Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway • Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) •
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Michigan International Speedway • Pocono Raceway
Distance: 2.66 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Brad Keselowski - 4
Both with 3 - Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr.
Clint Bowyer - 7
David Ragan - 5
All with 4 - Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski
Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Rained Out
2012 Kasey Kahne
The Likely Suspects: Talladega racing always equals chaos, but as the closing race in the second round of this new Chase format, we may be seeing some pretty crazy racing. Picture last week's race times three. Interestingly enough, some of the players from last week should play a key role this week.
Look for these Dega stars to run well this week: Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. Oh, and as a restrictor-plate race you better throw in Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week would be last week's bad boy Brad Keselowski. Since I don't have any Brad starts left, I will be going with the "almost always mild-mannered" Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as my no-brainer twins. My next picks are Brian Vickers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin. I will complete my team with Danica Patrick and Trevor Bayne.