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Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama


Talladega Superspeedway - Track Information

Length 2.66 miles; tri-oval
Banking
Turns- 33 degrees
Tri-oval- 18 degrees
Backstretch- 2 degrees
Ticket Info and Location
(256) 362-RACE

I-20 west from Atlanta to Exit 173.

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Jeff's History At Talladega

Race Date Start Finish Notebook
October 25, 2015 1 3 Ran in the top-10 for the balance of the day.
May 3, 2015 1 31 Led 47 laps. Late race pit road penalty. Final lap spin.
October 19, 2014 43 26 Ran in the back for most of the day.
May 4, 2014 11 39 Running mid-pack when taken out in a wreck on lap 136.
October 20, 2013 19 14 Running 2nd with 19 to go, shuffled back to 25th.
May 5, 2013 9 11 Involved in two separate incidents. Rallied back from 1 lap down.
October 7, 2012 6 2 Running 14th on final lap. Went to apron to avoid wreck; finished 2nd.
May 6, 2012 1 33 Caught up in a wreck in turn three with 45 laps to go.
October 23, 2011 5 27 Running 4th with 2 laps to go. Hung out in the draft by Trevor Bayne.
April 17, 2011 1 3 Ran in the back most of the day. Pushed by Mark Martin to the leaders on the final lap. Edged at the line.
October 31, 2010 31 8 Pushed Jimmie Johnson into the top-10, engine issue slowed progress, re-grouped at the end
April 25, 2010 5 22 Caught up in a wreck on the frontstretch with 7 laps to go.
November 1, 2009 3 20 Ran out of fuel in 5th place under red flag with 3 laps to go. Involved in last lap wreck.
April 26, 2009 14 37 Clipped by Matt Kenseth on lap 7, which triggered a multi-car wreck
October 5, 2008 26 38 Drilled the backstretch wall trying to avoid a spinning car on lap 54.
April 27, 2008 20 19 Running 2nd with 2 laps to go. Shuffled out of line, involved in last lap wreck in turn two.
October 7, 2007 34 1 Ran in the back until 40 to go. Pulled out from behind Jimmie Johnson and got a push to the lead from Tony Stewart on the final lap.
April 29, 2007 1 1 Running 14th on the restart with 10 laps to go. Hooked up with Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson. Pushed into the lead with 4 to go by Johnson.
October 8, 2006 4 36 Running 17th on lap 135 when he slowed to avoid a wreck. Swept up in it. Damage forced garage repairs.
April 30, 2006 14 15 Leading with 3 laps to go, shuffled out, got no drafting help.
October 2, 2005 12 37 Drafted with Jimmie Johnson for the balance of the time. Caught up in a multi-car wreck on lap 65.
May 1, 2005 2 1 Led 139 of 193 laps. Passed Jamie McMurray for the lead with 4 laps to go.
October 3, 2004 5 19 --
April 25, 2004 11 1 Was 7th with 9 laps remaining on the final restart. Made the winning pass on Dale Earnhardt Jr with 6 to go. Was ahead when the final caution waved with 4 laps to go.
September 28, 2003 5 5 Running third on the last lap. Made a move to go for the win, lost two spots in the tri-oval.
April 6, 2003 4 8 Starting position allowed him to miss a 25-car wreck on lap four. Tried to work with HMS teammates; plan disappeared with 17 laps to go. Got shuffled back to 12th in the draft late in the race before moving up to 8th at the finish.
October 6, 2002 4 42 Led a few times, had a strong car. Dropped a valve on lap 128. One of six Hendrick engines that broke on the day.
April 21, 2002 10 4 Was running fifth when a major wreck on lap 164 eliminated 20 cars. Worked with Kurt Busch in the closing laps to move up to fourth. Dale Earnhardt Jr led 133 of 188 laps to win.
October 21, 2001 11 7 Made it through the 16 car melee on the final lap. Was running sixth in the middle drafting line on the backstretch when Bobby Labonte spun to incite the wreck.
April 22, 2001 13 27 Pepsi Chevrolet took the lead in the mid-stages. Shuffled back and couldn't draft up in the closing laps.
October 15, 2000 8 4 Didn't get drafting help in the final laps. Dale Earnhardt went from 18th to the lead in the final 6 laps.
April 16, 2000 36 1 From the back to the front. Passed Mark Martin for the lead and held off a furious charge for his 50th career win.
October 17, 1999 14 12 Couldn't pull up in the draft in the closing stags.
April 25, 1999 13 38 Tried to avoid Mike Skinner's spin on the backstretch and swung sideways. T-boned on the right side by Rusty Wallace at 195 miles per hour.
October 11, 1998 6 2 Ran second to Dale Jarrett after drafting to the front with Terry Labonte in the closing laps.
April 26, 1998 6 5 Running second in the closing laps, he pulled out of line to take the lead. Nobody followed and he lost the draft.
October 12, 1997 8 35 Broke a shock on the backstretch. A major 18 car wreck ensued.
May 10, 1997 11 5 Caution-free race won by Mark Martin.
July 28, 1996 2 1 The worst wreck of Dale Earnhardt's career preceded Gordon's daring pass for his first victory at Talladega.
April 28, 1996 11 33 Tangled with Mark Martin heading into turn one. Multi-car wreck ensued. The DuPont Chevrolet was hit from all angles. Ricky Craven was launched into the catch fence.
July 23, 1995 3 8 Sorry Kenny... again.
April 30, 1995 6 2 Got close to Mark Martin at the end... but finished second.
July 24, 1994 15 31  
May 1, 1994 40 24 Worst starting position of Gordon's Winston Cup career.
July 25, 1993 8 31 Red Farmer's toughest lap.
May 2, 1993 30 11  


Career Stats At Talladega
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles
46 6 16 20 2


Talladega Breakdown
Average Start 12.0
Average Finish 15.3
Victories - 6 October 2007
April 2007
May 2005
April 2004
April 2000
July 1996

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