NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Talladega Superspeedway

Known as the most competitive track on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect stage for the wild side-by-side action NASCAR fans love and this weekend’s GEICO 500 (Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) should produce just that.

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On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – On this day in history, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson posted his 81st NASCAR Cup Series career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson started 24th and worked his way to the front. He wasn’t a factor till late in the race when he took the lead from Joey Logano with 17 to go and won. In total Johnson has 83 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, which is tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time wins list.

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Daytona Bits: Final Full-Time Season for Jimmie Johnson

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who has won two DAYTONA 500s in his career (2006, ’13), will compete in the first race of his 19th and final full-time NASCAR season in the DAYTONA 500.

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