TALLADEGA: LIVE RACE BLOG

Live race blogAll times Eastern 2:06 p.m.No, FOX, I do not want to buy Digger gear. On the other hand, hey ESPN, how about some Nicole Manske gear?2:09 p.m.Is Nick Saban asleep? Wake up, coach.2:15 p.m.Hey, did you know Budweiser is the great American lager?2:25 p.m.No use trying to predict who will win until the last half of the last lap. So I will wait.2:26 p.m.Junior takes the lead. You get the feeling this race could make or break his season. Not statistically, but mentally.2:28 p.m.Lap 8 ...

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CLOSED WHEEL, OPEN THREAD

So many questions will be answered this weekend... Will Junior Earnhardt turn his season around?Who will The Big One claim in Talladega?Can Mark Martin put together a championship run?Will pit row road continue to kill ... everyone?We leave the rest in your capable hands.What do you think? ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: MAX PAPIS MAKES A FRIEND

Harvick looks strong at Dega ... the infield fans are geeked ... Labonte lets the dogs out ... and Max Papis makes a new friend. Check out the latest Twitter updates from the world of NASCAR. Kyle Busch Tuesday, 4/21/09. 4:24 pm: Kyle didn’t win at Phoenix. He’s saving it for this weekend at Talladega! DeLana Harvick Friday, 4/24/09: Initial comments from Kevin in the first few minutes of practice: This thing is fast, I think we got a shot... Sam Hornish Jr. Thursday, 4/23/09: ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: WHEN NASCAR TWITTERS, WE LISTEN

 This week on That's Tweetin': Harvick looks strong at Dega ... the infield fans are geeked ... and Max Papis makes a new friend.Kyle BuschTuesday, 4/21/09. 4:24 pm: Kyle didn’t win at Phoenix. He’s saving it for this weekend at Talladega!DeLana HarvickFriday, 4/24/09: Initial comments from Kevin in the first few minutes of practice: This thing is fast, I think we got a shot...Sam Hornish Jr.4/23/09: Talladega infield is insane, and its only thursday!Saturday, 4/18/09. 11:15 pm: ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009 EDITION

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VIDEO: BOBBY ALLISON 1987 TALLADEGA CRASH

In 1987 Bobby Allison survived one of the nastiest, and almost deadliest, crashes in NASCAR history when he blew a tire that caused his car to violently spin into the Talladega catch fence at more than 200 mph. Had Allison's car reached the stands - and thank God it did not - this event easily would have gone down as one of the biggest sports-related tragedies of all time.What is amazing, when you watch the video, is that the fence held. Thin, linked pieces of metal prevented tons of steel fl ...

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JEFF GORDON FAN OBITUARY

From an obituary in the Arizona Republic: "Chuck P. Dimmick, born December 29, 1958 in Riverside, CA passed away suddenly on April 18, 2009 while attending a NASCAR race to watch his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Chuck was the loving husband of Kristen and devoted father of Dillon. Chuck was the Director of Marketing for the Lund Cadillac Group. We are sure he would still want all to know that 0.9% financing is still available on all New 2008 Hummer H2's. A mass celebrating Chuck's life ...

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DANICA PATRICK TO APPEAR ON COVER OF SHAPE MAGAZINE

Danica Patrick is all over the news this week. Days after telling The New York Times that she will consider jumping to NASCAR when her IRL contract ends this season, PaddockTalk reports that Patrick will grace the cover of the June issue of Shape magazine. Which means I will be picking up my first copy of Shape magazine, a magazine that one can only assume covers the hard-charging world of shapes. Earlier today SI's Mark Beech wrote that he believes Patrick will make the leap to NASCAR. He is ...

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SOME OF US WILL TAKE THE PARKING OF THE 8 CAR A LITTLE HARDER THAN OTHERS

Hey buddy, you still got a little on your cheek. Yeah. Almost. There you go. Got it.Attaboy. As fashion statements go, we have seen better. You have to love the "It's so bright out my hat needs sunglasses, too" look. What do you think is in the 30-ounce mug? My guess: More sunglasses. ...

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THE 800 MPH CAR: THE NORTH AMERICAN EAGLE

You won't see one on the track anytime soon, (or ever), but it sure is fun to look at. The North American Eagle is an experimental automobile built from the body of a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and powered by a 42,500 horsepower engine. The vehicle's creators say they will try to break the land speed record of 763 mph next summer in Black Rock, Nev. They plan to go 800 mph, which is 45 mph faster than the speed of sound. The goal: pioneer supersonic land travel. For everyone who thinks NASCA ...

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