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.
Big temp swing forecast for the race on Sunday:
I will stare #2 or #11. Right now I have 11 on the bench, but want to see how qalifying goes.
Wont you go blind if you stare at #2 or #11 too long?
Stare should be start. I am terrible at typing without enough light on the keyboard!
Good Luck, of course I’m the one that needs it the most. Richmond Rocker
Tubebender will try to trick you into picking Richard Petty and Harry Gant. Don’t do it! It is just a trick!
Ha! Handsome Harry & The King. Sounds like a Swedish Porno!
I swapped 17 for 11 last night. Will wait till after qualifying to see who I run. See you have a “Not Entered” driver in C-group. Michael Waltrip is running the 55 car this week. I do an internet web search for the Sprint Cup Entry List for the race before picking.
Thanks, Sam Hornish will be taking that slot. I will decide my B slots after qualifying myself.
You need a miners carbide head lamp...
You’d think he’d get hired for yellow flags...
And the Florida Gators (11 and my alma mater) beat LSU(3) 14-6 in an upset.
I hope I did not use up all my Moose-Chelle food and beer waiver W00kie points on this game. I still need some for the race tomorrow!
Put a helmet on him and you have a champion driver!!!
Diversity, yaknow. No matter , he’d be deep fried nuggets after the checkered anyway. ;-)
Yur a gator? cool.. Gopher here.. well, I went to keggers at the U, Stanford won in OT in a comeback from 2 tds down.
Yep, I am a Gator. Electrical Engineering. Also two brothers, Veterinarian and Medical Doctor. I am the family looser and losing to Janas Raiders (happydogX2) here too....Occupy NASCAR, jump on the track, take their tires, drive in the wrong direction, shift into reverse when going 70mph, honk all the time, eat a hamburger without M00se-Chelle’s approval!!!
Speaking of Gophers I have ‘relocated’ one possum, two moles and 4 rack-coons here on the vast Bender Estate... but I degrease
Ilk shouting "Save a corn, outlaw NASCAR....Yeeeeaaawwww!"
ilk stew sounds good to me,, a nice roast with veggies, potatoes, yummy.. with mooseberry pie
I think you’re on to something. We need horns in those cars. We’ve already got road (track) rage so why not add blowing horns to the mix? They need trucker-type air-horms too, not those road-runner “beep-beep” type.
Church, Cowboy pizza (Papa Murphy’s) and a race I’ve got a bad feeling about.
Air horns and front and reaar mounted paint ball guns!
Dega pre-race show on ESPN Now Ping!!
Nascar jumps through all different hoops to distance itself from tobacco and tobacco products only to now have some make-believe hillbilly country crooner introduce their weekly extravaganza while smoking a cigar.
What are they thinking?
DO they think?
Cool and overcast..
but no rain on radar. :-}
Do they think? mmmmmm..It's a business, It's a sport, It's a moneymaker. :-)
We have few critters passing thru on the old fencetops these days.. except for squirrels,, ooodles ,, little buggers.. I’d like to grease a few of them too.. but they have laws about shotguns in the backyard and letting her rip..
Big cold front just swept through the east coast this morning. Alabama should be dry.