Any other morning at this time, he’d be walking across the Auburn University campus to class. But, in one of those first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life moments, Bret Holmes was exiting his Daytona Beach hotel and headed to work at Daytona International Speedway.
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY – Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch announced Feb. 14 the addition of Jake Carlisle as director of ticketing at NASCAR’s most competitive track. He begins his duties immediately.
A voice crackling over the radio last fall at Talladega Superspeedway described one team’s cautious driving philosophy as “moseying.”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two days before Jeff Gordon flew into town, he received a seven-page instructional package from Wayne Taylor Racing.
It’s a record many thought never would be broken or even matched, and if someone did match it they would probably have the last name Gordon.
You could hear the competition grumbling. Sandbaggers. They’re holding back. Isn’t it just like Hendrick Motorsports to do this?
TALLADEGA – You and I, we’ve been there. Standing on the side of the highway, staring into the yawn of an open car hood, all helpless and confused, waiting on the roadside for a rescue from Triple-A.
TALLADEGA – Welcome to Talladega Superspeedway, where the victor becomes a footnote and mere survivors are the story. Such is the life as an elimination race, where some drivers race as if in bubble-wrap, others as if their britches are on fire.
TALLADEGA -- Denny Hamlin advanced in the Sprint Cup Chase, while Austin Dillon is done. And a tiebreaker decided who moved on and who didn't.
TALLADEGA -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn't raced since July, but he traveled to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Hellmann's 500.
TALLADEGA -- After winning four Sprint Cup races this season, Brad Keselowski is out of the Chase for the Championship.
TALLADEGA -- Welcome to Talladega Superspeedway, where the victor becomes a footnote and mere survivors are the story. Such is the life as an elimination race, where some drivers race as if in bubble-wrap, others as if their britches are on fire.
TALLADEGA – Typical of a Talladega Friday, the media center subject matter was about typical Talladega Sundays. In short: how to survive. So much discussion on ’Dega’s dangers that Carl Edwards even joked, “I’m not coming back in here anymore” because it was giving him the heebie-jeebies.