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NSCS: Race Preview Talladega

Thursday, Oct 17 2200

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head of to the Talladega Superspeedway for the 45th Annual Camping World RV Sales 500. This will be the 32nd race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Season with five races remaining. Matt Kenseth is the defending race winner.

Many of the drivers this weekend include, Sam Hornish, Jr., Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne, Cole Whitt, Terry Labonte, Landon Cassill, Tony Raines, Bobby Labonte, Justin Allgaier, and Michael Waltrip.

Sam Hornish, Jr. will be the only driver this weekend who will have to qualify 36th or better to lock into the field this weekend.

The top-two drivers in the points standings have both been pretty equal in the past at the restrictor plate tracks. Johnson goes into this weekend with two restrictor plate wins this season at Daytona. In April, he went on to a fifth place finish at the 2.66-mile oval. Last season, Kenseth won the Daytona 500 and then went on to win this race last season. Kenseth goes into this weekend with the best driver rating of 91.5.

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch’s time are running out to win the 2013 championship. Both drivers have captured a win at the Talladega Superspeedway in 2010 with Harvick and 2008 with Kyle Busch. This could be the final shot for the two drivers to win the championship if both get caught up into the big one.

Brad Keselowski became a spoiler last weekend after capturing the victory at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski became the first non-Chase driver to capture a victory in the playoffs since Kasey Kahne did it in 2011 at Phoenix International Raceway. Keselowski has two wins at the Talladega Superspeedway that came in April of 2009 and 2010.

You can catch this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race live at 2:00 p.m. Et. on ESPN. The Motor Racing Network will carry the live radio broadcast of the event.



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