NSCS: 2-for-2; Chase Elliott Wins Another Restrictor-Plate Pole at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official series release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Chase Elliott is two-for-two for qualifying at restrictor-plate tracks in his rookie season. After scoring his first Sprint Cup 21 Means 21 Pole Award at the Daytona 500, the 20-year-old did it again for this weekend’sTalladega Superspeedway. Elliott set a blistering pace of 192.661 mph in his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet during the single-car, …

NXS: First Time for Everything; Tifft Scores Maiden XFINITY Pole at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official series release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Matt Tifft topped the leaderboard during Saturday’s single-car qualifying session to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award at Talladega Superspeedway. Tifft, in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a fastest lap of 181.168 mph. Tifft’s teammate Daniel Suarez will join him on the starting row for the Sparks Energy 300 after posting the second-fastest lap …

ARCA: By A Skosh; Dean Edges Williams Before Yellow Flies; Wins Eventful Talladega Race

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — ARCA photo — A matter of inches made the difference in Friday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega. Gus Dean and Josh Williams ran side-by-side until a multi-car crash behind them erupted. ARCA officials ended the race under yellow with lightning in the area and at the time …

NSCS: Leader Logano; 2015 Fall Talladega Winner Paces GEICO 500 Final Practice

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Last fall’s Talladega winner was once again at the top of the charts during Friday’s final practice session at Talladega Superspeedway. Joey Logano ran a time of 48.785 seconds (196.29 mph) to lead the other 34 cars that took part in …

NSCS: No. 1 is No. 1; Jamie Mac Tops First Cup Practice at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — Jamie McMurray has two Talladega wins in his Sprint Cup Series career, including one in the No. 1 car in fall 2013. He showed speed again Friday afternoon after turning the fastest lap of the session at 47.943 seconds (199.737 mph). …

ARCA: Mitchell Team Fast Again in the Draft; Gus Dean Leads Lone Talladega Practice

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official series release — ARCA photo — Bluffton, South Carolina’s Gus Dean, in the No. 98 GREE-Cab Installers Chevrolet, was the fastest in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards practice Friday morning at Talladega Superspeedway. Dean circled the 2.66-mile superspeedway in 50.822 seconds, an average speed of 188.422 mph. Dean’s looking to rebound after getting caught up …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Tide Rolls Into Talladega; Audie Returns to Beattie’s ARCA Seat

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Lori Audie photo — The pride of the Alabama Crimson Tide is making a pit stop for Friday’s ARCA Racing Series General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. University of Alabama student Tyler Audie is back behind the wheel of the No. 12 Audie Expo/Prattville Pub …

ARCA: GREE Backs Up MMM at Talladega; Gus Dean Returns to No. 98 Chevrolet

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official team release — Mason Mitchell Motorsports photo — Gus Dean is back. Coming fully-armed with a stout No. 98 GREE Chevrolet from Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM), the pair looks to make magic happen in Friday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. This weekend, the duo hopes to finish what they started nearly two and a …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Relishing the Opportunity; McReynolds in for JGL at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — The Talladega ties to the McReynolds family have their winning ways. NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds grew up in nearby Birmingham and won a Cup race as crew chief for the late Davey Allison in May 1992. 20 years …

AUDIO: Featured Driver: Georgia Late Model Rising Star Mason Massey

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August 1, 2013 – When RaceChaser Senior Editor Tom Baker sat down to have a conversation with 16-year-old Mason Massey, he discovered three things about the Georgia Late Model rising star. First, Mason’s faith is central to his attitude about racing and life.  Second, Mason’s ability to look past and overcome obstacles is a result of that faith and third, …