Talladega scouting report

Scouting report: Talladega

Jeff Gordon, right, swept both races at Talladega in 2007 and the six-time winner should again contend this time around. A victory — he has none this season — would do wonders for his chances for a fifth Sprint Cup championship. After early woes at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Jimmie Johnson has become a perennial factor, winning in spring 2006 and getting spun trying to break for the lead in the fall. Johnson's march for a third straight title could get a major boost today.

Brant James, Times staff writer

Talladega scouting report 10/04/08 [Last modified: Saturday, October 4, 2008 9:32pm]

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