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Talladega Superspeedway Notebook - Sunday
May 7, 2012
By Connie Felix
Aaron's 312 Penalty List
Talladega Superspeedway's NASCAR Nationwide Series Infraction List consists of 14 drivers penalized a total of 22 times .
American Idol Winner Kris Allen At Dover
Dover International Speedway has asked, season eight winner of American Idol, Kris Allen to perform the National Anthem prior to the June 3, "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Since winning "American Idol" in 2009, Kris Allen has enjoyed five singles on the Billboard charts, including the hit single "Live Like We're Dying" from his self-titled debut album. His brand new, follow-up album, "Thank You Camellia," is slated for release on May 22, 2012 on 19 Recordings/RCA Records, and features the hit lead single "The Vision of Love."
Allgaier Perfect Addition To Broadcast Booth
Jason Allgaier, age 25, joined SPEED commentators in the broadcast booth for Friday's, ARCA Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The 2008 ARCA Champion and No. 31 Brandt Chevrolet NASCAR Nationwide Series driver was meant for the role, his knowledge and presentation was absolutely impressive.
33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards
CAR Media Group the full-service video and digital production company of NASCAR, last week received a Sports Emmy Award for “Inside the Headsets,” a television program which aired on SPEED the night after the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race last May at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win was the second in three years for “Inside the Headsets” and the fourth win overall in the last six years in the “Outstanding Live Event Turnaround” category. The 33rd annual Sports Emmy Awards were held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in New York.
Racing Oil Sticker Shock
Everyone has noticed the price of motor oil for their passenger vehicles has tripled in price recently. Did you know, RoushYates is selling Valvoline Nextgen 5W-30 Racing Oil at a current sale price of $165 for five gallons or $1,750 for a 55 gallon drum. Talk about sticker shock!
Two Time World Of OutLaw Late Model Series (Wo0 LMS) Champion
Josh Richards, 24 year old and two-time World of Outlaw Late Model Series (Wo0 LMS) champion has missed his first in 287 consecutive races since 2004, in the series. All to become a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver in the No. 39 JOY Ford. Saturday's Aaron's 312 race at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway, Richards finished in 30th position.
Feed The Children - Prelude To The Dream
Tony Stewart's Prelude to the Dream is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at Dirt track, Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio. The charity race includes stars from NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and Motocross. Racers announced to be in the field are, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kenny Schrader, Ricky Carmichael, Austin Dillon, Jason Leffler, J.J. Yeley, Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman, Bobby Labonte, Kenny Wallace, Ty Dillon, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, Dave Blaney, Tony Kanaan, Ron Capps, Jimmie Johnson, Justin Allgaier, Bill Elliott, Ray Evernham, David Gilliland, Cruz Pedrego, Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz.
Aaron's 499 Penalty List
Talladega Superspeedway's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infraction List consists of 22 drivers penalized a total of 33 times.
Newman And His Three Piece Boat
Ryan Newman is an avid outdoorsman, always looking for an opportunity to make his way to the local fishing hole nearest the track where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in action on any given weekend. While on the road, Newman carries about 12 fishing rods, tackle boxes and a three-piece boat with a trolling motor and battery so he can head out to fish whenever he can. Newman, driver of the No. 39 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series started fishing and racing right around the same time at age four.
Still No Word On McClure's Condition
Eric McClure, driver of the No. 14 Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota, was injured in a wreck during Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series, Aaron's 312 race at Talladega Superspeedway. McClure was cut from his race car, alert & talking and immediately airlifted to University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Twenty-four hours later we are told he is undergoing tests and remains under observation..
One Liner's From Talladega
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