THE BIG ONE TALLADEGA 2009

The Big One came late at Talladega on Sunday and Kurt Busch and Mark Martin got the worst of it. Martin, who came into the race determined not to worry about his luck at the superspeedway, was flipped down the track through no fault of his own. He was clearly frustrated following the race. Probably because the word "race" only loosely describes what happened on the track Sunday. Also, Jimmie Johnson might be the luckiest bastard on earth. Watch where he was when The Big One went dow ...

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RYAN NEWMAN TALLADEGA CRASH

Ryan Newman was involved in an ugly crash with five laps to go at the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. After contact with teammate Tony Stewart, Newman's car went airborne, flipped and landed on the hood of Kevin Harvick's car. Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet spun several times before settling on its roof. The driver had to be cut out of the car. He emerged dazed, but otherwise uninjured. Video below.  Last spring at Talladega, Carl Edwards' car went airborne and landed on ...

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FAMILY OF GIRL INJURED AT TALLADEGA WILL BE AT RACE THIS WEEKEND

 Terry Bobbitt took his 17-year-old daughter Blake to her first NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in April. Sitting close to the track, the father and daughter from Rogersville, Ala., felt the rush of the pack as it screamed by. When they rose to their feet at the sight of the checkered flag, the Bobbitts never imagined what would happen next. Carl Edwards was leading through the tri-oval as Brad Keselowski made a move to the inside. Edwards threw a block and Keselowski refused to ...

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LOGANO DOVER CRASH

Joey Logano flipped seven times during a vicious wreck at the AAA 400 at Dover on Sunday. The accident was serious enough to cause his father Tom to run down from the stands to see his son in the infield care center. In a testament to the safety of NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow, Logano walked away under his own power. The rookie was treated and released and said he felt fine - just a little shaken - in an interview with ABC. The crash also collected Martin Truex Jr., Reed Sorenson and Robby Gordo ...

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NASCAR MEGA CRASH

The everything-about-cars Web site Jalopnik takes a look at what the Kyle Busch crash at the Coke Zero 400 in July would have looked like through the eyes of the Predator. The photos from "Anatomy of a NASCAR mega-crash" are cool. I am not sure what the grid overlay accomplishes, other than giving an extra-terrestrial warrior who hunts the most dangerous game of all a clearer kill shot. Kudos on the decision to outfit Busch in pink.Anatomy of a NASCAR mega-crash (Jalopnik) ...

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TONY STEWART HITS CREWMAN

It has not been a good season for crewmen who try to avoid being run over on pit road. A month ago Juan Pablo Montoya pelted a member of David Ragan's pit crew. On Saturday at Richmond Tony Stewart ran over Dwayne Moore, a tire carrier for David Reutimann. Luckily, Moore was up and fist-bumping in no time. I don't know what these crew guys eat for breakfast, but whatever it is, Carl Edwards could sure use some. Related links:Worst crashes of 2009JJ. Yeley crashRally car hits horseMan runs ont ...

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SCOTT STECKLY CRASH

In a weekend filled with crashes at Montreal's famed road course, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, none topped Scott Steckly's crash and flip on the final lap of the NAPA Autopro 100 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race on Sunday. Talk about wrong place, wrong time. Below are two different views of the Steckly crash. The first is a fan video shot from the stands; it is priceless for its redneck a la Francais.Scott Steckly crash - fan video Scott Steckly Montreal crash   Related lin ...

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Crash of the Week: ‘He Hit That Wall a Ton’

You want a crash? We give you the mother of all crashes. With Texas looming this Sunday, it's impossible to overlook this mind-bender brought to you by Michael McDowell during qualifying for last year's Samsung 500. Though he did walk away and give a post-crash interview, McDowell reportedly forgot to thank his sponsors.A millisecond before McDowell crushes the outside wall, he can be heard on the radio telling his crew that the car is 'way too tight.' So that explains it! ...

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Crash Video of the Week: Bobby Allison at Talladega

Bobby Allison's barrel roll down the frontstretch at Talladega in 1987 is among the more consequential wrecks in NASCAR history -- because of it, NASCAR mandated that horsepower-sapping restrictor plates be used at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway. Having only heard and read about the crash over the years, it's interesting to finally see the video -- yes, it's a spectacular wreck and it's truly a wonder that Allison's car didn't end up in the grandstand ...

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Yes, Virginia, Geoffrey Bodine Lived

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