Reigning IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship winner Jordan Taylor has a retro alter-ego Rodney Sandstorm, which is one of the most pure and charming things on the Internet. Rodney interrupted an interview with NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski during Fox Sports’ broadcast of Talladega yesterday, to which Keselowski said,…
Finally, crash-tacular Talladega Superspeedway delivered a handful of exciting crash-free laps at the very end of today’s NASCAR Cup Series race. Only 14 cars survived until the very end of the race, with Brad Keselowski ultimately finishing out in front.
It’s official: Talladega’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race is insane this year after a relatively tame start. A third red flag of the night came out after Chase Elliott tried to take advantage of a hole that quickly disappeared at the front of the field, making a big ol’ mess.
Today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega gave everybody what we all expected: the big one. A 17-car crash piled up behind the top few leaders on lap 172 of 188, red flagging the race for a massive cleanup.
You know what they say: cautions beget cautions. A caution called for minor contact involving Trevor Bayne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Daniel Suarez resulted in one heck of a messy restart with 33 laps to go that took out numerous cars in the rear of the field.
Talladega’s NASCAR Cup race didn’t start off well for playoff contender Jamie McMurray. Two-time Talladega winner Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 tried to come into the pits but traffic around him didn’t expect it, causing a collision.
In a retirement season where little has gone right for him, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be starting from pole position for today’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Despite having won at Talladega six times before, this is his first-ever pole position at the track.
Part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and occasional Jalopnik contributor Parker Kligerman just surprised everybody and won at Talladega Superspeedway. When trucks started to pile up behind him on the last lap, he simply drove away from it to nab his second career NCWTS win at ‘Dega.
NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the best retirement present ever Friday afternoon from a track that he considers his “second home.” Talladega Superspeedway gave him the No. 2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by his father for his rookie 1979 Cup Series season and his first championship in 1980.
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Pack it up, overbearing sports dads of the world. You’ve just been outdone. You will never achieve this level of Sports Dad. And no, it’s not the officials’ fault this time (or most of the time, come to think of it). Y’all lack even half the dedication of Sports Dad of the Century Ricky Stenhouse Sr.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field at Talladega Superspeedway was eerily clean for almost 170 laps on Sunday, which was odd for a restrictor-plate track. But the drivers managed to right that odd feeling with 20 laps to go, with A.J. Allmendinger starting a giant wreck that put him on his roof.
Not even restrictor-plate racing can keep Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers from taking the top spots in the lower Xfinity Series—at least, not this weekend at Talladega. Four of the top five finishers are either current or former Cup regulars, with Aric Almirola taking the win. But hey! It was a fun race.
It was around 12:45 p.m. local time when Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway decided it was lunchtime, and, luckily for track and unluckily for its drivers, it didn’t have to look far. There were plenty of race cars diving into the third turn to chomp on.
Two Florida men were found dead in a camper on the Talladega Superspeedway campgrounds on Sunday afternoon, reports the Tallahassee Democrat. Officials do not suspect foul play in their deaths, however, autopsies are being done by the state forensics lab to determine the cause of death.
Remember the end of last year, when NASCAR’s headlines were all dominated with the beef between Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano? It’s baaaaaaaack! This time, Kenseth blamed Logano for contact during today’s Talladega race and gave him a bit of a warning as they were both outside the infield care center.
Did we watch a NASCAR Sprint Cup race or a demolition derby today at Talladega? With eight laps to go, Matt Kenseth went flying tail-up into a roll, triggering a restart with four laps to go. On the last lap, cars collided into a huge mass once again as Brad Keselowski drove away from the pack to win.
We had one “Big One” already at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Now we’ve had a much, much ‘Bigger One” that took out half the remaining field. 17 cars ended up damaged after this huge wreck.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had a series of unfortunate events at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. After getting back on track after a hard hit, Earnhardt’s steering wheel came off the hub. No big deal; Dale’s got hands.