Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: Chase Shakeups and Surviving Talladega

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Sprint Cup Series: Another Round of Chase Eliminations – As the checkered flag dropped over Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon, four more drivers were removed from the championship battle. Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are now left to just fight for Victory Lane for the remainder of the season. With that …

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Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

Fred's 250 Powered By Coca Cola

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.143 seconds ahead of Tayler Malsam to win the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held the top spot and remained there through a green-white-checkered finish to make 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least one win. Spencer Gallagher, …

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Tyler Reddick Scores First Career Pole

Tyler Reddick Talladega Polesitter Credit Jared Tilton Nascar Via Getty Images

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Camping World Truck Series rookie Tyler Reddick scored his first career pole in just his 13th start for Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The part-time driver posted a speed of 186.827 mph (51.256 seconds). Tayler Malsam qualified second, followed by ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Sophomore driver Ryan Blaney, who is …

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Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch Lead Practices at Talladega

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Talladega Superspeedway on Friday for two practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Sunday afternoon’s GEICO 500. The first session lasted 60 minutes, and the second and final practice was only 50 minutes. Clint Bowyer topped the first session with a fast lap of 200.385 mph. Meanwhile, only 21 cars ran …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Debuting Drivers at Talladega

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads off to Talladega Superspeedway for the race that probably has the largest red circle on the calendar for championship contenders. Their goal will likely be to survive any carnage and finish the race without taking too much of a hit in the standings. But a trio of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards Gives Back

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Author’s Note: While the Truck Series sits idle for its final off weekend of the year, much of the series has been quiet this week, save for an announcement that Gray Gaulding’s Martinsville truck will be pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So instead of covering the Truck Series this week, I’m taking the opportunity …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Series on Life Support … And Fading Fast

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The last two races have seen young drivers beat out the veterans of the Camping World Truck Series for a trip to Victory Lane. 16-year-old Cole Custer broke the record for youngest winner in the Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that was set by Las Vegas Motor Speedway victor Erik Jones late last …

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Clint Bowyer’s Wife Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

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Early Wednesday morning, Kansas native Clint Bowyer announced on Twitter that his wife, Lorra, had given birth to their baby boy. After being on baby watch since the  checkered flag flew over Dover International Speedway last Sunday afternoon, the two spent more than 18 hours in the hospital before their little one made his appearance. …

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