Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sprint Cup scouting report: Talladega

Sprint Cup scouting report

Talladega Superspeedway

What/when: Camping World RV Sales 500, 2 p.m., Talladega, Ala.

TV/radio: ESPN, 102.5-FM

The setup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has five Sprint Cup victories at Talladega — only Jeff Gordon, with six, has more among active drivers — but Junior called the racing "bloodthirsty" after a multicar crash here last October. That wreck left Earnhardt with a concussion and forced him to miss two races, ending his slim hopes of winning his first championship. "It hasn't been going great here — as great as I want it to go here lately," Earnhardt, ninth in points, said Friday. "We have torn up a lot of cars and been frustrated most times when we leave here. I still come back as confident and excited about the opportunities as ever. That is the way we feel this weekend."

Times wires

Sprint Cup scouting report: Talladega 10/19/13 [Last modified: Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours