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September 2, 2014

Racing

Joe Medley's In My Opinion: ‘Smoke’ was there; let’s hope no fire

It’s been a few days since Tony Stewart hit fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. in a fatal sprint-car incident in New York. The country quickly became more consumed with the Monday suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams.

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Tuesday 05/06/2014
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: NASCAR races that end early are no fun at all
Posted: May 06, 2014

Another day of NASCAR at Talladega, another unfinished race. Talladega Superspeedway has given us some of the best racing that sports fans will see, but it also has given us some of the most maddening, frustrating finishes, including Sunday.

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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: NASCAR races that end early are no fun at all
Updated: May 06, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Another day of NASCAR at Talladega, another unfinished race.

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Sunday 05/04/2014
Aaron's 499: Final results, updated Sprint Cup standings
Posted: May 04, 2014

The final results from Sunday's race, as well as the updated Sprint Cup standings.

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Talladega: Aaron's 499 win gives Hamlin a bit of momentum
Posted: May 04, 2014

Denny Hamlin claimed his 24th career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in his 300th career start Sunday, holding off Greg Biffle in what turned out to be a two-lap sprint for the checkered flag in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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NASCAR: Malzahn visits Talladega on race day
Posted: May 04, 2014

Gus Malzahn got a good look a hurry-up attack Sunday as he served as the pace-car driver for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Joe Medley: Talladega attendance news good this time
Posted: May 04, 2014

On a day when Sprint Cup points leader Jeff Gordon got drawn into a wreck and local favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 26th, the biggest winner in the Aaron’s 499 was a track that’s taken a beating over bad attendance news in recent years. Weather was ideal, the economy is better and efforts to enhance the fan experience since last fall translated into a crowd of “well north of 100,000,” according to Grant Lynch, vice president of International Speedway Corporation and chairman of Talladega Superspeedway.

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Talladega notebook: Gordon retains Sprint Cup lead
Posted: May 04, 2014

Jeff Gordon had much better than a crash and 39th-place finish in mind during Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, but there’s good news: He is still the Sprint Cup points leader.

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Talladega: Keselowski makes few friends after 14-car wreck
Posted: May 04, 2014

TALLADEGA -- Not everyone is happy with Brad Keselowski after the NASCAR driver ignited a wreck that swallowed 14 cars Sunday in the Aaron's 499.

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Saturday 05/03/2014
Talladega: Hessert breaks Enfinger's streak to win ARCA race
Posted: May 03, 2014

Tom Hessert broke a fellow racer's streak to win the ARCA Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Childress knockout: Scott wins pole as six ECR-affiliated drivers lead field for Aaron’s 499
Posted: May 03, 2014

Richard Childress was the man with the plan in Saturday’s “knockout” qualifying for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499, and the plan worked beautifully.

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Posted: May 03, 2014

Lineup for Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Nationwide race: Sadler survives shootout to win
Posted: May 03, 2014

For years, Elliott Sadler has been known of as the guy who went on one of the wildest rides at Talladega Superspeedway and just always did something to keep from winning. Today, they can start talking about him as a race winner.

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Joe Medley: ‘Knockout’s’ plate debut at 'Dega was, in a word, quirky
Posted: May 03, 2014

Another, very pregnant pause fell over the inaugural “Knockout” qualifying session at Talladega on Saturday. It was as if all 12 drivers who had advanced to the last of three rounds were, well, knocked out.

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NASCAR notebook: Patrick qualifies seventh; Logano's streak ends
Posted: May 03, 2014

Danica Patrick qualified seventh for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499, by far her best starting position at Talladega. It also is her best start this season. In addition, it's the first time she has made the top 10 since winning the pole for last year's Daytona 500.

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NASCAR coverage: Dale Jr. would prefer heat races at Talladega to 'knockout' qualifying
Posted: May 03, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't like using the "knockout" style of qualifying at restrictor-plate tracks such as Talladega Superspeedway, but he has an idea to make it better.

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Friday 05/02/2014
In My Opinion: Are race-car drivers athletes? Absolutely yes
Posted: May 02, 2014

It’s hard for me to imagine how you can’t consider a race-car driver an athlete by any definition.

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NASCAR notebook: Enfinger a little amazed at his ARCA streak
Posted: May 02, 2014

Even Grant Enfinger is a little amazed at his streak, but he sure doesn’t want it to end.

The 29-year-old Fairhope driver has won each of the first three races on the 2014 ARCA season. He’s hopeful No. 4 comes in today’s 10 a.m. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 and he’ll start from the best position possible — the pole.

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NASCAR: Logano isn't a kid any longer
Posted: May 02, 2014

Joey Logano is about three weeks from turning 24, but he already is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran. This is his sixth season as a full-time driver on the circuit, and he is turning in the type of results some thought he eventually might when he was a much-watched 18-year-old rookie.

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NASCAR coverage: Dale Jr. not ready to predict end of Talladega drought
Posted: May 02, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves racing at Talladega, but the track hasn’t always loved him back. Early in his career, he was virtually unbeatable here, winning five of his first 10 starts at the track. But he hasn’t won here in nearly 10 years, not since the fall race of 2004.

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Joe Medley: ‘Knockout’ plate debut at 'Dega brings fear of unknown
Updated: May 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

t’s hard to figure out what’s scarier about NASCAR’s new qualifying format making its restrictor-plate debut at Talladega on Saturday.

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