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History Is Made With Bubba Wallace’s Triumph

(Photo: NASCAR Media via Chris Graythen of Getty Images)

LINCOLN, Ala. – Daytona and Talladega have been two of Bubba Wallace‘s strongest tracks since he first arrived in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. He’s finished second in the Daytona 500 (2018) and been right up in contention to win on multiple occasions. Monday [Oct. 4] saw Wallace just barely avoid the crash that …

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Hendrick Teammates Alex Bowman, William Byron In Must-Win Situation After Talladega Crashes

Alex Bowman's damaged car is towed to the garage during the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, 10/4/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LINCOLN, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway is a tricky place to race in general.  Add the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to the equation and it just churns your stomach. For Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and William Byron, they’re feeling a little stomach sick this evening. Talladega effectively derailed their championship hopes going forward, barring a …

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Bubba Wallace Scores 1st Win in Rain-Shortened Talladega Playoff Race

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was postponed a day by rain, and even as the skies threatened even more precipitation, Bubba Wallace raced his way to the front as stage two wound down, running up front when a crash brought out the caution flag on Monday (Oct. 4). Then rain hit, …

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YellaWood 500 at Talladega Postponed to Monday

A Track Drying Truck works in the tri-oval at Talladega Superspeedway, 10/3/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Originally scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 3), the NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 will now be run at 1 p.m. ET Monday (Oct. 4) after intermittent rain shut down operations at Talladega Superspeedway. Heavy rain hit in the morning and a window appeared to be open for the 500-mile race to get started, but after a …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Staying With JTG in 2022

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Michigan 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will remain the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, it was announced Sept. 30. According to The Athletic, it is a one-year deal. Stenhouse is in his second year driving for JTG. He has four top fives, six top 10s and one …

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Jonathan Hassler to Be Ryan Blaney’s Crew Chief in 2022

Ryan Blaney celebrating after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, 8/22/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Blaney will have a new NASCAR Cup Series crew chief in 2022. Jonathan Hassler will be atop the No. 12 Team Penske pit box starting next year, the team announced Wednesday (Sept. 29). Hassler currently serves as Matt DiBenedetto’s crew chief for Wood Brothers Racing after taking over for Greg Erwin. He led the …

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Denny Hamlin Starts on Cup Pole at Talladega

Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Toyota at 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Denny Hamlin will roll off pit road from the pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing driver is locked into the Round of 8 after winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week. Teammate Kyle Busch joins Hamlin on the front row in second, while …

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Kevin Harvick’s Crew Chief Suspended, Multiple Teams Penalized After Las Vegas Weekend

Kevin Harvick No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Subway colors, 2021 Las Vegas Cup playoff race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick‘s crew chief Rodney Childers has been suspended from this weekend’s event at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday Oct. 3 after two loose lug nuts were found on the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford during post race inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Childers will be replaced by crew chief veteran Greg Zipadelli.  Childers has …

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Greg Zipadelli to Crew Chief for Kevin Harvick at Talladega

Greg Zipadelli and Kevin Harvick at 2019 Michigan NASCAR Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Veteran crew chief Greg Zipadelli is listed to return to the top of the pit box at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday, Oct. 3, for the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Kevin Harvick. Zipadelli, who currently serves as the Vice President of Competition for SHR, will replace full-time crew chief Rodney Childers after the former …

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