Don’t adjust your eyes, it’s not NASCAR Throwback weekend. However, Sunday afternoon’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at the famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway was the perfect opportunity for Rick Ware Racing to honor a track legend.
Richard Childress Racing's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history at Talladega Superspeedway ... Richard Childress began his driving career at Talladega Superspeedway in 1969 and is in a tie for the most all-time car owner victories at the storied Alabama-based race track with 12 wins. Dale Earnhardt visited Victory Lane nine times, while Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer swept the 2010 events at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Bowyer added to the Welcome, N.C.-based organization's total by claiming RCR's 100th Cup Series win when NASCAR's senior series visited the facility in October 2011. In 178 starts, RCR also has 5 pole awards, 43 top-five, 71 top-10 finishes and has led 1,843 laps of competition
Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that the San Diego, Calif.-based Manscaped has joined the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 52 team with driver Spencer Boyd for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Four Chevrolet drivers are among the 12 that remain in contention for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship after four of 10 playoff races. Heading into Round 5, here is a look at their start/finish in the last race – on the 1-mile Dover International Speedway oval – the April 2019 and October 2018 Playoff race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway oval:
William Byron on superspeedway racing: “I’m not a huge fan of plate racing, but it is fun to show up at those tracks knowing you’re going to have an extremely fast car. This year especially, Hendrick Motorsports has had some of the best cars at superspeedway races, and we’ve shown that with good qualifying and good results especially at Daytona for the No. 24 team."
Talladega Superspeedway Preview: The Series returns to the “Biggest and Fastest” track in NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway, for Sunday’s 500-mile race. Coming off a fifth-place finish at Dover, Hamlin looks to add his second career victory at the track and score his team’s fifth win of the 2019 season.
Roush Fenway takes its pair of Fords to Sweet Home Alabama this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) heads to Talladega Superspeedway. RFR has eight wins all-time at Talladega including the most recent by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., in 2017.
“We know we can run well at Talladega with our No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang. However, it’s important to be smart and patient in order to be in contention for the win. There's a lot of factors that you cannot control, but we know that people are going to be aggressive heading into the last 20 laps - especially those in the Playoffs - so we need to do everything we can to stay focused and get a good result for our partners at Love's.”
When Eddie Wood, Paul Menard and the other members of the No. 21 Menards/Tarkett Flooring team arrive at Talladega Superspeedway for this weekend’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 they might need a map to find their way around.