NASCAR America: Scan All from the Alabama 500 at Talladega
“Ol’ Dega is giving me one last thrill.”
That’s the remark Dale Earnhardt Jr. made after he narrowly avoided being collected in the second of three wrecks in the final 16 laps of Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, his last start at the track.
It’s one of many highlights in the latest edition of “Scan All,” which documents the Alabama 500 at the restrictor-plate track.
In the above video, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe relive the race, which ended with Keselowski’s sixth win at the track.
Here are more highlights from “Scan All.”
- Listen to the communication of the No. 48 team as confusion breaks out over whether they can work on Jimmie Johnson’s car during a red flag.
- “It is a restrictor-plate race, so I’m not going to promise you anything.” - Brendan Gaughan after remarking he hoped his team wouldn’t have to make too many body repairs. He would be eliminated in a crash with 10 laps to go.
- “Those stands are packed. They should get a free Dale Jr. autograph.” - Clint Bowyer on the large crowd that took in Earnhardt’s final Cup start at Talladega.
- “Holy (expletive). What an idiot. That was the absolute stupidest (expletive) thing he’s ever done.” Kyle Busch after a crash involving Jame McMurray, Erik Jones and Jeffrey Earnhardt. The crash began when McMurray slowed down enter pit road and Jones ran into him.
- Listen as Keselowski and his team struggle to communicate with each other do to a faulty radio system.
- “How in the (expletive) did we wind up in the (expletive) back? (Expletive) stupid.” - Part of a tirade by Bowyer following a Lap 157 crash that collected him. Bowyer pulled his car into his pit box, exited it, had a brief exchange with his crew chief and walked back to the garage.
Watch the above video for more.