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November 23, 2014


Joe Medley: NASCAR’s Chase format worked on me

Gotta give NASCAR credit. The new Chase for the Championship format worked.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Joe Medley: Late lead by Patrick added thrill
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 12:38 pm

At Talladega, a track known for producing unlikely winners, Danica Patrick shocked the crowd into an audible reaction when she took the lead from six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Lap 167.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Talladega: Keselowski roars into Victory Lane
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 10:38 am

TALLADEGA -- After getting into a fight last week in Charlotte that cost him a $50,000 fine, Brad Keselowski wasn't going to be eliminated from Sprint Cup's Chase for the Championship without, well, going down fighting.

Talladega: Kenseth winds up pushing Keselowski to victory, self into Eliminator round
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 4:09 pm

TALLADEGA -- The Talladega shuffle has a funny way of turning headlocks to bumper-lock pushes, and such was the plight for Matt Kenseth on Sunday.

Talladega: Johnson’s bid to advance falls short
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 6:45 pm

TALLADEGA — Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson led a race-high 84 laps Sunday at the GEICO 500, but he didn't lead the most important one — the final lap.

Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 6:52 pm
Talladega: Getting hit from behind sends Busch out of the Chase
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 6:37 pm

TALLADEGA -- Kyle Busch came into Talladega second in the Sprint Cup point standings, and after one unfortunate wreck, he is out of the Chase for the Championship.

Joe Medley: Earnhardt bowed out of Chase right way
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 6:24 pm

TALLADEGA -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t be a NASCAR champion 2014. As of Sunday, he won’t advance to the next round of the Chase for the Championship.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Talladega: Vickers credits Friday night s’mores for qualifying success
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm

TALLADEGA — It’s hard to find a NASCAR driver who isn’t a little superstitious, and coming into a race at Talladega, it brings out the best in everyone.

Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway
Posted: October 18, 2014
Talladega: Earnhardt appreciates the challenge, says his car is fine
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 3:31 pm

TALLADEGA — For one of the few times in NASCAR history — maybe the first time — some drivers must win Saturday at Talladega or their championship hopes are finished.

Friday 10/17/2014
Joe Medley: 2014 has had rough patches for Johnson
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

TALLADEGA — Sunday’s GEICO 500 promises to be one of the most consequential fall Talladega races in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship era, especially for Sprint Cup’s most consequential active driver.

Talladega: Keselowski says he's ready to drive, rather than fight
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 7:22 pm

TALLADEGA — Brad Keselowski comes to Talladega lighter by one $50,000 fine but facing a heavy reality.

Talladega: Defending champ McMurray still trying to make adjustments to new changes
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

TALLADEGA — Secrets don’t make friends.

Talladega: Harvick feeling comfortable heading into Sunday
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 5:03 pm

TALLADEGA — Everything about a weekend at Talladega Superspeedway can have a driver on edge, especially with the new Chase for the Championship format.

Go for it or ride? That's not an easy question for some Chase drivers at Talladega
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm

TALLADEGA — Sprint Cup drivers Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. both drive for Hendrick Motorsports, and usually, that would mean the pair would work together during a race.

Friday at Talladega Superspeedway
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
Thursday 10/16/2014
Mark Edwards: The big winner this weekend? It should be Talladega
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 10:04 pm

The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend, as the highs are supposed to be in the mid-70s.

NASCAR: Truck Series driver Kennedy enjoys Throwback Thursday with a twist
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 6:09 pm

TALLADEGA — In the social media world, Thursdays are set aside as a day when people post old pictures, entitled “Throwback Thursday.”

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Joe Medley: Tensions high as NASCAR set to have at Talladega
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 5:22 pm

You get a feeling about this Talladega race.

Monday 10/13/2014
NASCAR: So much on the line at Talladega’s fall Cup race
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 7:53 pm

The Talladega Superspeedway takes center stage in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing this week, and with good reason.

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