The White Zone: Bubba Wallace did it

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One hundred and ninety-eight. That’s how many different drivers have a NASCAR Cup Series win, over the span of 2,673 races. Bubba Wallace put his name on that list. He put himself in position, in a race where nobody led more than 11 laps in a single stint. He blocked the advance of Brad Keselowski and Joey […] READ MORE


Cup race postponed to Monday

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Call in sick, tomorrow, if you still have days off. NASCAR postponed Sunday’s YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, due to relentless rain. It now starts Monday at 1 p.m. ET. NBCSN carry the television broadcast, while MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio carry the radio broadcast. It’s the fourth Cup Series race postponed, this season, […] READ MORE


Darlington Nights: NASCAR’s Ricky Bobby problem

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“If you’re not first, you’re last.” – Ricky and Reese Bobby That was the catchphrase of the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The titular character based his life and his NASCAR career on that quote. Bobby heard the quote first from his father, Reese Bobby, who surprised him at his school’s […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Welcome to Talladega

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Time to break out the Talladega Superspeedway checklist. Let’s see: Drivers angry after a “big” wreck? That was a hell of an interview from @joeylogano there. Lots to unpack. Raw and honest thoughts. 💭 "When are we gonna stop? This is dangerous. I've got a roll bar on my head. I'm one hit away from […] READ MORE



Talladega wreck puts Almirola in playoff hole

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — As the old saying goes, Talladega giveth and Talladega taketh away. Aric Almirola knows this too well. In 2018, Talladega Superspeedway gaveth to him when he punched his ticket to the Round of 8 with a win. Sunday at Talladega, however, tooketh away from him. Almirola led the YellaWood 500, Sunday, with three laps […] READ MORE


The White Zone: It’s good to be back at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — I turned left onto Speedway Boulevard and drove east towards Talladega Superspeedway. About a mile from the main entrance, I came upon a backlogged line of vehicles. After a few minutes, it crept forward. Finally, I turned right at the main entrance and went to cover my first NASCAR Cup Series race in […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Geico 500

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For the second time this season, the Nascar Cup Series hits a superspeedway. This means betting will be nearly impossible to predict in the Geico 500. Odds on Odds: Geico 500 Sunday when the series returns to the Talladega Superspeedway, many things will be watched for. There will be a new package in play following […] READ MORE


Differences in racing between Daytona and Talladega

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The late Barney Hall once said that we “don’t race anywhere in the world like (we) do at Talladega.” It was true when he said it during the MRN Radio broadcast of the Winston 500 on Oct. 15, 2000, and it’s still true in 2020. But given that we also do this style of racing […] READ MORE