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NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 at Talladega - Sunday 5/6/12 @ 1200 ET on FoX
NASCAR.com ^ | 5/3/12

Posted on 05/03/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Talladega. 2.66 miles of what some call some mighty mean track.. See Ya There!

This thread dedicated to our armed forces and coalition forces.

God Blessings on our nation and allies and prayers of comfort to the families of our fallen patriots.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Alabama
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This Week, It's the Aaron's 499 at Talladega!

May 6, 2012



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Talladega Superspeedway
Track History
On an unassuming stretch of land suited for soybean farming located next to a couple of abandoned airport runways, crews constructed the biggest superspeedway in NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway.

Since Alabama International Motor Speedway (as it was called until 1989) opened its gates in September 1969, the track has surpassed every initial expectation.

Talladega, Ala., emerged as the top choice among several possible sites in the Southeast, with the main criteria for selection being availability of land, access to the interstate system and a population base of at least 20 million people within 300 miles.

Anniston insurance executive Bill Ward, a race driver and fan himself, helped NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation founder William H.G. (Bill) France find the land in Alabama, following a casual conversation with France in Daytona in the mid-1960s. Ward found what he thought was the perfect site in north Talladega County near an airport that the U.S. Government had sold to the City of Talladega after World War II. He set up a meeting with then-Talladega mayor James Hardwick and other city officials, and in a restaurant in Anniston in 1966, France got the group to consider the idea of putting a major track on the site. After a trip to the Firecracker 400 in Daytona to observe first-hand the potential economic impact, the group was sold.







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1 posted on 05/03/2012 11:36:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Talladega race thread is up Ping!


2 posted on 05/03/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

big boogity


3 posted on 05/03/2012 11:40:41 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

Jr gets his first win in umpty jillion races. You heard it here first!


4 posted on 05/03/2012 11:54:00 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bumpity!


5 posted on 05/03/2012 12:11:37 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: NormsRevenge

Bump!


6 posted on 05/03/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; All

Could be lots of ThunderBumpities per the forecast.. :-}

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=talladega,ab


7 posted on 05/03/2012 12:41:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Norm,

Would you please add me to your NASCAR ping list.
I won't be upset if Jr. finally wins one but I'll still be pulling for Tony. Love NASCAR.

8 posted on 05/03/2012 2:56:27 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is the race this weekend?


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: SunTzuWu; NYTexan; glock rocks; All

you got it, Welcome aboard!

I been sitting Smoke the last few weeks, he was on a mighty fine roll, Junior is overdue to say the least.. and yaknow JJ and Flipper and Flash Gordon are itching to get it done!

and Denny and Matt and HaPPy Harvick done pretty good too so far.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

Cheboygan, Wisconsin. if you leave now , you’ll catch last call at the track bar.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 5:03:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Oops, Cheboygan is in Michigan.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Darn Norm... looks like you beat me to the track bar.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:05 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

beating you is not a bad trick coming from an old country miler in high school.. me that is.

did you know you can pay over 10K for a lawn mowing tractor?

and all the accessories.. hole diggers, blades, wifi..

looks like we skirted the moisture here, temps are set to rise, weeds to grow. now if we can skirt the rain in Dega this week-end.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 8:41:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hate the restrictor plate race predictions!


15 posted on 05/03/2012 9:35:48 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge

I am just about ready to flush Eureka and move to Carmel by the Sea. The only thing growing here right now are snails and slugs.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 10:34:00 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

Carmel is nice and lush.. great beaches, dog friendly.. wish we could afford it..

We got drizzled on a bit last night,, headed for the 80s in a day or two.. poool weather


17 posted on 05/04/2012 9:16:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MtnClimber

I hear ya.. I updated my picks witha keen eye, I need to stop the point slide now.. a 375 would be nice about now and most welcome.. ;-)


18 posted on 05/04/2012 9:18:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

A 375! I have a 375 H&H Magnum.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 9:32:01 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender

Since I used to live in Carmel and once was one of their finest to wear the badge and blue......I know where all the good coffee and donut shops are - and the best watering holes too.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 10:09:27 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

Our dogs strollered along with us last year on a day trip, great place to visit, I bag lots of pastries when I can, we always hit the hogs breath, dogs like the food there and me too.


21 posted on 05/04/2012 11:37:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: happydogx2

Spyglass, not Pebble is the toughest golf course I have ever played. Those homes surrounding and on Spyglass are awesome.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 3:13:30 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

23 posted on 05/04/2012 3:39:28 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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Walmart appearance today - actually just now....
24 posted on 05/04/2012 3:58:01 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: NormsRevenge

TMI!!!


25 posted on 05/04/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Looking Good!!


26 posted on 05/04/2012 5:39:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Clint Eastwood owns the Hogs Breath Inn and the little sculpture shop next door, owned by Malcolm Marand, was featured in Eastwood’s movie “Play Misty for Me”. (My ex-wife was an extra in that movie but that’s another story) Eastwood ran for mayor of Carmel because the city council wouldn’t give him an exception to the sign dimensions authorized by city code. Eastwood won, changed the code & got his larger sign for the Hog’s Breath. True story: I was making an arrest after a traffic stop in front of the H.B. (the guy had an outstanding warrant) and while hand-cuffing the guy I hear a voice behind me say “you need a hand with that?” - I turned around and it was Clint - met a lot of celebrities and hollywood types in Carmel and have too many stories that I shouldn’t tell.

Watched the last 40 laps of the ARCA race last night. Larry McReynolds son won after several hellacious wrecks.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 6:38:50 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge

I had a similar experience when the same Cops stopped me for a DUI... 3 times... in the same night. It was after a Christmas Party in 1956.

Someone tell ST that Flash is on the Pole for tomorrow...


28 posted on 05/05/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

That 1st qualifying lap pulled a fast one didn’t it?
Doesn’t mean much at Dega, but fun anyway.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

I missed most of the qualifying.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 12:00:31 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

I had it on in the workshop.

Gordon did a low tight lap on #1, everybody else went high and wide.

It worked, he said it was based on the cooling system.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 12:06:26 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tubebender
Kyle Bush and Jr. down to the wire. 5 laps to go. Good racing.
Of course, caution.
32 posted on 05/05/2012 2:57:38 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: AGreatPer

Hard hit by #14...


33 posted on 05/05/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: AGreatPer

and I was moving 19 tons of # 9 Compost most of the afternoon...


34 posted on 05/05/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

I dumped a load of rubbish this morning and moved some dirt around. I also caught parts of the race, they had a few red flag delays, air-vac’d a driver.. we’ll see what sunday brings..

and I haven’t checked my points yet.. uhhh.. 6.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

You must have cheated!!! I got 1 stinky point, by my C driver no less. unnnnng as my former FRiend used to say.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 6:35:31 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

every driver of mine was in the top 20. a bad omen perhaps..

I could really use a big points day.. I feeel like flipper .. screwpled..


37 posted on 05/05/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MtnClimber
I sold my rights to Slug Slime to a fellow here in Benderville... Order Yours Now
38 posted on 05/05/2012 11:23:09 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

So that is where it all went.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 7:46:58 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Next: Cup Series race from Talladega

Kyle Busch will try to notch his second consecutive Cup win, as he takes on the field and the game of pack racing at ‘Dega at 1:20 p.m. ET.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 8:59:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Kyle Busch will try to notch his second consecutive Cup win, as he takes on the field and the game of pack racing at ‘Dega at 1:20 p.m. ET.

It's the Kyle Busch show!...:oP


41 posted on 05/06/2012 9:13:28 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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Early morning rain has delayed the start of the race at Talladega. Green flag has been moved to 2:05 p.m. ET. Follow all the action with Live Leaderboard.

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Lap-by-Lap: Talladega
By NASCAR.COM
May 06, 2012

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120506/tallcuplbl/index.html

11:55 a.m. ET — Jet dryers are on the track, and because of that, this is hereby declared a Juan Montoya joke-free zone.

8:03 a.m. ET — The track is getting pounded by a thunderstorm for the moment, but clouds are expected to decrease by the start of the race. It’s going to be a hot one, with temperatures forecast for the high 80s.

7:31 a.m. ET — Jeff Gordon was once called Wonder Boy, and now he’s Old Man River. Jeff Gordon’s top qualfiying effort for the Aaron’s 499 marked the 20th straight season he’d won a Cup pole position. That ties NASCAR Hall of Fame member David Pearson for the longest such streak in history.

It’s the 71st pole of Gordon’s career, third on the all-time list.

Alongside Gordon on the front row will be AJ Allmendinger, followed by Marcos Ambrose, Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne in the top five. Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip and Matt Kenseth are sixth through 10th.

J.J. Yeley failed to qualify for the event.


42 posted on 05/06/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

awesome racin last nite and for me....WAY TO GO Danika


43 posted on 05/06/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: Niteflyr

I don’t know. they sure are giving JJ a lot of camera time.


44 posted on 05/06/2012 9:24:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I was going to work in my shop but with the delay I’ll have to stick around and make sure my PVR records all of it.

I recorded the ARCA race and the Nationwide. The track is definitely living up to its reputation, it will be a good race unless it turns into a race of attrition.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Got this beautiful T-shirt from my family for my birthday.
Think I'll wear it when I watch the race on Tivo later today.

Photobucket

46 posted on 05/06/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NormsRevenge
this is hereby declared a Juan Montoya joke-free zone hehehe!
47 posted on 05/06/2012 9:59:07 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: vox_freedom

I’ve got to order Dale Jr’s “Cinco de Mayo” diecast that he drove yesterday. The #5 Hellman’s Mayonnaise Chevy Impala. Awesome. What a way to celebrate “Cinco de Mayo”. I sure wish he could have won that race.


48 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: vox_freedom

LOVE it :)


49 posted on 05/06/2012 10:32:35 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: NormsRevenge
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50 posted on 05/06/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT by NYTexan
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