULL STORY »
Tyler Young (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images)
Tyler Young Shows Strength At Talladega
Posted 10.18.14
Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) - Tyler Young's Talladega debut resulted in a 17th-place finish in the fred's 250, his career-best NCWTS restrictor plate result. The Young's Motorsports driver ran consistently inside the top-15 throughout the 95-lap race and lined-up sixth on the lone green-white-checker restart, but a bid for ...FULL STORY »


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