NASCAR At Talladega: Clint Bowyer Starts Slow, But Finishes Strong In Aaron's 499

Clint Bowyer drove the Aaron's/Alabama National Championship Toyota to a sixth-place finish Sunday in the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race at Talladega.

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NASCAR At Talladega: Jeff Gordon, AJ Allmendinger Lead Starting Line-Up

Jeff Gordon has won the pole. Several others will be following shortly thereafter. That is, once the weather clears. NASCAR's latest Sprint Cup race is here with the Aaron's 499 at Talladega, and a number of drivers are hoping to add to enough points to make a leap up the Sprint Cup Standings. Jeff Gordon leads the pack today but several drivers are hopeful and some of the favored are scattered throughout.

If you're watching for drivers with local ties, Carl Edwards is No. 7 after Greg Biffle while Clint Bowyer is No. 24.

Here's the complete starting line-up for Sunday's NASCAR race at Talladega:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. AJ Allmendinger
  3. Marcos Ambrose
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. Kasey Kahne
  6. Greg Biffle
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Tony Stewart
  9. Michael Waltrip
  10. Matt Kenseth
  11. Trevor Bayne
  12. Juan Pablo Montoya
  13. Brad Keselowski
  14. Ryan Newman
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Josh Wise
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  19. Jimmie Johnson
  20. Kevin Harvick
  21. Kyle Busch
  22. Denny Hamlin
  23. Jamie McMurray
  24. Clint Bowyer
  25. Casey Mears
  26. David Gilliland
  27. David Stremme
  28. Terry Labonte
  29. Jeff Burton
  30. Joey Logano
  31. Regan Smith
  32. David Ragan
  33. Kurt Busch
  34. David Reutimann
  35. Michael McDowell
  36. Bill Elliott
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Dave Blaney
  39. Robert Richardson Jr.
  40. Tony Raines
  41. Landon Cassill
  42. David Reutimann
  43. Bobby Labonte

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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Eric McClure Injury Update: NASCAR Driver 'Alert And Talking' After Crash At Talladega

The good news for NASCAR fans is that while the crash involving Eric McClure during today's Aaron's 312 at Talladega was tragic, there are apparently some good signs coming out via Twitter. NASCAR is reporting that the driver was alert and responsive.

McClure was involved in a nasty accident that scared many around the NASCAR community at first. He had to be taken out of the car and then was removed on a stretcher to an ambulance to be taken away. Fortunately these first signs are good although no official word will be known for a while as he's taken to the hospital and checked out.

For more information on the Sprint Cup race or this weekend's action at Talledega, check out this Storystream over at SB Nation.

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NASCAR At Talladega: Kasey Kahne Says Danica Patrick, Sam Hornish Jr. Incidents 'Looked Blatant To Me'

The NASCAR drama and rivalry between Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr. just won't go away. In fact, today is reached another level with the seemingly intentional actions taken by both to ruin their respective races at Talledega during the Aaron's 312. First SB Nation's Jeff Gluck reflected on Twitter and called it out as "blatant" as Patrick ran Hornish, Jr. into the wall.

Kasey Kahne responded by agreeing with Gluck and calling them both out.

It's hard to say whether or not it's over. It might be for today, but the rivalry looks like it will only continue.

For more information on the Sprint Cup race or this weekend's action at Talledega, check out this Storystream over at SB Nation.

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VIDEO: Danica Patrick Intentionally Wrecks Sam Hornish Jr. At Talledega

The feud between Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish, Jr. is only going to continue after the Aaron's 312 at Talledega today after Patrick took out Hornish, Jr. intentionally below. You can see the full vid here and draw your own conclusions. Clearly explanations will be forthcoming, however.

Before the race, Hornish described their rivalry a bit more:

"I've known Danica for 20-plus years now, so it's not anything I haven't gone through before," he said in a phone interview. "I guess I've got the same answer from when she came to IndyCar full-time: It's going to attract attention. As long as the broadcasters, writers, all the TV people and journalists remember to give the other drivers some play, too, not wear the general public out on Danica-mania, I think it will all go very well."

For more information on the Sprint Cup race or this weekend's action at Talledega, check out this Storystream over at SB Nation.

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