Sights And Sounds: Talladega Superspeedway
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9:45 a.m. ET -- It's race day at Talladega Superspeedway! The campfires are still burning, the fans are milling around and the NASCAR community prepares for the 'wild card' race of the Chase.
Butterflies, nerves and tensions are high, as uncertaintly surrounds today's Camping World RV Sales 500.
If Saturday's wild finish to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is any indication of things to come, there are sure to be lots of drama and torn up sheet metal at the end of the day.
There was 2.4 million dollars worth of twisted metal junk in the NCWTS garage sat afternoon. What will the tally be today?— Ray Dunlap (@truckpits) October 20, 2013
It's race day in Dega and I already feel like I wanna throw up... And no I'm not hung over!— DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) October 20, 2013
9:50 a.m. ET -- Declining interviews after Saturday's wild wreck, Miguel Paludo updated fans on his condition via Twitter.
Also, thanks to my team and NASCAR for building safe trucks.— Miguel Paludo (@miguelpaludo) October 20, 2013
10:20 a.m. ET -- What would Talladega be without a little Shake and Bake?! Kurt Busch is bringing back the Talladega Nights theme running the Wonder Bread car in today's race.
10:40 a.m. ET -- There's always a great turnout for NASCAR RaceDay when the series rolls around to Talladega Superspeedway!
11:05 a.m. ET -- With Austin Dillon driving the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, Mark Martin will be watching Sunday's race on the outside, hoping for a clean race.
I hope all my friends have a safe race today. That was a wild one yesterday at the end.— Mark Martin (@markmartin) October 20, 2013
11:10 a.m. ET -- Pit crews are hard at work setting up their stalls, while other crew members run the cars through NASCAR technical inspection.
11:25 a.m. ET -- While the crews are working hard to get ready for Sunday's race, the drivers are making the rounds at hospitality events and fan meet-and-greets.
11:40 a.m. ET -- Joey Logano hopes to give crew chief Todd Gordon a win for his birthday, while Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Steve Addington flew home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
...regular crew chief Steve Addington is headed back to NC for the birth of his child.— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) October 20, 2013
12:05 p.m. ET -- It's a packed house for the driver's meeting.
12:50 p.m. ET -- Drivers and team owners are signing autographs for fans, while some fans had the chance to sign the start/finish line!
2:00 p.m. ET -- Continuing to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Chevrolet pace car is rocking the pink today at Talladega.
2:05 p.m. ET -- Can David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports repeat their underdog win from earlier this year?
2:10 p.m. ET -- The anthem has been sung, the drivers are in their cars, it's time to go racing at Talladega Superspeedway! Follow the action with live timing and scoring, along with updates all day long on FOXSports.com's RaceTrax.
Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET for extensive post-race coverage on NASCAR Victory Lane!