AARON’S 499 ODDS

Reality bites.This isn’t about an annoying movie, rather the reality of losing two straight races and going to NASCAR’s most unpredictable track. If there is going to be a curveball thrown in the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule, this is the weekend. Here’s why. Eight different drivers have won the last ten races at Talladega. Over the last five years, Mike Bliss and Joey Logano are in the top five among best average finishes. Jeff Gordon, who has two wins here in the last five year ...

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LOL RACE PICS: REST ASSURED, TONY STEWART HAS BIG PLANS FOR SCREWING UP TALLADEGA

 The great thing about Tony Stewart is how honest he is.For more such shenanigans go to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Kyle Busch's babyLOL Race Pics goes metaStart and park this! ...

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TALLADEGA ENDING AWKWARD FOR EVERYONE

The less-than-satisfying ending to Sunday's race in Talladega should have NASCAR revisiting its scoring and timing systems this week. Races should end with racers, you know, racing.  End of Talladega race put NASCAR between rock and hard place (SI.com) ...

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AMP ENERGY JUICE 500 ODDS

Oh, Talladega. What are we going to do with you?Now that I’m up a fake 90 dollars for the year after Denny Hamlin’s win at Martinsville, I can devote my energy to racing’s biggest problem child. And if you think Talladega isn’t a problem, here’s one of many crash montages with crappy musical accompaniment to boot. Talladega has no business hosting a Chase race. It’s not a matter of if a huge wreck will happen, just a matter of how soon. Even last year, af ...

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RICHMOND BRINGS NASCAR BACK TO PAR

Last week’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega put up some record-setting statistics. Lead changes and number of leaders for a single event now have new heights to match. It was impressive and enjoyable. But it can’t be considered a norm.Fast forward to the next weekend and the circuit rolls into its first of two annual Richmond weekends. The Virginia three-quarter mile oval is of exceptional design and usually provides great racing. Backing it up to Talladega puts it in a nice spot.The bi ...

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