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NASCAR - The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega - Sunday 10/7/12 @ 1pm ET on ESPN
NASCAR.com ^ | 10/4/12

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.


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Welcome to this week's Nascar at FR race thread!

This Week, It's the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega!

October 7, 2012



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Talladega Superspeedway
Track History
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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1 posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Talladega race thread is Up Ping!


2 posted on 10/04/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hope I can get a chance to watch this one - one of my favorite tracks!


3 posted on 10/04/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

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..


4 posted on 10/04/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

But will Moochelle be the starter?


5 posted on 10/04/2012 7:50:45 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

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. ;-)


6 posted on 10/04/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Talladega! Woot!


7 posted on 10/04/2012 8:09:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: NormsRevenge

In B4 Tork.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 8:09:49 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Also in before Fender Blender!


9 posted on 10/04/2012 8:33:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Should be interesting, My brother and brother in law going to be there. From want I understand thier seats are near the tower.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Clyde5445

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.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 9:03:16 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:27:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would like for the players to go ahead and show their stripes on the lead driver. I have the #2 dodge.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NormsRevenge

,,,,,,, Who’s BUTT will Tony grab this week ??? Look out ladies ,,,,,,


14 posted on 10/05/2012 5:17:47 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh My Goodness... Even Hippy Cog chimed in before I could finish my first glass of BRGR..


15 posted on 10/05/2012 7:59:23 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Your post is Talladega fast !!!!


16 posted on 10/05/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: NormsRevenge; happydogx2; MtnClimber
Holey Moley Batman TRD president sliced and diced Kyle Bush!

and little Kyle the Pile ran home and hid behind his mama's apron...

17 posted on 10/05/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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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.....


18 posted on 10/05/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

I wish you all the success in the world Sunday.... :^)


19 posted on 10/05/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tubebender

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.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: tubebender

Big temp swing forecast for the race on Sunday:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/huge-talladega-temp-swing-may-1/85110


21 posted on 10/05/2012 5:43:07 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: eyedigress

I will stare #2 or #11. Right now I have 11 on the bench, but want to see how qalifying goes.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 6:42:35 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Wont you go blind if you stare at #2 or #11 too long?


23 posted on 10/05/2012 7:13:33 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

Stare should be start. I am terrible at typing without enough light on the keyboard!


24 posted on 10/05/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Good Luck, of course I’m the one that needs it the most. Richmond Rocker


25 posted on 10/05/2012 7:39:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Tubebender will try to trick you into picking Richard Petty and Harry Gant. Don’t do it! It is just a trick!


26 posted on 10/05/2012 7:46:43 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Ha! Handsome Harry & The King. Sounds like a Swedish Porno!


27 posted on 10/05/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

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.


28 posted on 10/06/2012 8:52:33 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Thanks, Sam Hornish will be taking that slot. I will decide my B slots after qualifying myself.


29 posted on 10/06/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: MtnClimber

You need a miners carbide head lamp...


30 posted on 10/06/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You’d think he’d get hired for yellow flags...

no?


31 posted on 10/06/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace -Jimi Hendrix)
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To: tubebender

And the Florida Gators (11 and my alma mater) beat LSU(3) 14-6 in an upset.


32 posted on 10/06/2012 4:15:22 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

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!


33 posted on 10/06/2012 4:18:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber
I got your back…


34 posted on 10/06/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

MY PRESCIOUS!


35 posted on 10/06/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: tubebender

Put a helmet on him and you have a champion driver!!!


36 posted on 10/06/2012 4:53:39 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

Diversity, yaknow. No matter , he’d be deep fried nuggets after the checkered anyway. ;-)


37 posted on 10/06/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MtnClimber

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.


38 posted on 10/06/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!!!


39 posted on 10/06/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Speaking of Gophers I have ‘relocated’ one possum, two moles and 4 rack-coons here on the vast Bender Estate... but I degrease


40 posted on 10/06/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Track red flagged for occupy ilk on the track:

Ilk shouting "Save a corn, outlaw NASCAR....Yeeeeaaawwww!"

11 Elk crossingroad 1

41 posted on 10/06/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

ilk stew sounds good to me,, a nice roast with veggies, potatoes, yummy.. with mooseberry pie


42 posted on 10/06/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MtnClimber

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.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 8:23:11 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

Air horns and front and reaar mounted paint ball guns!


44 posted on 10/07/2012 8:55:13 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Dega pre-race show on ESPN Now Ping!!


45 posted on 10/07/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Amazing!

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?

46 posted on 10/07/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by Roccus
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Talladega: Lap-by-Lap
http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/121007/tallcuplbl/index.html

Cool and overcast..

but no rain on radar. :-}


47 posted on 10/07/2012 10:12:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Roccus
I hear ya.. Check out the Pink Lemonade patch..

Do they think? mmmmmm..It's a business, It's a sport, It's a moneymaker. :-)

RaceBuddy FRee!!

48 posted on 10/07/2012 10:17:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

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..


49 posted on 10/07/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Big cold front just swept through the east coast this morning. Alabama should be dry.


50 posted on 10/07/2012 10:31:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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