This Week’s Race: Camping World 500
10/17/2013 8:14 PM
10/17/2013 10:40 PM
What: 188 laps or 500.08 miles
Where: Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile highly banked tri-oval in Talladega, Ala.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth
Also this week: Fred’s 250, Truck Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.
Worth mentioning: David Ragan was the surprise winner of the spring Sprint Cup race at Talladega, but perhaps it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Both of Ragan’s Cup wins have come on restrictor-plate tracks. His first win was the July 2011 race at Daytona.
Who’s Not/Who’s Not
Brad Keselowski: The champ is back in the win column.
Matt Kenseth: Basically held serve, but when you’re the points leader, that’s OK.
Jimmie Johnson: Clearly has speed to win this championship. He still has fives races to do it.
Kyle Busch: He has 11 wins and counting in the Nationwide Series this season.
Kyle Larson: Turned a lot of heads with his performances at Charlotte.
Austin Dillon: Inching closer to the Nationwide series title.
Mark Martin: Tony Stewart isn’t having an easy time in rehab for his broken leg and Martin isn’t having an easy time replacing him in the driver’s seat.
Elliott Sadler/Brian Vickers: Never good when teammates wreck.
Travis Kvapil: Also never good when drivers appear on the police blotter.
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