"Just enjoying it all," YellaWood 500 winner Bubba Wallace said in a video conference with reporters Thursday afternoon. "It's a lot of work, but it's all part of it. … If we win on Sunday, I'll be glad to do it all over again." Read the full story
Bubba Wallace’s breakthrough in NASCAR came last year after a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway.
Talladega has lived on an inaccurate reputation as a prime opportunity for first-time winners, primarily because of an inexplicable streak of four newbies in five races in the late 1980s.
Mark McCarter: I’ll be glad when Bubba Wallace can win a race and it’s just a story, not history. We’re still a long way from that. But we were pushed a step closer by a courageous young man carrying on his shoulders the dreams of many.
TALLADEGA — Bubba Wallace won, and he had to beat the rain, history, a pair of former Cup champions, and a horde of social media haters to do it.
"I'm certainly more emotional and more happy for someone else's victory on this day that I am my own," said Cup champion Denny Hamlin, co-owner of 23XI Racing, which owns YellaWood 500 champion Bubba Wallace's car.
Chris Buescher won under caution because of a wreck. By Talladega standards, it was a minor wreck, but it took out an important driver: points leader Kyle Larson.
This is the third time in the last five Cup races at Talladega that rain forced a postponement. Once again, let’s enjoy that collective chuckle that Talladega Superspeedway is adjacent to an area that locals have long known as Dry Valley.
TALLADEGA — The rain wouldn't go away, and NASCAR drivers are going to have to wait to drive around Talladega Superspeedway until another day.
In only seven of this season’s races is the field set by qualifying, including the season finale at Phoenix, at which the champion will be determined.
Talladega Superspeedway is wide-open. For fans … and for the drivers. NBCSN will have broadcast coverage at noon.
Twice delayed by red-flag periods to repair damage to the track walls, the Sparks 300 Xfinity race was ended six laps prematurely Saturday evening with Brandon Brown having been inches in front of Brandon Jones when the caution flag fell.
TALLADEGA — Only at Talladega would a race winner immediately get into an ambulance to head to the infield care center and watch his car get towed to Victory Lane.
When Bill France Sr. told Bill Ward, “Get me 1,000 acres near a freeway and I’ll come look,” the landscape of this corner of Alabama forever changed.
When the 36-year-old Kyle Busch finished third this past Sunday in the South Point 400, it was his 600th Cup start. Including Trucks and Xfinity, he has more than 1,000 starts in NASCAR's top three series.
Once upon a time, before NASCAR displayed characteristic benevolence in cutting off Talladega from being a cut-off race, it was observed that “some drivers race as in bubble-wrap, others as if their britches are on fire.”
The Truck race at Talladega on Saturday is part of the Round of 8, which has only two races, the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 30. The top four after that will compete for the Series championship Nov. 5 in the Lucas Oil 150.
The NASCAR Xfinity drivers now experience the same angst. For the second time, Talladega is hosting a fall Xfinity race, and to say it has playoff implications is a gross understatement.
Joey Logano is no longer the 19-year-old rising star of NASCAR. Now 31, he has established himself as one of the best on the circuit. He has 27 career wins and a Cup championship in 2018. He spent time with The Star to talk about a variety of topics.
For the third straight year, Talladega Superspeedway will host a pair of Xfinity races and a Truck Series event in 2022, according to a NASCAR news release issued today.
Brad Keselowski has six victories at the Superspeedway, which is tied for second all-time. Dale Earnhardt Sr. won 10, while Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon won six apiece.