Saturday, October 31, 2009
Talladega Practice Notes
No Happy Hour and Practice write up this week because the times and speeds are irrelevant due to the nature of the draft and restrictor plates. Those who are good like the Busch Brothers, and recently the Roush stable, will be good Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr should have his best chance at winning a race since he finished second at Talladega in the spring.
Qualifying was set by points on Saturday due to rain.
From Jayski.com practice page
Happy Hour/Final Practice for the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is over, the fastest:
slowest: #66-Blaney 180.041 & #77-Hornish 178.490. 38 cars have been on track.
notes: NASCAR spent much of the session warning drivers to not drive so agressively during practice. Midway through the session, #55-Waltrip was temporarily parked by NASCAR after bump drafting in the corners.
The First Practice for the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is over, the fastest:
slowest: #37-Raines 181.415 & #66-Blaney 180.203
incidents: Several cars bumped off each other early in the session causing #33-Bowyer to spin and #77 Hornish to suffer sheetmetal damage. Bowyer's crew will repair his car, Hornish will go to a backup.