Update: NASCAR ‘pleased’ with $2B deal with ISC

Sports 05/22/19, 11:54

The Latest on NASCAR's $2 billion deal to acquire International Speedway Corp. (all times Eastern):12:30 p.m.NASCAR is calling its $2 billion deal with International Speedway Corp. a merger.The stock car series says it is "pleased with the progress" the "merger agreement" represents. NASCAR pledged to grow the sport and deliver ...

NASCAR to buy Intl. Speedway, owner of Daytona, Talladega

Sports 05/22/19, 08:50

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion.International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.The companies said Wednesday that deal is expected ...

Update: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 14:27

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in ...

Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

Sports 05/04/19, 13:11

Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a 77-year-old NASCAR driver could muster before yielding to his crew. Pushing 80, Shepherd just might race long enough for his age to match his car number. "Oh, yeah. That won't be nothing," Shepherd ...

Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

Sports 05/03/19, 15:37

Chase Elliott followed his first win of the season with a pole at Dover, topping the speed chart on a blistering day at the track with a record 165.960 mph.Elliott won last week at Talladega and kept the good times rolling Friday when he led a 1-2 start for Hendrick ...

Larson ‘looks tough’ after walking away from Talladega wreck

Sports 05/03/19, 15:10

Kyle Larson got his first look at his spectacular barrel roll at Talladega and felt like the star of a summer blockbuster."It makes me look like I'm really tough," Larson said, smiling.Larson was grateful to walk away unscathed last weekend from his dangerous crash on perhaps the diciest track in ...

Column: Larson rolled but Talladega delivered for NASCAR

Sports 04/29/19, 15:24

Anything and everything could have gone wrong at Talladega Superspeedway, where the cars were too fast, engine makers feared their motors couldn't go 500 miles without overheating and drivers insisted they had no idea whatsoever how they planned to race.It could have been a disaster.But NASCAR made adjustments on the ...

Update: 1st wreck takes out Harvick, others at Talladega

Sports 04/28/19, 13:53

The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 2:45 p.m. It didn't take long for the first wreck at Talladega Superspeedway. The first one caught up Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon (3) awaits the final round of qualifying for ...

NASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race

Sports 04/28/19, 11:48

The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars and both Roush Fenway rides will start at the rear at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments.That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex ...

Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

Sports 04/27/19, 18:39

Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's guess.Even by Talladega standards, there's an element of mystery and potential for chaos heading into Sunday's Cup series race, which is often marked by big wrecks and late dramatics."I mean, Talladega is the unpredictable," ...

Reddick holds on for Xfinity win at Talladega Superspeedway

Sports 04/27/19, 16:37

Tyler Reddick held off Gray Gaulding in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway for his first victory of the year.Reddick withstood a last-lap move by Gaulding to survive the caution-packed race and overcame a speeding penalty on pit road and brushes with ...

Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega

Sports 04/26/19, 18:20

Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly.To Clint Bowyer, that unpredictability at least makes it anything but boring."If you woke up every day of your life and knew what the future ...

Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Sports 04/05/19, 18:07

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in Friday qualifying.Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn the fifth pole of his career. His previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest ...

Update: Davey Allison joins dad in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Football 02/01/19, 21:05

The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):9 p.m.The late Davey Allison has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Allison was a famed member of the "Alabama Gang" and his induction began with a video message from Alabama football coach Nick Saban. He was ...

Trio of NASCAR Hall of Famers forever linked by tragedy

Sports 02/01/19, 12:40

A pair of aviation accidents in a span of 102 days altered NASCAR by claiming two stars in their prime.Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison died just over three months apart during the 1993 season, which also happened to be Jeff Gordon's rookie year. Kulwicki was the reigning Cup champion at ...

Plane makes emergency landing on Alabama highway

U.S. 12/22/18, 20:17

A small airplane made an emergency landing on an Alabama highway in front of shocked drivers.According to WXIA-TV , Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt says the flight originated from Talladega Municipal Airport and made the emergency landing nearby on Interstate 20 on Saturday afternoon.The FAA says the single-engine plane ...

Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

Sports 10/17/18, 14:56

Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his championship chances.Chip Ganassi Racing was penalized for breaking NASCAR's policy on damaged vehicles during the race at Talladega Superspeedway. The points deduction announced Wednesday drops Larson to 36 points below ...

Column: Busch loss raises questions about NASCAR officiating

Sports 10/15/18, 17:46

Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning because he ran out of gas, few likely felt sorry for him.Then came his post-race assessment in which he criticized NASCAR for blowing two calls that led to him being ...

Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

Sports 10/14/18, 14:55

Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs.It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his oh-so-close moment in the season-opening Daytona 500."I just love racing ...

Talladega starts final 6-week run for Johnson and Knaus

Sports 10/13/18, 11:53

Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed, full firesuit and all. It was the start of NASCAR's playoffs and the seven-time champion, wearing a flame-retardant billboard, was surprised that he failed to garner even a quizzical stare.Johnson had already lost Lowe's, the ...

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