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

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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



The White Zone: Let’s not neuter racing at Daytona and Talladega

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Just after 10 p.m., Monday, NASCAR announced that Ryan Newman‘s injuries were non-life threatening. I as well as many others in the NASCAR world breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Newman’s wasn’t the worst I’ve seen covering auto racing; that belongs to Joe Graf Jr.‘s wreck in a pro late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hell, […] READ MORE