After a rain delay the race got heated, and David Ragan came out on top!
Regan Smith won the NNS race at Talladega on Saturday
Joey Logano finished second, Kasey Kahne third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Talladega
With NSCS qualifying rained out, Carl Edwards gets the pole based on his practice speed Friday at Talladega
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS and a seven-time winner on restrictor-plate tracks, considers race car setup and competition at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway to be similar to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Earnhardt most recently scored the runner-up result in the 2013 Daytona 500.
The Big One may have dropped last Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but just like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, nothing is over until Tony Stewart decides it is. And despite being seventh in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 46 points out of first, it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the going gets tough, the tough get going, as Stewart proved last year when he rallied from seventh after Round No. 5 of the 10-race Chase to take the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship five races later at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Stewart’s run to his third career Sprint Cup title was epic, as the driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing overcame a 24-point deficit to sit atop the Chase standings after the checkered flag waved at Homestead. Stewart won the championship in a tiebreaker over Carl Edwards, as his five wins in 2011 trumped Edwards’ lone victory.
That inspiring trek has given nearly every Chase driver renewed inspiration this year, including Stewart. The only thing lacking from Stewart’s magical run to the championship was a call by legendary announcer Vin Scully, who could have easily used his line from the first game of the 1988 World Series, where in the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and a runner on base, the Detroit Tigers’ Kirk Gibson homered off Oakland A’s closer Dennis Eckersley to rally from a 4-3 deficit to beat the A’s 5-4, prompting Scully to say: “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.”
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