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Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega
Aerial view of Talladega Superspeedway in 2007.
Location Speedway Boulevard, Talladega, Alabama
Time zone GMT-6
Capacity 175,000
Owner International Speedway Corporation
Operator International Speedway Corporation
Broke ground May 23, 1968
Opened September 13, 1969
Construction Cost $4 million USD
Architect Bill Ward and William France Sr.
Former Names Alabama International Motor Speedway (1969-1989)
Major events NASCAR Nextel Cup
Aaron's 499, UAW-Ford 500
NASCAR Busch Series

Aaron's 312
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
John Deere 250
ARCA RE/MAX Series
Food World 250 Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,576 × 1,932 pixels, file size: 804 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Talladega is a city located in Talladega County, Alabama. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... USD redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Bill Henry Getty France, Sr. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The Aarons 312 is a NASCAR Busch Series race held at Talladega Superspeedway. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The John Deere 250 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Talladega Superspeedway. ... The Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States. ... The Food World 250 is a ARCA RE/MAX Series held during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series UAW-Ford 500 weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. ...

Tri-oval
Surface Asphalt
Circuit Length 2.66 miles (4.28 kilometres)
Turns 4
Banking Turns 1&2: 33°
Turn 3: 32.4°
Turn 4: 32.5°
Tri-oval16.5°
Back straight: 3°
Lap Record 0:44.998 (Bill Elliott, Melling Racing, 1987, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup)

Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCAR's founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. At 2.66 miles (4.28 km) long, Talladega is the largest oval track in the Nextel Cup Series and has seating provisions for over 175,000 patrons. “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Melling Racing was a NASCAR team from 1982 to 2002. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Talladega is a city located in Talladega County, Alabama. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Alternative use: Race track Racetrack is a pencil and paper game, nominally for two players. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...


The start/finish line is placed after the pit exit because Bill France wanted to have higher ticket sales towards that side, as well as centered with pit road. The unusual placement has affected the outcome of several races (the start/finish line is normally placed across from the center of pit road). The track is adjacent to and visible from Interstate 20. “I-20” redirects here. ...


The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. ...

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History

In the early days of NASCAR, a one-mile, oval track was originally planned to be built in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Local religious leaders opposed the construction of such a large track, and NASCAR founder Bill France decided to instead build the track in Alabama at Talladega.[1] Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... William Bill Henry Getty France, Sr. ...


Talladega got off to a controversial start when the Professional Drivers Association, a union of drivers led by Richard Petty, went on strike the night before the inaugural Talladega 500. The union was concerned with the speed which could be attained due to the track's length and steep banking, and the perceived threat to driver safety that this posed. Bill France took to the track himself in a car and drove around it at high speeds. NASCAR also ran a successful support race, but it was not enough, and the PDA drivers went on strike. Replacement drivers from the previous day's race were asked to race, and tickets were good for future races. The race was the only win for Richard Brickhouse and was the debut race for six-time championship team owner Richard Childress. Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Richard Brickhouse was a journeyman NASCAR driver when he won the inaugural Talladega 500 in 1969. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ...


Restrictor Plates and "The Big One"

Speeds well in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h) were commonplace at Talladega. Talladega Superspeedway has the record for the fastest recorded time in a closed oval course, with the record of 216.309 mph set by Rusty Wallace on June 9, 2004.[2]. Wallace circled the 2.66-mile (4.28-km) trioval in 44.270 seconds, which surpassed the previous record held by Bill Elliott (212.809 mph) set in 1987, but doesn't replace the record due to the fact it was practice. Buddy Baker was the first driver to qualify at a speed over 200 mph, with a 200.447 mph lap during qualifying on March 24, 1970. Baker was also the first recorded driver to break the 200 mph barrier at the track, with a speed of 200.096 mph in a test session. Rusty Wallace on his way to his 55th and final victory in the 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Elzie Wylie Buddy Baker, Jr. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1987 Bobby Allison experienced a tire failure while going through the "trioval" portion of the track, which sent his car airborne. His car tore out a portion of the frontstretch catch fence, nearly entering the crowd. NASCAR imposed rule changes to slow the cars after the incident, with a 1988 rule requiring cars running there and at Daytona to use restrictor plates. The most often cited reason is a fear that the increasing speeds were exceeding the capabilities of the tires available at the time, as high-speed tire failure had led to some gruesome crashes at slightly lower speeds. The plates limit the amount of air and fuel entering the intake manifolds of the car, greatly reducing the power of the cars and hence their speed. This has led to the style of racing held at Talladega and Daytona to be somewhat different from that at other superspeedways and to be referred to by NASCAR fans as "restrictor-plate racing". Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ...


The reduced power affects not only the maximum speed reached by the cars but the time it takes them to achieve their full speed as well, which can be nearly one full circuit of the track. The racing seen at Talladega today is extremely tight; often in rows of three or four cars, and sometimes even 5 wide on the straightaways throughout most of the field, as the track is wide enough to permit such racing.


Such close quarters due to the cars being so close to each other, however, makes it extremely difficult for a driver to avoid an incident as it is unfolding in front of him, and the slightest mistake often leads to massive (and often frightening) multi-car accidents - dubbed "the Big One" by fans and drivers - and Talladega is notorious for such, and always has been. It is not uncommon to see 20 or more cars collected in them. Such huge crashes are less frequent at Daytona, which is a more handling oriented track. The Big One refers to a major event such as a large earthquake or other natural disaster. ...


The danger of "The Big One" not only can cause extensive damage to cars during a race, but it can affect points standings overall, especially since the second race was moved from July to October because of Alabama heat, and the development of NASCAR's playoff system that incorporates the second race, currently the UAW-Ford 500, although such big wrecks occasionally occurred even before the restrictor plates were introduced as well. The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ...


Talladega facelift

Talladega Superspeedway went under heavy re-construction on the pavement of the racing surface and down on apron (trouble lane). Construction began on May 1, 2006 and ended September 18, 2006. The first NASCAR national touring series race after the face-lift was the John Deere 250, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on October 7th. Mark Martin qualified on the pole for the race, and turned out to be the winner in the end after the hard crash on the last lap in turn 3 involving Mike Wallace in the GEICO Chevrolet and Derrike Cope in the Key Motorsports Chevrolet. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Mike Wallace can refer to: Mike Wallace, the long-time television correspondent for CBS. Mike Wallace, the historian. ... Derrike Cope is a race-car driver in NASCAR, best known for his win at the 1990 Daytona 500. ...

Scheduled races

Talladega hosts two Sprint Cup races and one Nationwide Series race annually. Both of the Sprint Cup races are 500.08 miles (188 laps) (800 km) in length. The names by which the races are called now vary due to the purchase of naming rights, with the spring Nextel Cup race since spring 2002 (2002) being referred to as the Aaron's 499 after the Atlanta-based rent-to-own chain. The Nationwide Series race has historically been a 500 kilometer race (117 laps) since its 1992 inception, but was cut to 300 miles (483 km - 113 laps) in 1998 because of a spectator's letter questioning the metric distance, but restored to 500 kilometers by its current sponsor. The Craftsman Truck Series race is 250 miles (94 laps) and the ARCA race, once a 500 kilometer affair, was shortened to 300 miles in 1998, and to 250 miles in 2006 when it was moved to Friday. The Sprint Cup is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for those horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Haydock Park during September. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Aarons is a lease-to-own retailer, whose principal rival is Rent-a-Center. ...


The Aaron's 499, then sponsored by Winston, was known as one of the sport's four legs of the traditional "Winston Million", with the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, and the Southern 500 being the other three. With the demise of the Southern 500 by a lawsuit, there are only three majors remaining. (From 1985 until 1997, a driver who won three of the four majors won a one million dollar bonus.) The Winston Million was a now-defunct cash prize award program on the NASCAR Winston Cup series, based on the Grand Slam concept. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500 is a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race. ...


In Summer 2006, Talladega Superspeedway was repaved.


See also: List of NASCAR race tracks 12. ...


NASCAR Sprint Cup Stats

NASCAR Cup Records

This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Dave Marcis (born March 1, 1941) was a driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup (now known as the NASCAR Nextel Cup) circuit from 1968 until 2002. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a NASCAR driver. ...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Winners

Season Date Winning Driver Car # Sponsor Make Avg Speed Margin of Victory
1969 September 14 Richard Brickhouse 99 Nichels Engineering ’69 Dodge 153.778 mph (247.482 km/h) 7 sec
1970 April 12 Pete Hamilton 40 Petty Enterprises ’70 Plymouth 152.321 mph (245.137 km/h) 44 sec
1970 August 23rd Pete Hamilton 40 Petty Enterprises ’70 Plymouth 158.517 mph (255.108 km/h) 10 sec
1971 May 16 Donnie Allison 21 Wood Brothers ’69 Mercury 147.419 mph (237.248 km/h) 6 cl
1971 August 22 Bobby Allison 12 Holman-Moody ’69 Mercury 145.945 mph (234.876 km/h) 2.1sec
1972 May 7 David Pearson 21 Wood Brothers ’71 Mercury 134.4 mph (216.296 km/h) 4.9 sec
1972 August 6 James Hylton 48 Hylton Engineering ’71 Mercury 148.728 mph (239.355 km/h) 1 cl
1973 May 6 David Pearson 21 Purolator ’71 Mercury 131.956 mph (212.363 km/h) 1 lap
1973 August 12 Dick Brooks 22 Eastern Airlines ’72 Plymouth 145.454 mph (234.086 km/h) 7.2 sec
1974 May 5 David Pearson 21 Purolator ’73 Mercury 130.22 mph (209.569 km/h) 0.17 sec
1974 August 11 Richard Petty 43 STP ’74 Mercury 148.637 mph (239.208 km/h) UC
1975 May 4 Buddy Baker 15 Sunny King ’75 Ford 144.948 mph (233.271 km/h) 1 cl
1975 August 17 Buddy Baker 15 Sunny King ’75 Ford 130.892 mph (210.650 km/h) 5 feet
1976 May 2 Buddy Baker 15 Norris Industries Ford 169.887 mph (273.407 km/h) 35 sec
1976 August 8 Dave Marcis 71 K&K Insurance Dodge 157.547 mph (253.547 km/h) 29.5 sec
1977 May 1 Darrell Waltrip 88 Gatorade Chevrolet 164.877 mph (265.344 km/h) 0.29 sec
1977 August 7 Donnie Allison 1 Hawaiian Tropic Chevrolet 162.524 mph (261.557 km/h) UC
1978 May 14 Cale Yarborough 11 First National City Oldsmobile 155.699 mph (250.573 km/h) 2 cl
1978 August 6 Lennie Pond 54 W.I.N. Oldsmobile 174.7 mph (281.15 km/h) 2 cl
1979 May 6 Bobby Allison 15 Hodgdon/Moore Ford 154.77 mph (249.078 km/h) 1 lap + 50 sec
1979 August 5 Darrell Waltrip 88 Gatorade Oldsmobile 161.229 mph (259.473 km/h) 62 sec
1980 May 4 Buddy Baker 28 NAPA Oldsmobile 170.481 mph (274.363 km/h) 3 feet
1980 August 3 Neil Bonnett 21 Purolator Mercury 166.894 mph (268.590 km/h) 6 cl
1981 May 3 Bobby Allison 28 The 5 Racers Buick 149.376 mph (240.397 km/h) 0.1 sec
1981 August 2 Ron Bouchard 47 Race Hill Farm Buick 156.737 mph (252.244 km/h) 2 feet
1982 May 2 Darrell Waltrip 11 Mountain Dew Buick 156.597 mph (252.018 km/h) 3 cl
1982 August 1 Darrell Waltrip 11 Mountain Dew Buick 168.157 mph (270.622 km/h) 1 cl
1983 May 1 Richard Petty 43 STP Pontiac 153.936 mph (247.736 km/h) 2 cl
1983 July 31 Dale Earnhardt 15 Wrangler Ford 170.611 mph (274.572 km/h) 4 cl
1984 May 6 Cale Yarborough 28 Hardee’s Chevrolet 172.988 mph (278.397 km/h) 2 cl
1984 July 29 Dale Earnhardt 3 Wrangler Chevrolet 155.485 mph (250.229 km/h) 1.66 sec
1985 May 5 Bill Elliott 9 Coors Ford Thunderbird 186.288 mph (299.801 km/h) 1.72 sec
1985 July 28 Cale Yarborough 28 Hardee’s Ford Thunderbird 148.772 mph (239.425 km/h) 0.66 sec
1986 May 4 Bobby Allison 22 Miller American Buick Regal 157.698 mph (253.790 km/h) 0.19 sec
1986 July 27 Bobby Hillin Jr 8 Miller American Buick Regal 151.522 mph (243.851 km/h) 3 cl
1987 May 3 Davey Allison 28 Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird 154.228 mph (248.206 km/h) 0.78 sec
1987 July 26 Bill Elliott 9 Coors Ford Thunderbird 171.293 mph (275.669 km/h) 0.15 sec
1988 May 1 Phil Parsons 55 Crown Petroleum / Skoal Classic Oldsmobile Cutlass 156.547 mph (251.938 km/h) 0.21 sec
1988 July 31 Ken Schrader 25 Folgers Chevrolet Monte Carlo 154.505 mph (248.652 km/h) 2 cl
1989 May 7 Davey Allison 28 Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird 155.869 mph (250.847 km/h) 2 cl
1989 July 30 Terry Labonte 11 Budweiser Ford Thunderbird 157.354 mph (253.237 km/h) 0.2 sec
1990 May 6 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Lumina 159.571 mph (256.805 km/h) 2 cl
1990 July 29 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Lumina 174.43 mph (280.718 km/h) 0.26 sec
1991 May 6 Harry Gant 33 Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile Cutlass 165.62 mph (266.540 km/h) 11 sec
1991 July 28 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Lumina 147.383 mph (237.19 km/h) 1.5 cl
1992 May 3 Davey Allison 28 Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird 167.609 mph (269.741 km/h) 2 cl
1992 July 26 Ernie Irvan 4 Kodak Film Chevrolet Lumina 176.309 mph (283.742 km/h) 0.19 sec
1993 May 2 Ernie Irvan 4 Kodak Film Chevrolet Lumina 155.412 mph (250.111 km/h) 2 cl
1993 July 25 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Lumina 153.858 mph (247.610 km/h) 0.005 sec
1994 May 1 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Lumina 157.478 mph (253.436 km/h) 0.06 sec
1994 July 24 Jimmy Spencer 27 McDonald’s Ford Thunderbird 163.217 mph (262.672 km/h) 0.025 sec
1995 April 30 Mark Martin 6 Valvoline Ford Thunderbird 178.902 mph (287.915 km/h) 0.18 sec
1995 July 23 Sterling Marlin 4 Kodak Film Chevrolet Monte Carlo 173.188 mph (278.719 km/h) 0.05 sec
1996 April 28 Sterling Marlin 4 Kodak Film Chevrolet Monte Carlo 149.999 mph (241.400 km/h) 0.22 sec
1996 July 28 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet Monte Carlo 133.387 mph (214.666 km/h) 0.146 sec
1997 May 10 Mark Martin 6 Valvoline Ford Thunderbird 188.354 mph (303.126 km/h) 0.146 sec
1997 October 12 Terry Labonte 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 156.601 mph (252.025 km/h) 0.146 sec
1998 April 26 Bobby Labonte 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac Grand Prix 144.428 mph (232.434 km/h) 0.167 sec
1998 October 11 Dale Jarrett 88 Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford Taurus 159.318 mph (256.397 km/h) 0.14 sec
1999 April 25 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 163.395 mph (262.959 km/h) 0.137 sec
1999 October 17 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 166.632 mph (268.168 km/h) 0.114 sec
2000 April 16 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo 161.157 mph (259.357 km/h) 0.189 sec
2000 October 15 Dale Earnhardt 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 165.681 mph (266.638 km/h) 0.119 sec
2001 April 22 Bobby Hamilton 55 Square D Chevrolet Monte Carlo 184.003 mph (296.124 km/h) 0.163 sec
2001 October 21 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 164.185 mph (264.230 km/h) 0.388 sec
2002 April 21 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 159.022 mph (255.921 km/h) 0.060 sec
2002 October 6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 183.665 mph (295.580 km/h) 0.118 sec
2003 April 6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 144.625 mph (232.751 km/h) 0.125 sec
2003 September 28 Michael Waltrip 15 NAPA Chevrolet Monte Carlo 156.045 mph (251.130 km/h) 0.095 sec
2004 April 25 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo 129.396 mph (208.243 km/h) UC
2004 October 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo 156.929 mph (252.55 km/h) 0.117 sec
2005 May 1 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo 189.804 mph (305.460 km/h) 0.193 sec/GWC
2005 October 2 Dale Jarrett 88 UPS Ford Taurus 143.818 mph (231.453 km/h) UC/GWC
2006 May 1 Jimmie Johnson 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo 142.891 mph (229.961 km/h) 0.120 sec
2006 October 8 Brian Vickers 25 GMAC Chevrolet Monte Carlo 157.602 mph (253.636 km/h) UC
2007 April 29 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo 154.167 mph (248.108 km/h) UC/GWC
2007 October 07 Jeff Gordon 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Impala SS 143.445 mph (230.852 km/h) 0.066

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Season Recap January 18 - Riverside 500 = Winner: David Pearson February 15 - Daytona 500 = Winner: David Pearson February 29 - Carolina 500 = Winner: Richard Petty March 7 - Richmond 400 = Winner: Dave Marcis March 14 - Southeastern 500 = Winner: Cale Yarborough March 21 - Atlanta 500 = Winner: David Pearson April 4 - Gwyn Staley Memorial 400... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dave Marcis (born March 1, 1941) was a driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup (now known as the NASCAR Nextel Cup) circuit from 1968 until 2002. ... 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Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... // January 16, 1977 ; Riverside International Raceway Winner: David Pearson February 20, 1977 ; Daytona International Speedway Winner: Cale Yarborough February 27, 1977 ; Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Winner: Cale Yarborough March 13, 1977 ; North Carolina (Rockingham) Speedway Winner: Richard Petty March 20, 1977 ; Atlanta Motor Speedway Winner: Richard Petty March 27, 1977 ; North... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donnie Allison is a former driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, who won ten times during his racing career, which spanned the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. ... Hawaiian Tropic is a brand of sun tan lotion being sold in the United States, a competitor to Coppertone. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lennie Pond is a former NASCAR driver. ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elzie Wylie Buddy Baker, Jr. ... Places: Napa, California Napa County, California Napa Valley College Other: NAPA - National Automotive Parts Association NAPA - National Asphalt Pavement Association Categories: Disambiguation ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Neil Bonnett (July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. ... Purolator may refer to: Purolator Courier, a Canadian courier. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market near-luxury cars slotted between entry-level Ford and luxury Lincoln models, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and Chryslers Chrysler brand. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... The Three-Letter Acronym STP can have several meanings: Straight Through Processing is a banking term where a financial transaction is automatically completed without manual intervention. ... This article is about Pontiac automobiles; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac, for other uses see the Pontiac (disambiguation). ... The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a wrangler is a student who has completed the third year (called Part II) of the Mathematical Tripos with first-class honours. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 19 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located primarily in the Eastern half of the United States in Southern, Southeast, and East Coast regions. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 19 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a wrangler is a student who has completed the third year (called Part II) of the Mathematical Tripos with first-class honours. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... The 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Coors may refer to: People Adolph Coors (1847-1929) started brewery Adolph Coors III grandson was kidnapped and murdered Pete Coors Things Adolph Coors Company of Golden, Colorado Coors Brewing Company Coors Field This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located primarily in the Eastern half of the United States in Southern, Southeast, and East Coast regions. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... SABMiller (South African Breweries - Miller) (LSE: SAB, JSE: SAB,Official site) is one of the world’s largest brewers, with brewing interests and distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. ... The Buick Regal is a mid-size car produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004, during which Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models; the two frequently shared bodies and powertrains. ... The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Hillin, Jr. ... SABMiller (South African Breweries - Miller) (LSE: SAB, JSE: SAB,Official site) is one of the world’s largest brewers, with brewing interests and distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. ... The Buick Regal is a mid-size car produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004, during which Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models; the two frequently shared bodies and powertrains. ... The 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 8 and ended November 22. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Chevron may refer to: Chevron, a V-shaped pattern seen in military or police insigna, heraldry, flag design, and architectural frets Chevron, a series of bones on the underside of the tail of reptiles Chevron Corporation, a petrochemical company Chevron Cars, an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation including stylized... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 8 and ended November 22. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Coors may refer to: People Adolph Coors (1847-1929) started brewery Adolph Coors III grandson was kidnapped and murdered Pete Coors Things Adolph Coors Company of Golden, Colorado Coors Brewing Company Coors Field This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 7 and ended November 20. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Phil Parsons Phil Parsons (born June 21, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former NASCAR driver. ... UST is a Three Letter Acronym that can refer to: Universal Standard Time Underground Storage Tank Uniform Spanning Tree University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Unresolved Sexual Tension This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might... The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 7 and ended November 20. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ken Schrader with the 2006 Little Debbie paint scheme Schraders 2006 Motorcraft paint scheme (left) Schrader putting on his HANS device Kenneth Schrader (born May 29, 1955 in Fenton, Missouri) is a second-generation race car driver. ... Folgers Coffee is a major brand of coffee in the US, part of the food and beverage division of Procter & Gamble. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 12 and ended November 19. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Chevron may refer to: Chevron, a V-shaped pattern seen in military or police insigna, heraldry, flag design, and architectural frets Chevron, a series of bones on the underside of the tail of reptiles Chevron Corporation, a petrochemical company Chevron Cars, an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation including stylized... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 12 and ended November 19. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 11 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 11 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 10 and ended November 17. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Gant Harry Phil Gant (born January 10, 1940 in Taylorsville, North Carolina) is best known for driving the number 33 Skoal Bandits car on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. ... Tin of Skoal Mint The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (formerly United States Tobacco Company) has been manufacturing dipping tobacco for over one hundred years. ... The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... The 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 10 and ended November 17. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 9 and ended on November 15. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Chevron may refer to: Chevron, a V-shaped pattern seen in military or police insigna, heraldry, flag design, and architectural frets Chevron, a series of bones on the underside of the tail of reptiles Chevron Corporation, a petrochemical company Chevron Cars, an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation including stylized... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 9 and ended on November 15. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959 in Salinas, California) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. Wife: Kim Baker Irvan Married: November 21, 1992 Children: Jordan (August 12, 1993), Jared (February 9, 1998) Parents: Vic & Jo Irvan Career highlights 15 career NASCAR Winston Cup victories 22 career NASCAR Winston... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimmy Spencer Jimmy Spencer (born February 15, 1957 in Berwick, Pennsylvania) is an American NASCAR driver and commentator. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on February 12 and concluded November 12. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... There are several well-known men named Mark Martin. ... Cummins NYSE: CMI, is a maker of diesel and gas engines. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on February 12 and concluded November 12. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who drove the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing until being replaced by Regan Smith July 17, 2007. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18th 1996 and ended on November 10th 1996 with Terry Labonte winning his 2nd championship. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who drove the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing until being replaced by Regan Smith July 17, 2007. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18th 1996 and ended on November 10th 1996 with Terry Labonte winning his 2nd championship. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... There are several well-known men named Mark Martin. ... Cummins NYSE: CMI, is a maker of diesel and gas engines. ... The Ford Thunderbird was a car manufactured in the United States by the Ford Motor Company. ... The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Alan Labonte (born May 8, 1964) is an American race car driver and drives the #43 Cheerios Dodge Charger for the Petty Enterprises NASCAR Racing Team in the Nextel Cup Series and the #77 Dollar General Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Kevin Harvick Incorporated in the Busch Series. ... Interstate Battery System of America, Inc. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... The Ford Taurus is a mid-size, front wheel drive car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Hamilton (born May 29, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit. ... Square D is an American manufacturer of equipment used to control and distribute electric power. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a professional race car driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. ... Places: Napa, California Napa County, California Napa Valley College Other: NAPA - National Automotive Parts Association NAPA - National Asphalt Pavement Association Categories: Disambiguation ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... 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Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... The Ford Taurus is a mid-size, front wheel drive car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... 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The circuit's infield also hosts the Birmingham Ultimate Disc Association Mud Bowl tournament in the winter. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The Aarons 312 is a NASCAR Busch Series race held at Talladega Superspeedway. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The John Deere 250 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Talladega Superspeedway. ... The Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States. ... The Food World 250 is a ARCA RE/MAX Series held during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series UAW-Ford 500 weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. ... Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar flying disc most commonly weighing 175 g. ...


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Records

  • March 24, 1970: During qualifying, Buddy Baker becomes the first RECORDED driver in NASCAR history to break the 200 mph barrier by turning a lap of 200.447 mph (322.588 km/h).
  • August 20, 1971: Paula Murphy, "Miss STP" made a record closed course run for a female at 171.499 mph (276.001 km/h).
  • August, 1974: A.J. Foyt tests an Indy car at a speed of over 217 mph (349 km/h).
  • August 9, 1975: Mark Donohue sets a closed-course world record in a Porsche 917-30 at 221.160 mph. It would stand as a world record for four years, and as a United States record until 1986.
  • 1984: The Winston 500 set a still standing NASCAR record with 75 lead changes in a single race.
  • May 5, 1985: Bill Elliott sets a 500-mile race record, winning the Winston 500 at an average speed of 186.288 mph. Elliott won the race despite losing nearly two laps during a lengthy early pit stop to fix a broken oil line, and despite the race only having two caution flags. Elliott made up the entire distance he lost under one lengthy, green-flag period. The record stood as the fastest 500-mile race of any kind until 1990, when Al Unser, Jr. broke it by winning the CART Michigan 500 at Michigan International Speedway at an average speed of 189.727 mph (305.336 km/h). Mark Martin later broke the record for fastest 500-mile NASCAR race (see below).
  • November 26, 1985: Lyn St. James sets a record closed course run for a female, at over 200 mph (320 km/h).
  • March 24, 1986: Bobby Unser sets a closed-course speed record for four-wheel drive vehicles with an Audi 5000CS Turbo Quattro at 206.825 mph (332.853 km/h).
  • 1986: The Saab Long Run - set of 2 world and 21 international records with three series SAAB 9000 Turbo - 100,000 km with an average speed of 213.299 km/h and 50,000 miles with an average speed of 213.686 km/h.
Bill Elliott's car that set the record for the fastest qualifying speed in a stock car - 212.809 mph (342.483 km/h)
Bill Elliott's car that set the record for the fastest qualifying speed in a stock car - 212.809 mph (342.483 km/h)
  • May 1, 1987: Bill Elliott sets the all-time NASCAR qualifying record, winning the pole for the Winston 500 at a speed of 212.809 mph (342.483 km/h) (44.998 seconds). The record still stands due strictly to the use of the carburetor restrictor plate, mandated after the 1987 season.
  • October 11, 1988: Lyn St. James sets a record closed course run for a female at 212.577 mph (342.110 km/h), driving a Ford Thunderbird.
  • December 14, 1989: Patty Moise sets a record closed course run for a female at 216.607 mph (348.595 km/h), driving a Buick.
  • January 23, 1990: Patty Moise sets a record closed course run for a female at 217.498 mph (350.029 km/h), driving a Buick.
  • 1996 Saab set endurance and speed record-breaking runs in their 900.
  • May 10, 1997: Mark Martin wins the Winston Select 500, a race which had no caution flags, at a NASCAR 500-mile record speed of 188.354 mph (303.126 km/h), nearly ten years after the introduction of restrictor plates.
  • June 10, 2004: Rusty Wallace tests a stock car without a restrictor plate for series sponsor Nextel to test communication capabilities, and hits a speed over 228 mph (367 km/h) on the straights (some reports say the speeds were close to 235 mph / 378 km/h), and 221 mph (356 km/h) average speed for the lap.

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Memorable races at Talladega

  • 2005: Jeff Gordon won his second straight Aaron's 499 under the green-white-checker rule stretching the race to 516 miles, and won despite a 25-car wreck (the third largest in the modern era) brought out the red flag on Lap 132, in which started Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun Mike Wallace causing a chain reaction pile-up in Turn 1.
  • 2006 (Spring): Jimmie Johnson held off Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers at the Aaron's 499 on May 1, 2006 (the race had been delayed from Sunday to Monday). When he stepped out of the car, Dick Berggren (FOX pit reporter) told him he was an uncle of new born Connor Johnson. Several drivers were blamed for causing two multi-car crashes in the race. Johnson also became the eighth driver to win all four legs of NASCAR's Grand Slam in his career.
  • 2006 (Fall): Brian Vickers wins under caution after bumping the car of teammate Jimmie Johnson into the car of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during a last lap pass on the backstretch at the UAW-Ford 500 on October 8, 2006. In a repeat of the 2004 Aaron's 499, the fans expressed their disapproval of Junior not winning by tossing debris onto the track.
  • 2007: Kyle Busch goes for a terrifying tumble into the 3rd turn during the fall Busch Series race, after making contact with Tony Stewart. Numerous other cars are involved in other small wrecks during the race that whittled the field down. Jeff Gordon wins the fall Cup race the next day, and, like the 2004 race, a few fans litter the track in debris (especially beer cans) in protest of Gordon passing Dale Earnhardt in career wins. Gordon won the fall race in the same year in the first ever COT restrictor plate race by passing teammate Jimmie Johnson and fellow competitor Tony stewart to lead from the entrance of turn 3 to the finish line on the last lap with Johnson coming up short on a late pass attempt. This also marked a milestone as it was Gordon's 80th career win and a personal achievement as it was also the first appearance in victory lane by his new daughter Ella.
  • 2007 (Fall): Jeff Gordon had a pit-road penalty for taking pit equipment from his stall earlier in the race, went to the back, but made a charge to the front late in the race and on the final lap, he was running second behind teammate Jimmie Johnson until Tony Stewart led a group of cars on the outside, heading down the backstretch, Gordon went up in front of Stewart which gave him a draft push by Johnson and into the lead and helm him, Stewart and Dave Blaney off for the win. This was Gordon's 80th career win, 6th at Talladega and 12th restrictor-plate win, passing Dale Earnhardt for the most restrictor-plate wins, he also sweeps the races at Talladega for 2007, becoming the 6th person to sweeps both races at Talladega on the same year and wins the first Car of Tomorrow race on a Superspeedway. Gordon won the race with a special Pepsi paint scheme designed by a fan, quoting after he won that "they should do this again next year.", this is Gordon's 3rd win at Talladega with a Pepsi paint scheme. Toyota was the spotlight of the weekend, celebrating its first pole on a Superspeedway courtesy of Michael Waltrip, five Toyotas in the top 6 starting spots, and drivers in outside the Top 35 in owners points qualifying unusually well. The Big One also happened in the race, involving 11 cars.

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See also

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


References

  1. ^ Racing vs. Religion. Historic Hillsborough. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  2. ^ http://www.nascar.com/2004/news/headlines/cup/06/10/rwallace_talladega/index.html Accessed July 4, 2007.
  • Bolton, Mike and Jim Nunn (October 7, 2006) "Talladega doesn't measure up." Birmingham News. - Updates previously-published track dimensions with new measurements taken during 2006 repaving.
  • Fielden, Greg. NASCAR Chronicle. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd., 2004.

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