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Stock Car Scoop: How Concerning Are Safety Issues Ahead of Talladega?

With Talladega Superspeedway looming this weekend as October gets underway, Thursday (Sept. 29) brought the announcement that Alex Bowman will sit out the race after concussion-like symptoms following his crash at Texas Motor Speedway the week prior.

Adam Cheek and Jared Haas break down how concerning these safety issues are with Talladega this weekend, what breed of chaos the superspeedway will bring and their reactions to the William Byron and Ty Gibbs penalties after the weekend at Texas.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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