Skip to comments.NASCAR - The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega - Sunday 10/7/12 @ 1pm ET on ESPN
Posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Chase for the Cup Race 4 opens up all kinds of possibilities as the field takes on Talladega this Sunday. The Big One(s) await.
This Week, It's the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega!
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On an unassuming stretch of land suited for soybean farming located next to a couple of abandoned airport runways, crews constructed the biggest superspeedway in NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway.
Since Alabama International Motor Speedway (as it was called until 1989) opened its gates in September 1969, the track has surpassed every initial expectation.
Talladega, Ala., emerged as the top choice among several possible sites in the Southeast, with the main criteria for selection being availability of land, access to the interstate system and a population base of at least 20 million people within 300 miles.
Anniston insurance executive Bill Ward, a race driver and fan himself, helped NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation founder William H.G. (Bill) France find the land in Alabama, following a casual conversation with France in Daytona in the mid-1960s. Ward found what he thought was the perfect site in north Talladega County near an airport that the U.S. Government had sold to the City of Talladega after World War II. He set up a meeting with then-Talladega mayor James Hardwick and other city officials, and in a restaurant in Anniston in 1966, France got the group to consider the idea of putting a major track on the site. After a trip to the Firecracker 400 in Daytona to observe first-hand the potential economic impact, the group was sold.
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Talladega race thread is Up Ping!
Hope I can get a chance to watch this one - one of my favorite tracks!
Should be a real bumper to bumper fest, a lot at stake.. and a shot at the championship could go pooof for a few more drivers if ‘Dega has its way..
But will Moochelle be the starter?
lol.. NO, but Big Bird will be there waving the Green Flag! He’s looking for a new job and they’re trying him out. ;-)
In B4 Tork.
Also in before Fender Blender!
Should be interesting, My brother and brother in law going to be there. From want I understand thier seats are near the tower.
Thanks for the work Norm.
Haven’t checked the weather yet but hoping it’s a go. We’ll be watching on a 3 hour delay which is almost live for us.
What will the strategy be? Hang back or stay in the front? Stay tuned.
I would like for the players to go ahead and show their stripes on the lead driver. I have the #2 dodge.
,,,,,,, Who’s BUTT will Tony grab this week ??? Look out ladies ,,,,,,
Oh My Goodness... Even Hippy Cog chimed in before I could finish my first glass of BRGR..
Your post is Talladega fast !!!!
and little Kyle the Pile ran home and hid behind his mama's apron...
OK, I got as far as Bromo Seltzer - Ritalin for BRGR...
Kyle can drive for James Finch in the #51 since Kurt’s leaving. Gibbs can pick up Hornish who has been one heck of a fill in for the #22.
I’ll be starting the #2.....
I wish you all the success in the world Sunday.... :^)
It certainly looks like the boys @ Penske Engines had the right blend of power and fuel economy.
I imagine when they close up shop at the end of the season, some of the talent there won’t have any problem finding a new job.
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