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NASCAR, Stop the Talladega “Flip” Flap (Part One)

 [Part 1 of 2]  The most recent race at Talladega was on Halloween weekend 2009. The fact the race was held on Halloween was not the reason it was scary. The flipping race cars at the end of the race were. The fact that Talladega is a source of controversy is nothing new. Forty years ago the very first race at the track was perhaps the biggest confrontation between Big Bill France and the drivers.   For those of you not old enough to remember the first race at Talladega, hopefully you saw the excellent “On Assignment” show by Dave Despain on Speed TV about that first race at Talladega.   The 1960’s was the era of a major tire war between the traditional racing tire supplier Firestone, and the challenger Goodyear.   This battle wa...

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