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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega – Race Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega - Race Results

Last week, Matt Kenseth chased Brad Keselowski down after racing atCharlotte Motor Speedway, putting him in a headlock between dark haulers. In the waning laps of the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Kenseth was pushing Brad Keselowski across the start/finish line. Kenseth's push put Keselowski in Victor ...

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NASCAR Truck Series: Fred’s 250 at Talladega – Race Results

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Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps,Timothy Peters won the fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday atTalladega Superspeedway. Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ...

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega – Race Line-Up

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega - Race Line-Up

Brian Vickers roared to the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, working the aerodynamic draft to great effect during a qualifying session full of surprises at Talladega Superspeedway. Vickers, driving the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Toyota to a fast lap of 196.129 mph, will start first in Sunday's GEIC ...

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Three Races Remain, Three Points Separate Three Drivers Battling For Third

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While Chase Elliott’s lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings has grown to a hefty 42 points over second-place Regan Smith, the battle between third, fourth and fifth is separated by a mere three points with three races remaining. Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott, currently third in the standin ...

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Champions Avoid ’Dega Wild Card Woes

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Last season, Matt Kenseth headed to Talladega Superspeedway with a four-point standings lead. He left the Alabama track trailing Jimmie Johnson by the same margin following a 20th-place finish. Kenseth was never able to regain sole possession of first place and saw Johnson go on to win the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR S ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Does Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson elimination affect fan interest in Chase?

Two rounds down, two to go in the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. With Sunday’s completion of round two, a.k.a. the Contender round, the Chase for the Sprint Cup field stands at eight drivers: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards.

Some favorites were eliminated Sunday at Talladega — reigning and six-time champion Jimmie Johnson and most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kasey Kahne was also eliminated, making Gordon the only HMS representative still in the Chase. Kyle Busch, who had been showing championship-type potential that had been missing in previous chases, was also bounced.

So, what does a Chase with NASCAR most popular (Earnhardt) and most dominant (Johnson) drivers spell for the sport? Does it really make a difference in interest, i.e. viewership, for the remainder of [...]

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