Saturday, October 02, 2004

NASCAR preview

The Chase for the Championship rolls into Talladega, Alabama this weekend. This is one of my very favorite races. I always love the restrictor plate races. Three wide into the turns provides constant excitement.

Joe Nemecheck has the pole for Sunday's race, but he is not part of the Chase. Jeff Gordon is the current points leader, and his #24 Chevrolet will start 5th. That is the highest qualifier of anybody that is alive in the Chase. Everyone starting in positions 6 through 10 is also part of the Chase. Kurt Busch is in 2nd in the points and will be starting in 8th. Earnhardt, Jr. is 3rd in the Chase and will be starting from the 10th spot. Junior could be tough from that spot because DEI cars are always strong in restrictor plate races.

The race will air at 1:30 on NBC.