The results sheet from Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega tells of carnage. Of 40 finishers, 14 finished running, and 24 list as “accident.”
Relive all the scenes from this weekend's Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s farewell ride at Talladega. After three red flags, 11 cautions and so many wrecks only 14 cars were still racing on the final lap, Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag Sunday.
TALLADEGA -- NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Blaney got swept up in a wreck and didn’t finish Sunday’s Alabama 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Bret Holmes, a 20-year-old racer from nearby Munford, is sixth in the ARCA standings. Holmes, a graduate of The Donoho School and currently a student at Auburn, offers his perspective on this weekend’s Alabama 500, as told to Anniston Star correspondent Mark McCarter.
TALLADEGA – There will be three checkered flags at Talladega Superspeedway today. Three times the drama. How about three times the danger?
TALLADEGA – It was one of those Daytona doldrum days in 2008, and I was in search of a column a few days before the race. So, naturally, I went into a couple of tattoo parlors.
TALLADEGA — The quandary of “what do you give a man who has everything?” has challenged every speedway along this Dale Earnhardt Jr. farewell tour. On Friday, Talladega Superspeedway opted for sentimentality.
TALLADEGA — The season’s great poignant moment took place on pit road at Dover two weeks ago. A seven-time champ went over to a mere pup of a racer to offer consolation after an agonizing loss.
TALLADEGA — As Matt Kenseth jokes about possibilities for his driving future, the one he raised Friday would at least work well with his yellow-and-black racing suit.
In 2011, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a new crew chief in Steve Letarte, who says their first meeting was a bit of an education.
TALLADEGA — “Man,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. shrugged after still another Talladega victory, “I ain’t doing much. Just turning left every once in a while.”