Talladega Superspeedway April 2008 NASCAR; The Silent Win

This was our first trip to the Talladega Super Speedway and it will not be the last. If you have watched this race on TV and fell asleep during the middle of it you are not alone. I have hated restricter plate races in the past. However, I must admit after attending plate races at Daytona and Talladega they are great to watch from the stands. Totally different than a short track but always something to watch.

As for the track, it is not as fan friendly as many others on the circuit. The campgrounds are good and security seemed to be some of the best we have ever encountered. The pedestrian obstacle courses they put up are absolutely stupid. The view of the race track from our seats was fabulous. This is one we recommend at least once.

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Stand tall, stand proud!

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This can’t be what they mean when they say a driver is a “Hot Shoe”!

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Is Tony ready to race his big truck?

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Tony celebrates his Nationwide Win.

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Most popular driver, especially at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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The fly bys are always great at any track. Some are better than others, but they are all awesome.

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The start of the race, what a site.

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Four wide in Turn One and Turn Two!

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Before…

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After!

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Before…

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After!

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When the race was over Kyle Busch, the winner was doing his burnout but the fans were watching and screaming for Mikey Waltrip. His car blew up on the last lap, he coasted for approximately 2 miles and finished the race. Then he got out of his smoldering car and pushed it backwards on the track to find a fire truck to put out the rest of the flames! He is a showman.

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The SILENT WIN; the race finished under the yellow due to a large accident in Turns One and Two. When the Checkers waved no one screamed and yelled, it was very anti-climatic and I don’t think there were many Kyle Busch fans in the stands either.

It was one of the strangest post race environments I have ever seen. It was a great race just a terrible finish.

NASCAR did the right thing this time, they waved the yellow flag when the accident occurred. Unlike the 2007 Daytona when the same thing happened and they let the leaders race to the flag. Harvick was happy but Mark Martin was screwed again.

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