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May 04
Friday

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Toyota Motorsports Driver, Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota, drives on track - Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images for NASCAR KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Are you looking forward to racing this weekend at Talladega? "It's Talladega, so you never know what to expect here. I feel like we have two pretty good race cars with the No. 18 M&M's Camry on the Sprint Cup side and No. 54 Monster Energy Camry on the Nationwide side. So far, so good, just kind of making sure the cars are comfortable. It's hot out there. It's going to be slick out there tomorrow and slick on Sunday getting out there in the pack and seeing all what it's going to entail. Looking forward to hopefully coming out of here with a good, clean weekend." Do you think drivers ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Final Practice Session Speeds

Aric Almirola - Richard Petty Motorsports Once again it was Aric Almirola, with a lap speed of 196.725 mph, showing the fastest way around Talladega Superspeedway during the final NSCS Aaron's 499 practice session. Matt Kenseth was second fastest with a lap speed of 196.685 mph, and was followed ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Jeff Gordon

JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, met with media and discussed his season to-date, how the current point system affords everyone a chance, race conditions and weather conditions for this weekend’s Talladega race, the Kentucky Derby, and more.  THIS IS TRULY ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart in car - Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images TONY STEWART, NO. 14 OFFICE DEPOT/MOBIL 1 CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Talladega Superspeedway and discussed the first practice, car temperatures and handling and other topics.   HOW WAS THE CAR ON THE TRACK TODAY? “It seems fine. It ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Ford Racing Driver, Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion, met with media members at Talladega Superspeedway after the first practice session Friday afternoon. Edwards talked about the weekend ahead and other topics.  YOU HAVE HAD YOUR MOMENTS HERE AT TALLADEGA ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Toyota Motorsports Driver, Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin in Garage - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing What is your outlook for the race weekend at Talladega? "Well, it's kind of like an off weekend for the teams, really. There's not a whole lot of adjusting ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 First Practice Session Speeds

2012 NSCS Aric Almirola – Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR Aric Almirola, with a lap speed of 199.172 mph, was the quickest during the first NSCS Aaron's 499 practice session at Talladega Superspeedway. Second quickest and with a lap speed of 198.343 mph, was Michael Waltrip, followed by Matt Kenseth (197.986 mph) who ... FULL STORY »



2012 NSCS Jimmie Johnson in Car - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Jimmie Johnson
Posted 05.04.12
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway and discussed racing at Talladega with teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., winning at Darlington, the Kentucky Derby and other topics. YOU WON THIS RACE LAST YEAR.  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS THIS WEEKEND RACING AT TALLADEGA? “We all ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Toyota Motorsports Driver, Martin Truex, Jr.
Posted 05.04.12
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing What is your outlook for this weekend? "I'm looking forward to the weekend here. We've had some good runs here in the past and obviously have won some races here. It's just another weekend. I'm ready to ...FULL STORY »
2012 NSCS Matt Kenseth - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Ford Racing Driver, Matt Kenseth
Posted 05.04.12
Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion comes into Talladega with a superspeedway win earlier this year in the Daytona 500. Kenseth met with media members prior to the opening practice to discuss the weekend ahead.  MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion – TALK ABOUT ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Greg Biffle - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Ford Racing Driver, Greg Biffle
Posted 05.04.12
Greg Biffle, the current NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader, met with media members outside the No. 16 hauler prior to the first practice session of the day at Talladega Superspeedway Friday afternoon. Biffle discussed the upcoming race, his strategy as points leader and more.  GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M Ford Fusion ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch (L), driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, poses with his brother and team owner Kyle Busch (R) after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday in Richmond, Va. - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NNS Aaron’s 312 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 05.04.12
Kurt and Kyle Busch, with the identical lap speed of 190.045 mph, showed the fastest way around Talladega Superspeedway during the final NNS Aaron's 312 practice session. Sam Hornish Jr., with a lap speed of 189.703 mph, was third fastest, followed by the defending series champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (189.530 mph) fourth fastest, ...FULL STORY »
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2012 NSCS Aaron’s 499 Pre-Race Q&A with Ford Racing Driver, Aric Almirola and Crew Chief, Mike Ford
Posted 05.04.12
Richard Petty Motorsports made news this week with the announcement of a crew chief change on the famed No. 43 car. Mike Ford, who was most recently with the 11 car and Denny Hamlin, replaces Greg Erwin beginning this weekend in Talladega. Ford joined driver Aric Almirola in the Talladega ...FULL STORY »
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Alex Bowman Leads Lone ARCA Practice at Talladega; Race at 5 ET/4 CT on SPEED, ARCARacing.com
Posted 05.04.12
(TALLADEGA, Ala.) - With only one practice session to consider when choosing a contender in a previously rainy week at Talladega Superspeedway, Alex Bowman seems a favorite for today's International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250. The 18-year-old Tucson, Ariz. native led this morning's 55-minute practice session, the only on-track activity before today's ...FULL STORY »
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25 Winning Years: Roush Fenway Sets Record in 1997 Talladega Victory
Posted 05.04.12
TALLADEGA, Ala. (May 4, 2012) – Roush Fenway Racing scored its second victory at Talladega on May 10, 1997 and in doing so set a record for the fastest NASCAR race. In a caution-free event, former RFR driver Mark Martin took the checkered flag in the Winston Select 500 Cup event ...FULL STORY »
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Aaron’s 499 NASCAR HotPass on DIRECTV Lineup
Posted 05.04.12
Ride Along with Johnson, Truex, Earnhardt and Edwards at Talladega on DIRECTV Event: Aaron’s 499 Previous Winner: Jimmie Johnson (beat Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second on April 17, 2011) Date / Time: Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. EDT Track: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Configuration: 2.66-mile oval (188 laps = 500 miles) Banking in Turns: ...FULL STORY »


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