NXS: Sadler Survives Wild Talladega Race; Snaps Winless Streak with Birthday Victory

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — by Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — On his 41st birthday, Elliott Sadler got an unexpected present. When Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race ended under caution in overtime with the front-runners just short of the finish line, Sadler had the lead, after Joey Logano’s last-ditch attempt to block Sadler in the tri-oval ended with Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford plowing nose-first …

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 …

NXS: JGR Power; Tifft Sets Fastest Time in Final XFINITY Talladega Practice

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — NASCAR photo — Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Tifft finished atop the leaderboard in final practice before Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Talladega. Tifft circled the 2.66-mile speedway in 52.639 seconds (181.918 mph) in his No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota. The Hinckley, Ohio native finished 21st at …

NXS: RFR’s Dynamic Duo; Wallace, Reed Pace First XFINITY Practice at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — NASCAR photo — Roush-Fenway Racing teammates Darrell Wallace Jr. and Ryan Reed sat 1-2 atop the leaderboard in the first practice for Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Talladega. Wallace circled around the 2.66-mile track at 49.768 seconds (192.768 mph) with Reed not far behind in second (192.355 …

NXS: TriStar Makes Driver Change; Yeley Takes Over for Starr in No. 44 Toyota

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STATESVILLE, N.C. — official team release — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — TriStar Motorsports announced Thursday the team has made an immediate driver change in their No. 44 Zachry Toyota, with J.J. Yeley taking over the reins of the ride from former driver David Starr. Yeley drove the No. 44 Zachry Toyota last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, earning …

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 …