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The 10: Talladega Twister Shuffles Sprint Cup Rankings

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 You’ll have to forgive our writers in advance for focusing more on past history rather than the final result of Sunday’s attrition-filled GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway for this week’s Power Rankings. Who can blame them? With 35 of the 40 cars involved in some sort of incident, Talladega was less …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brendan Gaughan on 2016 and Beyond

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Currently fifth in NASCAR XFINITY Series Points, Brendan Gaughan provides his Richard Childress Racing team with a veteran presence in the driver’s seat.  Gaughan, 40, has had a strong season, in position to make the first XFINITY Chase yet he’s been at the center of speculation about whether 2016 will …

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Talladega TV Ratings Draw Even with 2015’s

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Sprint Cup Series TV ratings have been on a steady decline nearly three months into the 2016 season. However, this past Sunday’s GEICO 500 defied the trend as for the first time this year, overnight ratings were not down. According to Sports Media Watch, the race scored a 3.8 Nielsen …

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Power Of The People: Could NASCAR Drivers Nix The Plates?

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The most notable moments of Talladega, contrary to popular belief, came two days before multiple cars flipped upside down. Prior to the Chris Buescher melee, long before Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano flared up once again there was a meeting of political minds behind closed doors. The Driver’s Council, an unofficial union of …

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5 Points to Ponder: It’s Been Emotional

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Fall Talladega All told, this past Sunday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, we had wrecks that involved a staggering 35 of the 40 cars in the field; not to mention the most lead changes and most leaders in a race so far in 2016. Put another way, it was certainly not …

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