NASCAR All Day Live Thread from Talladega

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it Carl Edwards?

4/25/10 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Good morning racefans.  First and foremost, I want to extend my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people killed in the rash of tornadoes yesterday.  We had a Saturday without racing, but the loss of life is by far the greater loss.  Our best wishes and prayers are with the people affected.

Because of yesterday's severe weather, the NASCAR Nationwide race was postponed to today.  That race will run immediately after the Sprint Cup race, the Aaron's 499.  Now let's face it, it will no doubt be longer than 499, due to the Green White Checker finish we will likely see.

As I said in the preview, picking a winner at Talladega is almost a gut feeling, and as Kramer said, it's more of a crap shoot.  However you pick your winner, almost anyone can win.  Will it be Gordon? Johnson? Jr? McMurray? Or maybe Denny or Brad?  Who knows, it could be any one of them.

So race fans, the weather in 'dega is sunner and warm, judging by the T-shirts and sunglasses on NASCAR Raceday.  Get set for 800 miles of racing, and join us here if you are at home watching.  The Cup race is on FOX and the Nationwide race is airing on ESPN2. 

In DW's words, "Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racin' boys!"
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7/18/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

He never went over the fence.  Parts of his car went through it and some fans got minor injuries, but the catch fence held together, did its job, and Carl walked away from this and actually sprinted to the finish line.

4/26/10   |   Alpha_Dawg   |   1258 respect

what a great race congrads to harvick. Mark finally makes it through to finish a restrictorplate race

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Wow, I guess I won't finish watching the rest of the N'wide race.  Thanks Kramer

4/25/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I was busy all day so didn't get to see any of the Cup race, I did watch the video highlights on NASCAR.com though, what a wild finish!  The Nationwide race was just as bad, and Dennis Setzer got up into the catch fence on the final lap, Brad Keselowski won it.  So Happy wins at Talladega, been a long time coming.

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

and the king of "Where'd HE come from" Happy Harvick wins at Talladega!!! YAHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

I'm very glad everyone is okay, but Jimmie Johnson has no one to blame but himself and maybe his own spotter for that wreck.

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Okay, okay, Kyle got into Johnny - doesn't change my opinion of Johnny - ARCA at best

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

HOLY CRAP!!!!! JUST missed Jr.  Sauter has no business in a Cup car - he can't drive ***t thru a straw with a mouthfull!!!

At least no one went flying.

DAMMIT there goes Matt and Mikey, Paul Menard.

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Oh crap, I forgot altogether to do my polls I think   I gotta get my brain working again

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Competition caution coming up, Joey Logano in the lead, but here comes JUNIOR!

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

ROFLMAO Good God DW - "Dancing with the Cars"?

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Smokesfan wrote:
Wow, I feel for you. A doubleheader today, I'm ready for some racing.

Me too.  And BTW, I'm picking Jr.  BUT I think Tony and Kurt are the other two who will be there at the end. 

And, dammit, can't count out Mikey or Keselowski....

or Jeff......

or Jimmie........or Denny..........or Carl or Jamie.

Awwwww crap, I'm rolling the dice.

4/25/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

JenX63 wrote:

Yes Debi, terrible for all those folks up there.


I will unfortunately be missing these two probably awesome races, work calls. Good luck to Tony and all the others...have a great one race fans...

DAMN!!! That sucks big time - I hope you have some way to keep up?? I really feel for you, cuz I've BEEN there

4/25/10   |   Smokesfan   |   3464 respect

JenX63 wrote:

Yes Debi, terrible for all those folks up there.


I will unfortunately be missing these two probably awesome races, work calls. Good luck to Tony and all the others...have a great one race fans...

Wow, I feel for you. A doubleheader today, I'm ready for some racing.

4/25/10   |   JenX63   |   32817 respect


Yes Debi, terrible for all those folks up there.


I will unfortunately be missing these two probably awesome races, work calls. Good luck to Tony and all the others...have a great one race fans...