Last weekend, Roush Fenway Racing
dominated the action at Texas Motor Speedway from start to finish. After qualifying
at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears Hendrick
Motorsports is looking to do the same this weekend. The four-car organization
swept the top four spots during qualifying with Jeff
Gordon grabbing the pole. However, backing up those results in Sunday's
race won't be easy.
Qualifying up front doesn't have much correlation on success at Talladega.
It is one of the few tracks where drivers can get from the back to the front
in a handful of laps. As impressive as the sweep during qualifying was, fantasy
owners shouldn't be swayed into loading up on HMS
drivers. Talladega is still a roll of the dice, and if you play in a league
that limits the number of starts per driver, saving Jimmie
Johnson and Jeff Gordon for
another race is still the smarter option.
About Brian Polking
Racing has been part of Brian's life ever since he can remember, and he spent his childhood at dirt tracks throughout Ohio and Kentucky watching his father race. NASCAR naturally became his favorite sport, and he has been following the Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series for most of his life. Brian majored in journalism and economics at Ohio State University and becoming a sports writer has always been his dream. Although he has covered everything from minor league baseball to the NCAA tournament, his passion has always been NASCAR. Brian has served as a NASCAR writer for a variety of sites, eventually becoming head editor of the NASCAR section for Fanball.com. His knowledge of NASCAR comes from his life-long love of racing, and he tries to add a personal touch to every article he writes. Brian is always up for talking NASCAR with anyone that wants to. Brian joined KFFL's team in 2011.
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