Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega

‘Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega’ is an in-person perspective of the action at Talladega Superspeedway from Fan4Racing writer, Mike Orzel.

‘Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega’ is an in-person perspective of the action at Talladega Superspeedway from Fan4Racing writer, Mike Orzel. (Author commentary is their own opinion, and does not necessarily reflect the overall views at Fan4Racing.)

Talladega is always a wild, unpredictable experience.  The track’s slogan “This is more than a race, THIS IS TALLADEGA” plays prominently in track promotional materials and is spot on.  Talladega offers an experience far beyond what most fans expect at a more typical track, both in terms of the on-track action as well as the broader character of the track itself and the die-hard fans in attendance. 

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Brad Keselowski Adds to his Talladega Win Count

Brad Keselowski adds to his Talladega win count with another victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 at Alabama track on Sunday.

Brad Keselowski adds to his Talladega win count with another victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 at Alabama track on Sunday.

After what has been an eventful start to the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the show rolls into Talladega Superspeedway. Despite what fans say about the typical superspeedway race, teams still look at these races as a chance to grab a win. Anything and everything is possible in these races. As always, it is critical to find a way to make it to the end of the race. 

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Brad Keselowski Snags a Dramatic Overtime Talladega Victory

Brad Keselowski snags a dramatic overtime Talladega victory in the NASCAR Cup Series, Geico 500 on Sunday afternoon in Alabama.

Brad Keselowski snags a dramatic overtime Talladega victory in the NASCAR Cup Series, Geico 500 on Sunday afternoon in Alabama.

Despite sustaining damage in an early wreck, and despite leading only one lap in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski nailed down an opportunistic overtime victory in the tenth event of the NASCAR Cup Series season.

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Post Talladega Power Ranking

Post Talladega Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series takes a look at the drivers as they head into a doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway.
TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – JUNE 22: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Sylvania Ford, Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Dent Wizard Ford, and Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Post Talladega Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series takes a look at the drivers as they head into a doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway.

The past few weeks have brought a very diverse group of race tracks. NASCAR went from Bristol, one of the shortest tracks in the sport, to Homestead, a 1.5-mile oval, to Talladega, the sport’s longest and fastest superspeedway. This Talladega race was a bit different from most. Not a ton of wrecks, but still suspense, as most cars were low on fuel coming down to the wire. It ended with another margin of victory smaller than one-hundredth of a second, with Ryan Blaney edging out Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola crossing the line backward in third place, as Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek get sandwiched into the wall. A crazy weekend led to some shake-ups in the power ranking leading into the Pocono double-header.

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NASCAR Investigation Confirms Noose at Talladega was No Hoax

NASCAR Investigation Confirms Noose in the No. 43 garage of Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace was not a hoax before the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – JUNE 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, takes a selfie with NASCAR drivers that pushed him to the front of the grid as a sign of solidarity with the driver prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020, in Talladega, Alabama. A noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway a week after the organization banned the Confederate flag at its facilities. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

NASCAR Investigation Confirms Noose in the No. 43 garage of Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace was not a hoax before the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

During an update Thursday on NASCAR’s investigation into a noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR president Steve Phelps quickly dispelled any insinuation that the incident was a hoax.

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